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The global energy landscape is changing. The grid can no longer rely on large, centralised power stations to meet demand. As a result, we continue to shift towards decentralised renewable power.
In order to gain a competitive edge, an increasing number of businesses are rethinking their energy strategies, while focusing on digitalisation to innovate, minimise risk and increase flexibility. Emerging technologies that make use of connected digital systems enable companies to generate and consume energy more sustainably and interlock with the grid digitally. Businesses are also considering the increasing reliance on energy for their own operations and of their third-party suppliers like cloud infrastructure providers, and ensuring that they are also resilient to power interruptions.
On this webinar, we explore the sustainability challenges facing businesses today and outline how energy optimisation can help reduce costs, increase flexibility and improve resilience. We draw on examples from case studies and provide a step-by-step guide on how businesses can implement energy optimisation to empower sustainable business growth.
As organisations seek to bolster their appeal to employees in an increasingly competitive market for new recruits, there's an increasing role for the workplace in providing for employees' personal purposes.
But there are challenges, too. As well as managing the provision of services as varied as tailoring, dry cleaning, parcel delivery, shoe repairs, haircuts or takeaways delivered to the desk, workplace managers are catering for staff no longer tied to fixed desks yet increasingly empowered to see their place of work, not their homes, as the destination for personal deliveries.
All of which poses the question - how far can this quasi-concierge capability go? And what duty of care is required of the workplace and facilities managers overseeing their provision?
This webinar, presented in association with Neopost (soon to be Quadient) considers the security, compliance and technology considerations that people managing the workplace have to consider.
Three experts will share their experiences of dealing with this growing phenomenon, discussing the connections between space and service provision that need to be managed.
FM World hosted a webinar , sponsored by Kronos, on the challenges of capturing and applying workforce data with a view to improving performance. The webinar covered how taking a data-driven approach to planning, monitoring, measuring and maximising the engagement and performance of your workforce can be transformational to individuals and the business, particularly in an environment of constant cost-consciousness.
This webinar was hosted by FM World Editor Martin read, and discussed the impact of the National Living Wage (NLW) and what it meant for FM. Joining Read was Neil Pickering, industry marketing manager, Kronos; Stuart Wright, property and facilities director, Aviva plc; and another client involved in introducing the NLW into their business.
A webinar brought to you by FM World and Supply Management sponsored by Office Depot.
It's often said that if only contractors were allowed more than the typical three years in which to hone their delivery of service, all would be right in the FM outsourcing world. But is this really the case? Would longer contract terms mean a) stronger engagement and investment by the FM contractor, and b) a better level of service delivery to the client?
The discussion focused on the following points:
What is the optimum term length for facilities management contracts?
Is there a conflict between procurement's desire for financial competitiveness and FM's desire for consistency of delivery?
What are the potential disadvantages of extended term lengths?
Is the fight for longer term lengths masking issues of inadequate management / service benchmarking by the client?
The webinar's theme was how the procurement of facilities management can play a role in enhancing a business's brand.
Issues covered during the hour-long session included:
How to save money and improve customer service
How to measure and implement 'added value'
How to protect your brand when buying FM services
How to create an FM model designed around the customer experience
Which service level agreements can boost innovation
How best to manage the supplier relationship
The world's largest dedicated facilities management event takes place at ExCeL London. Source cost-effective solutions and discover the latest technology and thinking in two new features - Smart Buildings Expo and the Workplace Wellbeing Show.
Read in-depth facilities management features, interviews with leading figures, round table reports and building case studies.
Are the principles of soft landings a 'graduated handover' of a building project to its occupiers once complete fully accepted? And is FM ready for its role in the project spotlight? Our round table, sponsored by Gardiner & Theobald, considered the issues.
They may have been uneasy bedfellows in the past, but a recent roundtable saw representatives of FM and procurement discussing their common concerns and how together they could raise the status of both professions.
The role that FM should be playing in maintaining and protecting an organisation's brand values was the subject of a lively roundtable at FM World's offices in London.
New rules this Autumn will oblige organisations to enrol employees into pension schemes but with issues of staff turnover and fragmented employment contracts, FM service providers will be hit worse than most. These and other issues were the subject of debate at a recent roundtable, sponsored by The People's Pension
FM World brings together a group of key figures from the world of catering and facilities management at a roundtable, sponsored by BaxterStorey and chaired by Cathy Hayward.
Lighting accounts for around one third of energy costs within commercial buildings so in our latest roundtable, industry voices assemble to discuss how FMs can best achieve efficient and effective lighting.
In the fifth of a series of industry roundtables, arranged in association with BDO Stoy Hayward, experts from the FM sector explore government spending and procurement processes FMs to positively plan their career paths
IWFM webinars and other events
BIFM Ireland summit
The BIFM Ireland conference embraced the 'Internet of Things' (IoT), and examined how facilities management is embracing new digital communications technologies.
BIFM webinar: Understanding Facilities Management Strategy and its Business Impact
This webinar enables you to develop knowledge and understanding of drivers, tools and principles involved in developing and monitoring facilities management strategies in relation to risk profiles and the overall business strategy.
Smartworking summit 2017
This summit explored the theme of ' Understanding Workplace Productivity'. People are messy. Not in a physical sense of having an untidy desk, but in that every single person on the planet is different.
Apprenticeships: The Future
The value of apprenticeships to the facilities management sector was explored at the BIFM corporate members' event. Speakers debated the need for the sector to increase the number of apprentices.
The ThinkFM theme this year was 'FM in a Connected World'. Ben Waber discussed how cutting edge technology in enabling organisations to quantify social interactions and the impact the workplace has on how people work.
Managing FM Teams Across Borders
This webinar explored the growing trend for organisations to manage and procure facilities at a continental or global level.
BIFM webinar: Good Practice Guide to Recycling and Waste Management
This webinar focussed on key drivers and principles behind recycling and waste management best practise. The webinar was aimed at FM professionals looking o improve their recycling and waste management strategy.
BIFM webinar: The Role of FM in BIM Projects
The last in a series of three webinars which supported the publication of the latest Good Practice Guide on The Role of FM in BIM Projects. The webinar explored how facilities managers could make use of digital information and predict the future performance of the facility and building elements.