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28 August 2016
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Articles on sustainability


  • Orange revolution: How the Dutch do FMThe Netherlands is having no trouble luring an influx of young people into facilities management with innovations such as activity-based working and a service-led focus boosting its profile. Sara Bean finds out what it is that sets the Dutch art of FM apart 23/08/2016
  • Using the IoT to reduce food wasteThe Internet of Things (IoT) promises interconnected devices working to make processes more intuitive and efficient. We spoke to two specialists about the IoT's potential for dealing with food waste 16/08/2016
  • The war on wasteFood waste costs the UK food service sector £2.5 billion+ a year. How can FM combat this? Herpreet Kaur Grewal reports. 16/08/2016
  • Energy efficiency: The easy way to saveSome organisations are loath to commit significant capital expenditure to energy-efficiency measures, but says Brendon Airey, energy manager at Cloudfm there are plenty of lower-budget opportunities that can make a significant impact. Here are six to consider 11/08/2016
  • Microbeads: An environmental problemToo small to be filtered by waste water plants, microbeads have a serious, detrimental impact on the flora and fauna of our oceans. Peter Crossen of NCH Europe looks at what industry can do to combat the problem 11/08/2016
  • Five point plan: Stamping out your footprintThis is where we highlight specific technological solutions to typical facilities management problems. An exhibition centre of the scale of the NEC, spanning 182,000 square metres of indoor space, is home to 140 conferences and exhibitions each year. As such, the centre produces large amounts of cardboard waste, as well as discarded brochures. 09/08/2016
  • Don't let Brexit affect UK low carbon agendaOrganisations representing the property and construction industry have joined forces to call for the UK's existing focus on decarbonisation to be maintained as part of any EU exit negotiations. 29/07/2016
  • Lucion Services doubles its H&S business with acquisition of RedhillsEnvironmental and occupational safety group Lucion Services has announced its acquisition of asbestos and environmental consultancy Redhills. 27/07/2016
  • Green building groups join with world cities on energy-saving driveGreen Building Councils are joining forces with cities around the world to increase energy efficiency within buildings under a new partnership between the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) and the World Resources Institute-led Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA). 27/07/2016
  • Anaerobics classFood waste has huge financial, environmental and ethical implications and often it's the cost of food waste that gets people listening. Mike Hanson surveys the state of play of the anaerobic digestion market in 2016 25/07/2016
  • CHP 'could save NHS £26.4 million a year'A group assessing the financial return of potential sustainability measures in the NHS has reported that combined heat and power (CHP) is most likely to provide the greatest return on investment. 22/07/2016
  • Brexit: EU health & safety laws remain in force for nowIt is highly likely that the UK will have less influence in the development of further health and safety laws post-Brexit up to the time it officially exits the European Union. 27/06/2016
  • Brexit: Environmental bodies call for collaborationA number of environmental associations are calling for the industry to come together to ensure that the green agenda continues to be a priority in the wake of the UK's decision to leave the European Union. 24/06/2016
  • Brexit: Councils need say on new H&S and waste lawsThe Local Government Association (LGA) has said that councils in England need a seat at the table when decisions are made on legislation to replace EU laws as part of the UK's exit from the European Union (EU). 24/06/2016
  • Facilities Show 2016: UK water firms told to undergo 'massive change'UK water companies will have to undergo a massive change to last in a newly competitive market once measures in the Water Act 2014 come into effect in 2017, Kelda Water Services commercial sector manager Jeremy Lack told attendees at the Facilities Show yesterday. 23/06/2016
  • Reducing food wastageFood wastage has a deleterious effect on the bottom line of any organisation. Julian Fris explains how to address the issue. 15/06/2016
  • Better food waste capture 'good for local authorities'More needs to be done to improve food recycling and food waste capture, according to the Renewable Energy Association and Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee. 10/06/2016
  • National treasureThe National Trust aims to cut energy use by 20 per cent and is investing £30 million into schemes to derive half of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2020. Carolyn Cross reports. 07/06/2016
  • A straightforward approach to energy managementEnergy control in buildings is generally poor, despite the availability of a range of well-tested systems, as guidance is perceived to be overcomplicated, says Andy Lewry 06/06/2016
  • Engie forms energy JV with Cheshire East CouncilEngie (formerly Cofely GDF SUEZ) has been selected to form a joint venture (JV) with Cheshire East Council to create a new flagship company to promote eco-efficient district heating networks in the Borough. 20/05/2016
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