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Office buildings are losing £60m in wasted energy every year

Energy being wasted every year by a few thousand office buildings across five UK cities could power over 100,000 homes and is costing businesses £60 million in unnecessary energy bills according to a new report from the think tank, Green ...

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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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Call for interest – BBP launches owner-occupier forum to tackle sustainability issues

The Better Buildings Partnership (BBP), a collaboration of the UK’s leading property owners who work together to improve the sustainability of the UK’s existing commercial buildings, is inviting major corporate occupiers to collaborate in a new owner-occupier forum on sustainability ...

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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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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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Wakefield Council partners with ENGIE to become carbon-neutral by 2030

Following its declaration of a climate emergency, Wakefield Council has commissioned energy and services Group ENGIE to help achieve its target of becoming a carbon-neutral organisation by 2030. The appointment builds on an existing relationship between the two organisations, which has ...

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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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There is no easy route to a greener future

As we strive towards a greener future, we are entering a complex period of transition which requires careful navigation. As low carbon sources aren’t yet producing enough energy consistently, we cannot simply switch off the old hydro-carbon technology. The desire ...

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Energy performance contracts: the seldom-used tool that can unlock greater efficiency

Lee Stokes, Head of Sustainability Solutions & Innovation, Mitie Energy The 2016 Paris Agreement was a watershed moment for international action on climate change. With 195 signatories, the accord has forced governments into action, with many looking to enshrine ‘net ...

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Major UK firms to disclose climate change risks and opportunities in 2019 annual reports

Two-thirds (67 per cent) of UK corporates will be disclosing climate-related risks and opportunities in their 2019 annual reporting, according to new figures released by the Carbon Trust. However, fewer than a quarter (23 per cent) of companies are expecting ...

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