Environmental Management

Date: 29 October 2018

Venue: Westgate Business District, 24 Preciziei Blvd., Building H5, Groundfloor

About the course: This course provides knowledge and understanding of environmental management issues, how they affect organisations and will provide FMs with practical measures and tools to both deal with the challenges, and to gain benefits.

By the end of the course you will be able to describe:

  • The drivers for Environmental Management for an organisation and implications on FM;
  • Current UK and EC environmental regulatory requirements;
  • The day-to-day requirements of the Duty of Care and other waste management 
  • How effective waste management can benefit both the employee and organisation;
  • Overview of the energy legislative requirements and how they affect FM;
  • Energy efficiency model and to reduce consumption and mitigate usage through 
renewable technologies;
  • The concepts and requirements of Environmental Management Systems and 
  • How to implement key environmental initiatives and best practice within the workplace
  • Cost-effective techniques to improve environmental performance in terms of costs, 
practicality, and success rates;


Course content: Environmental Management is an area that has developed significantly over the past twenty years to become a pre-requisite to perform business. The growth in environmental issues has been categorised by requirement to achieve certification to externally verified standards such as ISO14001 or EMAS, and public awareness has been raised significantly. Much of this has had an increasing impact upon the Facilities Manager who has to take into account an array of legislative requirements to manage the building, and additional pressures of meeting external certification or stakeholder requirements. The building is at the forefront of an organisations persona portraying its values and beliefs. This has meant the role of the Facilities Manager has grown markedly to encompass activities such as waste minimisation, recycling initiatives, energy management and utility reduction to meet their customer’s expectations.


09.00 Course Registration

09.15 Introductions & Objectives

09.30 Global and Local Issues

10.00 What is Environmental Management for FMs?

11.00 Tea & coffee
1115 Environmental legislation

11.45 Sustainable Procurement. Understanding sustainability risks and priorities; Overview of existing tools available and their use

12.30 LUNCH

13.30 Waste Legislation and Management

14.45 Tea and Coffee

15.00 Energy Management – Efficiency and Technologies

16.15 Environmental Management Systems. Basic Concepts of an EMS and ISO 14001. Requirements & Benefits of an EMS. Environmental Auditing – Internal and External. Impact of Customer Requirements and Financial Drivers

17.15 Summary & conclusions

17.30 Close


How to attend

For more information please send us an e-mail at office@rabo.org.ro, or call 021.403.41.20.


310 Euro+VAT for RABO Members

355 Euro+VAT for non-members


The course trainer:

Sunil Shah is the founder and director at Acclaro Advisory Ltd, an independent consultancy
specialising in sustainability in the building and FM sector. He developed the Sustainable
FM Index in 2013, which provides a transparent approach to assessing and comparing an
organisations sustainability performance.

Sunil is a qualified environmental management system auditor. He has worked for over 18
years in the environmental and sustainability field. Sunil has held a number of senior management positions with global organisations spanning the breadth of the property sector. He was Head of Sustainability at Jacobs Engineering, leading a team of over 30 staff delivering sustainability solutions throughout the lifecycle of
facilities and infrastructure projects.

Sunil is the author of a number of articles and contributor to books, and is a regular speaker
at conferences and events in the field of the environment and sustainability. He has recently
published ‘Sustainable Practice for the Facilities Manager’ by Blackwell’s as an approach to
deliver sustainability into day to day activities.