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Bottled up

Providing staff with plenty of fresh water and hot drinks during the working day is an important requirement, but it’s also essential that the packaging waste that could ensue is dealt with effectively says Stephen Charles, MD of BRITA Vivreau ...

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Ecobuild 2017

Ecobuild returns in 7-9 March with an overarching theme of regeneration, which will be brought to life through an immersive exhibition and conference programme that will redefine sustainability, identify future growth sectors and tackle the housing crisis. For facilities managers ...

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Measure of comfort

The WELL Building Standard is creating a lot of talk, but are the benefits enough to convince hard-pressed FMs to spend time and money on yet another level of certification? Accreditation to sustainability standards such as BREEAM and LEED are ...

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Fit to eat

Organisations are seeking ways to improve the health, wellbeing and performance of their staff. Julia Edmonds, managing director at Lexington Catering, argues that providing healthy food in the workplace is a great way to do it An unhealthy diet not ...

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Cleaning up in the washroom

Washrooms are an essential but too often overlooked part of a workplace. In this article FMJ looks at how to design your washrooms in order to keep your workforce happy whilst remaining environmentally friendly, cost effective and hygienic Few things ...

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The CE word: Circular Economy

Every year Acclaro’s Sustainable FM Index helps participants to identify the areas in which they can improve their sustainability performance, both in absolute terms as well as relative to peers. One of the key areas they judge when it comes ...

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Uniting Sustainability

John Mandyck

This summer FMJ sat down with John Mandyck in London. He serves as chief sustainability officer for United Technologies Corporation and also chairs the Corporate Advisory Board of the World Green Building Council as well as the Board of Directors for ...

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Reporting transparency

“A lack of transparency results in distrust and a deep sense of insecurity” Dalai Lama. So said the Dalai Lama at any rate. Here at the Sustainable Facilities Management Index (SFMI) when we are trying understand an FM firms operations ...

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Smart futures

In 1950 only 30 per cent of humans the world over lived in cities. By 2050 that is set to grow to over 70 per cent. New buildings and new cities will mean bigger and better roles for facilities managers. ...

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Internal integration: the key to success in FM

Facilities management activity requires the close input of key departments throughout a business in order to be truly effective. A shared, centralised approach to business needs is at the heart of this and can only work by enlisting other teams ...

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