Building Performance Insights - June 2017

john o'brien lcmb

Welcome to our June edition of Building Performance Insights, our monthly round up to help make your buildings work harder for your organisation and people.

This month, we launch our estates transformation guide for UK businesses to help improve their competitive advantage, their productivity and return on investment. Download our ultimate guide to improving business performance.

We also update you on our target to improve workplace productivity by 10%. Our WLP+ project is currently working to define the optimal workplace environment.

And finally, take an accelerated ROI audit to assess the most effective way to get maximum performance from your estates budget and capital.

Please get in touch for a chat about how to improve your building performance or with any feedback on our newsletter, with me.



John O'Brien, Founder & MD
t: 01295 722823

Our ultimate guide to Improving Business Performance

How to improve your business productivity and return on investment?

LCMB’s ultimate guide to improving business performance

We’ve launched “Our ultimate guide to improving business performance” - a step-by-step framework for businesses to configure their estates in order to improve competitive advantage, productivity, return on investment and align themselves for future demands.

We wrote the guide because in our view UK businesses need a clear, step by step roadmap for their buildings and estate to meet the demands of customers, staff and hit budget and energy targets. We think this guide is necessary for anyone who like us, wants UK business to retain its world-leading status.

Our ambition is for every single UK business to benefit from this guide. We’ll share guide highlights throughout 2017 including a fantastic self-assessment questionnaire, but in the meantime, please help us by distributing this guide to all businesses you may know. Download our ultimate guide to improving business performance.

Mike Kenny joins LCMB as Senior Consultant 

 We are delighted to welcome Mike Kenny to LCMB as Senior Consultant with our Carbon and Energy reduction team.
Mike has more than ten years’ experience as an energy consultant, is an ESOS Lead Assessor, BREEAM Assessor and DEC Assessor.
Mike has extensive experience in managing and reducing energy and carbon use in buildings, estates and infrastructure. He has managed large invest to save and behavioural change programmes which have delivered very impressive savings.
He joins LCMB from Thames Water and has previously worked with Atkins and The Carbon Trust.
“I am delighted to welcome Mike to LCMB, Mike brings additional skills to our team which will help us deliver further energy, carbon and cost savings for our clients.”

Matt Whitehead, Associate Director, LCMB.

Defining the optimum workplace

Tom Cudmore, LCMB Senior Consultant introduces WLP+ (the Whole Life Performance Plus project), a collaborative effort to create workplaces that measurably enhance the productivity and wellbeing of occupants.

Most building designers, developers and users would agree that a high-performing building should be energy-efficient and provide optimum indoor environmental conditions for occupants. However, until recently the link between productivity and comfort & wellbeing of building users has too often been overlooked. Thankfully, stakeholders from across the industry are now waking up to the impact of buildings on occupants’ health, wellbeing and productivity.

The publication of the 2014 World Green Building Council report, Health, Wellbeing and Productivity in Offices, provoked great interest in indoor environmental quality (IEQ) and building users’ productivity & wellbeing. Since 2014, the UK Green Building Council and other industry bodies have produced several reports in this area, and more recently the UK-GBC has been trialling their concepts through the Wellbeing Lab initiative. Industry events on the topic are frequently over-subscribed, and the level of interest is increasing. However, when it comes to applying the principles to workplaces most practitioners are still at an early stage, and as the results of the Wellbeing Lab showed, what appears a reasonably simple model for improving indoor environments is very challenging to deliver in the real world.

Read the full article on i-FM’s website

LCMB’s ultimate guide to improving higher education performance through estates management.

Universities are facing more competition than ever before in the battle to attract students, staff and, crucially, funding.

Our work with a number of universities has shown us that Estates Managers are often expected to manage increasingly complex estate operations in laboratories and high tech facilities. Estates Managers are asked by their senior management teams to deliver these complex requirements with limited space and budget.

We’ve written a guide to help UK universities make their estates work much harder and budgets to stretch much further based on our experience and third party resources.

Download our ultimate guide to improving higher education performance.

LCMB's accelerated ROI audit

Too many organisations spend large sums of money on the wrong initiatives that generate a poor return or even a loss.

This is why we created the LCMB accelerated ROI audit. It cuts through the noise and quickly, clearly identifies the untapped performance improvement areas within your buildings.

The audit uncovers operational inefficiencies such as under-utilised space and facilities, as well as cost and energy reduction opportunities, and then provides a clear plan for realising potential.

By implementing the plan, we guarantee the audit pays for itself within 6 months and thereafter generates a positive return.

Contact John O’Brien on t: 01295 722823, e: to discuss how the LCMB accelerated ROI audit can improve your return on investment.

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