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Amey Consulting’s Managing Director Alex Gilbert warns that the UK needs new skills and new thinking if it is to meet its net zero targets The need to build a more sustainable future is not in doubt. Tackling climate change ...

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Business leader urges building engineering sector to ‘be prouder’ of its role in fighting climate change

Former CBI President Paul Drechsler has highlighted the key role the building engineering sector will play in addressing climate change but said it would need to compete harder for talent to address its skills challenges. Speaking at the annual Building ...

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COP26: Five key updates

A host of announcements that will affect how UK businesses address climate change coincided with COP26. Supply chain risk management experts, CHAS highlights some of the key developments. Net Zero targets introduced for government supply chains In the run-up to ...

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Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust becomes Carbon Literate 

Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust has become the first NHS Hospital Trust to officially become Carbon Literate. The Trust’s Sustainability Team has been working closely with the Carbon Literacy Project since April of this year in a new initiative to ...

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Building engineering ‘crucial’ to COP26 pledges says trade body

The 2021 United Nations Climate Conference (COP26) will need to prioritise decarbonising buildings to achieve their wider climate change goals according to the Building Engineering Services Association (BESA). The Association has drafted a ‘manifesto’ for the conference, which highlights the ...

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ISS announces new Global Head of Sustainability

In another sign that the FM sector is building up its green credentials, Tracy Nilsson will join ISS as Global Head of Sustainability on 1 January 2022. With the hire of an experienced international profile that has spent most of ...

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COP26: How can the FM sector help tackle global warming?

The COP26 summit, which takes place in Glasgow next month [November] hopes to secure agreements to meet 2030 emissions reductions targets that align with reaching net zero by the middle of the century. With 21-22 per cent of the UK’s ...

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Compass pledges to reach net zero target across its global operations by 2050

Compass Group has announced a commitment to reach Net Zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across its global operations and value chain by 2050. The group, which has operations in 45 countries, employs around 550,000 people and serves over 5.5 billion ...

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New greener rules for companies bidding for major government contracts

Green building

New measures which require businesses bidding for major government contracts to commit to achieving net zero emissions have come into force.. The implementation of these rules will help deliver the manifesto promises made by this government to reach net zero ...

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Applications for UKGBC’s Future Leaders 2022 programme are now open

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has opened applications for the 2022 cohort of its prestigious Future Leaders Programme, seeking to attract a select group of the best and brightest minds in the built environment to focus on critical issues ...

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