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

Mitie hits all annual ESG targets

The FM provider’s latest ESG report highlights progress made against 13 ambitious targets.

Senior ESG appointment at Cloudfm

The technology-driven hard services specialist says it is aiming to lead the FM industry with the appointment of a new head of ESG.

SFMI moves forward on Scope 3 carbon tool

The Sustainable Facilities Management Index team has started work on the development of a tool for managing Scope 3 carbon emissions in the FM sector.

BAM targets net zero in UK & I by 2026

The construction and FM group’s UK & Ireland businesses have set an ambitious target for becoming net zero in their direct operations.

WeMaintain receives B Corp certification

The technology-driven maintenance services company has received B Corp status in recognition of its high environmental, social and governance standards.

Commercial property: climate resilience strategies

The Better Buildings Partnership has published new guidance on defining, measuring and reporting on climate resilient property.

Social enterprise challenge hits £250m mark

A group of 30 large companies have spent over a quarter of a billion pounds with social enterprises by bringing them into their supply chains.

Net zero group names leader

The Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard initiative has appointed David Partridge as chair of its recently convened Governance Board.

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