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Cofely wins FM contract with Harrow Council

Cofely has been awarded a five year contract by Harrow Council to deliver a range of facilities and energy efficiency services.

The partnership will see Cofely deliver mechanical & electrical maintenance, building fabric, cleaning and a range of security services across the Council’s 162 building portfolio. It will also include energy efficiency services in support […]

HONEYWELL’S NEW SMART BUILDING TECHNOLOGY USES VISUALISATION AND SIMPLE, INTUITIVE INTERFACES TO IMPROVE OPERATIONS AND BUSINESS OUTCOMES

Command Wall

Honeywell (NYSE:HON) today announced the next generation of smart building technology, Command and Control Suite, which turns complex facility data into recommendations and easy-to-implement changes that help boost business outcomes — lowering costs, minimising risk and reducing downtime.

By combining intelligent automation, advanced analytics and visualisation with the simplified user experience of […]

Cofely GDF SUEZ wins contract to support Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew

RBG Kew Palm House

Cofely GDF SUEZ has been awarded a contract by Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (RBG Kew) to provide services across its estates. The contract includes the world famous Kew Gardens, as well as the 465 acre Wakehurst Place.

The partnership will see Cofely delivering a wide range of fabric, mechanical and […]

EcoSteer: Benefits the public sector through energy measurement and monitoring

The technology industry’s latest trend, the Internet of Things (IoT), might on the face of it appear as a daunting leap in the dark or as an overhyped consumer fad. Many examples of its use often look good on presentation slides or sound like the sort of thing dreamed up by overactive imaginations in […]

Toshiba air conditioning shortlisted in three categories of national technology awards

Air conditioning training equipment

Training centre

Toshiba Air Conditioning, a division of Toshiba Carrier UK Ltd, has been shortlisted for three major awards in the National ACR Awards 2015.

The company is a finalist in the Training Provider of the Year category for the creation of a nationwide network of air conditioning training […]

Electric Vehicles for just about every application

New hospital transporter buggy launch, March 31st 2014. Pictured left to right: assitant director of nursing and CQ Lesley Crosby, volunteer drivers Rolf Stobbart, Brian Rosan, Barbara Kelly and disability advisor Toni Tuthill

New hospital transporter buggy launch, March 31st 2014. Pictured are volunteer drivers Brian Rosan and Barbara Kelly

Bradshaw Electric Vehicles […]

Don’t take the risk with lone worker protection

Government and public sector organisations are under increasing pressure to provide protection and security for lone workers. John Wisdom, Managing Director of vehicle, asset and employee tracking specialist Ctrack, takes a look at some of the latest lone worker developments and innovations.

According to the British Security Industry Association, there are now more than six […]

Site for Doncaster’s potential HS2 rail college revealed

Rail College proposed site

An artist impression of the potential HS2 rail college on the site at Lakeside – created by Bond Bryan Architects

The location of the potential HS2 rail college in Doncaster has been revealed.

The 5.1 acre site at Doncaster’s Lakeside, would see the campus located close to the town […]

Changing places can change lives – for all

clos-o-mat at the Everyman Theatre

Robin Tuffley, marketing manager at Clos-o-Mat, examines why we should provide better accessible toilets…

clos-o-mat at Paddington

 

How often do you go the loo in a day? The average is up to eight times! Imagine how that impacts on your daily life if you need help […]

Budget 2014: UK Companies get Tax Relief and Export Boost

Insped Truck

Budget 2014 – UK Companies to get Tax Relief and Export Boost ‘The Government wants UK Exports to reach £1 trillion by 2020, and for 100,000 more UK companies to be exporting by 2020. ‘We need our businesses to export more, build more, invest more and manufacture more.’ – George Osborne, Chancellor […]

Peterborough City Council Places first order with Honeywell to cut energy costs at eight council sites

Peterborough Town Hall

Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced in February that it has received an energy performance contract order from Peterborough City Council to perform energy efficiency upgrades to eight facilities owned by the Council, including the town hall, swimming pools, a leisure centre, a library and a car park.

Honeywell has proposed a range […]

Building Lives awarded as most innovative training provider

Award winning Social Enterprise Building Lives appeared as proud as punch as they picked up the Award for Best Training Programme in Feb 2014. According to Housing Innovation Award event organisers, these are the only awards to focus solely on genuine enterprise in the sector.

The 2014 winners were decided by an independent panel of […]

Rule Changes In Aggregate Recovery A Golden Opportunity For Local Authority Road Waste Recycling

True Grit from Road Sweeper & Gully Waste

According to Siltbuster, leading waste treatment specialists, the newly published revised edition of the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) Protocol on the recovery of Aggregates from Waste is a major development for local authorities and their waste management companies, as it means they […]

CityFibre and Peterborough seal partnership on Gigabit City roll-out

 

Peterborough City Council

 

Cllr Marco Cereste, and CityFibre CEO, Greg Mesch

London and Peterborough, 13 November 2013 – CityFibre’s vision of creating Gigabit cities throughout the UK took a significant step forward today with the official signing of a strategic partnership agreement with Peterborough City Council at a ceremony held in […]