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Environmental good practice in facilities management 

The facilities management (FM) function is responsible for complying with a range of environmental laws, however compliance should be seen as a bare minimum. Environmental good practice (EGP) goes beyond compliance, to preventing negative impacts of operating the building or site, minimising the risk of potential negative impacts, and achieving positive impacts where possible. The built environment and its occupation and use affects the natural environment. generating a number of environmental impacts.

The course is based on new CIRIA guidance Environmental good practice in facilities management (C797).

Who should attend

The training will be relevant to FM senior decision makers; Facilities managers; Building maintenance staff and any individual(s) responsible for delivering facilities management irrespective of job description

Why should you attend?

  • gain an overview of the emerging technologies and practices related to EGP in FM including their management and assessment
  • learn how to develop a strategy to apply EGP to properties and estates under their influence
  • understand the impacts of procurement on EGP and be able to procure with EGP influences
  • gain an overview of the environmental impacts that a facilities manager can influence
  • share experiences and knowledge with our expert trainers and other delegates
  • earn valuable CPD.

Course content outline

This one day course has been developed to complement new CIRIA guidance Environmental good practice in facilities management (C797). 

Introduction and overview
FM strategies
Procurement for EGP in FM
Overview of environmental issues:

    - Pollution
    - Indoor Air Quality
    - Resource and waste management
    - Climate change
    - Flooding
    - Water use 

More information
This training is currently available for in-house delivery only.  For further
details please email Nipa Patel at CIRIA.
Meet the EGP in FM trainers

This training is delivered by experienced trainers and authors of CIRIA guidance C797.


David Bleicher, Publishing Manager, BSRIA
David has a background in building services design, having worked on a variety of residential,commercial and educational projects both in the UK & USA. He currently manages BSRIA’s programme of technical publications and also lectures on topics such as mechanical and electrical building services, building regulations and airtightness testing.