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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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Mitie reinforces electric fleet commitment

Mitie has signed the Clean Van Commitment which builds on its promise to ensure 20 per cent of its small van and car fleet is electric within the next two years. The outsourcer launched its electric fleet strategy last month, ...

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UKGBC launches task group on net zero carbon buildings

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has launched a new task group which will develop an industry-led definition for net zero carbon buildings. The task group will bring together over 30 experts from across the building value chain and is ...

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Grounds for improvement

In the face of climate change and water shortages, grounds maintenance specialists, GRITIT, provide advice on what organisations can do to protect their green spaces and ensure they contribute to the business. As the cold weather draws in, it’s always ...

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Call for the built environment to lead the charge against climate change

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued a special report on the impact of global warming of 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and warned that limiting global warming will require “rapid and far-reaching” transitions in land, energy, industry, ...

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WGBC warns every building needs to be ‘net zero carbon’ by 2050 if we are to meet climate change targets

The building sector is currently responsible for 30 per cent of global emissions, roughly equivalent to that of China. According to a new report by the World Green Building Council (WGBC), all buildings need to be operating at net zero carbon by 2050 if ...

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Property and construction industry calls for low carbon leadership

An alliance of leading organisations from across the property and construction industry is calling on the sector to maintain its focus on decarbonisation, regardless of the outcomes of the EU exit negotiations. A total of 18 organisations, led by the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) and including ...

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