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The existing built environment and its surroundings have a significant and continual impact on our environment, and buildings account for 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.
Major facilities management (FM) service providers and their clients are working together to reduce the environmental and social impacts of the built environment.
School Partners and clients are targeting local labour and the use of smaller, local suppliers, and legislative and policy challenges, like the Modern Slavery Act and the Apprenticeship Levy, mean it’s necessary to re-think the approach to procurement, tendering and recruitment processes.
In order to meet these challenges, the FM sector needs to attract the best possible talent across the sector and its supply chains. It needs people who understand and care about sustainability.
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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