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Andrew Brown argues that a key way for FMs to embrace sustainability is to encourage people to ride their bike to work One of the common themes in FM right now is responsibility. There is widespread acknowledgement – of a ...

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University of London Launches Zero Carbon Estates Handbook

The University of London has released the first version of the Zero Carbon Estates Handbook. The document is the first version of a guide to help Universities across the UK and Ireland to achieve Net Zero Operational Carbon on their ...

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Energy performance contracts: the seldom-used tool that can unlock greater efficiency

Lee Stokes, Head of Sustainability Solutions & Innovation, Mitie Energy The 2016 Paris Agreement was a watershed moment for international action on climate change. With 195 signatories, the accord has forced governments into action, with many looking to enshrine ‘net ...

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Mitie commits to transitioning its fleet to electric by 2030

Mitie has signed up to EV100, a global initiative by international non-profit The Climate Group, which brings together companies committed to accelerating the transition to electric vehicles, to make electric transport the ‘new normal’ by 2030. The pledge aims to ...

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Survey reveals 4 in 5 firms in rented property struggle to switch to clean energy 

A survey of some of Britain’s biggest building occupiers has revealed that 80 per cent find it difficult to engage landlords in switching to renewable energy. The finding is part of a report released by edie and Big Clean Switch, ...

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Government pedals new era of green commutes with e-bike Cycle to Work scheme

Commuters will have more opportunities to boost their health, benefit the environment and speed up their journey to work, thanks to the updated Cycle to Work guidance. Cycling Minister Michael Ellis recently announced a refreshed Cycle to Work scheme which ...

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ENGIE acquires EV charging business                         

Energy and services group, ENGIE, has acquired ChargePoint Services Ltd (CPS), a UK provider of integrated EV charging solutions, and owner and operator of the nationwide pay-as-you-go EV charging network, GeniePoint. CPS already works with around 30 local authorities on ...

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Local coffee company in London fight single-use packaging with environmentally friendly delivery service for businesses

Hej Coffee, known for their coffee houses, roastery and wholesale business have launched their new Hej Round delivery service: Delivering freshly roasted coffee in reusable containers to combat single-use packaging. Locally established Hej Coffee are your neighbourhood coffee shop with ...

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Compass’ head of environment recognised for contribution to the foodservice industry

Compass Group UK & Ireland’s Head of Environment, Celena Fernandez, has been recognised for her Special Achievement and Contribution to the Foodservice industry at the annual Footprint Awards held in Central London on World Environment Day 2019. Fernandez’s accolades since ...

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Environmental conditions in the workplace have a major impact on productivity

Indoor air quality, lighting and room temperature all significantly affect productivity according to a new report from Sharp Business Systems UK (SBSUK), a subsidiary of Sharp Electronics Europe (SEE). The new report, which reviews the role of indoor air quality, ...

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