A news round-up of stories in the FM sector
The Biosan Sanitiser Aerosol from Genesis Biosciences has been proven to kill the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 that causes Covid-19 and with 100 per cent efficacy, said the company. It is recommended for use in communal areas – offices with hot desks, hotels and schools – or on shared equipment in gyms, or on public transport or card machines.
Vpod has launched its new Employee Service Desk, which connects all facilities and resources in the workplace. Its features include room and desk booking, locker booking, a help desk and indoor wayfinding
Service Desk offers users a “complete help solution at one point” so they are able to carry out their tasks efficiently.
Johnson Controls, the global leader for smart and sustainable buildings, has launched a new series of fire alarm control panels: the ZETTLER PROFILE Lite range. The range’s integrated fire detection solutions are suitable for many small-mid range applications, and are well-suited to healthcare environments, commercial offices, industrial and manufacturing facilities, retail outlets and more.
Reconomy, the UK provider of outsourced services to drive the circular economy – including waste and resource management, recycling services and environmental compliance – has launched its Reconomy Environmental Action Plan (REAP). Using this strategy the Telford-based business, together with its wider group of companies and sub-brands, aims to achieve net zero carbon by 2028. The initiative will dramatically cut the company’s use of fuel, heat, lighting and other sources of CO2 through science-based targets and carbon reduction plans. Actions include:maintaining digital meetings to reduce business miles; 100 per cent renewable energy usage for all Reconomy group offices; continuing the transition of fleet to hybrid and electric vehicles; planting a Reconomy-sponsored woodland; and an employee sustainability engagement programme.
The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has launched a Solutions Library designed to address shared sustainability challenges within the property and construction sector and enhance collaboration between innovators and corporates. Many of UKGBC’s members have already set ambitious targets for their environmental and social impact, and all business members are now required to have a corporate commitment to climate action. Now UKGBC is focusing its work on enabling its members and the industry to achieve those targets. Addressing the climate and ecological crises requires an innovative and collaborative approach to identifying specific challenges through to creating, sourcing, and implementing solutions. The new library offers practical and commercially viable solutions and case studies to help address common sustainability challenges across the sector.