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Planon Acquires Ubigreen

Planon has acquired a majority share in Ubigreen, a PropTech company based in Toulouse, France. Ubigreen specialises in energy and sustainability management...

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Imtech Closes On Suir Engineering Sale

Technical services provider Imtech has announced the completed sale of Suir Engineering Ltd to the British private equity investor Duke Street. Imtech is jointly...

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25 Hanover Square Refurbishment to Go Ahead

Westminster City Council has approved a plan for a full refurbishment of 25 Hanover Square in Mayfair. 25 Hanover Square is a seven-storey office building on a...

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Driverless Car Parks to Expand in Germany

Bosch and APCOA Parking have expanded their automated valet parking technology in car parks across Germany. Driverless car parking technology was approved for...

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Mace Teams up with George Clarke on Retrofit Proposal Challenge for Vacant Buildings

MOBIE, Grimshaw and Mace are inviting young people to submit ideas on how to upgrade homes and re-use old or vacant buildings, to help us reduce our need for energy and...

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The Brixton Academy Crush – Crowd Management

An investigation has been launched into the security operation at the O2 Brixton Academy, currently suspended to the public, after a crowd incident in late December saw...

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What Does Gen Z Want From an Office Space?

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Top 5 Smart Technology Trends for Buildings in 2023

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New Appointments in Facilities Management – January 2023

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High Performing Buildings – January’s Roundup

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EMEX 2022
EQUANS  – EMEX 2022 | Focus Interview

EQUANS enables businesses to transition to net-zero carbon through their EV Solutions business, whether it’s a few chargers for the workplace or the installation of...

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Building Services
BESA Calls for Government to Invest in Heat Pumps

Funding earmarked for building efficiency should be brought forward urgently in light of the energy cost crisis and climate change goals, according to BESA. “The...

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Contract Wins
Virgin Media O2 Extends FM Contract With ISS

ISS UK & Ireland’s facilities management contract with Virgin Media O2 has been extended. The total facilities management contract spans the entirety of...

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Videos
Top 5 Smart Technology Trends for Buildings in 2023

Ahead of the return of their IFM Tour, Infraspeak has laid out their predictions for 2023 smart technology trends for buildings.   Watch the...

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Facilities Management
TEAM Software and Orka Upgrade FM Contracting

TEAM Software by WorkWave has partnered with Manchester-based WorkerTech scaleup, Orka, to innovate securing cleaning and security contracts in the FM industry. By...

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Cleaning, Hygiene & Washroom
The Chartered Practitioners Register – A Standard of Credibility for the Cleaning Industry

Major General Jeremy Rowan, Chair of the Regulatory Authority and an Honorary Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Environmental Cleaners, outlines the contribution of...

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Environment & Sustainability
Planet Mark Awards 2022

The Planet Mark Awards ceremony returned for a fourth year on Thursday 19 January at The Royal Institution to celebrate sustainable business.  Every year, Planet...

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Education & Training
Tomorrow’s Engineers Week – BGES Welcomes BEMS Apprentices

Coinciding with Tomorrow’s Engineers Week, BGES Group has enrolled three school leavers on an apprenticeship aimed at delivering smart, low-carbon...

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Smart Buildings & Technology
How Smart Buildings Can Make Environments Safer for Elderly People

How can new smart technology improve the lives of our elderly population? Huge advancements in technology in recent times have provided unprecedented development...

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Products & Projects
LEDs in Major Eco Revamp at Edgbaston Stadium

Edgbaston has launched a new phase of a major low-energy lighting switchover that will see LED fittings and strips installed across parts of the 25,000-seater...

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Fleet & Transportation
First Ammonia Semi-Truck Competes with EV Fleets

Amogy, a pioneer of emission-free, energy-dense ammonia power solutions, has announced the successful testing of the first-ever ammonia-powered, zero-emission semi-truck....

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Safety & Health
The Impact of Cold Stress This Winter

With extreme weather events on the increase, Alex Minett, Head of Products & Markets at CHAS, looks at the impact of cold weather on outdoor workers and discusses...

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People
New Appointments in Facilities Management – January 2023

The first new appointments roundup of 2023 includes new starters at DMA Group, Leeds College of Building, Wates Property Services and more.   Picture: a...

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Security, Fire & Contingency Planning
Why The Connected Officer is Driving Security Transformation 

Noah Price from G4S outlines how the role of security is changing and how its Connected Officer Programme is delivering service improvement, workforce engagement and the...

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Property
Inside Milton Keynes' First Fossil Fuel Free School

Take a look inside Glebe Farm School in the parish of Wavendon in Milton Keynes – a completely gas-free site. On a site larger than 13 football pitches, the...

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Building, Refurbishment & Fit-Out
Inside Europe Arab Bank’s First Recycled Office Fit-Out  

Take a look inside one of the UK's first recycled office fit-out projects, at London’s Europe Arab Bank in Park Lane. Workplace design, strategy...

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Energy Management
Reforms for Britain's Energy Capacity Market

Improved energy security and a more secure transition to net-zero are set to be delivered through the UK government’s significant proposals to reform Great...

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Workplace & Wellbeing
The Workplace Event Launches Leaders Summit for 2023

The organisers of The Workplace Event have announced a new Workplace Leaders Summit with a line-up of influential keynote speakers.   The Workplace Leaders...

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