It is easy to dismiss facilities management as just about fixing lights and managing the cleaning. But good facilities management is about much more. In this post, David Johnston explores how FM is helping reduce heat loss and carbon emissions from buildings in Reading, saving costs and the planet in the process.
Tony Cowling investigates how local authorities are using their power to build new housing to invest in homes that are setting new standards of comfort and energy efficiency, and in the process delighting tenants and challenging perceptions of public housing
The University was winner in the ‘Facilities and Services’ category of this year’s Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges (EAUC) 2016 Green Gown Awards. This follows hot on the heals of another national award – winning in the ‘Stars of the Future’ category of the Love Energy Savings’ awards. Reading won both awards for the […]
The World Green Buildings Council has released a report on the benefits for businesses of healthy, green buildings. The report centers around 15 case studies from across the world which demonstrate the link between green office buildings, health, well-being and productivity in the workplace. It also outlines 8 key actions businesses can take to improve […]
The refurbishment of the offices of the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) in Central London has achieved the lowest embodied carbon footprint ever recorded for a UK office refurbishment. The refurbishment project has resulted in a 139kgCO2/m2 embodied carbon footprint for the 162m2 office floorspace – 22% below a comparable “standard” fit-out.
Up to 35% of properties in the UK could be unlettable by April 2018 if action is not taken to improve energy efficiency ratings.