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On Tuesday 6th November the University of Hertfordshire hosted an event for the British Institute of Facilities Managers, which was sponsored by EValu8 and ElectrAssure. Facilities managers are responsible for many of the buildings and services which support businesses and other types of organisations, as such they are ideally placed to be able transform places and people to become more ‘green’ and to run a sustainable site.

Evalu8 presented alongside ElectrAssure on a segment about sustainable transport, specifically electric vehicles (EVs).  The benefits of using an EV were given alongside practical issues around installing charging points on a site.  Attendees also had the opportunity to view some EVs, including the Renault Kangoo, Toyota Prius and the Vauxhall Ampera (car of the year 2012).  We were lucky that despite it being cold it wasn’t raining!

The University has been busy implementing changes to ensure they run a sustainable site and working hard at becoming an exemplar in running large sustainable green campuses.  University staff from various areas presented on how to set up a travel plan for your site, embedding sustainability across operations, managing food waste and recycling, greening ICT and behaviour change.  The attendees had plenty of laughs on the subject of how unobservant people can be and if you would like to see some examples then look for Richard Wiseman, a UH psychologist, on YouTube.  Why is this so relevant I hear you ask? Well if you haven’t realised the light is switched on you won’t think to turn it off!

The event was a big success with full attendance and a great atmosphere. Everyone found the topics both interesting and relevant, when leaving the event they were already planning how they could implement some of these changes into their area of work too!

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