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  • FM will 'play central role in looming energy crisis'Facilities management professionals will play a crucial role in the evolving energy debate, but knowledge and skill levels will need to increase if this is to happen, says a panel of energy experts. 01/12/2014
  • Building design can help productivityThe design of an office significantly affects the health, wellbeing and productivity of its staff, according to a major report from the World Green Building Council. 04/11/2014
  • Hospitals need food procurement sustainability plansAll hospitals should develop a food and drink strategy that takes into account sustainable procurement, say experts. 04/11/2014
  • Roof-top solar could be a big earner for businessInstalling roof-top solar is beneficial to commercial property because it can reduce running costs, says research by real estate company Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL). 30/10/2014
  • BREEAM standards for refurbs launchedA new BREEAM sustainability-rating scheme specifically for refurbishments and fit-outs has been launched. 27/10/2014
  • Construction group gets 'future-wise' on BIMA group of construction professionals has published a report on building information modelling in the built environment. 01/09/2014
  • Carillion and Balfour Beatty in merger talksCarillion and Balfour Beatty are engaged in tentative discussions about a possible merger. 04/08/2014
  • Housing conversions leading to office shortageA rise in developers converting commercial properties to homes is leading to a shortage in office space for businesses, a survey indicates. 29/07/2014
  • Workplaces must serve needs of introvert workers, says researchServing the needs of introverts in the work place is fast becoming a key issue for employers, new research has revealed. 28/07/2014
  • Half of workers unhappy with workplace designOnly 54 per cent of workers feel that the design of their workplace enables them to work productively, a study reveals. 24/07/2014
  • CIC opens standards forumThe Construction Industry Council (CIC) has launched an online consultation for its review of the Construction Senior Management National Occupational Standards. 24/07/2014
  • Confidence in operational data boosts FM's statusResearch conducted on behalf of the BIFM, and sponsored by Cloudfm suggests that organisations with confidence in the abilities of their FM departments are less concerned about potential compliance issues and also less likely to emphasise 'cost control' as a priority. 24/07/2014
  • Staff must be energy-savvy, says reportNot enough staff beyond facilities managers are involved in the energy management of their organisations, says new research. 23/07/2014
  • G4S seeks to expand in private sectorG4S seeks to expand its facilities management portfolio further into the private sector, according to its new managing director of operations for the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man. 21/07/2014
  • FMs must exploit data to improve sustainabilityFMs must become more skilful at collecting and interpreting accurate data on building performance to fully embed sustainability practices throughout a business. 18/07/2014
  • G4S gets a place at universityG4S Carbon & Energy Solutions, part of the G4S UK Facilities Management business, has won a two-year contract to provide energy management services to the University of Hertfordshire. 18/07/2014
  • Company culture does not support wellbeingUK companies are failing to build a culture of wellbeing and risking lower productivity, says a new study. 18/07/2014
  • Higher purchaseThey may have been uneasy bedfellows in the past, but a recent roundtable saw representatives of FM and procurement discussing their common concerns and how together they could raise the status of both professions. 25/07/2013
  • Think Tank: FMs endorse innovationDespite having no formal process for innovation, at least half of FM will informally find a way to introduce it, according to FM World's latest Think Tank Poll. 07/05/2013
  • UK taken to court over Green DealThe European Commission is to take the United Kingdom to court over its changes to the Green Deal scheme, claiming the government's VAT cut on energy efficient materials is unlawful under the EU VAT Directive. 22/02/2013
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