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Building data reveals businesses can do more to cut emissions and save costs during lockdown

Businesses can do much more to cut carbon and save costs during the Covid-19 lockdown reveals latest data from Carbon Intelligence which tracked and analysed energy usage from 300 buildings during this period. Covering the commercial office, retail and hotel ...

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CIBSE publishes Guide to Building Performance 2019

CIBSE has published its Guide to Building Performance 2019, which reflects the increasing demand from building users for safe, healthy and efficient buildings which meet the needs of those who occupy them. According to CIBSE, this demand to demonstrate better ...

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We must learn lessons from Grenfell

The golden thread of information must improve transparency and drive collaboration between project partners to make our buildings safer says James Connolly, Head of Partnerships at eviFile Today (14 June) marks the second anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire – ...

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Overcoming business challenges

Is your organisation facing rising property and facilities management costs or falling productivity? How about a need for improved building security, greater infrastructure asset resilience, or a demand for meaningful workplace wellbeing offerings that will drive talent attraction and retention? ...

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Workplace technologies

The challenges posed by emerging technologies was the area of discussion at Quora Consulting’s June Smartworking Summit where a group of eminent speakers gave delegates some cause for optimism regarding a brave new digitised workplace. Sara Bean reports The latest ...

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New asbestos safety labelling concept ensures reduced risk of ACM damage or disturbance

A specialist asbestos surveying and analysis company has introduced a new dynamic labelling concept to ensure the safe management of any asbestos containing materials identified in buildings. Lucion Environmental has combined the traditional asbestos ‘A-sticker’ warning label with quick response ...

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Smart futures

In 1950 only 30 per cent of humans the world over lived in cities. By 2050 that is set to grow to over 70 per cent. New buildings and new cities will mean bigger and better roles for facilities managers. ...

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Commercial building projects offered free support package to build to latest sustainable standard

Developers interested in building a small commercial project to cutting-edge sustainable design levels can benefit from a substantial support package from Saint-Gobain. The company has developed the Multi-Comfort standard, based on Passive House standards, which has a holistic approach to ...

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Sustainability built to last

John McMullan, commercial manager from EPDM roofing specialist, Firestone Building Products, discusses why a ‘built to last’ culture should be at the heart of an FM’s sustainability strategy Whether tasked with improving the sustainability of a legacy building or maximising ...

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Do you know the biggest waste of energy in buildings today?

In his study ‘Destratification Energy Savings Analysis,’ Dr Byron Jones of Kansas State University reveals that “stratification is the single biggest waste of energy in buildings today.” By implementing “Air destratification” Dr. Jones found that it “reduces temperature differentials by 75 ...

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