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Impressive performance

British Land’s Broadgate FM team won the Facilities Management category at this year’s CIBSE Building Performance Awards. Anastasia Mylona, Technical Director at CIBSE outlines some of the carbon saving interventions that impressed the judges In 2020 British Land made an ...

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RIBA CPD Webinar: Cutting Carbon Through Sustainable Roofing Design

On Thursday, 16th May from 12:00pm – 1:oopm, Garland UK will present an engaging and informative live RIBA-accredited CPD seminar, ‘Cutting Carbon through Sustainable Roofing Design’ led by Garland UK’s Architectural Manager, Chloe Barber. The RIBA-accredited CPD is free to ...

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SFMI seeks partners for pioneering Scope 3 Project

Embarking on the next phase of its groundbreaking Scope 3 Project, the Sustainable Facilities Management Index (SFMI), an initiative of Acclaro Advisory, is expanding its partnership of organisations and building on the work spearheaded by the collaboration of industry giants BAM ...

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SBTi approval for Churchill’s near-term science-based targets

Churchill Group’s science-based greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions near-term reduction targets have been validated by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi). The SBTi’s target validation team has determined that Churchill Group’s 1 and 2 scope emission targets align with the 1.5°C ...

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Roofing’s role in achieving Net-Zero emissions

Sustainable roofing initiatives are increasingly common as the UK aims for Net-Zero carbon emissions by 2050 across all sectors. The built environment, responsible for nearly 40% of total carbon emissions, presents a crucial opportunity for significant change. However, achieving Net-Zero ...

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BESA in a show of support for the urgency of net zero

Concerns expressed by the UK’s Climate Change Committee (CCC) that current economic and energy security issues could derail progress towards net zero carbon targets have been echoed by the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA).  In its latest report, the Committee ...

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Sodexo achieves level 3 NHS Evergreen Supplier status

Sodexo Health & Care has achieved level 3 status on NHS’s Evergreen Sustainable Supplier Assessment maturity matrix. The Evergreen Assessment is one of several NHS initiatives designed to support its net zero and wider sustainability objectives and is aimed specifically ...

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Mitie partners with Salesforce to develop ‘Emissions Intelligence’ service

‘Emissions Intelligence’ is the latest addition to Mitie’s ‘Plan Zero’, a suite of services to support organisations to decarbonise, improve efficiency and secure their energy supply. Mitie has launched a new managed carbon reporting and reduction service ‘Emissions Intelligence’ to ...

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Government, UN and business assemble at Compass food and climate summit

Leaders from the UK Government, UN and businesses joined Compass Group UK & Ireland at a climate summit last week alongside the launch of the company’s landmark Climate Transition Plan. The food and support services firm hosted 400 delegates from ...

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WFMs must be a key stakeholder when drawing up energy and carbon plans 

Workplace and facilities management (WFM) professionals are insufficiently involved in organisations’ plans around energy efficiency and carbon reduction, finds new research by the Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM). In a large-scale survey of WFM professionals conducted in Autumn ...

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