The ‘Can-do-Cities’ initiative is showing how local actions have the potential to save as much as £7 billion each year across the 50 largest cities in the UK – that’s equivalent to £300 per year for every person in each of these cities – and create more than 90,000 years of extra employment.
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 […]