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Enhancing sustainable facilities management throughout the built environment

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Environmental challenges

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, so 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 for clients is critical to improvement.

Labour challenges, well-being and productivity

School Partners and clients are finding ways to target and access local labour and the engagement of 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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Business case for sustainable facilities management

Keith Chanter, CEO at EMCOR and Rory Murphy, from Vinci Facilities talk about why implementing sustainability into your FM business makes sense.

Latest facilities management resources

Free-to-access training materials, videos, webinars and resources.

Sustainability Strategy
Modern Slavery
Waste and Resource Efficiency
Social Value - Supplier Diversity

Key FM topics

The following topics can have a serious impact on the FM sector and its supply chain.

Sustainability

Sustainability addresses the social, environmental and economic challenges we face…

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Biodiversity
Biodiversity & Ecology

‘Biodiversity’ simply refers to all living things. Every species, no…

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Energy & Carbon

Climate change is the biggest issue of our times and…

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Environmental Management

Environmental Management is the term we use to describe how…

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Business Ethics

The identification, management and mitigation of risk of bribery, corruption…

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Materials

The built environment industry can reduce the negative impacts of…

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Sustainable Procurement

Procurement that has the most positive environmental, social and economic…

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Water

It’s essential to monitor water consumption to achieve the Government…

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Waste and Resource Efficiency

Enabling the built environment to move from a linear to…

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Environmental Management in FM

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

Environmental Management in FM – Sustainability Short

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