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Turning solar farms into biodiversity hotspots

Expert advice on how to optimise biodiversity on solar farms is being launched today.  Solar farms typically take up less than 5% of the land they are on leaving huge scope to develop protected habitats to support local wildlife and plant ...

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A lifecycle approach

The latest BSI standard looks at the life cycle costing of maintenance during the in-use phases of buildings. Kathryn Bourke, the standard’s co-author and managing director of Whole Life, explains how facilities managers can benefit from using it Like many ...

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BIFM to guide FM sector on contracts and relationships

Responding to calls from key industry professionals to take a lead in guiding the sector on how to run effective contracts and relationships, the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) has today announced that it is planning a series of activities ...

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New guide to help companies report their climate policy positions

A new guide is providing business with tools to align their corporate sustainability initiatives and climate policies. The UN Global Compact, in cooperation with seven leading international organisations, has released guidelines to help companies engage in climate policy in a transparent ...

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BIM4FM to develop BIM/Soft Landings guidance note for FMs

The BIM4FM task group is currently preparing a guidance note for the facilities management (FM) industry to support and develop understanding of building information modelling (BIM) and soft landings. Building Information Modelling (BIM) is the process of generating and managing data ...

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RICS going for FM gold

Last night the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) took the gloves off in its battle with the other professional bodies to represent facilities management in the UK and worldwide. Launching its new Global Strategic Facilities Management (FM) Guidance Note ...

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FMs take note as RICS launches global industry guidance

RICS is tonight (4 November) launching its new Global Strategic Facilities Management (FM) Guidance Note to help drive professionalism in the sector worldwide and cement FM’s role in the achievement of wider corporate objectives. The new guidance from the organisation ...

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BOMA publishes new guide for managing healthcare facilities

The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International has released its newest publication, “Developing, Leasing and Managing Healthcare Facilities in an Evolving Healthcare Environment”. The publication, which is authored by healthcare real estate expert Neil Carolan, offers guidance on how ...

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New guidance blows in to deliver greater community say on wind turbines and solar farms

Communities will now have a greater say on the siting of wind turbines and solar farms as the result of new guidance that makes clear the importance of environmental protections in deciding applications. The new planning guidance confirms that the need ...

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New flow chart aims to navigate the “minefield” of EU procurement red tape

The British Property Federation, Local Government Association and Local Partnerships have joined forces to develop a new guide, designed to navigate the legal maze of European procurement rules governing land and development deals. The Official Journal of the European Union ...

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