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Articles on sustainability


  • Corners are being cut on design in constructionDesign and planning is currently not considered an activity such as construction, which results in a rushed design in order to get on site quicker, delegates at a conference heard this morning. 27/11/2014
  • Interserve wins £40m support contract with Exterion MediaSupport services and construction group Interserve has been awarded a seven-year contract covering various services including FM by Exterion Media, a leading provider of advertising and outdoor media space to the public transport sector. 25/11/2014
  • Helistrat awarded Ann Summers FM contractEnvironmental consultancy Helistrat is to provide cleaning and pest control services to retailer Ann Summers's head office and distribution centre. 20/11/2014
  • Carillion to provide FM for prisons in £40m dealCarillion has been appointed as preferred bidder to provide FM services in public sector prisons, worth up to approximately £200 million over five years. 20/11/2014
  • Investors sold on sustainabilityCommercial property agent GVA is reporting a major increase in the number of properties being assessed against sustainability criteria. 17/11/2014
  • Asda signs Elster EnergyICT to cut energy billUK supermarket chain Asda has awarded IT company Elster EnergyICT a new five-year contract for delivery of its energy monitoring management platform. 13/11/2014
  • Boris welcomes BIFM bid to maintain paralympic legacyThe Mayor of London, Boris Johnson has welcomed a new standard released by the British Institute of Facilities Management (BIFM) for improving and maintaining accessibility and inclusion for disabled people in the built environment. 06/11/2014
  • Norse expands Norwich Research Park FM contractNorse Commercial Services has retained its facilities management contract and taken on new work with Norwich Research Park in a three-year deal. 05/11/2014
  • Premier Workplace Services win contract with Metropolitan PolicePremier Workplace Services have been awarded a three-year contract by the Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime on behalf of the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS). 05/11/2014
  • Legacy issuesWith part of the Olympic Park now officially re-opened to the public, Jamie Harris looks at how London's Olympic venues are being adapted for their future functionality. 04/11/2014
  • Part of the furnitureYour unwanted office chairs and desks could have a second life, finds Lucy Black. 04/11/2014
  • Power shortage less likelyThe likelihood of electricity cuts this winter has reduced, although spare capacity is still falling, according to new analysis. 04/11/2014
  • Data centres recognised for climate change agreementA Climate Change Agreement (CCA) for the UK data centre industry has come into force, which will provide incentives for the sector to be more energy efficient. 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
  • UK battery recyclingEach year in the UK we throw away about 620 million batteries, so every possible step should be taken to ensure that they don't end up in landfill. Jason Cracknell explains how to achieve this. 04/11/2014
  • FMs vital to curb climate changeFacilities managers have a vital role to play in enhancing the energy performance of buildings in operation, according to the Building Services Research and Information Association (BSRIA). 03/11/2014
  • 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
  • FMs do not understand waste management issues, says reportFMs do not fully understand the issues around waste management, but there is training available and opportunities for sectors to work together, according to a report by a BIFM discussion group. 29/10/2014
  • CBRE carries out FM services at Airbus sitesCBRE, the global real estate adviser, has been appointed to provide facilities management services to aircraft manufacturer Airbus at its two UK sites. 29/10/2014
  • BREEAM standards for refurbs launchedA new BREEAM sustainability-rating scheme specifically for refurbishments and fit-outs has been launched. 27/10/2014
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