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FM sector: helping to reduce global emissions

Responding to the recent Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report on global warming, the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has remarked that as buildings account for approximately 30 per cent of carbon emissions, the built environment will be a “vital ...

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Report analyses role of FM in sustainability and social value

Active Workplace Solutions, a bespoke workplace specialist, has launched ‘Sustainability in facilities management: A Holistic View’, a report exploring sustainability within the built environment. The report analyses how the FM sector can impact wider environmental, social and economic goals, and ...

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OCS commits to reducing single-use plastics across UK operations

OCS UK has launched its commitment to reducing its single-use plastic footprint. With the launch of a new statement of intent and plan of action, OCS says it is “sharply focused on how it can limit the impact of its ...

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Sporting chance

Investing in a major solar array on its campus sports centre is helping the University of Exeter step up its sustainability drive as well as save on energy costs Solar panels are a familiar part of the built environment, but ...

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Advice on tap

FMs could be doing a lot more to ensure they are using water wisely and sustainably, argues Charley Maher, Managing Director of Water2business Water is something that we, as a society, generally take for granted. But when you stop and ...

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ENGIE named overall winner of Sustainable FM Index Awards 2018

The results of the sixth Sustainable Facilities Management Index (SFMI) were announced yesterday at the RICS headquarters at Parliament Square, Westminster. The event highlights the winner and top performing sustainable FM businesses. Each year, the SFMI, which is compiled by Acclaro Advisory, ...

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Helistrat launches single-use hierarchy discussion paper

Environmental consultancy and implementation partner, Helistrat, has launched its latest discussion paper ‘Designing Out Disposables’. The paper follows recent media coverage, and the increased public awareness of single-use plastics and their impact on the environment, and seeks to better understand the ...

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UKGBC launches Sustainable Innovation Manual for construction and property industry

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has  launched its Sustainable Innovation Manual to help built environment professionals put sustainability and innovation at the heart of planning, decision-making, and project work. The step-by-step guide includes practical templates to promote new thinking and help ...

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Southern Sustainability Partnership reach semi-finalist at 2018 Venus Awards as they add sustainability category

The Southern Sustainability Partnership Director, Lynda Daniels, is announced as Semi-Finalist at the Dorset Venus Awards 2018 in the category of Sustainability. Tops Day children’s Nurseries owner, Cheryl Hadland, recognised the need for a category with a focus on sustainability and ...

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A new contender is holding its own in the UK environmental and facilities management expo marketplace

The Big Green Event Expo, run by the Southern Sustainability Partnership from Dorset, is set to open its doors for the third year running on October 2nd.  Located just outside Southampton, the expo has earned its place as the largest ...

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