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Mitie to share electric vehicle expertise 

To support Britain in getting back to business in the most sustainable way, Mitie has launched a new Plan Zero Fleet Transition Service to help those wanting to switch their fleets to electric. The service will use Mitie’s experience in managing its own electric vehicle (EV) rollout and charge point installation programme ...

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CIBSE offers guidance on the changing sustainability agenda

Green building

CISBE has updated its 2007 guide on sustainability, which outlines the principles for sustainability for engineers, wherever they practice and wherever projects and designs are undertaken. The updated Guide L: Sustainability  explores the actions that building services engineers should take to ...

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Is bike best?

From sustainable routes to work to eco delivery, can the humble bicycle play a part in making facilities management more sustainable? Andrew Brown reports A new campaign was launched by the bicycle industry in early June: #BikeIsBest. Backed by the ...

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Making the switch

Lauren Pamma, Electrification Proposition Lead at Lex Autolease, discusses how facilities management businesses can benefit from switching to electric vehicles and how to start the transition Record low levels of transport during the pandemic have had a noticeable impact on ...

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SFMI white paper outlines sustainable ambition for the FM sector

The Sustainable Facilities Management Index (SFMI) has published a new white paper which provides FM organisations with a framework that can help propel them to leading sustainability status. The document titled, ‘Sustainable Ambition for the FM Sector’, outlines the current ...

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Returning to work: How to energise building sustainability targets

According to a recent survey 10 per cent of buildings have achieved over half (54 per cent) reduction in energy use since the lockdown. Once we get back to BAU how can organisations aim to reach their sustainability targets, especially ...

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POST-COVID: where sustainable FM makes cost sense

Sustainable FM has never been more appropriate – not least because of its cost-savings. Post-Coronavirus: sanitising and cleaning are key priorities for building owners readying workspaces for re-occupation. So too, are security and protection. The requirement to get buildings virus-free ...

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Sustainability: Sodexo reaffirms its commitments

To mark World Environment Day, which took place on Friday 5 June, Sodexo reaffirmed its five key sustainability commitments to work with employees, clients and suppliers for a more resilient and green economic recovery. Sodexo is the first food services ...

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Property and construction industry leads call for a green recovery plan

More than 200 prominent business leaders have written to the Prime Minister calling for a clean, inclusive and resilient recovery from coronavirus. The property and construction industry is heavily represented in the letter, with members of the UK Green Building ...

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Logistics plans require urgent scale-up of e-cargo bike usage

Emergency road closures, widening of footways and the creation of new pop-up cycleways means bikes are likely to be the fastest way of getting around cities like London, Manchester, and Birmingham as the UK eases slowly back to work. Just ...

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