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Trio predict building data and technology trends of 2014

As we move into a new year, many are questioning what trends will continue or be adopted as facilities and building managers strive to increase the efficiency of their buildings in 2014 and beyond. In this piece, experts from electrical specialist, Schneider Electric, BRE ...

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Global research finds hygiene is vital to customers’ return visits

Hygiene standards drive revenue and reputation in the retail and hospitality sectors   • Restaurants: 88% admit hygienic washroom facilities are an important factor in returning • Cafés: 48% admit to not returning to a restaurant or café because of poor ...

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A sensitive approach to building energy management

A collaboration of 26 partners* from five European countries, are to conduct research to develop low energy, environmental sensors and sensor networks for use with energy management systems in buildings or aircraft passenger cabins. Innovative and connected sensor systems are ...

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Ecobuild and BRE partner in new ‘wellbeing in the built environment’ research

BRE has been selected as the official ‘Research and Innovation Partner’ of Ecobuild – the leading, annual event for sustainable design, construction and the built environment, taking place at London’s ExCeL from 4 to 6 March 2014. The partnership will ...

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Paying Living Wage makes ‘pure economic sense’ says London Mayor

The mayor of London has today announced new living wage rates of £7.65 for the UK and £8.80 for London at an event to mark the start of Living Wage Week –  saying the move by companies to pay the ...

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The days of fixed office hours and workstations are history

Increased customer expectations and flexible working patterns are being blamed for consigning the traditional “nine-to-five” to history. New research reveals that 93 per cent of us are working from home for part of the week whilst 76  per cent  work ...

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Interior landscaping firm grows its own billionaire!

New research naming Sir Richard Branson as the nation’s favourite British business personality, has prompted a workplace plant specialist to commission a novel portrait to mark the occasion. Sir Richard Branson beat Sir Alan Sugar and Simon Cowell to the ...

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Workplace cyberbullying ‘worse than conventional bullying’

Cyberbullying – using modern communications technology such as e-mails, texts or web-postings to abuse people – is as common in the workplace as ‘conventional’ bullying. Yet, the way cyberbullying influences both the victim and witnesses is more hidden in the ...

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Security: To bundle or not to bundle that is the question

  A new study has found that many organisations have a sketchy understanding of the benefits and drawbacks of providing security as a ‘single service’ or as part of a ‘bundle’ alongside other facilities management services. Based on interviews with suppliers and ...

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Survey highlights new direction in corporate energy management spend

Global spend on energy management by large corporations will increase or remain flat in 2014 with just six per cent of corporations expected to spend less, according to a new global survey. The annual survey of 250 heads of energy ...

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