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Monday, 4 August 2014

How to clean just about any stain from your carpet?

Useful home cleaning tips:

http://allkleencarpets.com/blog/index.php/how-to-clean-just-about-anything-out-of-your-carpet/

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Rape cases on the rise, take action!


In this past month we have read about several shocking rape cases. Every story has invoked a sense of outrage on how the innocent of all ages are being violated. The time has come for us to stand up against such heinous crimes and be the change we want to see in our society.


One small step is to review  security measures. Irrespective of whether it is a residence, factory, bank or  an office, an educational institution or any other place you frequent  do consider  and implement a few safety tips:



·          Get all your domestic staff and workers at your office police verified. If possible even get an additional background/antecedents check conducted.



·          If you are using a security agency, ensure that the agency is licensed to operate as per the PSAR Act 2005. The Act mandates that every guard has to receive a minimum of 160 hours of training before being deployed. Further each guard has to be police verified and paid laid down wages and statutory benefits. A well trained and compensated guard is more aware of his responsibilities and less like to take actions which may cost him his job.



·          Get a security and safety audit done for your premises to evaluate threat perceptions and risk. Among other things, this can be targeted to get women safely to and from work places. It can include access to and safety at various facilities and lighting arrangements.



·          As per the results of the audit, do consider installing necessary security equipment and surveillance cameras. Ensure that you have trained personnel to monitor your security equipment.



·          And lastly encourage everyone to follow commences security measures as awareness is the biggest deterrent to perpetrators.

Saturday, 19 July 2014

Latest news in facility management industry in India



Green is the way Indian real estate sector is headed

Corporate India is going “green” with its new campuses and buildings across the country. And this is primarily because it wants to cut down on power and water consumption, to reduce its operational and overhead costs.
According to green building certification agency, Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), out of the 25 billion sq. ft. of built up area in India, green spaces have crossed the 2 billion sq. ft mark. Now the green brigade is looking to reach 10 billion sq. ft. by 2022
But what makes a green building Green? “A building that strives to optimize demand for electricity, water and other natural resources (in construction, operation and demolition); generates all its electricity on site through renewable energy; caters to its water demands through sustainable processes such as rainwater harvesting; and recycles all its waste on site would qualify as a building meeting highest standards of greenness,” Priyanka Kochhar, Senior Programme Associate at The Energy Research Institute (TERI) said.

Source: The Indian Express (22nd June, 2014)

BIAL unveils green map

Besides conducting a tree planting activity on the World Environment Day, Bangalore International Airport Ltd is reinforcing its larger commitment by unveiling the Green Map of the airport. This map is positioned as an industry best practice to create more awareness on various green initiatives taken by BIAL.
This airport has achieved Airport Carbon Accreditation certification to Level 3 ‘Optimisation.’ It is also the first airport in the country to convert all ground operations to biofuel. The airport is equipped with a state-of-the-art 2 MLD (million litres per day) sewage treatment plant and a rain-water harvesting system that has ensured zero discharge and 100% recycling, complying with Karnataka State Pollution Control Board and Ministry of Environment & Forests norms.

Source: Clean India Journal (25th June, 2014)

BBMP to seek Spanish technology to solve SMW problem

Unable to cope up with mountains of garbage and the local residents resorting to rallies and protests resulting in the imposition of prohibitory orders by the Karnataka Government, the Mayor of Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike has sought help from Urbaser Limited of Spain to redress this problem. Urbaser is processing garbage in a place much smaller than the landfill sites including Mandur and Mavallipura in Bangalore.

Source: Clean India Journal (16th June, 2014)

IFMA launches Mumbai chapter

Founded in 1980, IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for facility management professionals. In India, they already have chapters in Delhi and Bangalore and have recently launched their Mumbai chapter.

Source: www.ifma.org

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Security Headlines: Woman injured in bank guards celebratory fire



Thursday, 3 July 2014

Successful completion of pilot project of training security guards for placement in UAE


Mr. Kabir Luthra receiving a plaque from Professor Peter Darcy of National Security Institute and Mr. Steve Delia of Knightsbridge Security Management on the successful completion of the pilot project to train security guards in India prior to their deployment in Abu Dhabi.

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

Wednesday, 25 June 2014

Green is the way Indian real estate sector is headed



Corporate India is going “green” with its new campuses and buildings across the country. And this is primarily because it wants to cut down on power and water consumption, to reduce its operational and overhead costs.


According to green building certification agency, Indian Green Building Council (IGBC), out of the 25 billion sq.ft. of built up area in India green spaces have crossed the 2 billion sq.ft mark. Now the green brigade is looking to reach 10 billion sq.ft by 2022


But what makes a green building Green? “A building that strives to optimize demand for electricity, water and other natural resources (in construction, operation and demolition); generates all its electricity on site through renewable energy; caters to its water demands through sustainable processes such as rainwater harvesting; and recycles all its waste on site would qualify as a building meeting highest standards of greenness,” Priyanka Kochhar, Senior Programme Associate at The Energy Research Institute (TERI) said.

Source: The Indian Express (22nd June, 2014)