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Industry responds to mandatory carbon reporting for LSE FTSE 100

Industry has responded to Defra's announcement of mandatory greenhouse gas emissions reporting for businesses listed on the London Stock Exchange FTSE 100. The plans, which were formally announced by Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg at the opening of the Rio+20 sustainability conference in Brazil yesterday, will force around 1,800 firms listed on Britain's main stock market to report their emissions in corporate earnings reports, starting next April.

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National construction firm adds strength to its FM arm with new appointment

Phil is the latest senior industry professional to join Miller, adding strength to the management team. Miller Asset 24 focuses on using best practice and innovation to significantly reduce operating costs for a variety of clients while increasing productivity of services and offering whole life cost certainty.

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Companies on LSE must report carbon emissions from 2013

Companies listed on the London Stock Exchange will be forced to publish their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from 2013, deputy prime minister, Nick Clegg, announced yesterday in the Guardian newspaper; a move that will link share prices with the cost of emitting CO2.

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Facilities enabled for energy automated demand response to rise

A cleantech market intelligence firm forecasts that nearly 170,000 facilities around the world will be ADR-enabled by 2018, up from approximately 20,000 sites at the end of 2011. It anticipates that total annual ADR spending will exceed $1.7 billion by 2018, compared to just $294 million in 2011.

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Stag Security wins Polypipe contract

Stag Security, part of Servest Multi Service Group, has been awarded the security contract for Polypipe, manufacturer of plastic pipe systems, following a thorough 12-month tender process, which included both local and national providers.

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Could the answer to hospital acquired infections really be this simple?

The answer to decreasing the incidence of Hospital Acquired Infections (AHI) could be as simple as reminding your superior (politely) to wash their hands and giving recognition to employees that set an exemplary hygiene standard.

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Recolight expands free of charge lamp recycling services

Recolight, the UK's specialist WEEE compliance scheme for lamps, is expanding access to lamp recycling facilities by lowering the threshold companies need to meet to qualify for free of charge lamp recycling.

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Cost implications of neglect of kitchen ductwork maintenance enormous

B&ES warns that too many businesses are still ignorant of the fire hazard posed by kitchen extraction ductwork ǃ

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LED street lighting trial switches on 85% energy savings

LED (light-emitting diodes) street lighting can generate energy savings as high as 85%, an independent, global trial of the technology has found. The program also indicates that citizens of pilot cities prefer LED lighting, citing the social and environmental benefits.

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Grant support for business re-use and repair launched

Capital loans are just one strand of a new support package, available to businesses, local authorities and the third sector looking to prevent waste or increase re-use and repair capacity across England, confirmed by WRAP this week.

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