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Covid-19 special series: Improving your emotional and stress response – now and always

Improved self-awareness and taking the time to slow down may be key skills for you to consider in helping you make small but important adjustments in your life. You may find this article helpful in taking your first steps towards flattening your emotional response curve. Seamus helps people defuse workplace and life stressors through development… Read more »

MAXIMISING INVESTMENTS IN ENERGY MONITORING SYSTEMS

THE CHALLENGE This large manufacturing facility was investing in an energy monitoring system but wanted to ensure that a suitable level of power monitoring was incorporated into their new system.  As this was a very busy site with no dedicated resources available to analyse the power usage the system needed to be setup for automated… Read more »

HOW DO YOU STOP DIRT FROM BEING TRACKED INSIDE TWO OF THE UK’S MOST POPULAR SHOPPING DESTINATIONS?

How do you stop dirt from being tracked inside two of the UK’s most popular shopping destinations? Luxury department store Selfridges needed a highly effective, slip-resistant entrance mat that would stop dirt and moisture in its tracks. The problem The Selfridges stores in Birmingham’s famous Bull Ring and in Manchester’s Trafford Centre are visited daily… Read more »

HOW DO YOU GIVE ENGINEERS SAFE ACCESS TO VITAL ROOFTOP SERVICES WITHOUT DAMAGING THE ROOF MEMBRANE – OR INJURING THEMSELVES?

A new Ikea store on the outskirts of Berlin chose to install 700 metres of Plastex Crossgrip PVC rooftop matting to mark out clear and safe walkways for the maintenance staff needing to access the roof. The problem Like many large retail businesses, Ikea tends to house many of its vital services and plant equipment… Read more »

FRONTRUNNER. YOUR NUMBER ONE DEFENCE AGAINST DIRT

Three entrance mats, three tests, one big bucket of dirt When it comes to stopping unwanted dirt and moisture in its tracks, Frontrunner is ahead of the pack. Our customers often ask us exactly how much dirt our entrance mats absorb, so we ran a couple of different tests – and the results are impressive…. Read more »

Top Tips For Productivity In The Home Office

Dress like you’re at the office Over the last week have you got up in the morning and thought, ‘my desk is just downstairs, I don’t really have any meetings apart from one zoom call, I’ll just put on the joggers and slippers and leave the camera off for my meeting?’  This is the biggest… Read more »

4 Simple Ways To Improve Employee Wellbeing After Lockdown

Embrace flexible working Employee wellbeing isn’t just about how we feel at work – it’s about every part of our lives. Work is extremely important, but for many people, it’s the things outside of work that give our lives meaning and purpose. If work impacts our ability to enjoy those things, then inevitably, we start… Read more »

What is the Energy Performance of Irish Public Bodies

Who are the most influential public bodies/facilities that are driving Ireland’s energy-efficient results? What initiatives are they doing to achieve massive improvement? How can your business learn from their success? Email cathal.brady@ultantechnologies.com to learn more about energy savings for your facilities. To read the full article, click here 

Are you prepared to re-open your workplace?

As governmental restrictions permit the return to work and businesses are broadly allowed to reopen workplaces, occupiers can take steps to prepare to welcome employees, customers and visitors back to your places of business. CBRE is sharing our expertise based on a rapidly growing body of experience, detailed guidance documents, technical specifications, protocols and tools… Read more »

Are building certifications ‘Greenwashing’ the energy-efficiency industry?

With so many industry buzzwords and certifications, it’s increasingly hard for people to distinguish between what are, and are not, relevant environmental credentials. We are all aware of the buzzwords. There are green and healthy buildings , zero-carbon buildings and the Living Building Challenge, which are backed up by certifications such as LEED, BREEM, GRESB,… Read more »