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Rosie Bailey, Commercial Director at CitySprint explains why a logistics partner can improve the sustainability of delivery operations for facilities managers Pressure on businesses to reduce their carbon footprint has never been higher, be it from customers, legislators, investors or ...

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Construction Carbon launches app to estimate embodied carbon

Construction Carbon has launched a free-to-access website application Construction Carbon Estimator, for anyone undertaking a construction project to get a quick idea of their upfront embodied carbon emissions prior to starting works. The estimating tool helps everyone from commercial developers ...

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Wates Group secures £90m sustainability-linked loan

Wates Group has secured a £90 million sustainability-linked loan (SLL) from a three-bank syndicate led by Lloyds Bank. The facility, for which Lloyds Bank also acted as the sole ESG coordinator, will help Wates achieve its ESG objectives and see ...

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Pinnacle publishes Carbon Reduction Plan

Pinnacle Group has published a Carbon Reduction Plan detailing how the business aims to minimise direct and indirect emissions across each of its services and extensive property portfolio over the next decade.   In the plan, the facilities and property management ...

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Outdated FM practices are costing the hospitality industry hundreds of millions of pounds a year

The UK hospitality industry is missing out on savings of £736 million a year due to outdated facilities management practices, reveals a new study. The sector needs to urgently embrace new ways of working to realise savings and cut carbon ...

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BCO calls on businesses to include active commuting in ESG policies

According to new research from the British Council for Offices (BCO) putting active commuting at the heart of ESG policies can shift commuters towards more sustainable forms of travel, improve individual health and wellbeing and help companies cut carbon emissions. ...

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CUBE competition kicks off in the UK

The real estate industry’s first competition dedicated to empowering commercial buildings to make a significant contribution to net zero, has officially launched in the UK. Since the competition was announced in June 2021, CUBE has signed up nine leading industry ...

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Ventilation rates must not be sacrificed for energy efficiency

Changes to the Building Regulations will ensure the need for better ventilation is not compromised by increasingly tough targets for reducing energy consumption, according to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC). Speaking at a webinar hosted by ...

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Retrofit lighting key to energy saving and carbon reduction

Retrofitting outdated lighting systems will be key to improving energy use as businesses face increasing operational costs, according to independent lighting manufacturer, Tamlite Lighting. The company’s comments come at a time when energy prices are predicted to remain high for ...

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ISS signs Cool Food Pledge

ISS has signed the Cool Food Pledge, a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions associated with the food it serves globally by 25 per cent by 2030, from its 2019 baseline. In addition, ISS has also committed to a 50 ...

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