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Promoting sustainable facilities management throughout the whole built environment.

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Smarter ways of working

The challenges of the pandemic and subsequent needs for adjustments to workplaces has created an unprecedented opportunity for FM, assisting clients to working smarter whilst ensuring the continued safety, wellbeing and productivity of service users, staff and suppliers.

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 even wider than controlling emissions and the huge challenges of hitting net zero carbon. 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 also finding ways to target and access local labour and to engage more smaller, local suppliers. Meanwhile legislative and policy challenges such as the introduction of PPN06/20, 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.

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Business case for sustainable facilities management

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

Latest facilities management resources

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

Modern Slavery
Waste and Resource Efficiency

Key FM topics

FM creates multiple sustainability impacts. Addressing the following topics will benefit FM, its clients and its supply chain.


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

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Energy and Carbon

Climate change is the biggest issue of our times and…

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Environmental Management

How we deal with the potential positive and negative impacts…

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Business Ethics

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

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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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Monitoring and addressing water consumption and use helps to reduce…

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Waste and Resource Efficiency

Changing the mindset from 'waste' to 'resources' and improving efficiency…

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social value
Social Value

Social Value is more important than ever and has a…

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Environmental Management in FM

This short animated film introduces some things  you can do to achieve effective environmental management within the existing built environment.

Environmental Management in FM – Sustainability Short

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