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Veolia feasibility study highlights potential of carbon capture technology 

Veolia has launched a site feasibility study ahead of a pilot project to use innovative carbon capture processes in energy recovery facilities (ERF) in the UK, which could deliver greater sustainability to marine and aviation transport, and achieve ecological transformation ...

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BCIS launches ‘first-of-its-kind’ Cost and Carbon Materials Database

The Building Cost Information Service (BCIS) has launched a Cost and Carbon Materials Database to help the built environment sector make better informed decisions for their budgets and the environment. Said to be the “first-of-its-kind”, the new database is fully ...

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Circularity could reduce 75% of embodied emissions in built environment

The construction sector’s carbon dioxide emissions – from building to real estate to infrastructure – can be reduced by up to 75 per cent or 4 gigatons of carbon dioxide by 2050 through the establishment of a circular economy. This ...

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SFMI publishes Scope 3 Framework for FM

The Sustainable Facilities Management Index (SFMI) has released a new framework designed to empower FM providers, corporate in-house FM teams, and building owners in accurately measuring and reducing their carbon footprint. The framework has been developed in collaboration with the ...

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Trade body urges Government to focus on retrofit in 2024

The Building Engineering Services Association (BESA) is calling on the Government to help accelerate growth in the number of whole building retrofit projects carried out during 2024. The Association believes only “a holistic approach to building performance” will unlock the ...

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Sodexo ahead of schedule on Net Zero 2040 roadmap

Publishing its annual net zero progress report today, Sodexo UK & Ireland has announced it is now ahead of schedule on its journey to Net Zero 2040. The comprehensive report which covers the period 1 June 2022 to 31 May ...

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ISS gets near-term emissions reduction target validated

ISS’s near-term emissions reduction target has been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The validation underscores ISS’s commitment to combating climate change and aligns the company’s decarbonisation goals with the latest scientific advancements and the principles of the ...

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Edwin James Group reduces carbon footprint by 10%

Engineering services firm, Edwin James Group, has reported a 10 per cent reduction in its Scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions and reaffirmed its long-term commitment to its ESG ambitions, in its latest Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) report. In ...

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BCIS rolls out free online carbon database

The Building Cost Information Service (BCIS) has launched a free-to-access embodied carbon database designed to help drive down carbon emissions by enabling users to both submit data to, and download data from it, to facilitate consistent carbon estimating and benchmarking.  ...

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Facilio reduces energy costs for Robert Dyas by 20% in just three months

UK hardware retailer, Robert Dyas, has partnered with proptech firm Facilio and NJ Robinson to streamline its energy management practices. In just three months of deploying Facilio’s Connected buildings platform across its 93 stores and distribution centre, Robert Dyas reported ...

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