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Queen Elizabeth II Centre Awards Security Contract

Atalian Servest has been awarded a three-year manned guarding contract by the Queen Elizabeth II (QEII) Centre, central London’s largest conference and exhibition venue. The contract which mobilised on the 25th April 2022, employs a team of 21 colleagues to provide manned guarding and front of house solutions. Underpinned by technology to enhance resilience and…

Perspectives

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…

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Trends in energy and infrastructure for 2022

Press Release: Siemens: Trends in energy and infrastructure for 2022 London, 11 January 2022   Siemens: Trends in energy and infrastructure for 2022 The impact of the pandemic to fade as we refocus on the road to net zero and the climate emergency   Siemens’ energy and smart infrastructure experts share their views on the…

Events

BSI Certifies COP26 as a Sustainable Event

18.11.2021, 12:53 BSI Certifies COP26 as a Sustainable Event The planning and delivery of this year’s COP26 event in Glasgow has been certified against the ISO 20121: Sustainable Events Management standard, following an audit by BSI.   The sustainability team at BSI undertook the audit, working with event organizers to independently assess activities, products and…

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…

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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…

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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,…

Events

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…

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Aramark Recognised for Sustainable Foodservice

09.11.2021, 12:06 Aramark Recognised for Sustainable Foodservice Aramark UK has received two Waste2zero 2021 awards following its successful introduction of measures to prevent and recycle waste.   The company was successful in winning the Best Recycling Project Award and the Best Waste Project Communication & Stakeholder Engagement Award, with Aramark also receiving a commendation in the Best…

Events

Just Transitioning and Net Zero

03.11.2021, 12:06 Just Transitioning and Net Zero Following the UK’s decision to require large companies to demonstrate their commitment to climate change targets, Justin Kelly, Siemens PLC corporate communications director, presents key findings of new research that is to be unveiled at COP26 demonstrating why climate action is a corporate imperative. The halfway stage has…

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Technology and the Race to Net Zero

01.11.2021, 12:35 Technology and the Race to Net Zero With COP26 underway, Jamie Cameron, director of digital solutions at Johnson Controls UK&I, discusses the prevalence of technology in the race to net zero and the fight against climate change. With the news that the urgency over net zero has sparked a climate tech investment boom, the importance…

Events

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,…

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Net Zero: Is the UK Missing the Point?

19.10.2021, 14:24 Net Zero: Is the UK Missing the Point? Mark Bouldin, an environmental specialist with Johnson Controls, comments on the UK government’s strategy for cutting greenhouse gas emissions which was published today. The UK has just released its plans to cut greenhouse gas emissions but it’s missing an important piece of the puzzle. 40 per cent of…

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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…

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Making Historic Buildings Energy Efficient

Historic buildings can help tackle the climate crisis, according to a new report from Grosvenor Britain & Ireland. Produced in consultation with the National Trust, Historic England, Peabody, Southern Housing Group and The Crown Estate, and written with Donald Insall Associates, Heritage & Carbon argues for a decisive reformulation of planning policy as the United Kingdom prepares to…

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Johnson Controls Joins Urgent Net-Zero G7 Appeal

10.06.2021, 16:10 Johnson Controls Joins Urgent Net-Zero G7 Appeal On the eve of the G7 Summit, Johnson Controls has become a signatory to an open letter from the Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders urging global leaders to accelerate a just transition in the race to net-zero and climate resilience. The Alliance, an informal group facilitated…

Events

Keeping Events Green

09.06.2021, 12:31 Keeping Events Green Ahead of the G7 Summit (11-13 June) and pivotal COP 26 climate change conference (1-12 November) the government of host nation, the United Kingdom, has commissioned BSI to undertake event sustainability assessments. Both events will bring together world leaders to address important issues which shape the world we live in,…

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Johnson Controls CEO to Address Environmental Summit

22.04.2021, 10:41 Johnson Controls CEO to Address Environmental Summit Johnson Controls chairman and CEO George Oliver has been invited by U.S. President Joe Biden to participate in the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate Change. The summit will bring together leaders of the world’s major economies and other vital partners for an urgent and open dialogue…

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Regional GSHP Project Recognised with Global Award

01.12.2020, 13:20 Regional GSHP Project Recognised with Global Award Together Housing and Kensa Contracting have received international acclaim for a ground source heat pump retrofit programme involving 770 homes in the North of England. A sub-category of the annual European Heat Pump Awards (EHPA), the Heat Pump City of the Year (HPCY) award commends local…

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Inauguration of ESA Chair

27.11.2020, 14:12 Inauguration of ESA Chair Gavin Graveson, Executive Vice-President of Veolia UK & Ireland, has been inaugurated as the new Chair of the Environmental Services Association (ESA), succeeding Viridor managing director, Phil Piddington.   ESA Chairs are elected bi-annually from its board of directors, with member organisations having invested billion of pounds during the…

News

Taking Responsibility for Climate Change

11.11.2020, 12:38 Taking Responsibility for Climate Change According to findings from a recent YouGov poll for Veolia, 77 per cent of adults in Britain believe responsibility for climate action rests with the current generation and its leaders.   In a survey with YouGov, two in five GB adults asked also said that their concern about…

Events

When Energy Crisis Meets Climate Crisis

25.10.2019, 12:06 When Energy Crisis Meets Climate Crisis Veolia is urging immediate action in the wake of massive power disruption caused by the recent, temporary loss of just 5 per cent of the UK’s electricity generating capacity and an expected doubling of demand by 2050. The company’s latest report, Keeping the lights on, released today, shows…

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