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Green washrooms

Paul Mulready, Marketing Manager at Northwood Hygiene Products offers advice on how to factor sustainability into running a washroom To lower the carbon footprint of a washroom, we need to consider a multitude of factors, such as reducing energy or ...

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Five trends redefining FM in 2024

Looking back over the past few years, the world of facility management has been through an ocean of change, says Joe Harris, Commercial Director at workplace technology specialist Matrix Booking. As we look ahead to 2024, Harris says the sector ...

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RICS reports demand for green and sustainable buildings are rising but costs slowing progress

Occupier demand for sustainable buildings in the UK has risen, and global appetite for green buildings is on the rise, but legislative uncertainty and lack of measurement is holding industry back from making a real impact on net zero targets. ...

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CIBSE introduces mandatory CPD on building safety and sustainability

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) has introduced mandatory CPD topics for its members. From January 2024, in addition to their existing CPD requirements, members must undertake and reflect on at least two CPD activities, one on sustainability ...

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How building maintenance enhances aspiration and quality of life

The role buildings play in supporting local communities and wider society can often be forgotten when there is so much pressure to cut costs and environmental impact, but maintenance plans should never ignore the “human factor”, says Paul Bullard. At a ...

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Alpine Fire launches campaign to reduce four billion litres of drinking water wasted every year by UK businesses in mandatory fire tests

 UK fire regulations demand businesses test sprinkler systems every week without being required to capture or reuse this water Two litres of clean water are lost every second during weekly testing Alpine Fire partners with London School of Architecture to ...

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Equans uses volunteering time to make a positive impact in Manchester

North Manchester-based charity, NEPHRA Good Neighbours, was recently visited by regeneration specialists Equans who provided a number of business mentoring sessions, workshops and activities to support the organisation on its sustainability journey. NEPHRA Good Neighbours is a charity that works ...

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Employee wellbeing and retention are a clear focus for FM industry

The Sustainable Facilities Management Index (SFMI) 2023 assessments have uncovered significant trends shaping the future of the FM industry. For example, while short term risks to the industry, including staffing and skills shortages, are being managed through a focus on ...

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Sodexo Live! helping to feed football fans more sustainably

Brighton & Hove Albion fans are being fed a lot more sustainably, as food waste from the American Express Stadium has started to be sent to a regenerative farm in West Sussex that the club’s venue partner, Sodexo Live! works ...

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New Guide launched to help facilities managers establish a successful returnable cup scheme

A new report has been launched which provides a blueprint for introducing and scaling circular systems for hot drinks in the UK. The guide, published by the pioneers of circular design Circular&Co and environmental organisation City to Sea, outlines a ...

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