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.
The construction and FM group’s UK & Ireland businesses have set an ambitious target for becoming net zero in their direct operations.
The Net Zero Carbon Buildings Standard initiative has appointed David Partridge as chair of its recently convened Governance Board.
Engineering services group Dron & Dickson has turned to Envirovue for assistance with reducing the emissions from its waste management operations.
In an industry first, the group has successfully issued two bonds, raising £750m to support delivery of its global net zero target.
The concept could play a crucial role in helping the building services sector to develop more effective net zero strategies.
In the latest review of its Climate Action Plan, CIBSE focuses on the role of building services engineers in delivering net zero.
The appointment provides significant opportunities to support NHS hospitals and the wider public sector to achieve net zero targets by 2040.
This guidance sets out for the first time how the emissions of buildings in operation can be fully assessed to achieve net zero carbon.
The UK Green Building Council has published new insight into the positive impact circular thinking can have in delivering whole-life carbon reductions and value creation.
The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management has announced two major initiatives to help mobilise the resources and waste sector on its journey to net zero.
EQUANS UK & Ireland has strengthened its existing commitment to decarbonisation by publishing a revised net zero roadmap.
The Hounslow-based security services provider has been certified as achieving Carbon Zero status three years ahead of schedule.
The organisers of the Sustainable Facilities Management Index are planning future research work and want your input.
New analysis shows that just 11% of the world’s listed companies are in alignment with the 1.5°C climate emergency target.
New survey findings are painting a worrying picture of the manufacturing industry’s transition to net zero.
The proptech firm has closed a new funding round, pulling in investment to back growth and development.
The three-year plan from the property services team focuses on decarbonising the NHS estate and supporting customers in their transition to net zero.
A Sustainable Facilities Management Index team has developed a standardised approach to calculate carbon emissions for the FM sector.
The Better Buildings Partnership has announced three new signatories to its Climate Commitment, as a second group launches a complementary initiative.
New data from the Institute of Directors shows that half of businesses are now more likely to invest in carbon reduction measures.
City governments are setting ambitious sustainability targets, often well ahead of national goals.
A cross-industry steering group has come together to develop a Standard for verifying UK buildings as net zero carbon.
The UK Green Building Council has published a guide to support the retrofitting of poorly performing commercial buildings.
The University of East London has established a strategic partnership with Siemens to collaborate on their net zero carbon aspiration for 2030.
Sustainability terms have quickly become part of everyday language. But are we all sure what we’re talking about?
February’s FM conference tackled the big topic of sustainability challenges and opportunities in a very well-received return as an in-person event.
Its Carbon Reduction Plan details how the group aims to minimise direct and indirect emissions across each of its services and its extensive property portfolio.
February’s annual FM conference tackled the big subject of sustainability, a subject that is and will continue to be a key factor in shaping FM’s future.
Sustainability is here to stay, and regulatory changes and challenges around disclosure are driving growth in demand for consultancy.
Skills shortages are hampering ambitions to deliver net zero emission buildings.
Standard Chartered Bank has appointed the firm to support workplace and workforce transformation and net zero carbon commitments.
The first major FM conference of the year, Workplace Futures, takes place in London on 22 February.
The facilities services group has committed to reaching full-scope net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2040.
To meet climate change commitments, building stock investment must be three times higher than the current rate.
A new policy paper from the Institute of Directors sets out a range of ESG priorities for UK companies and organisations.
The latest offering from Fusion21 is a four-year national Decarbonisation Framework.
But a global survey shows that the level of commitment overall could be much higher.
The FM group has passed its target to convert 30% of its fleet to zero emission electric vehicles three months ahead of schedule.
Large and medium-sized organisations cite improving sustainability as one of the three biggest challenges they face.
With expectations for new buildings increasing in recent years, the conversation is shifting from the ‘value of green’ to a focus on longer term, broader based sustainability.
Research from Veolia suggests that less than a third of UK businesses have a strategy for reaching carbon neutrality, despite growing environmental concerns.
Research indicates that 9 in 10 buildings in the UK and Ireland must be digitally retrofitted to achieve net zero by 2050.
New buildings in England will have to produce significantly less CO2 under new rules announced by the government to help the country move towards net zero.
An Institute of Directors’ poll finds companies ready to work towards net zero but looking to government for financial support and guidance.
The UK Green Building Council has published a framework to support local authorities to measure the impacts and wider benefits of building retrofit.
Leaders of the CBI, the TUC and major green groups have called on the government to implement the Glasgow climate pact.
Leading FM companies have demonstrated real progress in sustainability but there must be more transparency around net zero, according to the Sustainable Facilities Management Index.
New guidance on the design and operation of electrical services that focus on the drive to net zero carbon has been published by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers.
A new guide to decarbonising public sector buildings and creating a net zero public estate has been launched by the Cabinet Office.
Businesses in the food service sector will not achieve carbon net zero goals without urgently turning their attention to the issue of food waste.
Winners have been announced in a ‘springboard to net zero’ campaign, aimed at generating innovative ideas to help the business reach its net zero ambitions.
Rye, Winchelsea & District Memorial Hospital has appointed the DMA Group to design and deliver energy saving measures across its site in East Sussex.
The UK Green Building Council has unveiled a roadmap detailing the actions government and industry must take to achieve net zero across the built environment sector.
According to new research, the majority of built environment professionals believe the sector is already doing enough to tackle its carbon impact.
UK firms are failing to back their net zero promises with effective measurement according to a report commissioned by IWFM.
New research by Savills identifies the scale of the challenge facing the UK’s real estate sector in achieving net zero.
SFMI and BAM FM confirm that five industry bodies are helping to develop a framework for a standardised approach to measure the emissions generated by FM services.
New survey results indicate that companies are not moving fast enough on developing policies and putting them into action. Nor is the government.
To coincide with the first week of COP26, a business simulation games specialist is launching a new initiative to help companies engage with their workforces in the drive towards net zero.
The climate conference will need to prioritise decarbonising buildings to achieve wider climate change goals.
Amey has joined the Business Ambition for 1.5°C Campaign, the global movement of leading companies working to limit temperature rise.
Only half of UK mid-market businesses have a net zero strategy in place, according to research from Grant Thornton.
The partnership will support NHS Trusts in developing and implementing decarbonisation strategies for their sites.
The world's largest food services group has announced a commitment to reach net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Sodexo has laid out its comprehensive roadmap to net zero and decarbonisation of its UK and Ireland business.
The FM group is partnering with Sustainable Development Capital LLP, an investment firm specialising in energy efficiency and decentralised energy generation.
The FM group has been named a Business Champion for the Construct Zero Performance Framework.
The world-leading energy rating scheme for UK offices is ready for use.
The services company is stepping up its green ambition ahead of COP26 in the face of a growing demand for innovative solutions to meet climate challenges.
New measures requiring businesses bidding for major government contracts to commit to achieving net zero emissions have come into force.
The property services group has announced its commitment to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040.
The outsourced services group is putting in place a series of measures, including making all meetings screen-based by default.
Sustainability Tool has launched a carbon calculator in partnership with the Supply Chain Sustainability School.
The built environment is going in the right direction, but it is still not moving fast enough to decarbonise building stock.
The facilities management group has announced its plans for achieving a net zero estate by 2025.
Energy performance in commercial real estate is improving but has some way to go to meet upcoming targets.
Specialist Window Cleaning, a part of the Incentive FM group, has become the UK’s first national carbon neutral window cleaning company.
The construction to services company is working with Lloyds Banking Group to pioneer sustainable technologies for the transition to net zero carbon.
Insurance, pensions and investment company Royal London has seen the first 10 EV charge points installed at its office in Alderley Park.
The UK Green Building Council has launched a consultation inviting industry feedback on its Whole Life Carbon Roadmap draft proposals.
The engineering services company has set itself the target of replacing 98% of its fleet with alternative fuel vehicles by 2025.
The SFMI is partnering with BAM FM to develop guidance on accurate measuring and reporting of emissions.
Central government has not provided local authorities with clarity about their roles in achieving net zero by 2050, and its approach to funding their net zero work is piecemeal.
Arcus FM has been awarded the Carbon Footprint Standard - CO2e Reduced status for the entire organisation.
Bouygues Energies & Services has completed a partnership with Redcar & Cleveland Borough to replace 90% of its street lighting with LED lights.
A new report explores the criteria used by the SFMI in its annual sustainability assessments, which will take place in the autumn.
The facilities management business has unveiled a plan to go beyond net zero and be a climate positive company from this year onwards.
A new survey invites feedback on market drivers, expectations and characteristics for a potential net zero carbon buildings verification scheme.
ISS UK & Ireland has announced its new strategy to achieve challenging carbon emission reduction targets.
The UK Green Building Council has launched a new Solutions Library designed to address shared sustainability challenges and enhance collaboration.
The software company has been appointed to support net zero targets on a major central London site.
Compass Group UK & Ireland has followed up its public commitment to reaching net zero by 2030 with the creation of a new director-level role.
Leeds City Council has selected the energy and water services company to provide support in delivering a £14m carbon reduction upgrade.
The commitment covers both its own operations and its value chain, with a programme in line with the Science-Based Targets Initiative criteria.
The infrastructure, engineering and facilities services company has committed to reducing its carbon emissions with the goal of reaching net zero by 2040.
Arcus has committed to fully embedding sustainability into the management and operation of its business and ensuring equal focus is placed on all elements of sustainability.
Bouygues Energies & Services and energy company SSE Enterprise are teaming up to deliver a range of services for the county council.
The environmental charity argues that focusing exclusively on energy is only half of the solution to tackling climate change associated with carbon emissions.
The Industrial Decarbonisation Strategy aims to slash emissions by two-thirds in just 15 years.
Central government is seeking views on proposals to introduce a national performance-based policy framework for rating the energy and carbon performance of large buildings.
The company has qualified for all four lots of the ETL Net Zero Carbon Delivery Framework.
The UK Green Building Council has published guidance on the procurement of high-quality renewable energy and carbon offsets.
Wates Group has launched a self-service, interactive and intelligent marketplace for sustainable innovation.
The group has overhauled its strategy to set out a vision of a more sustainable and inclusive business model that puts purpose at its heart.
The company is marking the first anniversary of its Plan Zero programme with new commitments.
The MoJ's Gov Facility Services Ltd is pioneering solar energy projects at two prisons in England in a bid to meet net zero carbon targets.
Mitie has been named as a preferred supplier on a new Net Zero Carbon Delivery framework.
A new report from the UK Green Building Council showcases solutions to reducing operational carbon.
Bouygues Energies & Services has been selected as a preferred contractor on a new zero carbon framework.
Corps Security has been awarded carbon neutral status after reducing its carbon footprint and offsetting unavoidable carbon.
The UK Green Building Council has today announced a new project to plot a route to net zero carbon for the UK’s built environment sector.
Mitie has been awarded a new climate change score by one of the world’s leading environment, social and governance ratings agencies.
The Estate says it is committed to addressing the environmental emergency by aligning to the 1.5°C goal of the Paris Climate Agreement.
A new scheme for rating the operational energy efficiency of UK office buildings has been launched.
The plan, published last week and meant to support the UK's net zero carbon target, was broadly welcomed but with some serious reservations.
The UK Green Building Council has published new guidance examining how current barriers to the delivery of net zero carbon buildings can be overcome.
The group has launched a new service which will help social landlords to prepare their housing stock to meet zero carbon obligations.
JLL is to provide workplace and real estate solutions to support the oil and gas group's transformation and net zero carbon ambitions.
The company says its playbook provides a step-by-step guide to reaching net zero carbon emissions.
The Better Buildings Partnership's framework is designed to support property companies with change and encourage greater transparency on pathways.
The UK Green Building Council has announced a new partnership with Enfield Council, seeking radical solutions for the delivery of sustainability on large schemes.
South Somerset District Council has contracted ENGIE to develop a net zero carbon roadmap.
ENGIE UK has achieved the Carbon Trust Triple Standard, certifying exemplary performance over the last three years in managing carbon, water and waste.
The NHS has adopted a multi-year plan to become the world's first net zero national health system.
Designed to drive progress on ambitious environmental targets, a new three-year contract covers both John Lewis and Waitrose operations.
Many property professionals are not fully aware of the carbon reduction capabilities offered by their building management systems.
The property services group has committed to achieving net zero carbon emissions across all JLL-occupied buildings by 2030.
The facilities services business has appointed Jamie Hall as energy and sustainability director for its UK Sustainability division.
Seven in 10 engineering services businesses say they currently do not have enough competent employees to undertake low to no carbon work.
Ensuring climate resilience and the transition to net zero carbon, delivering healthy buildings, and creating a fair society are all essential in a post-Covid-19 recovery.
UK fruit producer Bardsley England has selected ENGIE as its long-term delivery partner for achieving carbon-negative produce.
The UK Green Building Council is testing a new strategy for developing solutions to the built environment industry's carbon reduction challenge.
The Lighting Industry Association has added its weight to the call for government action to drive economic recovery while also supporting the commitment to a net zero economy.
The East London business innovation campus has teamed up with a software specialist to focus on reducing energy consumption.
The company has introduced a new Plan Zero Fleet Transition Service with the goal of supporting Britain in getting back to business in the most sustainable way.
Arcus FM has achieved the CO2e Assessed Organisation Carbon Footprint standard, edging the company along in its journey to becoming a net-zero emissions business.
Pradyumna Pandit has been appointed to the newly created role of Managing Director of Sustainability and Energy Services.
Zero Carbon for Zero Cost is a new programme intended to help businesses drive a green lockdown recovery.
Lockdown has seen pollution levels drop, skies grow clear and roads teeming with bicycles and pedestrians rather than the usual rush hour jams. What does that mean for the overall picture of energy consumption?
"Covid-19 has shown both the fragility and the resilience of society and the ecosystem, and as we enter the recovery period we must take the opportunity to build back better by focusing on a green and just recovery."
KPMG, the advisory group, has joined growing calls on the government and business community to put the green agenda at the heart of economic recovery plans.
As industry looks to rebuild and grow after the lockdown, there is an opportunity for manufacturers to refocus on sustainability goals and work with government to deliver a green recovery.
The facilities management group has signed up to the RE100 initiative, committing to use only renewable energy across all its sites.
The professional services firm has been re-appointed to lead the delivery of the Mayor of London's Retrofit Accelerator for Workplaces.
Businesses can do much more to cut carbon and save costs during the covid-19 lockdown, according to an analysis of 300 buildings.
To mark yesterday's Earth Day the property services group announced a plan to cut carbon emissions by two-thirds.
Companies globally have been forced to take extreme measures to change the way they operate during the covid-19 outbreak, and this has reduced carbon emissions by a quarter.
The facilities management company has signed up to the EP100 energy productivity commitment.
Sustainable office buildings can deliver financial benefits to investors through a combination of higher rents and stronger leasing velocity.
The energy and services company has struck a deal with Heathrow Airport to replace natural gas with 100% green biomethane.
Legal & General's property investment division appointed Demand Logic as its carbon reduction partner last year. It's now counting the benefits.
Twenty-five built environment professional bodies have pledged to work together to tackle climate change.
The resource management company's specialist energy performance contracting team is working to save money and cut carbon emissions at Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust.
Mitie has launched an industry-leading commitment, pledging that it will reach net zero carbon emissions by 2025.
An ENGIE-led consortium will create the design of a Smart Local Energy System that will demonstrate how carbon and energy costs can be reduced for residents of the Staffordshire town.
The UK Green Building Council has launched a catalogue of case studies profiling projects that demonstrate innovative approaches to achieving net zero carbon buildings.
The international construction and consultancy company has announced that it will achieve net zero carbon emissions this year.
The services group has published a white paper focused on the need for wide-ranging action across the public and private sectors to decarbonise energy and heating in the UK's built environment
With the UK government backing a shift to zero-emission vehicles, a new survey has found mixed views on the switch to electric amongst UK office workers.
Almost half of local authorities in England do not know their own carbon footprint, according to a freedom of information request from engineering services trade body ECA.
Energy being wasted every year by a few thousand office buildings across five UK cities could power over 100,000 homes.
ENGIE has launched a high-profile new carbon-reduction district energy centre in partnership with Newcastle City Council.
Resource management company Veolia is helping the health and fitness chain achieve a 32% reduction in gas consumption using combined heat and power across 17 facilities in the north of England and Wales.
New research by Mitie Energy has found that protecting the environment is a target for over a third of UK businesses, who now have or are planning a strategy to reach net zero carbon emissions.
The UK Green Building Council has published new energy performance targets for commercial offices that are aiming to achieve net zero carbon in operation.
The Wates Group has set itself the goal of achieving both targets by 2025.
The construction and property services group is claiming the position of first in the sector to support the creation of, and appointment of, an independent social enterprise to help it meet long-term sustainability goals.
The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has launched its General Election 2019 manifesto, calling on the future government to move past Brexit and to overhaul current domestic policies to build a more sustainable country.
Energy and support services specialist ENGIE UK & Ireland has come out on top in the Sustainable Facilities Management Index Awards for the second year.
The run up to the COP26 meeting in the UK must be used by the next government to kick-start ambitious and focused action to tackle the climate emergency.
Following its declaration of a climate emergency, Wakefield Council has commissioned the energy and services group to help achieve its target of becoming a carbon-neutral organisation by 2030.
A new report from the World Green Building Council aims to revolutionise the buildings and construction sector, moving it towards a net zero future.
JLL is laying claim to being the first property consultancy in the UK to sign up to the World Green Building Council's net zero carbon commitment.
There has been a rise recently in companies beginning to look at their wider emissions footprint, fuelled by increased scrutiny of emission disclosures.
There are about 30 million buildings in the UK which, in total, are responsible for around 30% of our national emissions, giving buildings an integral role in the UK’s decarbonisation challenge.
Reports that we might miss out on net zero carbon targets as a country have served as an alert for all industries to do better, including the commercial property industry.
How to protect your business from unexpected energy price changes is going to be a serious issue in 2022. Pradyumna Pandit offers insights and advice.
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Last summer, as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown, carbon emissions fell by over 10% compared to 2019, as offices, shops and leisure centres were forced to close.
The commercial property market will have a key role to play in helping the UK achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. But how do we start moving towards such a seemingly daunting goal?
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‘Build back better’ has become one of the defining slogans of the past year. It needs actioning.
Global giants Google and WWF turned heads this June after announcing the details of their environmental data platform, a joint initiative which aims to tackle harmful emissions and waste across fashion industry supply chains.