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Articles on sustainability


  • 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
  • Sercon to help vulnerable feel secureAyrshire-based Sercon has secured a 3-year contract with East Renfrewshire Council to manage the out of hours security at Overlee House in Clarkson, Glasgow. 28/08/2014
  • Norse in Norfolk waste dealNorse Eastern subsidiary Norse Waste Solutions has agreed a four-year service level agreement with Norfolk County Council to supply waste collection services to its entire estate. 27/08/2014
  • Industry taskforce will tackle cleaners' woesA taskforce set up to tackle the problems in the cleaning sector by the UK's equalities body will be "a critical step in helping change the way [the] industry operates for the better", says the head of finance and sustainability at Interserve. 22/08/2014
  • Government launches map to find underused propertyThe public will be able to challenge the use of public buildings following the launch of a map showing locations of government property and land. 21/08/2014
  • LED lighting market to growThe LED lighting market will continue to grow significantly, driven by public sector budget cuts budgets prompting investment in technologies with lower running costs. 21/08/2014
  • ESOS compliance guide publishedA guide to help large organisations understand how to comply with new energy-saving regulations has been published. 21/08/2014
  • Interserve enters into waste treatment JVInterserve is partnering with Shanks Group plc, Derby City and Derbyshire County Councils to build and operate a waste treatment facility in a 27-year, £950 million Public Private Partnership (PPP) contract. 21/08/2014
  • FMs urged to get involved in data centre lawData centre managers and FMs should look to help shape future data centre legislation or remain a soft target for activists and law-makers, a data centre specialist has said. 20/08/2014
  • Office furniture dealers face tough timesOffice furniture suppliers and distributors have seen a long period of difficult trading and price-cutting, despite a marginal upturn in 2006 and 2007 before recession caused a further 11 per cent fall in 2009 and 5 per cent in 2010. 18/08/2014
  • Is the Green Deal golden?The Green Deal is the government initiative designed to press businesses and homeowners to use more green measures in their buildings. A 'Golden Rule' underpins how big the repayments will be, but all that glitters is not gold, as three senior lecturers at Liverpool John Moores University Mal Ashall, Martin Turley and Stephen Finnegan report. 15/08/2014
  • Unite and Phillips in £21m lighting partnershipStudent accommodation experts Unite have entered into a partnership with technology company Philips, to fit energy efficient lighting in its accommodation over the next two years. 01/08/2014
  • 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
  • Offices using less energyLess energy is being used at desks than the average office building is designed to accommodate, according to a study commissioned by the British Council for Offices (BCO). 16/07/2014
  • BIFM's FM qualifications launched in Middle EastThe BIFM is to establish the first centre for FM qualifications in the Middle East. 10/07/2014
  • PwC to power offices with oilISS Facility Services will work with consultancy firm Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) to collect and reuse waste cooking oil as a carbon-friendly energy source. 09/07/2014
  • BIFM reports growth in turnover and membershipThe BIFM gathered a surplus profit of £107,275 in 2013, according to its annual review released this week. 08/07/2014
  • 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. 04/07/2014
  • Serco expands Milton Keynes environmental servicesSerco has extended its recycling, waste and street cleansing contract with Milton Keynes Council for another four years under a new £48 million contract. 02/07/2014
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