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Over 10% of NHS estate to switch to 100% renewable electricity by April 2020

NHS Property Services (NHSPS) has announced two new energy contracts via Inspired Energy. British Gas Business will provide 100 per cent renewable electricity and Corona will provide natural gas to all its properties across England by April 2020. NHSPS is ...

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ECA survey finds half of councils are unsure of their carbon footprint

According to a freedom of information request from engineering services trade body ECA, almost half of local authorities in England do not know their own carbon footprint, Overall, 93 out of 214 local authorities (43 per cent) say that they ...

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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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Compass signs trial partnership with EAT to track carbon footprint of menus

Compass Group has partnered with EAT, a non-profit organisation dedicated to transforming the global food system, on a pilot project in its Nordic operations to track the carbon footprint of the food it serves, alongside a Compass Group project in ...

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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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Bartlett Mitchell achieves first year’s certification to The Planet Mark

Independent catering company, Bartlett Mitchell, has achieved certification to The Planet Mark sustainability programme – becoming the first caterer to achieve the accolade following a rigorous measurement and reporting process. Certification to The Planet Mark further strengthens the company’s position ...

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Built environment: FMs role in helping to achieve 2050 net zero emission target

The heatwave that has gripped Europe this summer has been linked to the impact of global warming and brings the role of the built environment in helping to slash emissions into focus. With the UK bringing in a law to ...

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Keep it clean

Iain Fraser-Jones, MD of Greenzest Sustainable Cleaning Services, explains the benefits to FMs of a wider interpretation of sustainability Sustainability in cleaning has come a long way since the mid-2000s when it was really just another word for ‘environmental’. Yet ...

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Amey supports RAF Marham in going green

RAF Marham, home to the UK’s F-35 multi role combat jets, has become the first military airbase to be powered by green energy. The Defence Minister, Tobias Ellwood, recently visited the completed biogas plant that will provide sustainable energy to ...

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