The SFG20 library of standard maintenance specifications for building engineering services is the industry benchmark for planned maintenance and an essential tool in tendering, service level re-modelling and auditing.
SFG20 offers bespoke maintenance models for specific building types including schools, commercial offices, banks, airport terminals, prisons, hotels and large retail establishments. By customising the core task library, clients, consultants and contractors can ensure relevant statutory/regulatory compliance and prevent the costly over-maintaining of assets. Inclusion of RICS’ new rules of measurement completes the build, maintain, replace standard life-cycle costing model, and new criticality ratings enable clear prioritisation of maintenance tasks to streamline budget and project management.
At Trios, we believe that working to this standard gives our customers transparency, ensuring that we’re not only keeping you safe and your building working for you, but also adding business value.
The acronym “DECC” appears in almost every UK energy news story. So, who are they and how do they impact your business as an energy consumer?
DECC, or the Department for Energy and Climate Change, has the main role of determining energy policy in the UK. Simply put, they make sure our energy is not just clean, but affordable, too.
Here at Trios, we take a closer look at DECC to see if it applies to you and to help guide you through the legislation on your energy performance. Be it from helping you to achieve your Carbon goals through to managing energy consumption on your sites by utilising our specialist services giving you the support and care you want.
BREEAM is the world's foremost environmental assessment method and rating system for buildings, with 250,000 buildings with certified BREEAM assessment ratings and over a million registered for assessment since it was first launched in 1990.
BREEAM sets the standard for best practice in sustainable building design, construction and operation and has become one of the most comprehensive and widely recognised measures of a building's environmental performance. It encourages designers, clients and others to think about low carbon and low impact design, minimising the energy demands created by a building before considering energy efficiency and low carbon technologies.
A BREEAM assessment uses recognised measures of performance, which are set against established benchmarks, to evaluate a building’s specification, design, construction and use. The measures used represent a broad range of categories and criteria from energy to ecology. They include aspects related to energy and water use, the internal environment (health and well-being), pollution, transport, materials, waste, ecology and management processes.