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Time to save energy today for a more sustainable tomorrow

By Vincent de Rul, Director of EDF Energy Solutions Last week marked Big Energy Saving Week across the UK, giving businesses and their facilities managers the opportunity to look at ways in which they can save on their energy bills ...

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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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Veolia delivers total fitness through latest CHP technology

Resource management company, Veolia, has been awarded a new 15-year contract with Total Fitness to drive down energy consumption, utility costs and reduce carbon emissions, across 17 health and fitness facilities in the north of England and Wales. Under the ...

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Mitie research finds nearly half of companies have no strategy to achieve net zero by their target date

New research by Mitie Energy has found over a third (36 per cent) of UK businesses say they now have or are currently planning a strategy to reach net zero carbon emissions, according to their energy decision-makers. The survey showed ...

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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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RICS report encourages companies to develop and implement responsible business practices

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) has launched a new ‘Responsible Business Report’ with recommendations for real estate firms to develop and implement responsible business practices, to improve their business culture, reduce their environmental impact and attract and retain ...

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European cities pledge their commitment to net zero buildings

A number of European cities and companies have pledged to slash carbon emissions from their buildings to net zero. Helsinki, Finland and Valladolid, Spain have signed the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC) Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment, alongside property sector ...

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Environmental services sector launches Pledge to Net Zero

‘Pledge to Net Zero’ has been launched by a number of environmental experts, marking the first industry commitment in the UK requiring science-based targets from its signatories to tackle greenhouse gas emissions within their businesses. The initiative, led by the Society ...

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The FM drinking water dilemma

For FMs, monitoring the wellbeing of occupants has moved up the agenda to become just as important a consideration as ensuring the sustainability of the building they inhabit. In a new report, which FMJ carried out in conjunction with Zip Water, ...

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