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Cities and Green Building Councils join forces to increase energy efficiency…

Under a new partnership between the World Resources Institute-led Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) and the World Green Building Council, Green Building Councils located around the world will be working with various cities in order to increase energy efficiency in buildings. 

Green Building Councils based in Poland, South Africa, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Colombia will work with mayors and city leaders in Dubai, Warsaw, Tshwane and Bogota, under the BEA, to achieve a goal by 2030 to double the rate of energy efficiency; recognising the best course of action to create significant efficiency improvements, as well as receive market buy-in from those who will help generate these energy savings.

Announcing the partnership at the Green Building Council of South Africa’s annual convention in Johannesburg, CEO of the World Green Building Council, Terri Wills, said: “Cities and the buildings which make them up consume around 75 per cent of global energy, putting them at the coal face of our fight against climate change. But whilst they are a major consumer of energy, cities also have huge potential to dramatically reduce energy use, with buildings offering one of the most effective ways to do so. Through collaboration with cities, our Green Building Councils will provide on-the-ground expertise to help realise this opportunity.”

Sodexo ‘proud’ to partner with the Stoddart Review…

The provider of specialist catering, life support and remote site facilities management services, Sodexo, has announced its partnership with the recently launched Stoddart Review in a bid to highlight the importance of facilities management roles.

The Review, which was founded in honour of Chris Stoddart MSc., FCIOB, FBIFM after his sudden passing in 2014, brings together decision makers and industry leaders in the provision of high performing workplaces; existing to put the workplace on the ‘business agenda’.

Marketing and strategy director at Sodexo, Andrew Wilkinson, commented: “I often get the opportunity to speak to organisations about their challenges in engaging employees, improving productivity or driving a culture that is more agile, diverse and collaborative.  I can see a clear trend emerging in the increasing number of clients who recognise the value that outsourced facilities/workplace management services can bring.”

He continued: “The challenge however is making this the norm, it is something we should surely all be focussed on. By bringing together the thoughts of business leaders and world-leading thinkers in the provision of high performing workplaces the Stoddart Review can only help in this as it exists to put workplace on the business agenda.”

 

Find out more about the Stoddart Review here

IFMA and RICS collaborate in celebration of World FM Day…

Further to the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) collaboration — which was announced in April of this year — both parties have publicly continued to commend the approximate 25 million facilities management (FM) professionals around the world for the variety of fundamental roles they play.

Consistent with the ‘Empowering people for a productive world,’ theme of this year’s World FM Day (July 13), the collaboration was created to enable facilities management professionals to connect via a global network of education, research, best practices, events, and support.

Celebrations are expected to progress around the world until July 15.

To find out more about the collaboration, click here

 

FM and Sports & Leisure Forums join LIW for ‘forward-thinking’ partnership…

It has been announced that the Facilities Management Forum and the Sports & Leisure Forum will support the Facilities Management Education Stream at Leisure Industry Week (LIW) on September 20-21.

The education programme will be devoted to all aspects of the design and layout of a leisure facility, and delegates will be able to leave with the knowledge to effectively set up their own facilities to maximize the customer experience and sales.

UK managing director at LIW, Steve Orton, said: “LIW always looks to work with forward-thinking and progressive partners. To ensure the Facilities Management Education Stream of LIW delivers high quality and relevant content, partnering with Forum Events makes perfect sense and allows us to offer solutions that meet the real needs of Facilities Managers within the leisure industry.”

The seminar programme will also feature topics and discussion on: entry systems, energy efficiency, booking software, lighting, flooring, layout, planning and much more.

 

You can learn more about the Facilities Management Education Stream here