Stricter UK Regulations for Smart Charging in Electric Vehicles (EV)

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The initial phase of the UK government’s Electric Vehicles (Smart Charge Points) Regulations 2021 was activated on June 30, 2022. The second phase, prioritizing heightened security measures, took effect on December 30, 2022. These regulations aim to address the escalating demand for electricity amid the country’s shift towards electric vehicles (EVs) and enhance security protocols. […]

EPC: How to Improve Your Commercial Property’s Energy Efficiency

If you’re a commercial landlord in the UK, you may already be familiar with the concept of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs). But are you aware of the importance of an EPC, not just for compliance, but also for attracting and retaining tenants, reducing energy bills, and ultimately, increasing the value of your property? In this […]

What is Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) in the workplace


Environmental, social and governance (ESG) is starting to be prevalent across business journals and boardrooms throughout the UK – but what does it mean? Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) refer to the three central factors in measuring an organisation’s sustainability and societal impact. These factors have become increasingly important to […]

Surviving a Recession – Getting Best Value

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Managing a successful business can be hard work; managing it during a recession can be even harder. Defined as two continuous quarters of no economic growth, a recession hits business hard as demand, and consequently, revenue slows and uncertainly increases. It’s a difficult time with lots happening at an economic level that is completely out […]

What are Heat Pumps, CHP and Biomass Systems?

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Heat pumps, biomass and combined heat and power (CHP) systems are often talked about in the news, especially in relation to rising energy prices and the ‘cost of living crisis’. But what are they and what do they do? There are many technology options for individual heating, cooling and ventilation components and they can all […]

Lighting, Low-Carbon Means Low-Cost!

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Continuing with our theme of energy reduction opportunities, this month we look at low-cost measures that can be easily adopted, quickly implemented and capable of showing quick results. Lighting – Measure, Monitor, Minimise Remember the three golden 3M rules, Measure – Monitor – Minimise! These 4 lighting measures can be used to reduce your carbon […]

Return to the Sustainable Office – Going Back to Green

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Across the UK, the great ‘return to office’ is taking place. Sustainable office buildings are once again becoming hubs of activity and city centres are thriving as old routines kick back in. However, for many, there is one big difference.  Today’s workforce is now working in a far more flexible manner, with the home office […]

Solar Energy – Use it or Lose it!

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FM Director Nik Ashworth continues to delve into the world of Energy and this month looks at current energy issues and solar power. One of the biggest issues with solar panels a few years ago, and especially in domestic applications, was that you couldn’t use the energy you produced during the day if you were […]

Introduction to Energy Saving and Renewables

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In a series of blog posts, FM Director Nik Ashworth delves into all things Energy. He’ll be introducing energy-saving measures and technology that companies and organisations of all sizes can implement to minimise their impact on the environment, reduce energy usage and ultimately save money. As we strive to return to a new form of […]

Energy as a Service Free Download

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Keeping a building, working, heated and well lit are essential to everyday operations for all organisations. Energy costs are often one of the largest overheads for an organisation and with energy usage estimated to grow by over 40% by 2050, it is vital that effective action is taken. Most companies today are lacking an effective […]