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Award-winning office good for environment and people

18 December 2018

Deloitte’s new headquarters in London has won awards for being both environment- and people-friendly.

Energy technology can help UK meet carbon reduction targets

17 December 2018

Centrica Business Solutions has published a new report showing how new energy technology could help meet more than half of the UK’s 20% carbon reduction target for 2030, as outlined in the Clean Growth Strategy.

Severe allergies and festive season buffets at work

14 December 2018

A charity has urged people at risk of severe allergies to take extra care before eating from buffets which pop up regularly during the festive season, for example in offices or restaurants as part of year end or Christmas celebrations.

The changing culture of FM

14 December 2018

Simultaneously, the UK and the US are addressing the changing culture of facilities management.

Carbon dioxide levels damage productivity

13 December 2018

A study of the effect of indoor office environments in the UK on productivity has revealed that performance declines when carbon dioxide levels are high and temperatures are either too hot or too cold. On top of employee wellbeing, improving air quality and sorting out fluctuating temperatures could increase output.

Affordable homes lost owing to office conversions

11 December 2018

According to the Local Government Association (LGA) which represents 370 councils in England and Wales, 10,500 affordable homes have potentially been lost over the past three years as a result of Government rules that allow developers to bypass the planning system to convert offices into housing.

Growth in building engineering

10 December 2018

The most recent quarterly sector-wide Building Engineering Business Survey shows steady growth in Q3 of 2018, even though there are long-standing issues such as payment and retention which cause great concern within the industry.

Energy efficiency measures for cold homes

10 December 2018

Amendments being introduced by the Government to the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 mean that landlords will, in future, be required to install energy efficiency measures in cold homes with the lowest energy performance ratings.

Change to Building Regulations after cladding consultation

7 December 2018

During the summer of 2018, the Government consulted on how to introduce a ban on the use of combustible materials in the external walls of high-rise residential buildings.

Prompt payment for suppliers

7 December 2018

A new prompt payment initiative will be introduced from autumn 2019 to ensure that all Government suppliers and subcontractors will benefit from being paid on time.