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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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Codelocks CL4520 smart lock makes its debut in the market

Codelocks’ CL4520 smart lock combines convenience, flexibility and a powerful mortice lock with a double cylinder. This fresh, new lock is ideal for buildings and environments that experience high traffic or for busy Building Managers seeking to streamline their activities. Presenting the same lever and keypad as the popular CL4510 lock, the CL4520 takes security to the next level. It…

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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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CLARITY-The Soap Cọ is making a real splash in business washrooms UK-wide with its diverse range of quality soap brands.

The social enterprise, based in London’s East End, employs 115 staff, with approximately 80% of these having some form of disability or long-term health condition – from visual impairments to depression and anxiety, severe epilepsy to hearing difficulties. All revenues from sales are dedicated to creating meaningful employment and training opportunities and last year an amazing 10,000 days of employment…

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