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Findings reveal many organisations view climate change as more pressing than coronavirus

Sustainability consultant, ETL, has consulted with public and private sector organisations and found that 63 per cent of those asked believe climate change is much more pressing than coronavirus. The findings also revealed that 75 per cent of respondents strongly ...

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Arcus FM moves closer to becoming a net-zero emissions business

Arcus has achieved the CO2e Assessed Organisation Carbon Footprint standard, edging the company further along in its journey to becoming a net-zero emissions business. Carbon Footprint Ltd has verified Arcus’ carbon footprint data for the financial year 2019/20, in accordance ...

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Derwent fm joins EP100 initiative

Derwent fm has signed up to The Climate Group’s business initiative on efficient energy (EP100), which brings together  a growing group of energy-smart companies  committed to improving their energy productivity and doing more with less. The organisation is joining the EP100 ...

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Pledge to Net Zero founders urge environment sector to continue tackling greenhouse gas emissions

Ahead of World Environment Day this Friday (5 June), the organisations behind Pledge to Net Zero have urged environmental services firms to remain steadfast in their commitment to reducing greenhouse gases in the sector, despite the short-term distractions of Covid-19. ...

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Property and construction industry leads call for a green recovery plan

More than 200 prominent business leaders have written to the Prime Minister calling for a clean, inclusive and resilient recovery from coronavirus. The property and construction industry is heavily represented in the letter, with members of the UK Green Building ...

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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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