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Workers dislike of Mondays and Fridays threatens post-Covid-19 environmental dividend 

New working practices mean workers will still split their time between the office and home following their return to the workplace later this year, however analysis by global consultancy Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA) has found that people want to work ...

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Actuate UK welcomes CIBSE TM65 guide to embodied carbon in building services

Engineering services umbrella alliance Actuate UK has welcomed the publication of guidance from Actuate UK member the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) that outlines the assessment of embodied carbon for products that deliver mechanical, electrical and public health (MEP) ...

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Sustainability programmes save 4,200 tonnes of CO2 emissions through 3 million positive actions in 2020

Participants in sustainability engagement programmes spanning the private and public sectors have achieved a milestone three million positive actions in 2020 and prevented 4.2 million kilograms of carbon emissions from entering the atmosphere. The programmes, designed and provided by sustainability ...

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Mitie Landscapes introduces zero emission gritting service

The landscaping arm of Mite has launched the UK’s first zero emission gritting service for commercial use, using a 100 per cent electric vehicle (EV) with a battery-powered gritter attached and sustainable white marine salt. The new service is being ...

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Mace achieves 2020 net zero carbon goal

International construction and consultancy company, Mace, has achieved its ambition to be a net zero carbon business in 2020. Following a statement in January 2020 that the company had committed to the ambitious target, the executive board has confirmed that ...

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The driving seat

The FM sector will drive a green recovery says Simon King, Mitie’s Director of Sustainability and Social Value The UK Government recently announced its ten-point plan for a ‘Green Industrial Revolution’, a major milestone in the nation’s race to net ...

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CCC presents route map for a fully decarbonised nation

In a world first, the Climate Change Committee (CCC) has presented a detailed route map for a fully decarbonised nation. Last year, the UK became the first major economy to make Net Zero emissions law. In its new landmark 1,000-page ...

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Mitie launches five step guide to net zero carbon emissions

Mitie has launched its new step-by-step guide to reaching net zero carbon emissions, the Plan Zero Playbook. Following five phases, the ‘A to E process’, the Playbook is designed to demonstrate to businesses, big or small, how to create a ...

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VINCI’s environmental strategy moves up a gear

VINCI Facilities and VINCI Construction UK accelerated its drive towards its target of 40 per cent reduction in carbon emissions with the delivery of its first tranche of Polestar 2s. Six cars have been delivered to the VINCI plc headquarters ...

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ENGIE to help South Somerset achieve zero carbon goals

ENGIE has been contracted by South Somerset District Council (SSDC) to develop a net zero carbon roadmap to help achieve zero carbon at 10 of its largest energy-consuming sites. The move follows SSDC’s declaration of a climate ecological emergency in ...

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