Reducing food waste

Paul Killoughery, Managing Director of Bio Collectors.

Food waste is receiving more attention in the media, and has also been stepped up on the political agenda with Westminster’s own disposal methods in the spotlight. This can only be positive for the environment in the long term, but we think there needs to be more pressure on FM managers in commercial buildings to control waste disposal. While not a new issue, we need to encourage those in decision-making positions to toe the line when it comes to correct and environmentally-friendly waste disposal. The industry must be educated on the best methods of waste disposal in order for change to occur.

Reducing food waste is one avenue towards a more sustainable future, and this can be achieved through working with in-house catering staff or contractors to identify opportunities such as tighter control over the ordering of working lunches; active management of the quantities cooked in canteens; and better stock ordering. However, there will always be leftover waste and it is what is done with it that is paramount to the future of the environment.

Once a more popular option, landfill has become unfeasible from both an environmental and cost perspective. Unfortunately, this has pushed some companies towards incinerating food waste instead. While the price (£70-80 per tonne) and ease of incineration might be appealing, it is still a damaging the environment through the carbon emissions and fact that ash still needs to be sent to landfill.

To put it into perspective, incinerators emit more carbon dioxide per unit of electricity than coal-fired power plants. Although energy is produced, the resulting emissions have a negative effect on the environment. Food and drink waste accounts for 20 percent of the UK’s CO2eq emissions, so it’s clear that we need to be looking for much greener processes.

Anaerobic digestion (AD) is one of the most attractive options, providing a renewable source of energy. It dramatically reduces the impact on the environment, while producing rich fertiliser that farmers, at the start of the food chain, can use to improve crop harvests. It also produces energy without creating any by-products. With the government granting permission over the last couple of years for heavy investment in AD plants, they are increasingly becoming an option that companies can’t ignore. So the questions is, why are the more harmful processes still used by so many?

One of the main reasons is the perceived cost and additional effort involved. For food waste to be recycled it needs to be collected separately to other general waste. It’s a fairly simple concept, but one that does require new processes and equipment. Restaurants have been doing it for some time, and households are getting better following the introduction of kerbside caddies. However, commercial properties are lagging behind, with vast quantities of food and drink from sites literally going up in smoke at incineration plants.

Once a system of separation is implemented, the business can almost sit back and relax. Our company can collect the waste and ensure it is properly recycled. On the face of it it’s a very simple process, and one that can be introduced relatively quickly. It is the recycler itself that bears the brunt of the work – taking the waste, processing it into sludge and pasteurising it to kill any bacteria. After three weeks of holding the waste an AD plant has produced the fertiliser and pumped methane gas back into the national grid.

The beauty is sending food waste to an AD plant is that it is allot cheaper – almost half the price of incineration. Another bonus is that when large companies use us for their food waste collection, they have the option of buying the gas produced during the process back to utilise as energy in their own businesses. So, despite having a set up cost when introducing new processes and bins to separate waste, there are long terms gains for your bottom line and the environment.

Ultimately we all want to reduce food waste. The best case scenario is that we simply eat everything, but the reality is that there will always be leftovers that need to be disposed of. We need to educate those holding key FM positions, who are responsible for waste management, on the cost and environmental benefits of recycling food. This will help them make better informed decisions about what to do with waste at their sites and stop food waste from going up in smoke.

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Allegion encourages checks to door closing devices

Specialist security manufacturer, Allegion, is encouraging facilities managers, fire safety managers and maintenance supervisors, as well as others in charge of safety in public sector buildings, to assess their door closing devices, in case an adjustment is necessary.

A recent warning from The Department of Health has highlighted issues in public sector buildings with regards to heavy fire doors closing too fast. The warning was prompted by a tragedy that occurred within a hospital regarding an electromagnetic hold-open door closer that was released due to a power failure and closed too quickly, despite being compliant with the British Standard BS EN 1155/4 and maintained regularly.

The Department of Health has suggested risk assessments be carried out on all fire door closing devices to assess the appropriate closing time, taking into account the occupancy of the building. To avoid such tragedies, adjustments should be made, where appropriate, to lengthen the closing time to the higher end of the tolerance and allow enough time for occupants to pass through doors safely.

Jo Milne-Rowe, specification manager at Allegion, said: “Thousands of electromagnetically hold-open door closers are fitted every year and never encounter any issues. Still, we can’t stress enough how important it is that closing speeds are regularly checked and adjusted to suitable speeds for building users. For example, a less-abled person may need the door to stay open for a longer time, to allow them to pass through it. At Allegion, we offer the additional function of delayed action that can be incorporated on an electromagnetic hold-open door closer, allowing a delay between the magnet releasing on the activation of the fire alarm and the door actually beginning to close.

“Allegion products are designed to require the lowest possible level of maintenance, but the working life of these products will be significantly reduced should standard maintenance procedures not be carried out, especially where items are subject to high levels of use.

“The safety of people using our products is paramount, and we want to encourage people to maintain them, ensuring the closing speed and delayed action is suited to the situation.”

In addition to checking the closing speed of door devices, door hardware needs to be regularly serviced and maintained.
Allegion products are suited for the education, healthcare, commercial, leisure, transport and hospitality sectors, and are fully compliant with current EN requirements.

You can try out a door closer for free through Allegion’s Try Me Product Programme, which allows the security provider to set up a door closer to its optimum performance, allowing customers to experience the different performance of the door. As part of the Try Me offering, Allegion can also show maintenance and facility management teams how to install and adjust closers correctly and efficiently to guarantee safety.

For further information, on the service and maintenance of Allegion products, visit www.allegion.com/uk or contact the Customer Care Team on 01922 707400.

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iApply provides welcome efficiency for UK building boom

News that new-build properties have hit an eight-year high is reassuring for everyone involved in the building industry, from those designing and planning homes to those authorising and building them. House Building: December 2015 reports show more than 143,500 new-build homes were started up to December, a 91% increase on June 2009. Completions have also hit a seven-year high, which is not only encouraging for homebuyers but is a fine reflection of building industry growth as a whole. Moreover, the latest Housing Pipeline report from the Home Builders Federation (HBF) indicates that planning permission for 59,875 homes was granted in England during the third quarter of last year. This is up from 53,409 permissions during the equivalent period the previous year.

Building control is one of many aspects of the industry buoyed by these promising figures. Increased efficiency from new technology such as iApply, the UK’s first combined online planning and building control submissions service, helps to keep track of these rapid developments. Created by Idox, iApply has been designed to bring greater flexibility, transparency and interactivity to the planning and building control submissions process.

It enables submissions for both planning and building control applications to be managed through a cloud-based mobile-friendly single source. Data can be shared between applications and this new platform also affords the ability to authorise others to add drawings and make payments. iApply provides automatic notifications of changes in status which brings fluidity to the process, and results in increased time-saving on the part of both applicants and local authorities.

North Yorkshire Building Control Partnership (NYBCP), the first Local Authority Building Control Partnership in the UK, was one of the local authorities involved in the iApply pilot project and has since become one of iApply’s early adopters. The partnership provides a flexible and modern building control service on behalf of Hambleton, Richmondshire, Ryedale, Scarborough and Selby councils.

Les Chapman, Head of Building Control at NYBCP, explains why he favours iApply’s new approach. “We have been working with Idox since 2012 and the company has already helped us streamline our online service. The introduction of iApply seemed like an obvious next step and we were keen to be involved in the initial pilot, as it gave us the opportunity to ensure that it would work effectively for our customers. One of the things that has made iApply such an attractive proposition is how simple and intuitive the product is to use. The fact that our applicants can use iApply to collaborate with others involved in the project – from the architect to the client – is also a major benefit, as is the ability to pay online. In addition, iApply will help us become more efficient and our aim is to be able to turn building notices around within one day.”

For further information on iApply, please visit www.iapply.co.uk or watch the introductory video highlighting just some of the major advantages of investing in the service https://iapply.co.uk/lgdp/#why

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Is building and facilities management age ready?

With the focus increasingly on ensuring low cost, efficient and future-proofed operations, are we as a society sleepwalking into an imminent and expensive problem? David Usher of InterAction of Bath looks at the growing challenge of the inevitable.

Successive governments have struggled to deal with the issue of how to fund the National Health Service. An important aspect of the problem is the changing nature of the society the NHS serves. Quite simply, we are getting older, and an increasingly aged population brings with it a burden that the NHS will be unable to carry unless we address the simple fact that our society is not correctly set up to enable independent living later in life.

There is a reason why so many elderly people find themselves living in care; they are unable to cope any more in their own homes. Simple things like stairs and high cupboards become obstacles that cannot be overcome. And yet many, if not most, older people would prefer to remain in their own homes and lead an independent life. This would of course suit the NHS and the taxpayer as the cost of looking after older people would be significantly decreased.

There is another pressing issue here – one that concerns the commercial world. We are all expected to work later in life, and for many of us that will mean well into old age. Yet the same challenges apply. Our workplaces are generally not set up to accommodate an increasingly elderly work force, or indeed increasingly elderly customers. But they will certainly need to be.

Business and building owners, as well as facilities managers, will remember the inconvenience and expense incurred by the Chronically Sick and Disabled Persons Act of 1970, which first required the needs of disabled people to be considered in the design of public buildings. Infrastructure such as wheelchair access ramps and disabled toilets were shoehorned into buildings that were, as far as the healthy sector of society was concerned, fine as they stood. But of course they weren’t fine, and the realisation that they weren’t came with a substantial cost to society and business for its previous short-sightedness. The lucky businesses and organisations were the ones who occupied buildings that were already disability-friendly and that therefore required minimal rectification work.

The size of the growing challenge is immense. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) has recently warned that within the next 15 years, 24 countries will become ‘super-aged’, having more than 21% of the population aged 65 or over. So the inevitable future for business is one with ever larger numbers of older employees and customers who need environments and working practices that are suitable for their increasing frailty and diminishing abilities if they are to remain effective and efficient in their work. This isn’t a future that can be avoided; businesses cannot sidestep the issue by choosing only to employ younger workers as younger job candidates will come with a premium. We can also not rule out the possibility of legislation being introduced in the future that, like the disability legislation before it, enforces change to better suit an older workforce.

Business and building owners, facilities managers, architects and designers need to recognise this impending challenge and think now how they can start the process of change. The task is essentially simple. Workplaces need to become more aged friendly. But what exactly does that mean and how can it be achieved?

Ergonomists have the answer. The first step is to find out as much as possible about the ageing population. What size are they? How far can they stretch? What weight can they lift? How mobile are they? How well can they see? These questions can be difficult to answer as there is a shortage of relevant information about older people. However, ergonomists are now developing databases of anthropometry – the sizes and shapes of people – using new technology such as 3D scanners. This is delivering a comprehensive knowledge base.

The second step is to use this anthropometric data in the design and planning of all workplaces, whether it be new build or refurbishment.

Another technique ergonomists use is ‘link analysis’ – observing a task in situ and recording the physical movements it requires. The concept of link analysis is no doubt reminiscent of the ‘time and motion’ studies that were ubiquitous several decades ago. But those studies were about improving productivity, while link analysis is a more involved and scientific process. When combined, anthropometric data and link analysis provide a powerful knowledge base from which design can be informed to produce highly effective environments suitable for all.

The key to delivering future-proofed working and business environments suitable for an increasingly aged population is to include ergonomics in the design process.

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World Water Day

Since 1993 on March 22nd World Water Day has brought focus to the importance of fresh water and the sustainable management of fresh water sources with changing themes each year; this year it’s ‘water and jobs’.

Vivreau, a global leader and innovator in the development and manufacture of purified drinking water systems, understands the importance of hydration in the workplace.

There are many benefits of ensuring staff are hydrated at work, including improved concentration and combating fatigue among many other physical benefits, which can improve overall health in the workplace.

Stephen Charles, Managing Director at Vivreau explains: “Hydration can be easily overlooked in the workplace. However, having a hydrated and healthy workforce can improve overall productivity. Facilities managers play an integral role when it comes to deciding how water is made available, making it accessible and appealing.”

Dehydration in the workplace is not uncommon in the UK and can result in staff suffering from headaches, fatigue, dizziness and many other unpleasant symptoms, all of which can have an impact on health, productivity and even personal safety at work. Research has shown that losing just 2% of water from your body (on average consisting of 60%) can reduce cognitive (mental) performance. Therefore, it is in every employers’ interest to ensure that staff are well hydrated and that is where building and facilities managers can really make a difference.

To avoid dehydration in the workplace, Vivreau suggests the following top four hydration tips:

  1. Ensure that water is readily available in hot and dry environments – dehydration is often caused by temperature control systems speeding up moisture evaporation.
  2. Drink fluids cooler than room temperature – water is the healthiest way to hydrate in comparison to other drinks, as it contains no calories or sugar.
  3. Encourage staff to drink at regular intervals throughout the day, regulating hydration levels, allowing for one glass of water for every cup of tea or coffee.
  4.  Offer fruit for staff to infuse still water and offer sparkling water for those who may need some encouragement.

Whilst it is perfectly safe to drink tap water in the UK, many consider filtered water to contain fewer impurities, especially in some parts of the UK which have ‘hard’ water that can be unpleasant to drink, whilst others simply prefer the taste of filtered water.

However, drinking bottled water is not without consequences, the UK spends over £2billion a year on bottled water; getting through approximately 15 million plastic bottles a day.

LA has recently made a bold decision which could pave the way for the future of sustainable hydration, introducing a ban on plastic water bottles in the city. Using plastic bottles increases carbon footprint up to 30 times more than tap water and costs up to 500 times more; there has therefore never been a better time to make significant changes in how water is made available.

Sustainability is at the core of Vivreau’s ethos and with it innovative and sustainable products, Vivreau has helped many organisations reduce their carbon footprint whilst promoting a healthier workplace.

One sustainable solution to making purified water readily available to all staff is the Vi tap from Vivreau. The Vi tap dispenses mains-fed purified chilled still, sparkling and instant boiling hot water from one single tap with a touch sensor control and zero splash. The sparkling option is perfect for those who consider water to be a dull beverage.

Stephen Charles, Managing Director at Vivreau explains: Awareness surrounding the importance of employee wellbeing and personal health in the workplace continues to grow. The Vi tap is one of many sustainable solutions we offer to keep staff hydrated and healthy. Providing the option of still or sparking also makes staying hydrated more appealing.

Springer Nature a leading global research, educational and professional publishers installed one Table Water Bottling System and 30 Vi tap systems throughout their UK headquarters in London.

John Haskell, Contracts Manager at Springer Nature commented: “I would say that the Vi tap system is one of the most used items of equipment that we have on the premises. With the proximity of the Vi tap, staff are constantly topping up their bottles and taking them back to their desks, so they rehydrate on a regular basis.”

Keeping staff hydrated can be key to health and productivity in the workplace and ensuring that water is readily available is a fantastic way to encourage staff to stay healthy in your facility.

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Tracerco sees the HD future with Hiperwall

Videowall specialist Saville Audio Visual has added their dynamic HD technology to the headquarters of one of the UK’s leading oil and gas technology companies.

International oil and gas service provider, Tracerco is part of the Process Technologies Division of Johnson Matthey and a world leader in its field. The company aims to ensure full optimisation and efficiency of customer assets across the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries.

In 2014 Tracerco opened the £9m purpose built Measurement Technology Centre in Billingham, Cleveland.  Saville was commissioned to install a state-of-the-art NEC Hiperwall system in the atrium reception area, to display marketing communications material showcasing Tracerco products and services.

The display comprises six NEC 46” full HD screens mounted in a bespoke videowall frame, with audio delivered via a Yamaha professional sound bar. The system includes a remote control option that also provides an ambient light sensor, to monitor and control the image brightness automatically.

Saville regional technical manager John Andrews said: “The software-based technology of the Hiperwall system enables the source equipment rack and computers to be remotely located, with content delivered over network cabling. This arrangement delivers consistent, high definition images in almost any lighting conditions.”

The Tracerco installation is one of many new case studies featured in Communicate 2016, available from Saville. Visit http://www.saville-av.com/communicate

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How are you managing?

The Facilities Management industry is in a unique position, encompassing the diverse range of services required to look after both the fabric of a building itself and the needs of those occupying it.

Maintaining a safe and efficient workplace in these circumstances can be a challenge in itself, particularly as managers are often tasked with overseeing a combination of in-house and contracted workers for various jobs. Throw in the wide range of equipment types utilised by this workforce – from building maintenance and refurbishments right through to cleaning and communications – and it’s easy to see why some Facilities Managers may struggle to stay on top of their responsibilities.

One key area that can be difficult for managers and supervisors to police is the safe and effective use of onsite equipment. Many managers and supervisors may not, themselves, be qualified operatives which raises the question “how do managers and supervisors know if their operatives are using equipment in the way it is designed to be used and the way that they have been taught?” The answer, more often than not, is that they don’t.

Add to this greater emphasis from the HSE on the competency of managers and supervisors and their role in reducing accidents and harm to employees and, facing this added pressure to get things right, it’s no wonder managers and supervisors of onsite equipment can feel overwhelmed.

There are, however, solutions. More and more courses are being developed that cater specifically to the needs of modern-day managers and their businesses. Not only are there courses available to help managers gain better control over on-site operations but they also demonstrate the benefits of a safe, efficient workforce. Meeting legal requirements is a necessity but there are also financial gains to be made, and they are vast: saving money on compensation, legal fees, damage costs and expensive disruptions, not to mention the boost an accident free workplace can give to staff morale, productivity and company reputation.

Confident and capable managers

So when looking for accredited training for your managers, where is the best place to start? First things first, to be able to keep their teams safe, Facilities Managers need to understand what their responsibilities for health and safety are and how to meet them. Courses such as IOSH Managing safely have been developed to help them do just this. Delegates will develop their ability to assess and control risk, identify hazards, investigate accidents and measure performance, among other vital managerial skills.

For those who oversee operators using materials handling and access equipment to carry out tasks, there are also more specific training options available to Facilities Managers. And, let’s be clear, these aren’t operator courses, managers are not required to operate the equipment themselves but they do need to understand what good and bad practice looks like and be able to spot and limit hazards as they occur.

For example, there are accredited courses available designed specifically for those who are responsible for overseeing the use of forklift trucks. Mentor offer an AITT accredited Managing Forklift Operations course and the IOSH-approved IOSH Managing safely forklift operations, which integrates the Managing Forklift Operations course into the standard IOSH Managing safely training, providing an enhanced qualification within the four day duration. Both explain the basic fundamentals of forklift safety such as pre-use checks, stability, stacking and destacking, and enable managers to ensure forklifts are being operated safely and efficiently in the working environment they oversee.

Managing work at height

When it comes to working at height, industry leading organisations IPAF and PASMA have developed specialist courses for those managing the use of access equipment on site. IPAF’s MEWPs for Managers course provides delegates with the skills and knowledge to confidently oversee the use of mobile elevated work platforms, from regulations and planning to supervision and accident prevention. If your teams use mobile access towers, your managers will benefit from PASMA’s Towers for Managers course. Following this course delegates will be able to ensure that the use of towers is planned, safe and meets all relevant legislation and best practice guidance.

 Whatever their responsibilities, once they are equipped to assess risks and recognise hazards, the more confident and capable your managers will be to step in, communicate effectively and ensure best practice is upheld, for the good of everyone working in the vicinity. After all, it’s not just about complying with legal guidelines, it’s about being willing and able to actively promote good practice during every shift and making sure everyone gets home safe.

 For further information on training that will maximise your managers’ potential, call 01246 555222 or visit www.mentortraining.co.uk.

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Leading shopping centre coffee shop chain selects Design & Contract Furniture again for new stores

As nationwide shopping centre coffee shop chain, bb’s Coffee and Muffins, expands across the UK and Ireland, Design & Contract Furniture has been selected to provide more bespoke furniture for the newly opening stores.

Renowned for its tempting range of freshly baked ‘made on site’ muffins and delicious barista coffees, bb’s Coffee and Muffins, as part of the Retail Food Group, has over 50 stores across the UK and Ireland with three recent new store openings in Maidstone, Ipswich and King’s Lynn and plans to open another 10 this year. As the company’s long-term furniture provider, Design & Contracts worked closely with the opening stores to provide the right furniture to match the brand’s existing theme. Amongst the tailor made furniture is a range of faux leather arm chairs and banquette seating, as well as Billiani dining chairs and solid ash dining tables.

Design & Contracts has worked with bb’s Coffee and Muffins for over 15 years and provides furniture for the majority of the brand’s high street stores.

Andrew Moyes, Group CEO (UK and ROI) of the Retail Food Group commented, “We have worked with Design & Contracts for many years and we have always found them to be extremely reliable and flexible in what they offer. As a brand we have an image that we need to portray across all of our stores and this is something we have been able to achieve through the furniture they have supplied.”

As a busy shopping centre coffee shop chain, bb’s Coffee and Muffins receives a high number of customers each day and therefore required furniture that is able to withstand constant use without compromising the quality or appearance.

Andrew Moyes commented again, “All of the furniture supplied by Design & Contracts is very high quality and robust which has made them an attractive choice for newly opening stores. The team at Design & Contracts are always very helpful and supportive and continue to provide an excellent service long after each project is completed.”

Amongst the many seating options are a number of retro-inspired Milan and Ludo armchairs, upholstered in Skai Sotega Nature and Olive faux leather. The two vibrant colours present a modern, stylish twist on classic armchairs, with contrasting coloured buttons for extra decoration. The armchairs offer exceptional comfort with cushioned seat and back pads.

Design & Contracts also provide banquette seating in Skai Sotega Nature faux leather, with contrasting buttoned backs in Begonia and Elderflower Sunbury fabric. The style of the seating reflects the retro theme of the armchairs; however the earth-coloured leather fashionably contrasts with the entire furniture scheme. Like the armchairs, the banquette seating provides a comfortable option in the form of sofa-like seating.

Other seating options include traditional Bentwood chairs with a natural wooden frame, as well as sleek Billiani Pop chairs in a light and dark Zebrano finish, are supplied to add an element of simple elegance to the cafés.

Bespoke cushions are also provided for extra decoration, using Sunbury Aquaclean Belfast fabric in a range of colours, including Lizard, Begonia and Elderflower to add to the mix of pale pinks and greens presented across the stores.

All of the contemporary seating options are complemented with a range of mixed-sized, solid ash dining tables with a natural polished finish.

Design & Contract Furniture have worked with a large number of bars, cafés and restaurants nationwide to provide bespoke furniture and upholstery services. The company prides itself in offering furniture to match any corporate branding themes, or can work with its customers to create a fresh furniture scheme according to any interior design brief.

Further information on Design & Contract Furniture is available from the company on 01344 628 108, by emailing: sales@designcontracts.com or by visiting the company’s website at www.designcontracts.com

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Cistermiser Helps Thames Water Save Water

The UK’s largest water company has cut water use by a staggering amount at its Clearwater Court office in Reading following a trial of three new technologies in two of its washrooms.

Thames Water replaced the existing urinal sensors in the washrooms with Cistermiser’s Direct Flush.  They collectively reduced the amount of water used during the trial period by 90.7 per cent.

Meanwhile, the company also replaced the existing non-concussive taps with Cistermiser’s sensor-controlled Vectataps which cut water usage from the taps by 59 per cent.

When the gains achieved by these two sensor technologies were added to the savings from new toilets provided by another supplier it showed that the two washrooms now save over 11,500 litres a week and are on course to reduce water use by a colossal 500,000 litres over the next 12 months.

Direct Flush uses infrared sensors to detect visitors to the urinal, automatically flushing two seconds after use to ensure the highest level of hygiene from the minimum volume of water. It removes the need for auto-flush cisterns which flush all urinals intermittently even if they have not all been used.  The average water saving per urinal using Direct Flush at Clearwater has been calculated as 1,315 litres per person p.a.

Meanwhile the newly installed Vectataps are elegant, deck-mounted, polished chrome plated brass basin spouts with inbuilt infrared control which turn the water on whenever a visitor to the basin places their hands in front of the sensor.

Andrew Tucker, water efficiency manager at Thames Water, says: “We recently installed Cistermiser sensor taps and urinal sensors in two washrooms as part of a water efficiency pilot project at our head office in Reading.

“We have been delighted with the look and performance of the two devices and have achieved an average water saving of more than 80 per cent, compared with the previous efficient fittings. We are now looking to roll out further improvements to our other buildings.”

David Meacock, Technical Director at Cistermiser says: “This has been a terrific trial and provides an indisputable endorsement of the value of moving to sensor-controlled technology in the bathroom – the more so, given that the previous fittings were considered efficient.

“Not only have the water savings been enormous, there are substantial cost savings too – if the same combined technology was installed in all 16 washrooms at Clearwater Court it would lower annual water use by 4.8 million litres and save Thames Water around £10,000 per year.”
Call 0118 969 1611, email sales@cistermiser.co.uk or visit www.cistermiser.co.uk.

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Jangro set to shine at the Manchester Cleaning Show 2016

Jangro, the UK’s largest network of janitorial supply companies, will be showcasing two new additions to its impressive portfolio at The Manchester Cleaning Show 2016.

Delegates will be able to find out all about Jangro’s brand new ‘Learning Management Solution’ (LMS) website and pick up free voucher codes for exclusive access to the online training modules.

It’s inaugural Healthcare catalogue, which has been developed to meet the needs of a whole host of care and nursing facilities, will also be available on the stand.

In addition, Jangro team members will be talking visitors through the company’s added value services including its Budgeting Software and its Site Manager tool, which is a leading health and safety compliance solution.

Joanne Gillard, Operations Director at Jangro, said: “We are very excited to be attending this year’s Manchester Cleaning Show.

“It is recognised as the meeting place for the UK’s cream of the crop in the cleaning industry and we’re thrilled to be exhibiting our brand new website for our award-winning training programme and our first Healthcare catalogue.”

The Manchester Cleaning Show 2016 is at Event City on the 6th and 7th April. The Jangro team will be on stand C14 throughout the two-day event.

To attend The Manchester Cleaning show please visit – http://www.cleaningshow.co.uk/manchester

 

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