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Research reveals sustainable buildings deliver better returns for investors

New research by global property firm JLL has revealed the tangible financial benefits that sustainable office buildings can deliver to investors through a combination of higher rents and stronger leasing velocity. The impact of sustainability on value also demonstrated the ...

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Research reveals clearer signage is required to get more people recycling

New research has revealed that the public are still confused about recycling with one of the biggest challenges as a nation is that of recycling outside of the home. With over a third of consumer’s admitting that recycling confuses them ...

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Research highlights impact of water access on employee wellbeing

A new report on global workplace water consumption has found that workers are happier and feel more productive when employers provide better drinking water facilities. The report, produced by Waterlogic from a survey of more than 6,300 respondents, also estimates that the USA ...

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ECA survey finds half of councils are unsure of their carbon footprint

According to a freedom of information request from engineering services trade body ECA, almost half of local authorities in England do not know their own carbon footprint, Overall, 93 out of 214 local authorities (43 per cent) say that they ...

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Combatting ‘excessive stress’ in the workplace

One in every eight company employees in the UK has taken time off work for stress in the last year, according to a new study conducted by contractor payroll and accountancy experts, the Dolan Contractor Group. The Stress in the ...

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Aramark report identifies top FM trends for 2020

Aramark, a global provider of services in food, facilities management and uniforms, has published a guide identifying the top trends influencing the future of facilities management. The comprehensive report titled ‘Top 20 Facilities Management Trends for 2020’, provides an in-depth ...

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Advanced Workplace Institute launches 2030 Visions research programme

The Advanced Workplace Institute (AWI), the research arm of global workplace consultancy Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA), has launched its 2030 Visions research programme, a two-year enquiry into life, business, work and place in 2030 and beyond. The research programme aims ...

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The changing impact of today’s workplace environment

What are the secret ingredients for a great workplace? This is a question that many employers struggle to answer. PHS CEO, Gareth Rhys Williams, discusses the company’s recent research on wellbeing in the workplace It is becoming increasingly important that ...

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Making better use of the help desk

This month the FM Index KPI Survey, compiled by FMJ and Causeway, considers some of the trends around the use of help desks As the primary interface between an FM department and its customers the help desk is clearly a vital ...

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