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Free workshop on sustainable operation of buildings

15 October 2009

London South Bank University in collaboration with ABS consulting and euroLEADERS has launched a series of workshops, with training and mentoring programmes to deliver energy and carbon improvements and cost savings.

To deliver the carbon and cost savings that will be demanded by government, stakeholders and end-users, technical excellence is only one essential ingredient. What is required is a process that optimises environmental, financial and social factors combined with engineering leadership and business acumen to manage the implementation of technical solutions and to sustain the benefits. The workshops are  aimed at providing additional skills for FMs and building services engineers that will reduce cost and environmental impact while enhancing  value for owners and occupiers and profit for contractors and consultants.
The first one day workshop entitled Cost, Energy and Carbon Savings through Facilities Management and Engineering Leadership for Existing and Future Buildings , is to be held next week on  Thursday 22 Oct 2009, at the  Keyworth Building, London South Bank University, London SE1 0AA. It is free and 5 hours CPD will be accredited to attendees. It will be an introduction to new approaches to: the operation, design and procurement of buildings through Sustainable FM and Engineering Management.
Programme: 09.30-10.00: Registration
10.00-10.45: Understanding Operation - Introduction to Sustainable FM techniques and processes that will show how operating cost, energy efficiency, carbon emissions and user satisfaction can be optimised to provide best value for the occupier. This session will give an overview of two of ABS’ tried and tested processes for optimising cost and value:
-Continuous Commissioning (ConCom)
-Overall Liking Score (OLS).
10.45-11.15: Coffee break and networking
11.15-12.00: Mean, Lean and High Performance Engineering Management

The session will explore the project and business benefits of developing personal capability and leadership performance, in particular towards securing business in tough times and assuring the production of profitable results whilst sustaining relationships and securing full entitlement.
12.00-13.00: Lunch
13.00-13.45 New Build & Refurbishment – Getting it right at the start
.The session will explain how understanding operation through Sustainable FM will improve the quality of design for new build and refurbishment projects. It will demonstrate that with a holistic approach, Sustainable FM delivers financial benefit and not a financial burden during project procurement as well as in operation.
13.45-14.15 Tea break and networking
14.15-15.00 Introduction to Engineering Business Management techniques and processes
This session will provide an overview of two of euroLEADERS’ tried and tested processes for protecting profit and optimizing performance, whilst operating in a measured risk environment: - Protected Profit Plan (PPP) - Creativity in Risk management (CRM).
To book your place contact Judy Turton (e-mail: or Nadia Karagianni (e-mail:

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