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

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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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Levy to eliminate all air freight in the supply of produce across UK and Ireland venues

The sports and hospitality sector of Compass Group UK and Ireland, Levy UK & Ireland, is to bring in plans to no longer use air freight in the supply of produce to its portfolio of leading sports and hospitality venues ...

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Arcus FM achieves ‘Carbon Footprint Standard CO2e Reduced’ status

Arcus FM has been awarded the ‘Carbon Footprint Standard – CO2e Reduced’ status for the entire organisation following a recent audit. Last year the company achieved the ‘Carbon Footprint Standard – CO2e Assessed’ status and says its is “delighted to have moved ...

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Willmott Dixon rolls out EV charging points at over 100 sites

Willmott Dixon’s pledge to become a zero-carbon company by 2030, without offsetting, has seen it announce a roll-out of electric vehicle charge points across all its sites and offices. The independent construction and property services company, is working with electric ...

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Vital Energi awarded £25m deal to reduce Nottingham City Hospital’s carbon footprint

Vital Energi, a provider of energy generation, energy distribution and energy management solutions, has won a £25 million contract with Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust to reduce the Trust’s carbon footprint by 14,000 tonnes a year, and guarantee energy savings ...

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Cleanology goes electric in its latest sustainability move

Following a deal signed with Nissan last autumn, pioneering UK cleaning firm Cleanology has taken delivery of its brand new all-electric London fleet. “This move reduces emissions and lowers our carbon footprint, significantly improving our environmental sustainability credentials, and the ...

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Downsizing businesses urged not to let unwanted office furniture go to waste

Fears that Britain could be left with a mountain of unwanted office desks, chairs and equipment have led sustainability experts to urge businesses to consider more sustainable options before disposing of office furniture and adding to an already substantial commercial ...

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Built environment to collaborate on Whole Life Carbon Roadmap project

Four new task groups and a Steering Group which will support the development of the Net Zero Whole Life Carbon Roadmap for the Built Environment have been announced by the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC). The Roadmap, announced in December, aims ...

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Workers dislike of Mondays and Fridays threatens post-Covid-19 environmental dividend 

New working practices mean workers will still split their time between the office and home following their return to the workplace later this year, however analysis by global consultancy Advanced Workplace Associates (AWA) has found that people want to work ...

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