Sustainability

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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. Cloudfm will undertake planned and reactive maintenance alongside capital project-related works. It will also manage planned, and reactive maintenance of equipment assets all managed through the Freedom platform, which connects each job to the most…

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BSA at CABE 2022

The Business Sprinkler Alliance (BSA) will be at the Chartered Association of Building Engineers (CABE) Annual Conference and Exhibition from 13-14th October at the Celtic Manor Resort in Newport, Wales. Attracting expert panels interacting with a wide range of construction professionals, this year’s event will focus on the theme of Embedding Sustainability and how building…

Perspectives

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…

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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…

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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 for Offices Scheme for one of its client properties. The assessment was undertaken by Adam Nguyen, an energy manager with Jaguar who is one of two NABERS UK Licensed assessors at the company. Launched in November…

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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 the environmental impact of caused by around 100 million bags that are used for compost, soil and chipped bark each year. Developed from successful trials, the process will be the first time these low-density polyethylene (LDPE)…

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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…

Perspectives

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 are a source of inspiration as well as celebration. Having been an avid fan of the Commonwealth Games all my life (my best memory is the exciting 200 metre final in the 1982 Brisbane Games where…

Case Studies

Case Study: Advancing Sustainability at Geothermal Energy Company

A partnership in the Philippines between Ecolab subsidiary Nalco Water and Geothermal Energy Company (GEC) is increasing electricity production whilst reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Geothermal power is a sustainable, reliable and renewable energy source that uses heat from the earth’s molten core to make electricity by pumping hot water from deep underground wells to generate…

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Aramark Partners with 2022 Green Sports Alliance Summit

Aramark provided dining and hospitality services for this year’s Green Sports Alliance (GSA) annual summit at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which discussed ways to build healthier, more sustainable communities where we live and play. The gathering at venue, where GSA member Aramark Sports + Entertainment manages the dining and hospitality program, involved more…

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Scottish Partnership to Deliver EV Charging Solutions

Two award-winning Scottish businesses have teamed up to help meet the growing demand for electric vehicle chargepoints. Solutions provider Eco Group have joined forces with electrical engineering firm DRW Electrical Group Ltd to supply a complete EV charging solution to businesses and organisations across Scotland and the North of England. With more drivers than ever…

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Johnson Controls Named as Microsoft Global Sustainability Changemaker and US IoT Partner of the Year

Johnson Controls has been named Global Sustainability Changemaker and as U.S. IoT Partner of the Year at the 2022 Microsoft Awards. The Microsoft Partner of the Year Awards recognise Microsoft partners that have developed and delivered outstanding Microsoft-based applications, services and devices during the past year. Awards were classified in various categories, with honourees chosen…

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Time-honoured Traditions Meet Green Tech in Rural Washington State

Boutique distillery Woodinville Whiskey has completed a state-of-the art processing facility in rural Quincy, Washington, which marries the age-old process of producing whiskey with green technology from Kebony, a global leader in sustainable wood.  Designed by Seattle-based Graham Baba Architects, the completed warehouses are part of what will eventually be six, 25,000 square-foot structures, spread…

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The Future Lands for Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex Accompanied by a New Hotel Opening

An attraction that has been years in the making has finally been cleared for takeoff at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex (KSCVC) in Florida. Gateway™: The Deep Space Launch Complex formally opened to the public Wednesday with a grand opening ceremony attended by Delaware North CEO Jerry Jacobs Jr., KSCVC Chief Operating Officer Therrin Protze and…

Case Studies

How Aramark and Samsung Electronics America Are Achieving Shared Sustainability Goals

Recently recognised for its environmental sustainability efforts in the United States, Samsung has been partnering with Aramark in the areas of energy efficiency and food sustainability as part of its “Partners in Sustainability” initiative – complementing the foodservice and facility services provider’s own Be Well. Do Well.® environmental commitments. With individuals, businesses, organizations, communities, and…

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Facilities Managers: Sustainability is your job too

Cormac Crossan, Commercial Real Estate Business Development Director at Schneider Electric UK&I, on why sustainability is a function of facilities management. Many of us have heard the staggering fact that the buildings and construction sector accounts for almost 40 per cent of global energy-related CO2 emissions. But did you know that up to 80 per…

Perspectives

World Environment Day 2022: Johnson Controls Calls for UK Net Zero Action

On World Environment Day, Adam Savitz, Sustainability Director, EMEALA at Johnson Controls, explains why an overhaul of the United Kingdom’s built environment is needed to reach government emissions targets by 2035. We must once again highlight the critical need to redress the planetary imbalance – from regulatory policy through personal choices, we all play a part in…

Perspectives

Make Do and Mend: Supporting the Environmental Argument Against Demolition

Tom Roche, Secretary of the Business Sprinkler Alliance, comments on calls from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) for the government to halt building demolition in favour of refurbishment and repurposing as the UK transitions to a more sustainable built environment. With the built environment accounting for 38% of total energy-related global CO2 emissions,…

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Johnson Controls Inaugurates OpenBlue Innovation Centre at Global HQ in Cork

Johnson Controls has opened an OpenBlue Innovation Centre in its global headquarter’s building at One Albert Quay in Cork, Ireland to provide a future-ready built environment to showcase to customers. The new centre belongs to an international network of OpenBlue Innovation Centres which are pioneering new ways of providing smart, healthy and sustainable spaces for…

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Aramark Receives DiversityInc Recognition

Aramark has been recognized by DiversityInc has recognised Aramark as a Top Company for Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) for the first time, also recognising the foodservice and facility services provider as a “Top 50” company for diversity for a sixth consecutive year. During the 21st annual Top 50 Companies for Diversity event hosted by DiversityInc,…

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Republic Services and Archaea Energy to Develop U.S. Renewable Natural Gas Projects

Republic Services, Inc., and renewable natural gas (RNG) producer have announced a new joint venture to develop 39 RNG projects across the United States. The partnership, the country’s largest RNG portfolio build-out to date, will convert landfill gas into pipeline-quality RNG that can be used for a variety of applications to displace gas from fossil…

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EV Investment Saves 29,000 Tonnes of CO2 Annually

UK Family-owned supply specialist PPS has demonstrated its commitment to reducing its carbon footprint by purchasing three electric vans, saving more than 29,000 tonnes of CO2 a year. The investment has seen the business enhance its fleet of delivery vehicles with the addition of the new Maxus eDeliver9, along with the installation of four rapid…

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BSI Standard Addresses Vulnerable Consumers

With consumers across the world experiencing a cost of living crisis, a newly published international standard sets out how organizations can design and deliver an inclusive service to minimise harm to vulnerable consumers. BSI, in its role as the UK National Standards Body, publishes new guidance on how organizations can minimize harm in the design…

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Johnson Controls Energy Efficiency Survey Reports Increasing Investment in Smart Energy

Johnson Controls has announced findings from its 15th annual Energy Efficiency Indicator Survey with 62 per cent of organisations in the survey sample reporting they expect to increase investment in energy efficiency, renewable energy or smart building technology in 2022, indicating a return to pre-pandemic levels.   The latest report by the United Nations Intergovernmental…

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UAE Hotels Include Sustainable Straws in Luxury Guest Experience

A partnership between Finnish eco materials company Sulapac and Dubai-based sustainability startup BIRD Collaborative has seen millions of sustainable straws made from a patented wood chip and plant resin delivered to luxury hotels, restaurants, wellness centres and clubs in the United Arab Emirates since 2021. Hotels already offering the sustainable straws as part of the…

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Johnson Controls Named to 2022 FT European Climate Leaders List

Johnson Controls has been named to the FT Climate Leaders in Europe list for a second consecutive year. Europe’s 2022 Climate Leaders list recognises companies that have shown the highest reduction of their emissions intensity between 2015 and 2020 as measured by greenhouse gas emissions relative to revenue. The company was one of only 400…

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City of London Corporation Announces ‘Clean City Awards’ Winners

A City of London firm which prevented food waste by delivering 80,000 meals to families in need during the Covid-19 pandemic has been selected for one of the UK’s top environmental awards. Global investment management giant Barings was recognised in the Clean City Awards which are organised by the City of London Corporation to celebrate…

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The Role of Tech in Tackling Spiralling Business Costs and Climate Change

Jamie Cameron, Director of Digital Solutions at Johnson Controls, explains why organisations are increasingly relying on technology to deliver operational energy savings whilst tackling climate change. Against a backdrop of myriad problems, from spiralling energy costs to inflation rates higher than seen for 30 years, the topic of energy efficiency has come back into sharp…

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Supporting Hyperscale Data Operators with Sustainability

Johnson Controls is leveraging its Silent-Aire solutions to support hyperscale data centres in meeting ambitious sustainability targets. The company’s Data Centre Solutions platform focuses on improving water and energy conversation; including the conservation of resources used by air-cooled chillers, liquid cooling, combination air handler units (AHUs), future-ready refrigerants and prefabricated modular data centres. Mission-critical data…

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Leveraging Technology to Support Hungry Communities

ISS Guckenheimer has teamed with certified woman and minority-owned food recovery and distribution business Goodr to reroute surplus food from corporate cafeterias and dining venues to people in need. A primary challenge to businesses operating in the food services industry is creating enough product to meet customer need demand while also minimising excess production in…

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How FM can Help Customers Achieve their Sustainability Goals

Katrina Hazewell, Environment and Sustainability Manager at ABM UK, explains the important role facilities management companies can pay in furthering environmental sustability at client organisations. In today’s world we have the choice to buy better in almost all parts of our everyday life. From the way we travel and what we wear, to what we…

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