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Mitie moves a step closer towards its Plan Zero commitment by joining EP100 initiative

Mitie has signed up to the EP100 commitment, pledging to double its energy productivity –measured by the amount of energy used per pound of revenue generated – over the next 25 years. However, based on current targets to improve its ...

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Built environment professional bodies pledge to tackle climate change

Twenty-five built environment professional bodies in membership of the Construction Industry Council (CIC) together with the UK Green Building Council, the Edge and the University College of Estate Management have pledged to work together to tackle climate change. They have ...

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Mitie launches Plan Zero with a commitment to reach zero carbon in five years

Mitie has launched its ‘Plan Zero’ commitment, pledging that it will reach net zero carbon emissions by 2025 – 25 years ahead of the UK Government’s 2050 target. To ensure this commitment is achieved, Mitie’s Plan Zero is focused around ...

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ENGIE-led consortium to develop a zero carbon smart energy system for the town of Rugeley

Energy and regeneration specialist, ENGIE, together with a diverse consortium of partners, has been awarded a two-year demonstrator project to design a new zero carbon smart energy system for the Staffordshire town of Rugeley. The ENGIE-led consortium will create the ...

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UKGBC launches catalogue of net zero case studies

The UK Green Building Council’s (UKGBC) catalogue of net zero case studies, profiling projects that demonstrate innovative approaches that align with UKGBC’s net zero carbon buildings framework is now live on the organisations’ website. Following the launch of the Net ...

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Over 10% of NHS estate to switch to 100% renewable electricity by April 2020

NHS Property Services (NHSPS) has announced two new energy contracts via Inspired Energy. British Gas Business will provide 100 per cent renewable electricity and Corona will provide natural gas to all its properties across England by April 2020. NHSPS is ...

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Office buildings are losing £60m in wasted energy every year

Energy being wasted every year by a few thousand office buildings across five UK cities could power over 100,000 homes and is costing businesses £60 million in unnecessary energy bills according to a new report from the think tank, Green ...

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Net zero carbon: UKGBC releases new energy performance targets for offices

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has published new energy performance targets for commercial offices that are aiming to achieve net zero carbon in operation. Following direct engagement with industry and analysis of the projected zero carbon energy capacity of ...

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Veolia joins UK Food Waste Reduction Roadmap

Veolia has become the first recycling and waste company to sign up as an ‘enabling partner’ to the Food Waste Reduction Roadmap – the programme supporting large businesses in reducing food waste within their own operations. The Food Waste Reduction ...

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Call for interest – BBP launches owner-occupier forum to tackle sustainability issues

The Better Buildings Partnership (BBP), a collaboration of the UK’s leading property owners who work together to improve the sustainability of the UK’s existing commercial buildings, is inviting major corporate occupiers to collaborate in a new owner-occupier forum on sustainability ...

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