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What are the best ways employers can reduce sedentary office working?

People in the UK spend almost nine hours sitting each day – at home, travelling and at work. Research shows that sedentary lifestyles are connected with serious health risks, including heart disease and diabetes.  Professor Alexi Marmo...


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B&ES launches new Definitive SFG20 Building Maintenance Standard website

The B&ES has launched a new customer facing website for SFG20, the definitive standard for building maintenance, which covers all main types of heating, cooling and ventilation equipment. Service Model subscribers will now also be able to rea...


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Breakthrough – #wifm2015

Like many women in the FM industry, I can remember when the BIFM was in its infancy, often being the lone woman in a room full of grey suited men discussing golf. So when Anne Lennox Martin opened the event with some anecdotes of being in that sam...


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CIBSE and WRAP collaborate to produce guidance on resource efficiency in the built environment

New guidance on the principles, importance and opportunities of the resource efficiency of building services was recently launched at the National Union for Students, Kings Cross, London. TM56: Resource efficiency of building services is the outco...


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What is the gap between FM and procurement?

A webinar exploring the gap between the facilities management and procurement sectors has revealed that 57% feel that the relationship between the two parties is only ‘average’, while 43% said it was close and that they worked together...


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Don’t allow winter weather to disrupt your business this year

You only have to type #winterweather into Twitter to realise just how much people love to talk about the climate and in particular the problems that arise because of the plummeting temperatures as we enter December. Many of those tweets revolve a...