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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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Reduce and reuse: New home for abandoned luggage

UKWSL, OCS Group UK Limited and Birmingham Airport are working in partnership to “Reduce” and “Reuse” waste materials. As part of their on-going commitment they have recently entered into a partnership with Newlife, a charity for disabled children. The partnership ...

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Mitie’s CO2 reduction rating certified gold

Mitie has been awarded Gold Certification by Masternaut in recognition of the company’s success in reducing carbon emissions of its fleet. Mitie has cut CO2 by 770 tonnes – the equivalent to planting almost 800 trees across its whole fleet ...

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Carbon countdown

Pressure is mounting on businesses to make the transition to zero carbon, but Graham Oxley, MD of Energy with Services at ENGIE, says the road to carbon neutrality is far from straightforward Many organisations are fragmented, with different departments responsible ...

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Arcus FM goes that extra mile on World Environmental Health Day

Thursday 26 September is World Environmental Health Day and the theme for 2019 is ‘climate change challenges’. In support of World Environmental Health Day, facilities management company Arcus FM, has pledged to offset its carbon emissions produced by its business ...

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