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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 1 and 2 science-based emissions targets. In common with other service providers, a large part of Cloudfm’s carbon footprint is in scope 3, which includes indirect emissions produced by a business as a result of factors…

COP27

“Get Serious About Water”

A distinguished panel of water and climate leaders led by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) at COP27 is calling on heads of government to “get serious about water”. In a joint statement, several leading scientists have urged heads of state and government to introduce an integrated approach to water and climate action, citing the “fragmented”…

COP26

Celebrities Back Right Here, Right Now Climate Alliance at COP27

Leonardo DiCaprio, Quincy Jones, Cher, Annie Lennox, Ellen DeGeneres, Edward Norton, Jack Black, LL Cool J, Bob Weir, Dead & Company, The Lumineers, Joss Stone and Calum Worthy are some of the celebrities supporting the Right Here, Right Now Climate Alliance and its sister United Nations Human Rights campain at the 2022 UN Climate Change Conference. The…

Finance

EIB and Community of Madrid Agree Financing for Line 11 Metro Extension

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the Community of Madrid (CAM) have agreed EIB financing of €554 million of financing and R&D loans for the line 11 Metro extension between Plaza Elíptica and Conde de Casal in Madrid. Separate agreements for project finance and the financing of research and development activities have been signed in Madrid…

COP

Why the UN is Right to Call for Business to Act on Climate Change

With the United Nations urging businesses to recognise how they will meet the expectations and demands of stakeholders to reach net zero by 2050, David Lloyd, general manager of Connected Energy Performance at Johnson Controls UK&I, says technology is key. Across the world, businesses are battling to keep the lights on amid urgent calls for…

Defence Infrastructure Organisation

Landmarc and Partners Triumph at 2022 IWFM Impact Awards

Landmarc Support Services (Landmarc) has brought home the Positive Climate Action Award at the prestigious IWFM Impact Awards for its Net-Zero Carbon Accommodation Programme (NetCAP), delivered in partnership with the British Army, the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) and modular construction specialist, Reds10. The IWFM Impact Awards celebrate and showcase outstanding best practice and ingenuity in…

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 a Five Year Sustainability Plan.  Peel, which has a record of transformative and exciting projects including MediaCity at Salford Quays and the trailblazing Manchester homeless project Embassy Village, reports progress on all 22 of its sustainability…

Net Zero

Why Now’s the Time for Meaningful Action on Global Emissions

With world leaders gathering in New York for Climate Week, Zero Emissions Day was a critical reminder of the need to take action to keep our planet and people healthy, says Adam Savitz, Sustainability Director EMEALA at Johnson Controls. Surging energy prices and gas shortages are crippling business worldwide, but it should serve as a…

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 160 NGOs, led by global food awareness groups, 50by40 and Proveg International, are encouraging Egypt to provide sustainable, plant-rich food to delegates attending the UN climate summit – COP27 – hosted in Sharm El Sheikh in…

Energy Management

Wealthcap Tackles Energy Crisis with New MeteoViva Building Sustainability as a Service Model

Leading German real asset and investment manager Wealthcap is using MeteoViva’s predictive building control system to reduce energy use and CO2 emissions in a commercial location at Ganghoferstrasse 27-29 in Munich. To finance the transformation in how it monitors and controls energy usage, Wealthcap is utilising a new Sustainable Buildings as a Service model introduced…

ESG

Real Assets Publication of the Year: Aviva Investors Sustainability Media Awards

Aviva Investors is extending the deadline to enter the Aviva Investors Sustainability Media Awards 2022. The new deadline will be Friday, 12th August 2022. The Awards, which recognises excellence in reporting across sustainability-linked topics in the UK media, aim to celebrate the consistently high standards achieved by publications in the national press, institutional and wholesale…

Foodservice & Catering

Comment on Suspension of French Decree Banning “Meaty” Plant-based Food Names

ProVeg International has welcomed the suspension by France’s highest court of a Decree banning “meaty” names for plant-based products, which was scheduled to take effect in October 2022. The Conseil d’Etat expressed doubts over the legality of the Decree after ruling that providing consumers with information was insufficient justification for its introduction. Jasmijn de Boo,…

Cleaning

Lessons in Hygiene from COP26

Dr Lisa Ackerley, CEnvH, FRSPH, Director of Medical and Scientific Engagement and Hygiene at Reckitt, shares insights into what brands can learn from the hygiene protocols she helped develop for COP26. The first UK lockdown – announced on 23 March, 2020 in a televised press conference – may seem a distant memory, but its legacy…

Foodservice & Catering

Compass Supports Climate Net Zero Ambition with New Supply Chain Policies

Compass Group UK & Ireland has introduced supply chain changes to better support its transition to Climate Net Zero by 2030. With a focus on sustainable, local sourcing, the new policy announcements include: Banning air freight of fresh fruit and vegetable produce – the ban will see a focus on further increasing the use of…

Blog

Tackling Climate Change: Why Electric Boilers are in Vogue Again

02.12.2021, 19:18 Tackling Climate Change: Why Electric Boilers are in Vogue Again Robert Presser, vice-president of Montreal-based Acme Engineering Products, explains why electric stream and hot water boilers are the logical choice in the race to achieve net zero The threat of global warming and government-level commitments to the Paris Accord on Climate Change are…

Net Zero

Revolutionising Climate-friendly Building Operation in Germany

17.11.2021, 12:48 Revolutionising Climate-friendly Building Operation in Germany A collaboration between MeteoViva and the Freiburg-based building automation manufacturer Sauter-Cumulus will supply smart data for application in predictive climate-friendly building control. Under the agreement, MeteoViva will provides SAUTER with optimized control data used by Sauter-Cumulus’ central building management solution. As a result, properties with SAUTER system…

Blog

Takeaways from COP26 for Smaller UK Contractors

15.11.2021, 10:07 Takeaways from COP26 for Smaller UK Contractors The Contractor Health and Safety Assessment Scheme (CHAS) comments on how COP26 and legislation announced by the UK government in anticipation of the agreement will impact on SMEs operating in the construction sector. There is a lot of good work already underway to tackle climate change…

COP26

Kier Re-Affirms 100 Per Cent EV Commitment at COP26

12.11.2021, 16:25 Kier Re-Affirms 100 Per Cent EV Commitment at COP26 In celebration of Transport Day at COP26, the UK’s Kier Group has become one of seven organisations to commit to the Climate Group EV100 initiative to electrify fleets of over 250,000 vehicles by 2030. EV100 is an initiative to bring together forward-looking companies committed…

Foodservice & Catering

On the Road to Net Zero

11.11.2021, 23:10 On the Road to Net Zero Compass Group UK & Ireland has adopted a 100 per cent electric car policy for new fleet vehicles ordered by over 500 employees by the end of the year. The move follows the publication of the company’s Our Climate Promise and Roadmap to Net Zero policies which support its wider commitment to…

Blog

COP26, Climate Change and the Built Environment

11.11.2021, 18:32 COP26, Climate Change and the Built Environment As the COP26 conference addresses carbon emissions from buildings for the first time, Jamie Cameron, Director of Digital Solutions at Johnson Controls UK&I, explains why driving down emissions across the built environment is critical to reversing climate change. In a session dedicated to the built environment,…

COP26

One Small Tree for Glasgow, One Giant Hope for Mankind

A small tree in Glasgow signals hope for forests throughout the world as a new carbon accountability platform is unveiled at COP26.  “Great oaks from little acorns grow”, or so the saying goes, as a transformative technology unveiled on a young tree in Glasgow during COP26 this week promises a lasting impact on the future of all the…

Australia

HRH The Prince of Wales Terra Carta Seal

Johnson Controls has been named as an inaugural recipient of the Terra Carta Seal from HRH The Prince of Wales in recognition of its commitment to creating a sustainable future. The inaugural Terra Carta Seal award recognises global corporations that are demonstrating their commitment to, and momentum towards, the creation of genuinely sustainable markets. It…

COP26

Climate Change Accountability Ecosystem to Present at COP26

29.10.2021, 12:37 Climate Change Accountability Ecosystem to Present at COP26 A new technology platform which facilitates meaningful global climate change accountability has been selected for presentation as world leaders gather in Glasgow for the COP26 summit next week. New Energy Matrix is a global ecosystem software platform developed by Isle of Man-based data management specialists,…

Environment

A Radical Collaboration for Regeneration

26.10.2021, 17:00 A Radical Collaboration for Regeneration BlueTech Forum, an annual, two-day event focused on water conservation, the circular economy and corporate environmental goals, will return to the Vancouver Convention Centre on 7 June 2022. Hosted by BlueTech Research under the theme, Radical Collaboration for Regeneration, next year’s event will seek to catalyse partnerships that support companies with…

Construction

San Diego Awards Contracts for New Fire Station

14.10.2021, 12:04 San Diego Awards Contracts for New Fire Station The City of San Diego has awarded the architectural contract for the new Torrey Pines Fire Station to The Miller Hull Partnership, and announced Level 10 Construction as general contractor for the civic facility. The fire station is located on the border between the UC San…

COP26

Why COP26 is Now Even More Critical

14.10.2021, 10:48 Why COP26 is Now Even More Critical Environmental specialist Mark Bouldin comments on The Climate Transparency Report 2021 finding released today that CO2 emissions will rise by 4 per cent across the G20 this year despite falling 6 per cent during the pandemic. 2021 has been a critical year for climate action so the…

Environment

Supporting DGNB Sustainable Building Certification

07.09.2021, 17:01 Supporting DGNB Sustainable Building Certification MeteoViva Climate has been recognised as a service by the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) “Buildings in Operation” certification programme. The implementation of the company’s energy management and indoor climate control platform is now automatically linked to a guaranteed level of compliance, regardless of the specific characteristics of…

Environment

Addressing Building Carbon Targets

02.09.2021, 16:31 Addressing Building Carbon Targets Ellen Huelin, Associate Director at Whitecode Design Associates, explains why whole lifecycle environmental costing is essential for reducing the contribution of buildings to climate change. It was only a matter of weeks ago that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) published a global climate change report which proclaimed…

Foodservice & Catering

Taking Culinary Apprenticeships Forward with Marcus Wareing

26.08.2021, 08:56 Taking Culinary Apprenticeships Forward with Marcus Wareing Compass Group has launched a new apprenticeship programme in collaboration with Michelin-starred celebrity chef Marcus Wareing and hospitality training provider, HIT Training. ‘Forward with Marcus Wareing’ is an enhanced programme that complements the UK Level 4 Senior Culinary Chef and Level 5 Operations Departmental Manager apprenticeship…

Energy Management

Essex Schools Solar Panel Installations

05.07.2021, 14:18 Essex Schools Solar Panel Installations Mitie has supported Essex County Council with the installation of roof mounted solar panels at fifteen schools across the county. The panels will generate 700,000 kWh of energy which is equivalent to powering 185 homes a year or saving 180 tonnes of CO2 and around £115,000 annually, and…

Education

Delivering Better Hospital Hygiene with Cobotics

05.07.2021, 13:30 Delivering Better Hospital Hygiene with Cobotics Medirest, the healthcare division of Compass Group UK & Ireland, is introducing 12 cleaning robots to support cleaning operations at several NHS hospitals. Developed in partnership with cleaning innovation specialist, Killis, the innovative technology which is suited to large open areas in hospitals has been successfully trialling…

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