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.
Taking inspiration from cities such as Vancouver, Stockholm and Copenhagen, Bournemouth recently announced a plan to position itself at the vanguard of environmental protection.
The research, ‘Material Oxford’, is the first stage in a process for the city of understand the flow of natural resources that underpin its ability to function so that it can make informed choices about how to manage its footprint in the future.
In the Summer of 1995, a blistering heat wave settled over Chicago for three days. It killed 739 people, making it one of the most unexpectedly lethal disasters in modern American history. No statistical models of the heat wave predicted such a high death toll. Researchers in the American Journal of Public Health reported that […]
The creation of low-carbon, sustainable British cities can only be addressed through collaboration between the public sector and innovative green businesses. That was the overwhelming view of sustainable leaders from UK cities who gathered at an event hosted by the London Borough Sutton to share experiences, strategies and case-studies of best-practice approaches to delivering sustainable […]
Cities have an ‘unprecedented’ opportunity to transform and decarbonise energy systems and transition to greener city infrastructure, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy in Cities released on 18 October 2016, analyses the overall energy use in 3,649 cities, including London and Aberdeen, and explores how different cities can scale-up […]