Net Zero Carbon

Net zero carbon represents a kind of crossroads for a series of issues that can only get more significant for facilities managers, their organisations, their communities, our wider society and – this is not overstating it – the world.

Energy, environment, sustainability, responsible business – these are increasingly climbing the list of today’s most pressing concerns for business and government. FM, and the built environment professions more generally, have a critical role to play assessing needs, challenges and opportunities, defining the right strategy and tactics, and managing implementation for successful outcomes – outcomes that broadly focus on optimising the use of resources, reducing any harmful effects and increasing the benefits delivered to individuals, organisations and communities at large.

In recent years we have seen positive action on a number of fronts, including moves by industry bodies to support professionals in improving energy performance, research and advice around the meaning of net zero and how that objective is being pursued, landmark commitments at several big industry players on carbon reduction, and more.

We also see positive action on these issues in the reports of contracts won by service providers, too, of course.

Recent net zero content on i-FM is listed below. In addition, you can use the i-FM Search function to explore our news, feature and comment content covering this and related issues. You can search on the topic ‘net zero carbon’ on our News & Features page – which brings up dozens of relevant articles - or on any keyword on our Search page.

You can also find good insights into recent and likely future changes to FM practice and the wider marketplace in our White Papers. Each of these pulls together information, views and advice from the top speakers participating in the annual Workplace Futures conference series. Not surprisingly, sustainability issues frequently figure in these discussions.

This site hub aims to provide easy access to a range of resources that offer FMs some of the information, insights and advice they need for a better understanding of current issues and what the future might hold for them and their organisations. All suggestions for new content are welcome – contact us anytime.

Featured Content

Property looks to accelerate decarbonisation

Market prospects may be uncertain over the short-term, but many UK property companies intend to increase investment in carbon reduction this year.

UKGBC launches circular built environment toolkit

The UK Green Building Council has published a new toolkit to accelerate the shift from a linear to a regenerative, circular economy.

Energy: government must speed up spending

The Building Engineering Services Association is calling for the government to accelerate investment in energy efficiency and heat pumps.

Total Experience: the key to the future of FM services

Experience matters. To employees, businesses and customers. But, increasingly, positive experiences don’t emerge because of a new-fangled tool or a buzzword-filled communication strategy.

ESG: younger workers vote with their feet

New research shows that millennials and younger workers are driving a growing trend of ‘climate quitting’, seeking out more environmentally friendly jobs.

Pinnacle reports ESG success

In its latest published report the services group highlights progress across the key pillars of its ESG framework.

Waste management: where does it all go?

In the UK, the largest contributor to methane emissions from the waste sector is landfill, accounting for 81% of sector emissions.

Sodexo slashes carbon emissions

The UK & Ireland business is reporting a 33% reduction in its Scope 1, 2 and 3 greenhouse gas emissions since its baseline year of 2017.

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