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Building Performance Insights

It is almost a full year to the day since the first UK lockdown was imposed to reduce the spread of the virus.

In that year we have learnt a lot about what we value, how things could be, and most importantly how we envisage things should be when we emerge from the pandemic.

With the benefit of hindsight I am sure the UK’s response to the pandemic can be criticised in many ways. However, no one can fault the Government’s management of the vaccine procurement and rollout. I am now feeling more positive about the future, a return to a more normal, and hope you are too.

LCMB March Newsletter


Over the coming months we have an opportunity to refresh, renew and rebuild what we do as businesses and organisations.  This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to look critically at the nature of our work, workplaces and buildings, and transform them into

  • Better and more inspiring places to work
  • More resource-efficient places that are not wasting resources or polluting our planet

LCMB’s aspiration over the coming months and years is to continue to support our clients in transforming your workplaces, buildings and estates into better places, improving on the lessons learnt from the pandemic.

Our focus this month, as you will see in the articles below, is around carbon reduction. Do join us at 11am on Thursday 25th March when we’ll review the Route to Net Zero Carbon. Sign up to gain insights and practical tips to start your journey towards achieving net zero carbon.

I hope, like me, you are now feeling energised by the route the vaccine offers us out of the pandemic. It will give us the opportunity to refresh, renew and rebuild as we move forward.

Please do not hesitate to contact me or a member of our team if we can help you in your journey to a fresh new beginning and to achieving net zero carbon. Stay safe.

John O Brien

Founder and MD

Net Zero Carbon: How Can We Achieve It?

By now, you will have likely heard the terms ‘net zero’ and ‘carbon neutrality’. But what do they really mean? The carbon reduction target has transitioned from a ‘nice thought’ to both a legal and social obligation.

So, what is net zero and how could it impact your organisation?

Please click here to read more

Net Zero

March Webinar – The Route to Net Zero Carbon

Because the need to become net zero is now a legal requirement, it’s important to learn how best to do that. Our webinar will provide valuable insight, learning and practical tips for you to take away. We’ll look at the different ideas, technologies and policies that need to be implemented to effectively tackle climate change. This will be followed by a Q&A session with a guest panel.

Joining us will be Keeran Jugdoyal, Public Sector Decarbonisation at the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy; Dr Barbara Hammond MBE, CEO of Low Carbon Hub; and Sam Thomas, Climate Action Officer at Cherwell District Council. For more information on our esteemed panel and to sign up for the event

How to Make Your Workplaces and Buildings Safer and Healthier in 2021

The global pandemic put a sudden sharp focus on the impact our workplaces and buildings have on our health and wellbeing. Coinciding with a global move from green sustainable building to more emphasis on driving healthier buildings, the results are improved health and wellbeing for us and the environment.

This subject was discussed in our February webinar, where we were joined by leading sector experts and practitioners, including Nick Turner, Global FM lead at HSBC; Professor Tim Vorley, Dean of Oxford Brookes University business school; Asif Dean, Sustainability Director at Perkins + Will; and Joanna Watchman, Founder of Work in Mind.

The discussion was based around: ‘What is a healthy building, how you can make existing buildings healthier and what do you need to know about this global trend.’ To watch the video of this insightful discussion, do click here

Case Studies

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 01295 722823  [email protected] to discuss how the LCMB accelerated ROI audit can improve your organisation performance and return on investment.

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