Monthly Archives: March 2008

10 Downing St on Twitter

It took a colleague over in Chicago to point out that Gordon is now twittering – is this for real?  One of my predictions for 2008 was an increase in such technology – I was thinking of the built environment … Continue reading

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WWF joins FMB for VAT cut on refurbs

Press release received from the FMB The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) today welcomed the publication of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) report, How Low, which looks at how we can achieve optimal carbon savings from the UK’s existing housing … Continue reading

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responsible sourcing accreditation to BS6001?

Will 6001 join the lexicon of standards for our sector, along with 9001, 14001, 18001 (with apologies to others missed!) Understanding the ripple effect of a facility in use or in construction is increasingly important within both client and supply … Continue reading

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sustainable connectivity

A new look for isite with a new image on the top banner(*). I like this design as it includes a RSS button – to get isite delivered to your desktop, and a search facility to search back through isite … Continue reading

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… on Heathrow T5 and fm

Are the current problems and issues at Heathrow T5 a facilities management issue – one of usability, people and end user experience. A glitch perhaps, but a costly one, in a very complex operation, one of the most complex airport … Continue reading

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Low impact eco village

From the eco cities of the world to plans for a low impact eco-village in Wales. Lammas, in its bid to get planning permission has put together a comprehensive and absorbing website. Well worth checking out. from the Lammas website:  … Continue reading

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Urban revolution

Continuing the theme of Eco Cities … Jaime Lerner‘s ‘urban revolution’ successfully transformed a congested, grimy, crime-ridden city into a world-renowned model of green living and social innovation. London can do it too, reports  Tom Phillips in an excellent and … Continue reading

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