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Mitie research finds nearly half of companies have no strategy to achieve net zero by their target date

New research by Mitie Energy has found over a third (36 per cent) of UK businesses say they now have or are currently planning a strategy to reach net zero carbon emissions, according to their energy decision-makers. The survey showed ...

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Advanced Workplace Institute launches 2030 Visions research programme

The Advanced Workplace Institute (AWI), the research arm of global workplace consultancy Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA), has launched its 2030 Visions research programme, a two-year enquiry into life, business, work and place in 2030 and beyond. The research programme aims ...

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Security sector set to see high impact from FM digital transformation

Almost half (48 per cent) of Facilities Managers are missing out on the benefits of digital transformation by not adopting new technology according to new research from Mitie. The report, Digital Transformation: Is Facilities Management Ready?, reveals that just seven per ...

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One in four UK universities have received complaints over fire safety and evacuation standards

According to figures released by power management company, Eaton, the majority of UK universities are failing to invest in new technologies that reduce the risk of electrically ignited fires. This new data was obtained through a Freedom of Information (FoI) ...

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New research finds UK SMEs are ill-prepared for water outages

The UK’s SMEs are underprepared for water outages and supply disruptions, according to new research from  business water retailer, Water Plus. The new study found that just one in 10 (11 per cent) small and medium-sized businesses has a plan ...

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The FM drinking water dilemma

For FMs, monitoring the wellbeing of occupants has moved up the agenda to become just as important a consideration as ensuring the sustainability of the building they inhabit. In a new report, which FMJ carried out in conjunction with Zip Water, ...

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Businesses urged to re-evaluate contingency plans due to increasing outages

Many companies are in danger of experiencing significant downtime during a power failure as it’s revealed that one quarter of UK energy decision makers do not have a contingency plan in place. The research of 200 UK energy decision makers, ...

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Study reveals UK businesses could gain £34.1 billion in productivity boost as a result of enhanced connectivity

UK businesses stand to benefit from £34.1 billion in productivity gains if their workforces had better access to connectivity, according to research released by O2 Business. As the only major advanced economy that is expected to record slowing productivity growth ...

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UK firms have the power to unlock £45m of energy savings

With energy efficiency having to become a priority as the UK transitions to a low carbon energy system and works to reach carbon neutrality by 2050, new data from EDF Energy has revealed that simple energy efficiency changes could deliver ...

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One in five new workplaces fails to meet employee needs according to Leesman research

‘The Workplace Experience Revolution Part 2: Do new workplaces work’ is the culmination of workplace experience experts, Leesman’s nine-year analysis across 557,959 employee responses in 3,932 workplaces worldwide (data as of 30 June 2019). The first part of the study, ...

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