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SFMI white paper outlines sustainable ambition for the FM sector

The Sustainable Facilities Management Index (SFMI) has published a new white paper which provides FM organisations with a framework that can help propel them to leading sustainability status. The document titled, ‘Sustainable Ambition for the FM Sector’, outlines the current ...

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Returning to work: How to energise building sustainability targets

According to a recent survey 10 per cent of buildings have achieved over half (54 per cent) reduction in energy use since the lockdown. Once we get back to BAU how can organisations aim to reach their sustainability targets, especially ...

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POST-COVID: where sustainable FM makes cost sense

Sustainable FM has never been more appropriate – not least because of its cost-savings. Post-Coronavirus: sanitising and cleaning are key priorities for building owners readying workspaces for re-occupation. So too, are security and protection. The requirement to get buildings virus-free ...

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Mitie appoints MD for sustainability and energy services

Mitie has appointed Pradyumna Pandit to the newly created role of Managing Director of Sustainability and Energy Services. Pandit has over 20 years’ experience in the engineering and technology sector, working in a number of roles, ranging from new business ...

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Sustainability: Sodexo reaffirms its commitments

To mark World Environment Day, which took place on Friday 5 June, Sodexo reaffirmed its five key sustainability commitments to work with employees, clients and suppliers for a more resilient and green economic recovery. Sodexo is the first food services ...

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Logistics plans require urgent scale-up of e-cargo bike usage

Emergency road closures, widening of footways and the creation of new pop-up cycleways means bikes are likely to be the fastest way of getting around cities like London, Manchester, and Birmingham as the UK eases slowly back to work. Just ...

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Ground Control launches £5m sustainability impact venture fund

Landscaping and maintenance services company, Ground Control has launched a new £5 million investment fund dedicated to sustainability and environmental initiatives. Financed by five per cent of Ground Control’s annual profits, the Evergreen Fund will specialise in providing seed and ...

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Mitie signs third initiative with The Climate Group

Alongside becoming a member of The Climate Group’s EV100 and EP100 initiatives, Mitie has now signed up to its third initiative the RE100, committing to use only renewable energy across all its sites. Companies joining RE100 must target 100 per ...

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UKGBC publishes circular economy guides to encourage reuse and products as a service in the buildings industry

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has published two new Implementation Packs to support project teams in applying circular principles in relation to reuse and Products as a Service (PaaS). The impetus to reduce waste and maximise resources by transitioning to a circular economy is being ...

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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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