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UKGBC publishes social value measurement guidance

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has published new guidance for the built environment sector to help de-mystify the practice of measuring the social value of buildings and places. After the world recovers from the current crisis, social value is ...

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Building Safety Bill proposals welcomed by the ASFP

The Association for Specialist Fire Protection (ASFP) has welcomed the Government’s plans to reform building safety and undertake a major review of the building regulations including its plans to establish new regulators for Building Safety and for Construction Products, and ...

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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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Communicating with furloughed employees in the FM sector

Communications experts in the built environment, Magenta Associates, has published a guide to communicating with furloughed employees. Prior to Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s launch in March of the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, many had never used the word furlough before. ...

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IWBI Task Force to focus on how buildings can reduce the health burden of Covid-19

The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI) has announced it is setting up a Task Force to help reduce the enormous health burden from COVID-19 and other respiratory infections. Its goal is to define the critical role buildings, organisations and communities ...

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Magenta publishes guide on communicating with remote teams

To support organisations communicating with remote workers during the COVID-19 outbreak, communications agency for the built environment, Magenta, has launched an informative guide. The guide follows the Government recommendation that people work from home wherever possible and includes top tips ...

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Built environment professional bodies pledge to tackle climate change

Twenty-five built environment professional bodies in membership of the Construction Industry Council (CIC) together with the UK Green Building Council, the Edge and the University College of Estate Management have pledged to work together to tackle climate change. They have ...

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Facilities management & wellbeing in the workplace

Wellbeing in the workplace has rightly become a central focal point within recent years. Employee health matters. A happy, healthy team is a productive one and vital to the success of most (if not all) organisations. The built environment plays ...

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Fusion21 announces £80m Lifts Framework

Procurement organisation and social enterprise Fusion21 has announced the renewal of its national Lifts Framework. Worth up to £80 million over a four-year period, the framework is the newest part of Fusion21’s Building Safety and Compliance offer. Designed to meet ...

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Planet FM

Blog from Rory Murphy, Commercial Director, VINCI Facilities Carbon Neutral, Carbon Offsetting, Net zero, rewilding, green roofs, wellbeing, single use plastic: the list of things to be aware of, to cut, to manage and recycle could be seen as bewildering. ...

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