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FOI Reveals Half Of NHS Trusts Are Charging Ahead With EV Infrastructure, But Off Track On Overall Decarbonisation Targets

Decarbonisation divide: half of NHS trusts have EV Charging Infrastructure on‑site yet half are behind or unclear on decarbonisation targets

electric vehicles at charge points According to figures released today by power management leader Eaton, half (51%) of NHS trusts in the UK have installed EV Charging Infrastructure (EVCI) on‑site for their staff, patients and the wider community. While this is a positive step towards a low‑carbon future, a similar proportion (53%) of NHS trusts are either behind on decarbonisation targets or do not have a clear set of emissions reduction goals in place. This new data was obtained through a Freedom of Information (FOI) request, issued to 173 NHS Foundation trusts across the UK, with 142 of them responding.

NBS And ASFP Announce Safety‑Based Collaboration

NBS & ASFP combined logo NBS, a leading specification and product information platform for the construction industry, has entered into a new partnership agreement with the ASFP (Association for Specialist Fire Protection), the UK’s leading association for the passive fire protection sector.

UKGBC Responds To CCC Advice For Third Climate Change Risk Assessment

UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) logo The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has responded to the new Independent Assessment of UK Climate Risk (CCRA3) produced by the Climate Change Committee (CCC), the latest independent assessment of climate change risks and opportunities for the UK.

FM Missing Out On The Promise Of New Technology

CAFM graphic of a modelled building A survey from property services specialist DMA Group has revealed some alarming contradictions to the FM industry’s approach to technology. More than two‑thirds (68%) of facilities management professionals said they felt confident knowing where smart tech could save money, time, and improve service delivery quality. Yet, only over a quarter (27%) reported that their organisation’s FM/property teams are unlocking the full advantages of smart technology in business process automation.

ABM Appoints Environment And Sustainability Manager To Drive Sustainable Excellence Across The Business

Katrina Hazell, new Environment And Sustainability Manager at ABM ABM, a provider of facility and aviation solutions, has appointed an Environment and Sustainability Manager to drive delivery of sustainable initiatives and reporting, across its business and industry and aviation divisions, in the UK.

Arcus FM Becomes The First FM Company To Join The British Retail Consortium

Exterior of an Arcus FM office building Award‑winning facilities management (FM) company, Arcus FM is proudly the first FM company to join the British Retail Consortium (BRC). Its associate membership cements Arcus’ strong retail focus and its commitment to helping make a positive difference to the retail industry and the customers it serves, now and beyond.

Serco:Engie Joint Venture ‘VIVO’ Awarded Significant Defence Infrastructure Contracts

Estimated base value of £900m and a potential total value of c.£3.4bn

Aerial image of Britannia Royal Naval College Dartmouth VIVO Defence Services (VIVO), a 50/50 Joint Venture between Serco, the international provider of services to governments, and ENGIE, the leading energy and services company, has been awarded contracts to provide asset and facilities management services for the UK Defence built estate by the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO). VIVO has been awarded contracts for two of the four regions being tendered under Lot 3 of the Future Defence Infrastructure Services (FDIS) programme. VIVO will be responsible for providing services in the South West and Central regions of the UK, the largest two regions of the four that were competed, and which represent around 2/3rds of the MOD’s estimated value of Lot 3 of the Future Defence Infrastructure Services contracts.

Commercial Washrooms Market To Be Worth £408m By 2025

A commercial washroom The Commercial washrooms market has been growing steadily between 2016‑2019, it was however not immune to the affects of the many lockdowns due to the Covid‑19 pandemic and experienced a sharp decline in 2020. Even with the new extensions to restrictions, this should not affect the commercial washrooms market as with previous restrictions and the market is expected to return to growth in 2021 and be worth £408m by 2025.

VPS UK Ltd Receives RoSPA Gold Award For Health And Safety Achievements

ROSPA 2021 Gold Award VPS, the UK‑wide specialist property and people security services firm, is celebrating after landing an internationally recognised award for demonstrating high health and safety standards.

Sika’s Schönox Renotex 3D

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Sika, a global leader in the manufacture of innovative building products, is to host a live webinar to promote the launch of its versatile thin‑layer screed system – Schönox Renotex 3D.

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