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Willmott Dixon unveils tough carbon cutting targets

Willmott Dixon targets its buildings to be net zero carbon in use by 2030 and supply chain to be zero carbon by 2040 Willmott Dixon is targeting that all new build and refurbishment projects delivered from 2030 will be net ...

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UKGBC announces latest signatories to the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment

To mark World Green Building Week 2020 (21-25 September), the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) has named the latest signatories to the Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment. The new signatories to the Commitment were highlighted on Tuesday (22 September) during ...

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Industry consultation highlights lack of skilled workers in the low carbon arena

According to the findings of a new industry-wide ‘skills for climate’ consultation, seven in 10 engineering services businesses (70 per cent) say they currently do not have enough competent employees to undertake ‘low to no carbon’ work. Some 39 per ...

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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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Plastic as a material has a key role to play in reducing carbon emissions

A new report commissioned by Veolia and published by Imperial College highlights the importance of plastic as a material compared to alternatives when examining the carbon emissions. The report titled ‘Examining Material Evidence – The Carbon Fingerprint’ analysed over 70 life-cycle assessments ...

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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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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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Incoming CIBSE President says “business as usual” should not be the aim

Incoming CIBSE President Stuart MacPherson made an appeal for net carbon standards and an ambitious programme to refurbish existing buildings in his inaugural address this week, calling for targeted investment in low carbon solutions to drive recovery from the devastation ...

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Net zero v. reality: Report highlights alternative fuel disconnect

Maintenance and supply are impeding greater uptake of alternative fuels despite industry appearing to fully embrace environmental targets according to a new report, Bridging the Gap to Net Zero: Solutions towards the net zero challenge, from Aggreko. The latest insights ...

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