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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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New agreement set to increase public sector renewable energy use

The government has announced it’s making it easier for public bodies to reduce their carbon footprint, by launching a new agreement which makes renewable energy easier to source. The public sector currently accounts for around two per cent of UK ...

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HVAC Systems – The perfect prescription for buildings

In recent years, health and well­ness has become a top priority in nearly every facet of our lives, from nutrition to sleep and exercise. Yet a growing body of research demonstrates that health and wellness is not just about eating ...

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Lightening the load

Ashley Phillips of Ørsted Sales UK explains what organisations can do to manage their energy in smarter, more efficient ways For most facilities managers, their role is about so much more than managing a building. FMs support both people and ...

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How green is your data centre?

Rising energy price trends, more stringent carbon taxation, and a need to present green credentials are all motivating data centre operators to cut energy consumption wherever possible. In this article, Alex Emms, operations director at Uninterruptible Power Supplies Ltd., a ...

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Energy 2018

Renewable energy and the future of construction is the hot topic at Energy 2018, taking place at Birmingham’s NEC on 9-11 October With an ever-increasing focus on renewable energy and carbon emissions by government, business and public alike, FM professionals ...

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Offices waste thousands on unused electricity

Failing to switch off electrical equipment when not in use is needlessly costing companies thousands of pounds each year. Office computers are left unattended for at least two hours every day due to breaks, meetings and lunches. During this time, ...

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EMCOR UK leads the way in achieving conformity to new energy standard

Facilities management provider, EMCOR UK, has become the first UK organisation to achieve conformity to ISO 50001:2018 Energy Management, following an independent assessment by business standards company, BSI. Having previously achieved ISO 50001:2011 (in 2012 and each year thereafter), EMCOR ...

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International energy standard revised to reflect current industry insight

BSI, the business standards company, has revised the original global standard for energy management systems, BS EN ISO 50001: 2018, at a time when organisations of all sizes are facing increased pressure to cut their energy use and have an ...

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Case Study – Network Rail

Hull Botanical Gardens LMD is a fuelling point that carries out train ‘A’ examinations overnight. The depot is staffed by six level five fitters and three maintenance assistants along with six cleaners based at the depot, with the night shift ...

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