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Social media giant shares its carbon footprint data over a Latte

Facebook has used everyday comparisons to put its 2011 carbon footprint, energy mix and energy use for its data centres and global offices into perspective. The company admits that in the short-term, reducing its impact and significantly altering its energy mix 'will be challenging' as the reality is that as a fast-growing company its carbon footprint and energy mix 'may get worse before they get better'.

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Supermarkets have the equivalent of football fields on their roofs, many of them underutilised

Sainsbury's has installed 69,500 new photovoltaic solar panels, or 16 MW of power, across 169 stores in the UK. The significant investment, the company believes, means collectively Sainsbury's supermarkets currently host the largest solar array in the UK and Europe - large enough to cover Wembley's pitch 24 times.

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Cleanliness of guest bedrooms and bathrooms is critical

Almost seventy percent of hotel guests said that cleanliness and hygiene was the most important factor when making recommendations to friends and colleagues, according to recent research.

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Olympic aquatic centre gets gold in eco-friendly cooling while other venues fail to deliver

While all eyes have been focused on the action in the pool, behind the scenes the stunning Olympic aquatic sports venue is also leading the way in environmentally friendly cooling systems.

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GSH banks

The National Australia Group (NAG), one of the world's largest and most successful financial services groups, has extended its energy and technical services contract with GSH, a leading provider of technology-driven energy and facilities management solutions, to 2020 in a deal worth over

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Public consultation on proposals to simplify and clarify RIDDOR

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has opened a 12-week consultation on proposals to simplify and clarify how businesses comply with the requirements under the Reporting of Injuries, Disease and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995 (as amended) (RIDDOR '95).

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CRCEES ǃ

HM Treasury announced on the 16 July that the allowances due under the Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme ("CRCEES") is an environmental tax. Does this mean that landlords can recover the costs of the CRCEES even if no specific reference is made to it in the lease?

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Serco selected for Derbyshire Dales waste & recycling contract

Following a competitive tender process, Derbyshire Dales District Council has awarded its waste and recycling collection contract to Serco whose environmental services business includes the delivery of refuse and recycling, street scene maintenance, landscaping, grounds maintenance, as well as housing repairs and improvements across a number of local authorities.

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VINCI Facilities appoints head of Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation

VINCI Facilities has appointed Sebastiaan van Dort as Head of Green Deal and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) as part of its strategy and commitment to participate fully in the new government scheme which is set to be launched this autumn.

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Three Compass restaurants shortlisted for design awards

Three Compass Group UK & Ireland restaurants have been recognised amongst the best designed premises in the world after being shortlisted in the prestigious UK and International Restaurant & Bar Design Awards.

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