Monthly Archives: February 2009

twittering facilities management

Post UPDATE: A twitterleague group has been created at  – this may not be the ideal method in the long run but a good starting point to identify those in FM who use twitter.  I can see the definition of facilities … Continue reading

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Carbon Consultation Confusion (update)

There are a number of papers and proposals out for consultation at the moment, one just closed and another still to come.  So as a guide (and really looking for correction here if anyone can add to): Code for Sustainable … Continue reading

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defining zero carbon – more clarifications (for homes at least)

On Wednesday I sat in on a Zero Carbon Hub consultation event relating to the defining-zero-carbon-homes-presentation2zero carbon definition  for buildings. I did manage to send some tweets via twitter during the session, and here, I have pulled these together to give … Continue reading

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musing on a carbon 1:5:200

Reading many items and articles on the carbon issues that the built environment faces in the coming years, I have jotted a number of random thoughts in google notebook, which may one day be useful ‘spin’ for example: …almost every … Continue reading

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sustainability concerns on Preston Tithebarn

Picked up from Prestonblog, CABE (Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment), a letter of concern to the developers of the Tithebarn scheme for Preston city centre on the PrestonLancs forum, . In the letter they raise concerns that the … Continue reading

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nw business start up training opportunity for females

Let our Business start up training enable you to confidently progress into self employment in the Construction Industry   Constructing the Future   (Elevate East Lancs) in conjunction with Elan are holding business start up training for females interested in starting … Continue reading

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facilities carbon management

Indication that carbon management is becoming a key element of the facilities management role is evident through the Guardian article Cut and Run which focuses on UCLAN’s excellence performance in obtaining the Carbon Trust Standard. The Carbon Trust says that universities … Continue reading

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