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Sustainability still at core of FM | 20 April 2012

Sustainability is still the primary agenda for businesses looking to implement a facilities management scheme, fmassociation.org.uk reports.

Recent economic uncertainty had left many to believe that sustainability would become less important to people as the focus shifted from green policies and priority was put on riding out the downturn. Now it seems that many of those looking to source facilities management software are doing so to improve their green credentials.

The claims came during this year’s FM & Property Event at Celtic Manor resort, where experts in the field gathered together to speak of their experiences in implementing a facilities management scheme and the results they saw.

Among those who spoke were Dixon Retail’s head of UK store facilities, who told of the major energy reduction he achieved during his previous job in Tesco that took place even during the “teeth of the recession”.

Despite his success story, Ronay also warned that for some firms, their results will only be judged on how quickly they can repay the investment costs.

“Businesses whose projects are based on technologies offering pure carbon benefits rather than more immediate energy savings may find it more difficult to get sigh-off,” he told fm-world.co.uk.

Others who spoke at the event included Ian Broadbent of Hallmark Cards and Vodafone’s David Fry.

Written by David Howells on behalf of Qube Global Software

While posted by Qube Global Software all views expressed are not necessarily those of the company. All facts are verified where possible directly by the author.

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