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The burning debate over the UK’s sprinkler laws

A new study has revealed the true costs of commercial warehouse fires to business, the economy and the UK public. According to the research, the British economy has lost £1 billion in GDP (gross domestic product) and 5,000 full-time jobs ...

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Majority of LAs flout EU energy laws, and lose £millions in the process

New research showing the majority of the UK’s local authorities (LAs) are in breach of European regulations, and needlessly wasting energy has been announced. The Property and Energy Professionals Association (PEPA) has found that over 50% of LAs are failing ...

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Research finds higher levels of bacteria in aerated hospital taps

A new study published in the February issue of Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology, the journal of the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, has uncovered that significant higher levels of infectious pathogens are found in water from faucet taps with aerators compared ...

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Regulatory uncertainty hinders corporate investment in supply chain sustainability

Companies are increasingly recognising climate risk in their supply chains, but investment in emission reduction programs is going down, according to new research . Importantly, a clear link is established between stalling progress on emission reductions within supply chains and ...

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Don’t let the January blues colour your workplace

Whether you felt it or not on 6 January or today 20 January, ‘Blue Monday’ is one of those gimmicky labels dreamed up by commentators that hides a kernel of truth – the winter months can be depressing and hard ...

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Wilson Vale responds to a calling from Wycliffe Hall

Wilson Vale has followed the calling to deliver catering services at the Church of England theological college Wycliffe Hall in Oxford. Set within the University of Oxford, Wycliffe Hall is an evangelical theological college, an Anglican seminary for the training of Christian ...

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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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