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News
Hines Acquires Property Management Firm, Helix

Hines, the international real estate firm, will take over Helix’s team of 60 property management professionals. Operating from its offices in the West End of...

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Million Pound Fine for Breaching F-Gas Regulations Handed to London Firm

London-based firm IMO Gas Supplies Ltd has been found guilty of seven separate offences all linked to breaches of regulation 31A of the Fluorinated Greenhouse Gases...

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WHO Updates Air Quality Guidelines for First Time Since 2005

The World Health Organisation has updated its official air quality guidelines, as air pollution remains one of the greatest environmental risks to health.  The...

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News
Grundfos to Acquire Water Technology Company MECO

In a move aimed at strengthening its business in the global water treatment market, Grundfos is to acquire Mechanical Equipment Company. Grundfos, the...

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News
Fuel and Labour Shortages – CBI Calls for COBR-Style Action 

As the UK experiences supply shortages from labour to CO2 to fuel distribution, the UK’s biggest business group is urging the government to empower...

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News
Flexible Working to Become Day One Right Under UK Law

The government has announced plans to make the right to request flexible working a legal right from day one of employment. Every employee will be given the right to...

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High Performing Buildings – September's Roundup

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Pandemic Mode for Buildings  – The World's Safest Offices

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The Staff Shortage Crisis – Recruiting and Retaining Cleaning Staff

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RICS Suppression Scandal an Accident Waiting to Happen, Says QC

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COVID-19
New CIBSE Air Cleaning Guidance Considering COVID

Two new pieces of guidance on reducing COVID-19 transmission through ventilation and air cleaning technologies have been issued by the Chartered Institution of Building...

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Building Services
Biochar – The Latest Carbon-Friendly Material

Researchers and scientists are experimenting with Biochar, the carbon-rich soil, to examine its use within the built environment. Discovered via observing the man-made...

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Contract Wins
Novus Wins Maintenance Contract With Harrogate Borough Council

Novus Property Solutions has secured a significant maintenance contract win with Harrogate Borough Council, to fit approximately 300 kitchens per year. The...

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Videos
The UK’s Hydrogen Economy – Industry Reactions

The UK’s first-ever hydrogen strategy launched this week, defining the energy source as critical in the country’s target of net-zero emissions by 2050. The...

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Facilities Management
Occupant Experience – Lighting Trends for FMs  

When it comes to workplace lighting, which trends are occupiers most concerned with? Jon Theis, Director of TheisCraft, talks about emerging trends...

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Cleaning, Hygiene & Washroom
Office Germ Hotspots Revealed

New research by leading international brand of professional cleaning materials Chicopee has revealed the germ hotspots in Britain’s offices.  COVID-19 and...

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Environment & Sustainability
Festival of Sustainable Business Returns

After a two-year hiatus, The Festival of Sustainable Business returns to the Bristol Hotel on 21 September 2021. With sustainability high on the corporate agenda and a...

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Education & Training
Contract Caterer Fooditude to Feature in Google’s Sustainability Training

Fooditude, a London-based contract caterer, is to be featured in sustainability training developed by Google and The Planet Mark, for the UK Government’s Together...

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Technology
Smart Building Survey Reveals Cost Reduction is Biggest Priority for FMs

A global survey of 285 senior facilities management executives shows the latest priorities for the corporate real estate sector. The study from Verdantix...

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Products & Projects
Field Service Workers – Managing the Challenges

Martin O'Neill from Klipboard summarises the biggest challenges faced by field service workers in 2021. Many field service businesses are turning to technology to...

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Fleet & Transportation
Office Buildings Will Require EV Charging Points by Law

The government is proposing that every new non-residential building must have one electric vehicle charge point for one in five spaces. Existing non-residential...

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Safety & Health
Top Tips on How to Avoid Common Workplace Injuries

After nearly 18 months of working from home, offices across the UK are now back open for business. Many are looking forward to catching up with colleagues and resume...

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People
Anne Lennox Martin Shares FM Experience in Autobiography 

Anne Lennox Martin, a well-known figure in the facilities management sector, has released her autobiography Self-Made Woman to celebrate her...

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Security, Fire & Contingency Planning
51% of Security Guards are Attacked Every Time They Work

Levels of verbal and physical abuse towards security professionals have been revealed in a new survey. In a survey of over 1,000 security professionals by...

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Property
Commercial Real Estate Without Net-Zero Strategies Will Depreciate Over Next Five Years

Data shows that high-emission commercial real estate is set to depreciate in value over the next five years. Real estate stock exchange IPSX and...

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Building, Refurbishment & Fit-Out
BESA Highlights Shortcomings of Government IAQ Report

A report commissioned by the government’s chief scientific adviser Sir Patrick Vallance has highlighted the crucial role played by building ventilation in...

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Energy Management
Europe Prepares for a Future Hydrogen Economy

Rinnai’s Chris Goggin concludes his look at the progress of the major European economies in their deployment of hydrogen. In the second part of a two-part...

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Workplace & Wellbeing
Landmark Hosts Panel Debate on the Future of Work  

Adapting to remote working, becoming comfortable with disruptive technologies and creating a friction-free workplace were all on the agenda at flexible office space...

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