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Green building council publishes guidance for LA’s on new commercial buildings

New guidelines have been published by the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) to help local authorities drive up the sustainability of new commercial buildings. The Commercial Playbook shares policy recommendations for local authorities for new non-domestic buildings, such as offices, ...

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RICS revises Rules of Conduct with emphasis on diversity and inclusion

RICS, the global professional body for chartered surveyors has launched new Rules of Conduct, which set out the core principles of professional practice for RICS’ regulated members and firms worldwide. The revised ethical rules launched on 11 October include explicit requirements ...

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New IFMA research advisory committee focuses on the future of FM

The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) has created a new Research Advisory Committee to help reshape the built environment through a future-oriented research agenda. This international panel of multidisciplinary subject matter experts will reshape the built environment to improve both ...

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Amey reduces plastic and CO2 waste by 97 per cent across its cleaning operations

Amey has reduced plastic and CO2 waste by 97 per cent across its cleaning operations following the implementation of its new ‘Cleaning Excellence’ model. In 2020 Amey’s Secure Infrastructure business embarked on a journey to transform the way it cleans schools ...

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Mitie named a Construct Zero Business Champion

Mitie has been named a Business Champion for the Construct Zero Performance Framework, the Construction Leadership Council’s (CLC) initiative to ensure construction and facilities management businesses play a bigger role in helping decarbonise Britain’s built environment. The Construct Zero Performance ...

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Senior Hires boost environmental biotech business Advetec 

Environmental biotechnology company Advetec has made two high-profile senior hires as part of the business’s ambitious plans for growth. Dr Stephen Wise joins the business as Chief Product Officer after three years with independent environment and management consultants, Ceres EMC ...

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CIWM launches new strategy ‘Leading the Way to a World beyond Waste’

The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has launched its new strategy, ‘Leading the Way to a World beyond Waste’, to support the UK waste and recycling sector in promoting more sustainable consumption, minimising waste and protecting the world’s environment ...

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Willmott Dixon to plant 100,000 trees over the next decade

As part of its ambition to deliver environmental net gain, through its sustainability strategy ‘Now or Never. Our decisive decade’, Willmott Dixon has pledged to plant 10,000 trees a year over the next decade. The approach will see both Willmott ...

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Altro delivers on style and sustainability for eco holiday homes

Altro Ensemble™ modular flooring has been used throughout a new development of 21 modern, sustainable holiday homes; part of a new ‘eco’ hotel complex in Thuringia, Germany. The chalet-style, solid wood accommodation has been built with high-quality natural materials, and ...

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Step it up this Recycle Week with sustainability insights and solutions from Rubbermaid Commercial Products

As public focus gradually moves away from the pandemic, sustainability has been thrown into the spotlight once more. Rubbermaid Commercial Products’ (RCP) Europe-wide Changing Workplaces study revealed that the Covid-19 pandemic drove 66% of businesses to increase spend on single-use ...

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