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Energy bureaus can reduce energy consumption of HVAC systems

Brin Sheridan, Chief Operating Officer at Utilitywise PLC, one of the UK’s largest and leading independent utility cost management companies; comments on how modern day intelligent energy bureaus can reduce energy consumption of HVAC systems. Historically standard bureaus would review utilities metering data to assess and identify inefficiencies in building and equipment performance and consumption. This data analysis allows the…

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London prepares to host first ever Outsourcing Expo

The inaugural Outsourcing Expo will take place at ExCel London from 17-18th October 2018 and plans are already well underway with over 100 exhibitors expected to attend this industry showcase. The UK outsourcing market is now the second largest in the world outside the US with 3.91 billion pounds’ worth of contracts being signed in the first half of 2016.…

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Creating an inclusive workplace

Inclusivity is no longer just a buzzword within the business world, it’s a way of life. Companies who drag their feet in terms of equal opportunities, especially when it comes to catering for the needs of disabled employees, quickly find themselves left behind in terms of recruiting and retaining the best staff. Worse still, the reputation that comes hand-in-hand with…

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Innovation in design of hospital Sanctuary space

The new Sanctuary space at Bristol Royal Infirmary is making a real impact thanks to the innovative use of sliding panel technology to create an interactive artwork. University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust worked with arts and health consultants Willis Newson to create a distinctive Sanctuary as part of a major conversion and extension project within the Bristol Royal Infirmary.…

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100 leading businesses pledge to prevent occupational cancer

A high-profile campaign in the fight to tackle work-related cancers reached a major milestone today with the 100th organisation signing up and pledging its support. Launched in November 2014, IOSH’s No Time to Lose campaign is raising awareness of occupational cancer around the world and helping businesses take action and protect their workforces by providing free, practical resources. Wills Bros…

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Fighting with your tile adhesive?

You don’t have to battle any longer with the new improved UltraTile ProGrip HG. High grab acrylic wall tile adhesive, ProGrip HG has been relaunched with an outstanding improved easy work formula.  Available to purchase now, the new formulation is light to apply  and a joy to work! UltraTile ProGrip HG boasts an exceptional grip with no slip for use…

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The high street is coming to the workplace

  By David Lawlor, Sales & Marketing Director of International Paper Foodservice Europe It’s impossible to not have noticed the growth of our coffee culture over the last 10-15 years, which is now represented by 9,237 coffee shops alone (independent and branded) with a turnover of £1bn*. Add in those outlets that are not primarily coffee, so maybe sandwich/food retailers…

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HVAC systems and heat loss: ensuring roofing equipment is energy efficient

The majority of commercial buildings are designed with a flat roof, offering extra space for equipment such as HVAC units and solar panels. Although this structure can provide valuable space for these systems, the way in which they are isolated to avoid energy transfer isn’t always considered. Jonathan Shaw, Managing Director of thermal breaks specialists, Armadillo, explains the importance of…

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Digitalization: The Future of Building Technology

Rapidly advancing digitalization in building technology is changing the vision for buildings of the future. They are becoming networked, energy self-sufficient and flexible. Above all, they are becoming smart. By Helmut Macht, CTO, Siemens Building Technologies Look at almost any industry and you will see evidence of digital transformation.  Digitalization is changing markets. It is creating new competitors and business…

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