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Getting Employees on board with change can save you money

by Steph Marshall | on Sep 30, 2013 | No Comments

All working environments go through periods of change, whether that is changes in leadership, premises, protocols or procedures because businesses need to adapt in order to grow and survive. The issue that faces businesses is that not everybody reacts well to change, yet many of the new procedures and implementations need everybody to be co-operative […]

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Water saving tips for September

by Steph Marshall | on Sep 23, 2013 | 3 Comments

Following on with the theme that sometimes the most simple things can produce the most significant outcomes (read the article on treating water in the third world), this month’s tips focus on how to save water with the bare minimum of costs. This month’s tips are all aimed at encouraging building owner’s to use water […]

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Why Energy is the Chief Concern of UK Businesses

by Steph Marshall | on Sep 23, 2013 | No Comments

The darker and colder days of autumn have already started to kick in and it’s no surprise that British businesses highlight their number one infrastructure concern as the security of future energy supplies. According to a recent CBI survey most firms cite a lack of confidence in where future energy is to be found and […]

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Four Steps to Soft Landings

by Steph Marshall | on Sep 23, 2013 | No Comments

Traditionally once building works have been completed, the Design Team and Contractors move on to new projects, generally leaving the Client and their FM Team to get on with operating the building.  Thanks to some industry collaboration, it is likely that client requirements could continue to be met long after a project is completed. BSRIA […]

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How to Treat Water in the Third World

by Steph Marshall | on Sep 23, 2013 | No Comments

As the global demand for clean water continues to grow there are a number of opportunities opening up in the treatment and supplies market that are set to become extremely profitable, particularly in the developing world. Water treatment has become essential for all property owners hoping to save money and prevent wastage and from office […]

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Why green walls and algae façades work

by Steph Marshall | on Aug 26, 2013 | No Comments

The need to cover urban areas with everything from graffiti to knitting shows no sign of abating however, recent research has shown that growing ‘green walls’ and algae façades is helping to reduce pollution as well as creating solar shading and renewable energy. The ability of plants to remove nitrogen dioxide and harmful pollutants makes […]

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