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Head to facilities for share of purple £

Retail outlets could improve their share of a £249 BILLION market simply by improving toilet facilities. Purple Tuesday- November 13- is the UK’s first accessible shopping day; it will see retailers introduce new measures to make shopping more inclusive for customers with disabilities. Ahead of the event, leading accessible toilet solutions provider Closomat, is advising that just providing appropriate toilets…

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SALUS unveils intelligent thermostat for commercial premises

For developers, specfiers and faciltiies managers of commercial premises, SALUS has unveiled FC600  – an innovative fan coil thermostat that helps reduce energy costs whilst providing adequate temperatures and thermal comfort. It can also be integrated into SALUS’s Smart Home range for advanced remote control of multiple devices. FC600 is ideal for use in offices, hotels, workshops, warehouses, shops, farm…

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EN12101 – Safety in numbers

Life safety provision within buildings has rightfully been under severe scrutiny in recent months, as it is vital to ensure a building provides a safe environment for its residents. Smoke control systems are a vital and integral part of a building’s life safety system and regulations already exist that place a legal responsibility upon a building’s owners to ensure the…

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Setting the Standard – SE Controls becomes the first SCA IFC SDI 19 certified company.

SE Controls has become the first company to be approved under the new SDI 19 certification scheme, which has been developed by the Smoke Control Association (SCA) in partnership with IFC Certification and has been introduced to help raise standards across the industry. Developed to ensure a suitable level of competency is maintained in all aspects of smoke control systems,…

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YPO joins CHSA as Accredited Distributor

YPO, the UK’s largest public sector buying and procurement organization, has joined the Cleaning & Hygiene Suppliers Association’s (CHSA) Accreditation Scheme for Distributors. YPO’s decision to join signifies the Scheme’s importance to buyers of cleaning and hygiene products.  Only by buying from Accredited members can purchasers and end users of these products be certain ‘what’s on the box is what’s…

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A lighting infrastructure that monitors air quality, cuts energy costs and optimises use of space

“Digital Services” from ZGS in action Lighting, air conditioning and ventilation – the facilities in modern office buildings are becoming ever closer, offering benefits for employees and facility managers alike. This has been perfectly demonstrated by Zumtobel Group Services (ZGS) in a pilot project with Nestlé in the Swiss town of Vevey, where the lighting infrastructure is responsible for much…

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Vectair Systems launches the stylish newEcoShell® non-aerosol, non-programmable air freshener – bringing locations ‘out of their shell’

Famous global aircare manufacturer Vectair Systems has launched Ecoshell®, its latest non-aerosol air freshener utilising ‘clip and go, clip and throw™’ technology.  Powered by natural airflow, the unique shell design is not only visually attractive but it serves a powerful purpose – to provide a large surface area for superior scent delivery, with curved vents and internal slats for better…

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Legionella: warmer weather, greater risk?

The effects of climate change continue to hit the headlines as we move into our fourth month of above average temperatures, with predictions of an Indian summer being reported. Warm weather and hot summer holidays, quite naturally, see an increased use of many water applications. Air conditioning units and associated cooling towers, for example, are in greater demand in the…

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A flying example – why Gatwick Airport’s waste management strategy is a closed-loop role model

For many organisations, a utopian waste management solution is one which is sustainable, self-sufficient and profitable – commonly referred to as a closed loop model. And with plenty in the news recently about the UK’s evolving waste issue, it’s no surprise that the building and facilities management industry is seeing an emerging trend in the number of firms seeking ways…

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