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FM World Magazine, Innovation, Research and development, Technology

SMART CONTRACTS: THE SMART OF THE DEAL

Smart contracts have the potential to deliver greater transparency to the client-supplier relationship as well as dispute-free automation of payment for services, writes Nicholas Newman. While still in its nascency, particularly in facilities management, blockchain technology  and smart contracts hint at a future in which transactions surrounding daily maintenance and […]

Energy, FM World Magazine

DEMAND SIDE PROFIT

Cutting energy bills is an incentive for any business, but generating revenue from surplus power is even better. Nicholas Newman explores the intricacies of demand-side response. Almost a fifth of UK businesses spend more than £250,000 a year on energy, according to the Daily Telegraph and YouGov business energy survey […]

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Energy, Energy Saving, Energy Storage, FM World Magazine

BATTERIES POSSIBLY INCLUDED

Energy efficiencies and lower bills have encouraged many businesses to embrace reforms, but the potential to earn revenues and guarantee secure supplies has prompted a small but growing band to install turbines and solar panels to generate electricity. Examples include Caerphilly Oakdale Business Park, which generates 11 gigawatt hours (GWh) […]