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United Kingdom

Supporting the NHS Vision of Delivering the World’s First Net Zero Health Service

Sodexo Health & Care has achieved level 3 status on NHS’s Evergreen Sustainable Supplier Assessment maturity matrix.   The NHSRead More »

News

University of Warwick Exploring Sustainable Ground Source Heat

SSE Energy Solutions is exploring the feasibility of supplying the University of Warwick with low-carbon sustainable heat from a shallowRead More »

United Kingdom

Sodexo to Introduce Carbon Labelling on Menus

Research commissioned by Sodexo confirms the growing expectation of UK consumers for low-carbon options and carbon labelling on menus.  Read More »

design

Mixed-use Office Tower in San Francisco Earns Fitwel and LEED Platinum Rating

345 California Street, an iconic newly renovated Class A mixed-use office property in San Francisco where Cushman & Wakefield overseesRead More »

News

AkzoNobel Adds Manufacturing Capacity in Vietnam

A major investment project has been completed at AkzoNobel’s production plant in Bac Ninh province near Hanoi, Vietnam.Five new powderRead More »

News

Sybron Becomes Carbon Neutral

Cleaning and catering products supplier Sybron has achieved carbon neutral NCZ silver certification. The certification verifies the UK manufacturer’s compliance withRead More »

News

First U.S. Installation of UL1741 Certified SolarEdge Ground-Mount 330kW Inverter

Following its UL1741-SB certification, the recently launched SolarEdge 330kW Inverter system has been deployed as part of a 1MW ground-mount solarRead More »

News

Deadline Approaching for UK Business Decarbonisation Funding

In January, the Department for Energy Security and Net Zero (DESNZ) opened applications for Phase 3 of its Industrial Energy TransformationRead More »

csr

Veolia Environmental Trust Supports Peat Bog Project

Lancashire Wildlife Trust has received funding from The Veolia Environmental Trust to restore a peat bog near the village ofRead More »

News

Solar Farm to be Installed at UK Battery Industrialisation Centre

An innovative project is transforming the roof of the UK’s national battery manufacturing development facility into a solar farm capableRead More »

News

Brent Council Partnership Rolls Out Electric Collection and Street Cleaning Vehicles

Brent Council is rolling out nine electric collection and street cleansing vehicles across the London borough in partnership with Veolia.Read More »

News

Mitie’s Decarbonisation Forecasts for 2024

Mitie has launched Net Zero Navigator 2024, its latest research into decarbonisation trends and the measures organisations can implement onRead More »

News

Extension of Swansea Bay University Health Board Solar Scheme

In 2021 Morriston Hospital became the first hospital in Wales to develop a solar farm. The project cut carbon emissions byRead More »

News

Savills Investment Management Outlook 2024

Savills Investment Management (Savills IM) has published its global forecast for real estate investment markets in 2024 highlighting key sectorsRead More »

News

A ‘First-of-its-Kind’ Carbon Efficiency Estimator for Furniture

A Carbon Efficiency Estimator designed to measure the total amount of carbon used by furniture during its lifecycle has launchedRead More »

News

Free UK Construction Carbon Database

A free-to-access embodied carbon database has been launched by the Building Cost Information Service (BCIS) with a rallying cry forRead More »

Energy Management

Innovative Collaboration to Boost Energy Efficiency for UK Businesses

An industry collaboration between sustainable technology specialist Pilot Group and global heating equipment manufacturer Reznor aims to provide cost-effective energyRead More »

construction industry

Lord-Lieutenant of Bedfordshire Opens ACO Technologies Site Redevelopment

ACO Technologies has inaugurated the first phase of a £13 million redevelopment of its manufacturing site in Shefford. The siteRead More »

Appointments

New Appointments at Bidvest Noonan

Bidvest Noonan has appointed Chris Cunningham as Innovation Manager and Nina Delia as Environmental Manager. Cunningham whose expertise includes coaching,Read More »

News

Charging Ahead with a New Electric Fleet 

Kingston upon Thames London Borough Council is rolling out a new fleet of electric collection vehicles in partnership with Veolia. WithRead More »

News

Helping Businesses Reach Net Zero Faster

BT and Johnson Controls are collaborating to help business customers in the UK and internationally benefit from smart buildings technologyRead More »

News

Kimberly-Clark Launches UK Wind Farm with Octopus Renewables Infrastructure Trust

Kimberly-Clark is celebrating the official opening of a new onshore wind farm by Màiri McAllan, Member of the Scottish ParliamentRead More »

News

Wates Supports Decarbonisation with Electric Fleet Investment

Wates is accelerating plans to decarbonise its commercial van fleet with a major investment to replace 45 small diesel supervisorRead More »

design

Port One Logistics Park Expands with Four New ‘Zero Carbon’ Units

Port One Logistics Park development in Suffolk is nearing completion of four new pre-let warehousing units following a £20 millionRead More »

Germany

Decarbonising Germany’s Largest Mixed-use Commercial Building

A collaboration between Sonar Real Estate and MeteoViva Deutschland is reducing carbon emissions and energy consumption at The Squaire, aRead More »

News

Veolia to Showcase Practical Solutions for Climate Change at UK Event

On 12 September Veolia is hosting a new event to raise awareness of ecological challenges including decarbonisation, depollution and theRead More »

Education

Helping People and Planet

Aramark provides an update on ESG progress and shares recent accomplishments, including the validation of new global near- and long-termRead More »

News

Compressor Manufacturer Seven Years Ahead of 2030 Sustainability Target

A global manufacturer of compressors, blowers, pumps and vacuum products will cut emissions by 60 per cent this year, sevenRead More »

News

The Future of Home: Mira Showers, Bellway Collaborate with University of Salford

Residential housebuilder Bellway has created ‘The Future Home’ within Energy House 2.0 (EH 2.0), an unique £16 million research facilityRead More »

News

Lloyds Banking Group Lowers Carbon Impact with Ground Source Heat Pump

Mitie has worked with Lloyds Banking Group (LBG), the UK’s largest financial services organisation, to decarbonise the heating of itsRead More »

Environment

Climate Change the ‘Defining Issue of Our Time’

Paul McLennan, Scottish Government’s Minister for Housing, has referred to climate change as the “defining issue of our time” atRead More »

News

Home of Cricket to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) is set to extend the sustainability credentials of the Lord’s ground through a wide-ranging recycling partnershipRead More »

News

The True Cost of Inefficient Hand Dryers

Inefficient hand dryers are costing UK businesses up to £234 million annually according to a study by Initial Washroom Hygiene.Read More »

Environment

Scottish Housing Minister to Launch Green Home Festival

Scotland’s second Green Home Festival is set to be launched by Scottish Government Minister Paul McLennan, who has agreed to kick offRead More »

News

Reducing CO2 Emissions from Yellow Plant

Trials on yellow plant have demonstrated potential carbon savings of 58 per cent across Veolia’s fleet of over 660 site-basedRead More »

ESG

Acquisition of Spanish Supermarkets for European Food Retail Strategy Fund

Savills Investment Management has acquired two new Aldi supermarkets in Spain for its European Food Retail Strategy fund. The fundRead More »

Environment

Addressing the United Kingdom’s Retrofit Skills Gap

With data suggesting retrofit recruitment must triple for the UK to reach net-zero by 2050, the Reed Group has launchedRead More »

News

Graphenstone UK to Supply Paint for Fulham Pier Development

A partnership between Fulham Football Club and paint manufacturer Graphenstone UK will apply carbon-saving coatings at the transformative development ofRead More »

News

Welcoming Caroline: Veolia Deploys Electric Telehandler at Integrated Waste Management Facility

Veolia has introduced an electric MRF 360 telehandler at its Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF) in Southwark as part ofRead More »

News

Accelerating SME Furniture Manufacturers to Net Zero

Made Smarter, the UK government-backed programme helping SME manufacturers in the furniture industry adopt technology, has launched a whitepaper on decarbonisation. DecarbonisationRead More »

France

L&T Technology Services and Thales Commit to Low-Carbon Future

Global pure-play engineering company L&T Technology Services Limited (LTTS) and Thales have signed a letter of intent to tackle climateRead More »

design

Mount Vernon Library Commons: Showcasing Carbon Reduction in Concrete

The Mount Vernon Library Commons project in Washington State is positioning itself as one of the region’s most environmentally consciousRead More »

News

Papua New Guinea and Pareto FM’s Journey to Carbon Neutrality

Engineering and facility services business Pareto reports it achieved carbon neutrality in 2022 in accordance with the UK’s Streamlined EnergyRead More »

Contracts

Royal Berkshire NHS Foundation Trust Awards Sustainable FM Contract

Veolia has been selected to deliver a new multi-million pound “sustainable” FM contract that will focus on implementing hard servicesRead More »

Austria

Healthy Cows Lower Methane Emissions

Early detection of health issues in dairy cows reduces methane production by up to 15 per cent, a trial ofRead More »

News

BM Recognises Outstanding Team Members

BM Caterers has presented 26 awards to individuals and teams at its annual FOODIES awards ceremony which recognise outstanding contributionsRead More »

News

Carbon Footprint Management from TÜV SÜD

TÜV SÜD UK has launched a Carbon Footprint Management service to help organisations reduce carbon emissions and ultimately become carbonRead More »

Cleaning

Replacing Plastic with Paper

UK startup Biovate Hygienics is claiming an industry first following the launch of its ‘Zero Compromise’ range of plastic-free paperRead More »

News

Consortium to Support Hamburg’s Carbon Neutral Ambition

The City of Hamburg has selected a consortium led by smart building data company MeteoViva and automation solutions provider Sauter-CumulusRead More »

Europe

Veolia Reaches New UK Net Zero Milestone

Veolia is now delivering more than six times more renewable electricity to the grid than it uses at 400 officesRead More »

News

Hurlingham School Catering Contract

Elior UK subsidiary Lexington is delivering catering services at the independent, co-educational Hurlingham School’s prep and pre-prep departments in Putney,Read More »

Net Zero

ADNOC Launches Innovative Carbon Capture Well

During Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW), ADNOC has announced the world’s first fully sequestered carbon dioxide (CO2) injection well inRead More »

Engineering

What Can the FM Industry Expect in 2023?

John McPherson, Managing Director of ABM in the United Kingdom, shares his thoughts on what ‘s in store for theRead More »

News

Cloudfm Eyeing Scope 3 Net Zero Reductions

Cloudfm has announced a target date of 2035 for eliminating full-scope net zero emissions, having already met its scope 1Read More »

Europe

European Retailers Fear for In-store Operations

New research from Sony Professional Displays & Solutions reveals UK and German retailers are preparing proactively for the critical ChristmasRead More »

News

Getting to Net Zero: Consenting Hydrogen Projects

A new report from Burges Salmon explores issues surrounding consent for low carbon hydrogen infrastructure projects in the UK. WithRead More »

Healthcare

Veolia Targeting Carbon Savings at Eastbourne District General Hospital

Veolia has been awarded a £27 million energy management contract to upgrade the 459-bed Eastbourne District General Hospital, part ofRead More »

ESG

Acquisition Strengthens Infogrid ESG Commercial Real Estate Reporting Capabilities

SaaS building intelligence provider Infogrid has acquired Aquicore, a leading ESG data and analytics company that empowers real estate institutionsRead More »

Blog

Why Washroom Users Deserve Better Hand Drying Solutions

Dr Salomé Giao, Lead Scientist at Dyson for Business, says many existing hand drying solutions are ineffective despite there neverRead More »

csr

Johnson Controls Named to Fortune’s 2022 Change the World List

Johnson Controls has been named to the 2022 Fortune Change the World list for its OpenBlue solutions and OpenBlue NetRead More »

Construction

Peel Issues ESG Update

Peel L&P has released its annual ESG report on the progress the British regeneration business is making in implementing aRead More »

ESG

Mitie on Target for 2025 ESG Goals

Mitie’s most recent annual ESG report highlights the progress the facilities management outsourcer has made in incorporating 13 ambitious targetsRead More »

Appointments

Cloudfm Makes Senior ESG Appointment

Cloudfm has appointed Katrina Christopoulos as head of ESG.Christopoulos will drive environmental and social policies within the company, working withRead More »

Net Zero

Lowering Energy Costs for Tenants with Solar

Greater Manchester property business George Moss & Sons Ltd which celebrated its centenary in 2020 has pledged support for commercialRead More »

Contracts

New FM Partner to Support ATS Euromaster Sustainability Goals

ATS Euromaster has appointed Cloudfm to help drive efficiency and reduce carbon emissions across 259 sites in the United Kingdom.Read More »

Net Zero

Westminster Celebrates World EV Day by Commissioning New Electric Street Cleaning Bikes

Veolia, in partnership with Westminster City Council, took to the streets to roll out their new, industry-leading fleet of electricRead More »

Construction

Launch of Cavity Wall Insulation with Low Lamda Rating

ROCKWOOL is claiming the UK’s lowest thermal conductivity rating for its new stone wool acoustic and fire insulation product forRead More »

COP27

COP27: How Traditional Egyptian Food Can Make the UN Summit More Climate Friendly

Egypt’s traditional vegetarian cuisine is ideal for delivering healthy and sustainable catering at the UN’s biggest climate event Over 160Read More »

Case Studies

How G4S is Securing the UK’s Hinkley Point C Nuclear Power Station

Noah Price, head of the G4S Academy, provides an overview of the security threats faced by critical national infrastructure, whatRead More »

design

Launch of Innovative Off-grid Lighting System

Scottish solutions business Eco Group has launched an innovative off-grid lighting system to cut energy bills and reduce the carbonRead More »

Energy Management

City of London Property Becomes First in the Capital to Receive NABERS UK Energy Rating

Jaguar Building Services has announced the first successful assessment of a property in London under the NABERS UK Energy forRead More »

Net Zero

Accelerating the Race to Net Zero

Johnson Controls has announced a collaboration with 3Degrees which helps organisations around the world achieve renewable energy and decarbonisation goals. TheRead More »

Education

Supporting University Estate Directors with Decarbonisation

SSE Energy Solutions has partnered with The Association of University Directors of Estates (AUDE) in the United Kingdom to informRead More »

design

Veolia and Miracle-Gro Launch Recycling Scheme for Plastic Compost Bags

A new UK recycling operation involving Veolia, garden product brand Miracle-Gro, and Dobbies Garden Centres is set to address theRead More »

Net Zero

Volvo Group UK Adopts Waterless Urinal Technology

Volvo Group UK is adopting waterless urinal technology at its UK HQ in Warwick, and its Felixstowe Renault Truck CommercialsRead More »

design

Launch of First Ever CIBSE-accredited On-demand Lighting CPDs

Lighting brand Signify has launched the first on-demand continuing professional development courses to be accredited by the Chartered Institution ofRead More »

industry

Supporting Sustainable Storage and Handling

For many years, German storage bin manufacturer BITO-Lagertechnik has been puting sustainability into practice, supported by innovative technologies and state-of-theRead More »

FM

Robertson Facilities Management Secures Place on New CCS FM Procurement Framework

Robertson Facilities Management has been awarded a place on the new Crown Commercial Services, Facilities Management and Workplace Services FrameworkRead More »

COP26

New Scope 3 Emissions Guidance for Net Zero Buildings in the UK

New guidance published by the Sustainable Facilities Management Index (SFMI) and BAM FM sets out how all carbon sources thatRead More »

Education

First-of-its-Kind Heat Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship

Pinnacle Group subsidiary Pinnacle Power is claiming a UK first following the development of a new Heat Maintenance Technician ApprenticeshipRead More »

Net Zero

Innovative Pipe Relining Used in District Heating Project

In a first for the UK, Veolia is using the latest carbon lining pipe technology for maintaining the integrity ofRead More »

Net Zero

Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games: Inspiring Sustainable Large-scale Events

Michael Topham, CEO of FTSE 250 listed waste management solutions provider Biffa, explains why the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham areRead More »

FM

The White Company to Reduce Emissions with Cloudfm

Lifestyle brand The White Company has appointed Cloudfm to manage its 67 sites in the UK and Ireland under aRead More »

Cleaning

Parr FM Secures Place on New £800m NHS Hard FM Framework Agreement

UK facility services provider Parr Facilities Management (Parr FM) which operates offices in Manchester, Glasgow and Belfast, has been namedRead More »

industry

State of Access Control Report Highlights Demand for Future-Proof Mobile Solutions

According to a new 2022 State of Access Control Report from IFSEC Global and identity solutions provider HID Global, 42Read More »

FM

Sodexo India Celebrates Silver Jubilee

Sodexo is celebrating its first quarter of a century operating in India. Since entering the market in 1997, the multinationalRead More »

Construction

New ROCKWOOL Product Extends Efficiency of Lambda Coefficient Insulation

As pressure mounts on the construction industry to deliver more thermally efficient buildings while preserving standards of fire and acousticRead More »

Energy Management

Supporting Clients with Best Practices in Energy Management

Following its completion of the CIBSE Low Carbon Course and a subsequent opportunity to apply for ISO 50001 EnMS accreditation,Read More »

ESG

Elior UK Launches Social Value Charter

Contract caterer Elior UK is embracing a new Social Value Charter which builds on activities already embedded in its businessRead More »

Net Zero

S. Property Group in Swedish Smart Community Collaboration

Serendipity’s property company, the Stockholm-based S. Property Group, has confirmed the involvement of smart infrastructure providers Vattenfall and Three Sweden,Read More »

FM

Red Diesel in the UK: Helping Clients with the New Changes

Russel Rhodes, Business Development Manager at Adler and Allan, considers the operating consequences for facilities managers of legislation limiting theRead More »

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