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Will a next-gen robot take on FM?

A Silicon Valley-based robotics firm says it has secured funding to develop a robot capable of taking on a service industry duty – but what could it be? Savioke (pronounced “savvy oak”) has announced it plans to begin customer trials later ...

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GIB funding to help NHS cut energy costs by 20% a year

The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) has this week announced a programme of support for the UK’s national health service (NHS) to fund cost-saving, energy efficiency initiatives that could cut its energy costs by 20 per cent, that’s £150 million ...

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Ener-g wins energy infrastructure contract at two Wirral hospitals

Wirral University Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust has appointed UK energy management and combined heat and power (CHP) specialist Ener-g to modernise its energy infrastructure across two acute hospitals, by utilising the Carbon and Energy Fund framework, funding, process and ...

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Lanes Group wins work to alleviate flood risks in major northern town

Lanes Group is helping to identify and resolve widespread potential flood problems in a town in Greater Manchester. Bolton Council has called in Lanes to carry out CCTV drainage surveys of culverts, followed by cleaning works, as part of the ...

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Big data creates more buzz as gov’t pledges £73m to unlock its potential

The Universities and Science Minister David Willetts has unveiled £73 million of new funding to help unlock the potential of ‘big data’. Although it’s been around for a while in various guises, we have noticed here at FMJ the emergence of ...

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NHS energy schemes set to save £13.7m per year

Almost 70 hospitals are to receive a slice of a £50 million fund to cut the NHS energy bill. Our National Health Service (NHS) is one of the largest users of energy in the country; it spends approximately £600 million a ...

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Education key to social housing energy efficiency claims new npower boss

Education is key to energy efficiency according to new head of business and social housing at npower, Chis Wall. Wall takes up his role with more than twenty years’ experience in the energy industry. He joined npower in 2010, working ...

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Facilities with winning bids for new electric vehicle chargepoints announced

A list of local authorities that have been successful in bidding for a share of £37 million* to offset installation costs of electric vehicle chargepoints have been announced. A new wave of chargepoints for electric cars in locations such as hospitals, ...

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Sun shines on renewable building envelope project

A £3m EU-backed pilot project to test how solar energy technologies can be integrated into the fabric of buildings to make them more energy efficient has been launched by Finance Minister Jane Hutt. Led by Cardiff University’s Welsh School of ...

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£80 million boost for English Heritage’s national portfolio

The Government has announced that it will work with English Heritage to consult on establishing a charity to care for the historic properties in the National Heritage Collection on a self-financing basis, supported by Government investment of £80 million. English ...

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