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Articles on sustainability


  • Bywaters to help Thurrock recycleBywaters, the recycling and resource management company based in east London, has secured an 18-month mixed-dry recycling contract with Thurrock Council. 29/07/2015
  • SPIE buys energy services firmSPIE, the electrical, mechanical and HVAC engineering services firm has announced the acquisition of Leven Energy Services. 28/07/2015
  • Burton Hospitals Trust strikes JV dealBurton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has appointed a joint venture consisting of EC Harris and Morgan Sindall Investments to deliver efficiency savings and infrastructure projects over a ten year period. 27/07/2015
  • 'Don't axe zero carbon policy', say businessesMore than 200 businesses from the construction, property and renewable energy industries have urged the Chancellor of the Exchequer to reconsider the government's sudden U-turn over the long-established zero carbon homes policy. 21/07/2015
  • Embodied carbon: are we there yet?As the construction industry designs and constructs buildings with ever-decreasing operational energy use, embodied carbon is increasingly important in the whole life cycle costing of a building. Sophie Chisholm reports the findings at a recent CBx event. 16/07/2015
  • Think Tank: Sustainable strategiesShould FM be the department to lead in defining and managing a cross-departmental 'proper sustainable strategy'? 16/07/2015
  • Scrapping carbon offset scheme is 'regressive'The government's scrapping of the zero Allowable Solutions carbon-offsetting scheme has been branded regressive and short-sighted by those in the construction and sustainability sectors. 16/07/2015
  • Business isn't bridging the sustainability gapThe 9th annual BIFM Sustainability Survey has identified that there are more barriers to organisations adopting sustainability practices. 10/07/2015
  • Budget must support skills training, says CIPDThe chancellor's Budget must not neglect investment in vocational and further education and workforce skills, warns a new report by the CIPD the professional body for HR and people development. 07/07/2015
  • Energy-efficient infrastructure 'must be priority'Policymakers must prioritise the improved energy efficiency of the UK's infrastructure, according to a new report. 07/07/2015
  • In Focus: Don't just dump it - repurpose itThe interviewee: Daniel O'Connor, founder, Warp It The issue: Reuse as a sustainability measure within organisations 06/07/2015
  • Government action needed to avoid impact of climate change in UKThe new Parliament must act quickly both to ensure that the UK's emissions reductions remain on track and to adapt to climate change, says the Committee on Climate Change. 01/07/2015
  • Health and efficiencyThe promise of greater workplace productivity can be even more alluring to companies than a few kilowatts saved by streamlining a building's energy efficiency. Happily, says commercial property and energy consultant Andrew Cooper, the two can go hand in hand. 01/07/2015
  • ESOS: Five key steps to successful complianceThe ESOS compliance programme presents FMs with a chance to find cost-cutting routes to help their businesses save money and even generate revenue, says Stuart Campbell. 30/06/2015
  • Approach segregated waste managementAs the legislative landscape around waste management and recycling shifts in line with the EU's drive to be more environmentally friendly, Jo Williams outlines the key waste and recycling issues for FMs. 30/06/2015
  • Firms face 'sustainability crunch, says BIFMIt is increasingly difficult for organisations to implement and manage sustainability policies, according to a new report. 30/06/2015
  • Time for FM sector to re-energise sustainabilityThe BIFM Sustainability special interest group has called for the FM sector to take a lead in sustainability leadership. 30/06/2015
  • How ESOS will affect your fleetThe Energy Savings and Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) isn't coming it's here. Terry Parker explains what steps you can take to reduce your carbon output and comply. 29/06/2015
  • Amey preferred bidder for Isle of Wight waste contractAmey's waste management business AmeyCespa, is the preferred bidder for a contract to deliver waste collection and treatment services for the Isle of Wight for the next 25 years. 29/06/2015
  • EU's VAT ruling could hit energy efficiency effortsFor years we have seen the European Union exhorting its member states to cut carbon emissions and improve energy efficiency, writes Graeme Davies. 25/06/2015
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