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Increased focus on energy efficiency in Facilities Management

Two well-known facilities management firms recently set up energy divisions, BAM and Robertson.

The primarily construction-focused BAM has launched a new trading company, BAM Energy Ltd, within its FM division. BAM Energy is part of the BAM Construct UK group and "Promotes energy efficiency and local energy generation from renewable sources". Robertson, predominantly deals in the construction and infrastructure sectors have established an energy services department as a part of its FM offering to keep within the UK energy efficiency standards.

The newly created energy divisions are a signal highlighting the need for FM suppliers to be increasingly aware of energy-efficiency measures. A recent report by government-appointed body Innovate UK examined six years of data from its £8 million Building Performance Evaluation (BPE) Programme and discovered only one of 50 buildings studied produced the amount of carbon specified by its design. Although two-thirds of buildings studied used renewable energy, many experienced problems that had a negative effect on energy use and carbon emissions.

In conclusion, the UK Government’s carbon reduction target of an 80% reduction by 2050 will be “an unattainable goal, unless there is a revolution in how the country constructs and operates buildings”

Written by Nick Dereka, Head of Digital, Prime People Plc.