Energy Management/Green FM

All the latest breaking news, headlines, analysis and articles about energy management and green FM.

FACILITIES SHOW SURVEY REVEALS THE IMPORTANCE OF SUSTAINABILITY TO FM

16/03/2020

Facilities Show 2020 asked almost 300 facilities managers to explain the importance of sustainability to their organisation. The results are enormously positive, with around 80% of respondents.

RETROFITTING BUILDINGS FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY

21/02/2020

Half of the UK’s carbon footprint comes from the built environment. Rising energy costs and growing pressure to reduce this footprint have forced many businesses to change their ways.

HOW TO MAKE OFFICE CLEANING MORE SUSTAINABLE

19/02/2020

Cleaning is an often-underappreciated part of facilities management. Cleaners are frequently taken for granted, and the real and measurable impact a clean office can have on wellbeing, motivation and productivity is rarely considered. 

HOW TO MAKE WATER AND CO2 SAVINGS IN A STRAIGHT FLUSH

04/02/2020

With an average of four people in each household in the UK, each flushing the cistern five times a day, the amount of water expended is significant. The consideration for toilet systems in commercial buildings is even higher -  plus there is the Co2 expended in  the pumping water from the mains.

WHY FMs NEED TO EMBRACE ENERGY MANAGEMENT

25/11/2019

Today, facilities managers are becoming increasingly aware of the impact their buildings have on the environment. The answer is smart energy management – monitoring and controlling energy usage within a building or organisation to ensure it is used more efficiently.

MOVING WITH THE TIMES: EMBRACING BLENDED ENERGY

12/11/2019

With commercial energy prices hiking and grid insecurity concerns increasing, blended energy programmes are becoming ever-more commonplace for businesses nationwide. Here, Tim Broadhurst, CCO at CooperOstlund, discusses the discrepancies between energy tariffs and gives his advice for businesses considering adopting combined heat and power (CHP) technology to generate energy on-site.

SECOND HAND IS NOT SECOND BEST IN FM

11/11/2019

David Stevens, Vice Chair of CIBSE FM Group and Richard Boyd, Materials Consultant at Arup, have been exploring the implications of circular economy thinking for MEP systems in buildings, in design, operation and end-of-life in a research project funded by Arup's Global Research Challenge and supported by Scheider Electric. 

HOW INDEPENDENT SCHOOLS ARE GOING GREEN WITH THEIR FACILITIES

29/10/2019

With student climate strikes a regular occurrence at the moment, schools across the country are realising that sustainable school buildings are the way to students’ hearts. 

PROTECTING THE PLANET DOESN'T NEED TO COST THE EARTH

14/10/2019

Perception in the cleaning industry is that to enhance product quality, and specifically, to ensure the greenest products possible, product costs will need to increase. This is a major challenge against an industry backdrop that is dominated by diminishing budgets and the need to reduce costs.

DELIVERING ENERGY AND COST SAVINGS WITH THE ENERGY TECHNOLOGY LIST

14/10/2019

Facilities managers can achieve considerable savings by investing in more energy efficient equipment. Search suppliers and products on the Energy Technology List to inform your purchasing decisions.