Climate change, saving water and how your green spaces can be part of a change for the better

A look at the implications for climate resilient Grounds Maintenance plans for sustainably minded business With a sweltering June and July, the UK has this year seen weather conditions that had journalists feverishly consulting Met Office records and looking back to the past record breaking summer of 1976. As lawns parched and tinder-dry moorlands burned, speculation invariably revolved around whether…

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What are you really saying to your Visitors?

If you query how many visitors an organisation receives each month you are more than likely to be presented with a list of statistics detailing hits to their website. Often organisations know more about who visits their website than who visits their bricks and mortar building. Of course, both are important but, in the rush to be “so very present”…

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Vickers’ Energy Management System makes savings all round

Thanks to an energy management system (EMS) from Vickers, DS Smith – one of the world’s leading providers of corrugated packaging and a specialist in plastic packaging – has enjoyed impressive cost savings in excess of 60%, and reduced its carbon footprint by 27 tonnes over a three year period. Installed in 2015 at the DS Smith site in Sheerness,…

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Hilclare offers extended lighting solutions for hazardous areas

Following the growth in demand for specialist lighting in areas where there is a high risk of contamination and combustion, Hilclare – the Manchester-based commercial lighting supplier and official UK distributor for the world-renowned Sammode lighting – has widened its range of Sammode branded impervious luminaires and light fittings. Sammode products are well-known for their durability, reliability and high performance.…

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‘Best Practice’ in multi-occupancy buildings made simple

‘Best practice’ guidelines for accessibility provision within multi occupancy buildings have been updated, and extended in their remit. To help specifiers and developers get it right, a new white paper has been published. Provision of Assisted Accessible Toilet Facilities/Changing Places in Multi-Occupancy Buildings, has been produced by Closomat, the UK’s leading provider of such bathrooms and washrooms. The paper simplifies…

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Ecolighting upgrades Debenhams warehouse to LED lighting

Ecolighting UK has recently been specified for the new LED lighting at the Debenhams warehouse in Peterborough to upgrade the previous fluorescent systems. Debenhams, a multi-channel brand with a proud British heritage which trades out of over 240 stores across 27 countries, decided to increase the overall capacity of its fulfilment services at one of its distribution centres in Peterborough.…

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Facilities recycling redesigned by Method

Method have redesigned recycling to make your space even more effective. They are the makers of visible, flexible and beautiful recycling bins, found globally in large facilities such as the Sydney Cricket Ground, the University of Melbourne, the Bank of New Zealand, and more. Co-founders Steven and India Korner spent three years mastering Method’s award-winning products and recyclable packaging –…

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Drowned in data or the path to productivity?

Digitisation isn’t always the path to greater productivity, but Winter Gritting and Grounds Maintenance specialists GRITIT argue that keeping things human-centric is the key to successful evolution. Evolution teaches us that all businesses need to adapt to survive. This is considered a self-evident truth, but it’s easy to forget that evolution is also the story of many, many failed attempts.…

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Energy efficient make-up air should be on everyone’s menu

An increasing number of commercial buildings require improved ventilation – often to create a cleaner atmosphere that meets health and safety and COSHH requirements, or simply to provide a more comfortable environment for employees. Danny Packham European product Manager – Warm Air and radiant for Nortek Global HVAC UK Ltd explains the developments in make-up air heating solutions to meet…

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