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Crown Estate sets target to become net zero by 2030

The Crown Estate has outlined its commitment to address the environmental emergency by aligning to the 1.5°C goal of the Paris Climate Agreement, with a target to become a net zero carbon business by 2030 and climate positive thereafter. It ...

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Construction Playbook has green recovery at heart

New plans on how government will work with the construction sector to make sure public sector works are delivered faster, better and greener have been launched. In 2018, public sector works contributed some £117 billion to the UK economy, as ...

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Skanska takes positive action with electric vehicle policy

Skanska UK has announced it will be introducing a new electric vehicle (EV) company car policy as part of its commitment to become carbon neutral by 2045. From 1 December, with its new EV First initiative, the company will no longer offer ...

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Forbo reaffirms Marmoleum’s carbon neutrality

As part of its Live Forward campaign, Forbo Flooring Systems is underlining its commitment to sustainability and minimising the environmental impact of its products and processes wherever possible. This includes highlighting that its linoleum product, Marmoleum, is CO2 neutral without ...

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ENGIE to help South Somerset achieve zero carbon goals

ENGIE has been contracted by South Somerset District Council (SSDC) to develop a net zero carbon roadmap to help achieve zero carbon at 10 of its largest energy-consuming sites. The move follows SSDC’s declaration of a climate ecological emergency in ...

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Willmott Dixon unveils tough carbon cutting targets

Willmott Dixon targets its buildings to be net zero carbon in use by 2030 and supply chain to be zero carbon by 2040 Willmott Dixon is targeting that all new build and refurbishment projects delivered from 2030 will be net ...

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Industry consultation highlights lack of skilled workers in the low carbon arena

According to the findings of a new industry-wide ‘skills for climate’ consultation, seven in 10 engineering services businesses (70 per cent) say they currently do not have enough competent employees to undertake ‘low to no carbon’ work. Some 39 per ...

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Tivoli commences trial of electric fleet

Specialist grounds maintenance provider, Tivoli has introduced a long-term modernisation programme for equipment and vehicles with a view to replacing them with electric or hybrid versions where possible, helping the company to achieve its goal of becoming carbon neutral in the ...

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Sodexo renews global partnership with WWF

After 10-years of successful collaboration Sodexo has renewed its partnership with global independent conservation organisation, WWF, to focus on reducing its environmental impact and achieving its carbon reduction target. Since 2010, WWF has supported Sodexo with improving its sustainable food ...

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Incoming CIBSE President says “business as usual” should not be the aim

Incoming CIBSE President Stuart MacPherson made an appeal for net carbon standards and an ambitious programme to refurbish existing buildings in his inaugural address this week, calling for targeted investment in low carbon solutions to drive recovery from the devastation ...

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