Sustainability

FM News Cardiff University BRE

Academics partner with BRE to forecast Wales’s future carbon emissions Scientists from Cardiff University are developing a tool to forecast Wales’s greenhouse gas emissions over the next 30 years.   Together with world-leading multi-disciplinary building science centre, BRE, the academics are developing the tool on behalf of Welsh Government, who will use it to inform the setting of appropriate targets and carbon budgets for the entire country and quantify policies

Nviron & Chichester College

Nviro teamed up with Chichester College earlier this month to support its ‘Respect the Environment’ week – a campaign to help improve litter at the college and raise awareness of landfill issues.   As a prestigious institution and ‘Outstanding College’ rated by Ofsted, Chichester College is justly proud of its reputation and beautiful campus located in the heart of Chichester. Following feedback from staff and student forums who were frustrated

RWRP Ambassador Logo EMCOR

Leading facilities management provider EMCOR UK is proud to announce that it has become the first facilities management and sustainable business provider to be recognised as a Campaign Ambassador for the “Right Waste, Right Place Duty of Care” Campaign.   Managed by the Environmental Services Association and sponsored by the Environment Agency, Natural Resources Wales, the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management, and Environmental Services Association Education Trust, the Right Waste,

BIFM waste and environmental guide

For FMs looking to reduce their organisation’s impact on the environment A newly revised Good Practice Guide exploring the key drivers and principles behind recycling and waste management best practice has been published by BIFM.   The Good Practice Guide to Recycling and Waste Management, sponsored by Waste Cost Reduction Services (WCRS), offers practical tips and considerations for FM professionals looking to improve their recycling and waste management strategy.  

BRE CEN Heatpumps KEYMARK

The European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) has licenced BRE Global as a certification body for the KEYMARK, a voluntary, independent, European certification mark for all heat pumps, combination heat pumps and hot water heaters. KEYMARK certification is based on independent testing and compliance with the requirements of the scheme’s rules. Manufacturers who submit their products must also comply with the EU’s Ecodesign regulation* for reducing environmental impacts through design. BRE

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CBRE Global Investment Partners’ (GIP) Programmatic Venture in the UK student accommodation sector, Curlew Student Trust (CST), has capped off another successful year with both the fund’s selected investment manager and specialist student operator winning their categories at Property Week’s inaugural Student Accommodation awards held in London on 7th December.   The Student Accommodation awards celebrate the achievements of all those involved within the market and recognise the very best

Greenbank Sustainability FMVoice

Greenbank Waste Solutions is a leading waste handling company. With services ranging from bespoke waste management solutions to labour saving machinery, they are experts at making waste cost less for customers. As a waste company, Greenbank places high importance on reducing the effects of waste on the environment. With many customers sharing these sustainability goals, Greenbank have developed several ways that effective waste handling can increase an organisation’s sustainability. How

Balfour Beatty industrial Growth

Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, today publishes its paper  ‘The Industrial Strategy – a Vision for Growth’.   The paper is available to read here. Drawing on Balfour Beatty’s significant experience and insight into the relationship between infrastructure investment and regeneration and economic growth, the paper welcomes the proposal to create a ‘modern’ industrial strategy. It concludes that, with industrial policy likely to be significantly impacted by the UK’s decision to

Balfour Beatty Vinci

Balfour Beatty VINCI, the long-established joint venture between two global infrastructure leaders, today releases its paper ‘Innovation for the Future – Better Delivery of Mega Projects’.   The paper is available to read here. The UK has a number of mega projects in the pipeline, from the new runway in the south east, to the Thames Tideway Tunnel, a nuclear power station at Hinkley Point and new railways including High Speed 2

Amey Arup NSW

Leading consultancy firm, Amey, will be working with Arup to design a Smart Motorway solution for the M4 in New South Wales, Australia – the first project of its kind in the region.   The M4 Smart Motorway project will introduce intelligent technology to monitor traffic conditions, manage congestion and respond to incidents in real-time on the existing M4 Western Motorway. The project aims to increase traffic throughout, with a