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WFMs must be a key stakeholder when drawing up energy and carbon plans 

Workplace and facilities management (WFM) professionals are insufficiently involved in organisations’ plans around energy efficiency and carbon reduction, finds new research by the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM). In a large-scale survey of WFM professionals conducted in Autumn ...

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‘Security-by-design’ aims fall short leading to additional costs post-build

A new report from Brivo, a global provider of cloud-based access control and smart building technologies, finds that while security is a new priority in building design, a mismatch between ambition and reality leads to spiralling costs. The results of ...

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Third of FMs say budget cuts pose risks to safety within their business

New research has examined the complexities of the facilities management industry, and how they impact the safety and smooth running within the modern facility. The survey of 250 senior FM professionals by industrial paint and repair products specialist, Watco, revealed that ...

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Fuelling Young Minds report highlights the need for food education

A new report, Fuelling Young Minds, has been published by school and education catering company Chartwells highlighting the importance of providing food education within schools to equip younger generations with vital information to make informed decisions about food. Society is ...

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BCO’s new research agenda includes 2030 vision for the office

The British Council for offices new research agenda focuses on four priority areas, including the development of the BCO’s ‘2030 vision for the office’. The four priority focus areas identified in the Research Programme Working Document, sets the agenda for ...

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Cleaning bodies collaborate on innovative industry research

Experts from the British Institute of Cleaning Science (BICSc) and the Cleaning and Support Services Association (CSSA) have teamed up to work in partnership on an innovative pioneering project – The Future of Cleaning initiative. An industry first, this ground-breaking ...

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Businesses could save £24k a year by switching to a circular model

A new report highlighting the financial benefits of businesses adopting circular models that minimise waste has been published by Bywaters, a leading recycling and resource management firm in London. According to Bywaters the new report reveals a “powerful economic argument” ...

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Neglected car parking facilities can dent your business reputation

Businesses are overlooking the importance of well-maintained parking facilities, which could have a damaging impact on overall reputation. This is according to a new report titled ‘You Can’t Park There‘ by line markings, surface treatment and highway safety specialist, WJ ...

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Decarbonisation of real estate hindered by “lack of alignment” between owners and occupiers

According to a new report from the Urban Land Institute C Change programme, progress on the decarbonisation of real estate portfolios is being held back by a lack of understanding and collaboration between property owners and occupiers. It states if ...

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Waste management is at the heart of sustainability in retail, but policy costs take priority  

According to new research from sustainable waste management company, Biffa, almost nine in 10 decision makers in the retail industry believe waste management is key to sustainable business however, sustainability remains their lowest priority as new policies create concerns around ...

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