net zero


Sodexo Secures Place on CCS Healthcare Procurement Framework

Sodexo Health & Care has been named on the Crown Commercial Service’s (CCS) RM6331 Healthcare Soft Facilities Management Services frameworkRead More »

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 »


Farnek Expands Abu Dhabi Operations

Farnek has expanded its business operations across the emirate of Abu Dhabi following a raft of new and retained contractRead More »


Retrofitting Ageing Pump Systems

Paul Winnett, operations director for Xylem UK, explains why retrofitting outdated heating, cooling and water systems frequently achieves significant energyRead More »


UK Budget: A Missed Opportunity?

Gavin Graveson, Senior Executive Vice President for Veolia in Northern Europe, comments on the UK Chancellor’s Spring Budget. Almost 60Read More »


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 »


Sodexo Reports Increase in Meat-free Meals

Eleven per cent of more than 2.7 million meals sold across 285 Sodexo UK and Ireland client sites in 2023Read More »


enfinium to Invest in Carbon Capture Project

British energy from waste operator enfinium has unveiled a plan to invest up to £800 million in carbon capture andRead More »


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 »


Strategic Partnership to Develop 10 Newmarket Square in Dublin

Valpre Capital, a London-based private equity real estate investment firm, Revelate Capital, an Irish based real estate investment and developmentRead More »


Wates UK Social Housing Decarbonisation Fund Contracts Exceed £100M

Wates is cementing its presence as a leader in social housing retrofit after securing £107m of Social Housing Decarbonisation FundRead More »


En Route to Net Zero: NHS Launches Sustainable Transport Infrastructure Procurement Framework

NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS) has introduced a new ‘Sustainable Transport and Infrastructure’ framework agreement to support the NHS withRead More »


Showcasing a Sustainable Future

On 7th November, more than 160 guests joined Veolia at BMA House in London to discuss sustainability and learn aboutRead More »


Retrofit Academy Opens Tenth UK Training Hub

The Retrofit Academy has opened a new Training Hub in Hampshire as part of a partnership with workforce solutions andRead More »


UK Businesses Pushing Ahead with Net Zero Targets Despite Government U-turn

The Prime Minister’s controversial move to cut back many of the nation’s net-zero ambitions has received criticism from business leaders,Read More »


Decarbonising the UK’s Food Sector

An innovative low carbon energy network developed by SmartParc with support from Veolia is set to cut carbon emissions forRead More »


Innovative Waste Management Procurement Solution Helps NHS Achieve Net Zero

Corporate services provider NHS Shared Business Services (NHS SBS), has launched its inaugural ‘Sustainable Healthcare Recycling & Waste Management’ framework agreement designedRead More »


Harwell Science and Innovation Campus Contract

Compass Group business Eurest has won a new contract with Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in South Oxfordshire to bringRead More »


Gas Boilers: Meeting the UK’s 2050 Net Zero Commitments

Paul Burnett, managing director of Johnsons Controls business Asset+, comments on a National Infrastructure Commission forecast that eight million buildings willRead More »


First Development in London Victoria to Offer offer 10-100GBPS Connectivity

Quadrum, the redeveloper of 11 Belgrave Road in London Victoria, has appointed Vorboss to install a 10-100 GBPS full-coverage fibreRead More »


Modern Masonry Techniques Improve Building Sustainability​

A building product’s environmental credentials do not necessarily stand and fall on the amount of carbon it emits during useRead More »


Collaborating will Bring Scotland Closer to Net Zero

More collaboration between politicians and Scotland’s construction industry is vital to reach net zero according to Member of the ScottishRead More »


New Platform Supports ESG by Measuring Decarbonisation Across Property Portfolios

SAUTER and MeteoViva have launched amanteia, a cloud platform that tracks and makes recommendations for decarbonisation of entire real estateRead More »


New Bristol Workplace Development Tops Out

The Welcome Building, a new type of workspace for Bristol which is being delivered by a joint venture between TristanRead More »


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 »


Call to Industry ahead of Carbon Database Launch Funded by BCIS

The UK government may be watering down its commitment to net zero but the construction industry must not let upRead More »


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 »


Comment: UK Decarbonisation Depends on Skills, Technology and the Supply Chain

Following the Prime Minister’s speech on the UK’s net zero commitments, Jeff House, External Affairs & Policy Director at BaxiRead More »


Delivering Retrofit Skills in the South East of England

A new partnership between The Retrofit Academy and the Greater South East Net Zero Hub (GSENZH) will help train andRead More »


Championing Workplace Sustainability

ISS UK&I has been approved as an official training centre for the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA). IEMARead More »


ISS Partners with Watershed to Advance Full-Scope Carbon Reductions

ISS is accelerating its progress towards full-scope net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040 by implementing enterprise climate platform, Watershed’sRead More »


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 »


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 »


Reducing Carbon Emissions with Biofuel and Technology

Farnek has committed to reducing carbon emissions from its fleet of vehicles by adopting a new blend of biodiesel producedRead More »


Teesside International Airport Partnership to Deliver Green Energy Project

A new solar array capable of eventually producing enough green electricity to power the equivalent of more than 17,000 homesRead More »


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 »


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 »


Community Hospital Reduces Carbon Footprint by 100 Per Cent

Rye, Winchelsea & District Memorial Hospital has become the first community hospital in the UK to achieve carbon neutrality. FollowingRead More »


Get Moving on Sustainability

The UK’s Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management has launched ‘Get moving on sustainability: a campaign for change’ which callsRead More »


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 »


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 »


Supercharging Ultra-rapid EV Charging Infrastructure

SSE Energy Solutions has opened a publicly accessible 10-bay EV charging hub at its depot in the town of Melksham, Wiltshire.Read More »

Best Practice

Best Practices for Navigating Volatile Energy Prices

Jodie Eaton, CEO of Shell Energy UK, says managing consumption effectively and embracing decarbonisation are becoming business-critical requirements. There are thousandsRead More »


Making an Industrial Unit Fit for the Future

UK fit-out and refurbishment contractor Pexhurst has refurbished the net zero Carbon in Construction DC4 unit at the West Midlands’Read More »


Case Study: Helping Deliver US $265,000 of CSR Promises

Vail Resorts is a leading global mountain resort operator with 41 resorts in 15 states and four countries as wellRead More »


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 »


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 »


Designing Innovation into Energy-efficient Buildings

ASHRAE has announced the winners of its 2023 Student Design Competition and Applied Engineering Challenge which recognize the exceptional talent and problem-solving skillsRead More »


Supporting Decarbonisation in North Wales

Energy-from-waste business enfinium has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Eni UK, the UK subsidiary of Eni S.p.A, to supportRead More »


Salix Finance Announces New Chief Executive

Salix Finance has appointed Emma Clancy to succeed Annie Shepperd OBE as its new chief executive with responsibility for overseeing deliveryRead More »


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 »

FM Magazine

Decarbonising the UK Energy System: Options for the Industrial Sector

Ulf Nahrath, Shell’s VP of UK Energy Transition and Infrastructure, looks at the options available for decarbonising the industrial sectorRead More »


Mall of the Emirates Sets New Sustainability Standard

Mall of the Emirates has achieved the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certification, the highest level inRead More »


Algorithm Unlocks Sustainable Technologies

New research by the University of Liverpool could signal a step change in the quest to design materials to supportRead More »


Climate Change Committee Warns UK Falling Short on Net Zero Delivery

In a move to enhance transparency over its Net Zero plans, the UK government has published the Carbon Budget DeliveryRead More »


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 »


Get on Your Net Zero Bike!

Pedal to the metal and gear up for an electrifying experience as Maeving, the local electric motorcycle maestros, race intoRead More »


Big Zero Show Vows to Upstage Coventry City in EFL Championship Play-Offs

As Coventry City FC confirms its place in the English Football League Championship play-offs, The Big Zero Show promises anRead More »


Canary Wharf Supports Net Zero Ambitions with Windfarm Partnership

Canary Wharf Group (CWG) has announced a 15-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with renewable energy provider Brookfield to support theRead More »


Andron to Deliver Cleaning Services at Out-of-Town Business Community

Andron has secured a three-year cleaning contract at Birchwood Park, the largest out-of-town business community in North West of England.Read More »


Leading the Way with Sustainable Workspaces

Finnish real estate company Antilooppi has launched POOL, the country’s first carbon-neutral workspace network, to meet growing demand for sustainableRead More »

Case Studies

Sustainability in Practice: Our Journey to Net Zero

Colin Donnelly, Health, Safety & Environmental Manager at ASSA ABLOY Opening Solutions in the UK, discusses the company’s journey towardsRead More »

FM Magazine

What the UK’s Spring Budget Needs

Paul Wrighton, Regional Director for Sustainable Infrastructure at Johnson Controls UK&I, tells FM Magazine what he’d like to see fromRead More »

FM Magazine

The Power of Proactivity: Meeting the UK’s Future Business Energy Needs

Future business energy needs will be delivered by a wider portfolio of more sustainable, more circular, and more decentralised alternativesRead More »

Letters to the Editor

Letters: Heat Pumps – Just What is UK Government Policy?

Following comments by Lord Callanan in yesterday’s Sunday Telegraph newspaper, Mike Foster, Chief Executive of UK energy trade body EnergyRead More »


Veolia Expands UK Clinical and Medical Waste Management Capabilities

Veolia has extended its medical waste management capabilities to address key issues for the United Kingdom’s healthcare sector and NHS,Read More »


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 »


Hammersmith & Fulham Awards Waste and Recycling Contract

Veolia will support The London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham’s net zero 2030 ambitions under a new long-term environmental servicesRead More »

FM Magazine

Why Heating Apprenticeships Are Crucial to Our Net Zero Future

As the United Kingdom marks National Apprenticeship Week, Karen Boswell OBE, managing director of BDR Thermea Group business Baxi UKRead More »


Energy from Wastewater Powering 800 Scottish Homes

Veolia is helping Scottish Water on its journey to net zero by increasing the amount of renewable energy generated atRead More »


Shopping Centres Achieve UK Net Zero First

Retail destinations, Quayside MediaCity in Salford and Gloucester Quays, are the first of their kind to achieve ‘Net Zero CarbonRead More »

FM Magazine

Letters: Achieving Net Zero with Smart Tech

David Lloyd, General Manager of Connected Energy Performance for Johnson Controls, comments on a recent report by former UK EnergyRead More »


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 »


EMCOR UK Enters Partnership to Support Customer Net Zero Ambitions

A partnership with energy management and sustainability consultancy Verco will provide customers of EMCOR UK with a tailored approach toRead More »

Letters to the Editor

Letters: Scottish Government Net Zero Budget Commitments

Fiona Hodgson, Chief Executive of the Scottish and Northern Ireland Plumbing Employers’ Federation (SNIPEF), comments on over £500 million ofRead More »


Alleima Joins Science Based Targets Initiative

Alleima AB has joined the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) partnership between the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), UN Global Compact,Read More »


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 »


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 »


Reducing Cleaning Energy Costs

Lynne Snoding, Diversey’s sector marketing manager for Food Service & BSC in the UK and Ireland, provides guidance on reducingRead More »


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 reachRead More »

Case Studies

Accelerating Northumberland Towards Carbon-Neutrality

Northumberland County Council (NCC) in Northern England has been leading a local green energy revolution by retrofitting non-domestic buildings withRead More »

Net Zero

Paint Can Recycling Scheme Reaches Million Milestone

A free-of-charge recycling scheme offered by AkzoNobel brand Dulux Decorator Centre in the UK in cooperation with Veolia has disposedRead More »

Net Zero

Why the UK Needs to ‘Fundamentally Rethink’ Future Cities

Britain’s cities need urgent transformation in the next decade and beyond if the country is to meet its 2050 netRead More »


Why Net Zero is Calling on British Cities

David Hall, VP Power Systems at Schneider Electric and Kas Mohammed, VP Digital Energy, comment on a finding by aRead More »

Foodservice & Catering

Aramark Increases Plant-Based Menu Offering on College Campuses

Aramark has announced 44 per cent of the available options on dine-in menus in more than 250 universities and collegesRead More »


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 »


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 »


Comment on London’s Net Zero Targets

Adam Savitz, Sustainability Director EMEALA at Johnson Controls, comments on a recent announcement by the Mayor of London that theRead More »


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 »

Net Zero

Driving Innovation in East Birmingham with Digital Twin Modelling

A ‘digital twin’ which can model and test pathways to clean energy and net zero emissions in East Birmingham isRead More »


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 »

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