The Estates & Academic Environment Department (EAE) at the London South Bank University won the award in the Facilities Management category at the CIBSE Building Performance Awards 2021 for its extensive work in making the university campus more environmentally friendly. Through lighting, occupancy management, heat pumps and energy networks, the Estates team has reduced carbon on campus. Here's what they did and how they did it.
It is often said that you can tell a great deal about someone by the company they keep. This is also true for businesses. It is now clear that the ability to demonstrate a positive social impact is a non-negotiable.
Organisations have a lack of certainty and confidence about what the workplace should and will look like as businesses reopen their physical spaces, listeners of a webinar hosted by the Institute for Workplace and Facilities Management heard this week.
With the prospect of restrictions being eased as the UK emerges from lockdown and the tier system over the coming months, the thoughts of estate managers and property owners are now turning towards the resumption of scheduled upkeep and maintenance programs.
The rollout of a new data-sharing agreement between the Common Assessment Standard providers means the benefits of qualifying for and specifying the scheme are greater than ever. CHAS, managing director Ian McKinnon explains more.