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Rye, Winchelsea & District Memorial Hospital appoints DMA Group to incorporate energy saving measures

Property maintenance specialist, DMA Group, has been appointed by Rye, Winchlesea & District Memorial Hospital to design and deliver energy saving measures across its site in East Sussex. The hospital, which is already an existing maintenance customer of DMA Group, is ...

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New research reveals lack of clarity around built environment carbon emissions

According to new research, the majority (58 per cent) of built environment professionals believe the sector is already doing enough to tackle its carbon impact. This is despite the fact that the built environment contributes 36 per cent of total ...

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CILT reveals 18-point action plan to deliver net-zero

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK has unveiled its 18-point action plan to combat emissions and deliver a net-zero economy. Launched at COP26 in Glasgow, CILT(UK) has produced seven policy papers which have been developed as ...

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Major industry bodies get behind new decarbonisation standard for FM industry

SFMI and BAM FM have announced that five industry bodies have been helping to develop a framework for a standardised approach for the FM community to measure the emissions generated by its services, and support organisations with their zero carbon ...

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Building engineering ‘crucial’ to COP26 pledges says trade body

The 2021 United Nations Climate Conference (COP26) will need to prioritise decarbonising buildings to achieve their wider climate change goals according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). The Association has drafted a ‘manifesto’ for the conference, which highlights the ...

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Circular Economy predicted to play a critical role in helping to cut carbon emissions

The Circular Economy is set to top the agenda at COP26 which takes place in Glasgow next month, according to Chief Product Officer Development at Advetec, Dr Stephen Wise: “We cannot fix climate change until we transform the global economy, ...

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COP26: How can the FM sector help tackle global warming?

The COP26 summit, which takes place in Glasgow next month [November] hopes to secure agreements to meet 2030 emissions reductions targets that align with reaching net zero by the middle of the century. With 21-22 per cent of the UK’s ...

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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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