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Temporary Building Shutdowns: An Energy Management Perspective

In these difficult times, businesses are being forced to adapt and adjust their day-to-day strategies. For some, this involves making temporary staffing arrangements and adjustments to how they operate their…

Troubleshooting HVAC Issues in New and Old Buildings

HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) issues are common across buildings new and old. Even where new buildings are designed with high-level performance credentials in mind, such as BREEAM ‘Outstanding’…

Modern Challenges for Facilities Management

In recent years, we have seen significant shifts in how companies approach facilities management. There has been a broad transition towards data-led strategies, reflecting how businesses have access to more…

The Power of Smart Building Technology

What is Smart Building Technology? The terms ‘Smart Building’, ‘Intelligent Building’, and ‘Building Automation’ are often used interchangeably, and the variation in the definition of these terms and their interpretation…

Introducing Smart Building Technology into an Existing Building

When it comes to creating a Smart Building, it all boils down to what your goals are and what the desired end-state is. Smart buildings have the potential to completely…

Is renewable energy and technology a good investment?

Significant and well documented concerns around global warming and environmental degradation caused by human activity have provoked a movement towards responsible business practices. Organisations are being increasingly scrutinised to demonstrate…

Developing a Preventative Maintenance Plan – Top 10 Non-Conformance Issues

What is a PPM Audit? Planned preventative maintenance (PPM) is designed to ensure that plant and equipment is regularly maintained in line with manufacturers recommendations.  The purpose of PPM is…

The Importance of Planned Preventive Maintenance (PPM) Audits

It is well known that buildings tend to not operate as intended which can often cause performance gaps with energy and operational efficiency. Through careful management of an organisation’s assets…

Do you have full control of your HVAC System?

Your HVAC system does more than maintain building temperature.  It can play a direct influence on occupant comfort and productivity levels, energy bills, as well as health and safety. In…

The Need for BMS Optimisation in New Builds

So, your new building is finished, fully commissioned, and handed over. It is now ready for occupation and to be fully equipped with all the state-of-the-art modern features. However, do…

Types of Energy Performance Contracts: Key Challenges and Considerations

How does an Energy Performance Contract work? An Energy Performance Contract is a form of ‘creative financing’ for capital improvements which allows funding energy upgrades from cost reductions.  Under an…

F-Gas Regulations – The Impact on Facilities Managers

Introduction The EU has set a timeframe for the phased ban on the use of F-Gases which aims to reduce the use and manufacture of harmful Hydrofluorocarbons (HFC F-Gas). The…

Update on the Medium Combustion Plant Directive

The Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2018 SI 110 was published in January 2018 to transpose requirements of the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) EU/2015/2193 on the…

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