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The existing built environment and its surroundings have a significant and continual environmental impact. Buildings account for around 45% of the UK’s CO2 emissions.
But the issue goes much wider than just emissions. Looking at the efficient use of resources, understanding the circular economy and whole-life costing, and applying this knowledge to reduce environmental impacts and costs is critical to improvement.
Labour challenges, social value, well-being and productivity
School Partners and clients are finding ways to target and access local labour and to engage more smaller, local suppliers. Meanwhile legislative and policy challenges such as the Modern Slavery Act and Apprenticeship Levy make it necessary to re-think approaches to procurement, tendering, recruitment and management.
Facilities management (FM) service providers and their clients are working together to deliver social value, providing a built environment that contributes positively to well-being and productivity.
In order to meet these critical objectives FM needs to attract and develop the best possible talent across the sector and its supply chains. It needs people who understand and care about sustainability. The School is here to help this happen.
Why sustainable FM makes good business sense
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This short animated film illustrates why environmental management is a key issue, and outlines what you can do to achieve effective environmental management within the existing built environment