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

Gateshead Powerhouse Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty, the international infrastructure group, has completed construction of one of the North East region’s first energy centres in Gateshead, which will generate and supply heat and power for homes, businesses and public buildings across Gateshead Town Centre.   The innovative scheme, called the Gateshead District Energy Centre, will provide locals with cheaper power and heat whilst also reducing demand on the national grid. Balfour Beatty constructed this complex

ElecLink - Eurotunnel Interconnector

A major new project to install a one Gigawatt (1000 MW) Direct Current interconnector linking the electricity markets of Britain and France via the Channel Tunnel has just put down its foundations. The foundation stone of the Folkestone Converter Station was laid this morning by Jesse Norman, Minister for Industry and Energy.   ElecLink, for which the investment in the construction is estimated at approximately €580 million, is based on

BRE Energy

BRE Global has signed a mutual recognition agreement with the German based Institute of the Built Environment (IBU), an Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) scheme operator with customers across Europe. The agreement was announced at architects trade fair BAU2017 in Munich. It means that companies who have BRE verified EPD and are listed on can also be registered on IBU’s approved listing and vice versa*. This collaborative move will advance

BRE Energy

Did you know that more than half of senior business managers have no idea how their companies buy energy?   Ouch. And nearly 50% also confess to a “limited understanding” of how much energy costs their business, according to a recent YouGov survey of more than 750 senior executives across the UK. In light of these troubling results (pun 100% intended), let’s take a deeper look into how facility managers can tackle these rising

Myriad Carbon

In an exciting move designed to react to recent changes in the market as well as further improve customer service and support, Myriad CEG Group has restructured its business to incorporate an extended range of power producing technologies and low carbon solutions and launched a new website.   Well known for its biomass offering, the restructure will see the introduction of additional low-carbon and CHP gas renewable solutions by Myriad


As your company’s facilities manager (FM), you certainly have a packed schedule. You’re responsible for office building maintenance, security, health and safety, to create the best working environment for your company’s employees, while improving efficiency, productivity and reducing costs. Even for the most organised FM, this is a lot to take on, and mastering productivity tools will give you and your company an edge. Depending on the size of your

5th Carbon Budget

Brexit has come as a shock to the UK and the world. UK’s decision to leave the EU is shaking up markets and will have wide-ranging impacts across all industries.   Speculations have been flying about how the UK’s carbon commitments might be affected. In the midst of this post-Brexit uncertainty, and less than one week after the referendum, the UK Government announced its approval of the fifth carbon budget.


Balfour Beatty has today released its paper, Infrastructure 2050: Future Infrastructure Need, which considers how needs will change in key areas such as rail, roads and energy.   Drawing on the Company’s significant experience and insight into the relationship between investment and regeneration and economic growth, the paper also looks at the impact of factors such as demographic change, evolving public expectations and the need to decarbonise and adapt to

Willmott Dixon sets tough sustainability targets

Willmott Dixon’s focus on meeting tough targets was underlined this week when Rob Lambe, one of the driving forces behind the company’s sustainability achievements, was named Sustainability Executive of the Year at the BusinessGreen Leaders awards. Rob, MD of the company’s sustainability team Re-Thinking, was praised by the judges for his “long-standing work to promote energy efficiency, his consistent delivery against a host of environmental targets, and his cross industry