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Garland UK launches CPD to Cut Carbon with Sustainable Roofing Design

Sustainable building initiatives are now more prevalent than ever before, and the UK has committed to achieving Net-Zero carbon by 2050 across all sectors of the economy. The built environment currently accounts for almost 40% of total carbon emissions and, ...

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€108K annual energy savings identified by office building performance review

Consultants from climate tech firm, IES, have helped Savills achieve projected annual energy costs savings of up to €108,000 and carbon savings of up to 302 tonnes of CO2 per year, after optimising the operational performance of a 14,000m2 office building in ...

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2 in 5 educational institutions ‘not confident’ they’ll meet decarbonisation targets

New research shows that just one in 10 higher education (HE) and further education (FE) institutions are ‘very confident’ about meeting their decarbonisation targets, in line with the government’s goal of a 78 per cent reduction in emissions by 2035 ...

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Arup creates international dataset of whole life carbon emissions for buildings

Global sustainable development consultancy, Arup, has created an international dataset capturing total forecast emissions – whole life carbon (WLC) – for buildings in design. WLC data from almost 1,000 building design projects across 30 nations on five continents have been ...

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Veolia takes £27m hospital energy upgrade contract

Global resource management company, Veolia, has been appointed to deliver a £27 million contract to cut carbon and energy costs for Eastbourne District General Hospital. The energy management contract will see Veolia’s specialist energy team upgrade the 459-bed hospital, which ...

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RICS calls for urgent action to decarbonise real estate

With buildings producing approximately 25 per cent of all UK emissions, RICS is calling on the Government to urgently address gaps and meet ambitious climate targets. According to RICS, existing UK Government decarbonisation policies are “insufficient” and have “no incentives” ...

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IoT project roll out shines light on Aberdeen City Council’s sustainability commitment

Aberdeen City council is unlocking sustainability and decarbonisation improvements across the city through an intelligent street lighting project. The ‘Lighting Up Aberdeen’ project is part of a partnership with IoT service and solutions provider, North, and is helping the local ...

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Call for evidence to guide development of the UK Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard

The UK Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard (the NZCBS) coalition has launched a call for evidence, to help inform and guide the development of the Standard. Once developed, it will provide a single agreed definition and methodology for the industry to ...

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Pinnacle sets out ambitious plan to net zero

Pinnacle Group has published a ‘Plan to Net Zero‘ report which details a blueprint for achieving net zero on direct emissions by 2025 and total emissions by 2035. Several sustainable operational and service refinements – for the business and its ...

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Balancing people, planet and profits

By Chintan Soni, CEO and Co-Founder of Ecolibrium Research from the World Economic Forum has found that the built environment is responsible for 40 per cent of global energy consumption and 33 per cent of greenhouse gas emissions, with one-fifth ...

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