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Unsuitable office temperatures cost time and productivity

Nearly a third of workers are losing productivity because their office temperature is unsuitable, a new survey reveals. 29% of workers questioned estimated they spend between 10 and 30 minutes each workday not working due to an uncomfortable office temperature, ...

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Student facility expectations rise with increase in fees

With the sharp rise in university fees, student expectations of the services and credentials of a university have risen, according to the results of a representative survey of over 140 universities and 2,000 students throughout the United Kingdom. In addition, ...

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Industry embraces green and sustainable buildings

Market demand from occupiers is the driving force behind delivering sustainable real estate, the respondents of the survey of more than 100 real estate investors in Europe has confirmed, and highlights why the real estate industry is embracing green real estate and ...

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Indoor air quality blows under the spotlight

While poor air quality in the workplace is known to be closely linked to conditions such as asthma, only 15% of companies questioned in a new survey [1] said they monitored and measured indoor air quality. Indoor air quality (IAQ) is ...

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FMs lack the right tools to deliver energy reductions, survey finds

Facilities management (FM) professionals are cautious over energy reduction targets and hindered by lack of tools, a new survey has found. The survey by the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) and the National Energy Foundation (NEF) looking into experiences ...

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Manufacturers assemble productive energy decisions in the boardroom

Against a backdrop of rising energy costs, Britain’s manufacturers are increasing their investment in strategic energy management and efficiency, in order to improve their competitive position, a new survey reveals. Furthermore, the rise of energy on the boardroom agenda is highlighted ...

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Housing trust and two firms fined for asbestos failings

A trust providing housing and care for the elderly and two firms hired to carry out refurbishment work at its premises in Alnwick have been fined after staff and residents were put at risk of exposure to asbestos. West Yorkshire ...

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Lanes checks flood drainage assets in major seaside resort

Lanes Group has carried out a major survey of a significant surface water culvert running through one of the biggest seaside resorts on the UK’s south coast to check its condition to manage flood risk. Engineers based at the Lanes ...

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FM service providers warned not to take their foot off the gas

A UK business consultancy is warning that facilities management (FM) providers should not become complacent as the economy takes an upward turn, predicting that FM service purchasing is likely to remain very procurement-driven and competitive, despite the recession lifting. Still ...

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Procurement officers ‘kept awake at night’ by performance concerns

Around 60-80% of a company’s external spend is generally the responsibility of the procurement team, and while 88% of chief procurement officers (CPOs) said they either delivered or exceeded on their savings plan last year, a new survey reveals that ...

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