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Ground zero

In the first of a new series of articles, Sunil Shah discusses the challenges involved in delivering the government’s net zero emissions target, and what FMs can do to improve their buildings’ performance The government’s net zero emissions law provides ...

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Deadline draws near for the CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2020

Entries are now invited for the 2020 CIBSE Building Performance Awards. The Awards showcase the highest achievements in building performance across the construction and property industry, and are the only awards in the built environment sector that are judged on ...

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CIBSE launches Building Performance Awards 2020

Entries are now invited for the 2020 CIBSE Building Performance Awards. The Awards showcase the highest achievements in building performance across the construction and property industry, and are the only awards in the built environment sector that are judged on ...

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Breath of life

Keith Chanter, CEO of EMCOR UK, discusses the impact of poor office environments, particularly high CO2 levels, on worker performance Installing an office slide and ping-pong table, replacing chairs with beanbags and upgrading the coffee machine are some of the more ...

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FM sector: helping to reduce global emissions

Responding to the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report on global warming, the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has remarked that as buildings account for approximately 30 per cent of carbon emissions, the built environment will be a “vital ...

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University of Bradford wins top prize at CIBSE Building Performance Awards

The University of Bradford has been crowned Building Performance Champion at the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) Building Performance Awards 2017, for its pioneering Ecoversity programme. The university’s department of estates and facilities won the top award for its transformational work ...

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The energy performance gap

There is a growing body of evidence that shows many buildings are not performing as well as their designers intended, Geoff Prudence, chairman of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers’ (CIBSE) Facilities Management Group explains why and what FMs ...

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BCO research calls for greater occupier satisfaction within UK office industry

New research by the British Council for Offices (BCO) has revealed that whilst occupier satisfaction within the UK office industry is improving, it is not at a fast enough rate to satisfy the majority of occupiers and is calling on a ...

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Entries open for CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2016

Entries are now open for the CIBSE Building Performance Awards, which recognise the people, products and projects that deliver actual, measured building performance. Entries are open to any organisation, both within the UK and internationally, that is responsible for the ...

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ABC Group becomes ABEC

The Automated Building Controls Group has changed to ABEC, which stands for Automated Building & Energy Controls. The change reflects the increasing importance of energy at the heart of building performance and the key role building controls have to play ...

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