Support Services in Facilities Management

  Site support services carry out some of the most important functions for our clients by being the eyes and ears on the ground. Site support services are carefully curated to match our clients' needs and ensure that our client’s focus is on their core business....

Acacia Evergreen: How has our sustainability strategy benefited our employees, suppliers, and clients?

Our responsible business strategy has in the last six months become more integrated into life in Acacia. Sustainability affects everyone and there is very little in an organisation that is not touched by our efforts to be more sustainable. Consequently, we discuss...

Technology in Facilities Management: Using technology to measure occupancy

What is occupancy data? Occupancy data is derived from occupancy analytics. Occupancy data is collected by IoT sensors that monitor and record the movement of people throughout a building. Occupancy analytics do not track individuals but assess the number of people...

Will soft services help employees return to the office?

Soft Services – what are they & why do they matter? Soft services encompass a range of areas including catering, cleaning, environmental management, front of house, site support services, helpdesk, landscaping, pest control and security services. Soft services...

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Things we say

The hot weather is here but you still need to work. What are the best ways to cool down whether you are remote working or working in the office?
#Heatwave2022
https://www.ciphr.com/advice/how-to-stay-cool-in-an-office-without-air-con/

The future of office design combines the best aspects of both remote and in office working
#FacilitiesMgmt #futureofwork
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-07-12/the-future-of-office-design-in-a-post-covid-world

If your employees feel supported in their workplace, they are more likely to return. Read our latest blog about how site support services can benefit your business
#FacilitiesMgmt #support #returntowork
https://acacia.ie/support-services-in-facilities-management/

Remote DSE assessments keep your employees safe and your business compliant. To learn more about the process of carrying out a DSE assessment, click on the link below #hybridworking #remotework #FacilitiesMgmt
https://acacia.ie/understanding-remote-dse-assessments/

Whether it's in the office or working remotely, who doesn't want to be more productive? #workplace #productivitytips #FacilitiesMgmt
https://www.fastcompany.com/90761411/the-ultimate-guide-to-purposeful-productivity-your-mental-health-will-thank-you

Workplaces are not just about work, they're also about people. The workforce has changed and the workplace needs to be able to change too. #FacilitiesMgmt #workplace http://www.workdesign.com/2022/06/experience-design-a-company-should-never-stand-still-so-why-should-your-space/

Improving the quality of your workplace has never been easier it would seem #biophilic #Sustainability #FacilitiesMgmt
https://www.fastcompany.com/90717857/one-simple-solution-that-boosts-productivity-reduces-noise-and-saves-energy

What is BIM (building information modeling) and why should you consider it for your facilities management? Click on the link below to read about how & why it is used https://acacia.ie/building-information-modelling-bim-what-is-it-and-why-is-it-used-in-facilities-management/ #FacilitiesMgmt #technology

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Evergreen Project: Update

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Hybrid working: how’s it going to work?

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Acacia 2022: The Evergreen Project

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The year that was 2021

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Acacia & Sustainability

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Trends in Facilities Management 2022

The end of 2021 is almost here. The new year brings optimism and a desire to look forwards, not backwards. Having an idea of what to focus on or what will be important in the next 12 months....

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Healthy Buildings and sustainable development

Healthy Buildings: What are they & how are they part of sustainable development?  A healthy building is optimised for the occupant’s health and is supported by sustainable design. Optimising the...

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How the Pandemic has Reshaped Cleaning

The pandemic has changed cleaning. Our appreciation of cleaning operatives, the perceived value of the service they provide has grown and the perception of it has changed from a...

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International Standards Day 2021

International Standards Day 14th October  The theme for International Standards Day 2021 is a ‘Shared Vision for a Better World’. The theme is timely as the world is trying to recover from...

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Returning to your workplace

The increasing vaccination rates and dates set for the lifting of restrictions helps to create a sense of optimism. Many businesses and employers are making plans for their employees to return to...

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When is Non-Core Mission Critical?

If the first time you notice something is when it stops working, does that mean it’s core or non-core? Some parts of the running of your organisation will probably be invisible to you until they...

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Earth Day 2021

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Guidelines to Working Safely from Heights

Each year in Ireland, falls from a height are one of the leading causes of workplace fatalities. All work at height can lead to injury where falls occur. Our Health and Safety team prepared this...

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Covid: One Year On

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International Women’s Day 2021

Today, March 8th, is International Women’s day; the goal of this day is to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of Women. At Acacia, we are very lucky to have a...

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Understanding Remote DSE Assessments

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Acacia Win at NISO Awards 2020

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