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Sodexo announces net zero commitment

Sodexo UK&I has unveiled its ambitious new target to be carbon neutral by 2025 and roadmap to net zero by 2045. In line with the Paris Agreement, the organisation previously set a goal of cutting its carbon footprint by 34 ...

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Innovation pilot finds complex public sector sites can cut carbon emissions by 70% by 2032

Complex public sector sites – such as hospitals, prisons, and military barracks – could achieve a 70 per cent reduction in carbon emissions by 2032 with an average capital cost of £12.6 million per site, according to a two-year innovation ...

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Amey reduces plastic and CO2 waste by 97 per cent across its cleaning operations

Amey has reduced plastic and CO2 waste by 97 per cent across its cleaning operations following the implementation of its new ‘Cleaning Excellence’ model. In 2020 Amey’s Secure Infrastructure business embarked on a journey to transform the way it cleans schools ...

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Measure to measure

The SFMI and BAM FM have teamed up to develop a framework to help the FM community achieve net zero carbon by providing a standardised approach that measures emissions from services. SFMI’s Chris Havers and BAM’s Reid Cunningham and Anthony ...

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Beyond net zero, don’t ‘waste’ the opportunity

Recycling company Paper Round calls for the industry to look ‘beyond net zero’ In recent years, the push to deliver ‘net zero’ has grown remarkably. But is it enough? Not according to leading London & South East recycling company Paper ...

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The built environment industry join forces to reduce onsite emissions from construction plant and equipment

The Supply Chain Sustainability School (SCSS) is leading the way for the UK’s built environment to drastically reduce onsite emissions to air generated from plant and equipment which are harmful to human health and the planet. The Plant Commitment Charter was developed ...

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Free carbon calculator is launched for supply chains

Sustainability Tool, a software application designed to help organisations and supply chains track and measure their sustainability performance, has launched a carbon calculator, in partnership with the Supply Chain Sustainability School (SCSS). With 80-99 per cent of the built environment’s ...

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Sero shares new build specification to help others deliver net zero operations

Energy service and tech company Sero has launched a New Build Specification to support others in the industry to deliver truly net zero in operation homes – for all homes: social housing, privately owned and rented accommodation. The specification maps ...

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Vital Energi to accelerate Northwick Park Hospital’s journey to net zero

Vital Energi has secured a contract with London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust to guarantee savings of £1.9m a year and significantly reduce carbon emissions at Northwick Park Hospital. The 15-year performance-based contract will see the implementation of a ...

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Sustained reductions in emissions of CO2 can still limit climate change finds IPCC report

Green building

The latest IPCC Working Group report has warned that averaged over the next 20 years, global temperature is expected to reach or exceed 1.5°C of warming. But with the evidence clear that carbon dioxide (CO2) is the main driver of ...

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