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UK-GBC achieves low carbon record for office refurb

The lowest embodied carbon footprint ever for an office refurbishment in the UK has been recorded at the UK Green Building Council’s (UK-GBC) office in Central London. The landmark project, which the UK-GBC hopes will inspire and encourage employers, landlords and ...

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CIWM launches waste management awards

The UK Sustainability & Resource Industry Awards, organised by the Chartered Institute of Wastes Management (CIWM) on behalf of the industry, recognise and reward innovation, achievement and best practice in the sustainable management of waste and resources, both within the ...

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Record order levels for Foremans singular modular buildings help more businesses expand

The increasing demand for highly flexible, self-contained portable buildings has resulted in the doubling of orders over the past year for Foremans Relocatable Building Systems, the UK’s largest supplier of refurbished Portakabin buildings. This follows a significant increase in its ...

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Johnstone’s helps industrial park weather any storm

Several of the buildings located on one of Lanarkshire’s busiest industrial estates have been given a new lease of life and much-needed protection from the often harsh Scottish weather through the specification of products from Johnstone’s Performance Coatings range.  Painting ...

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UK innovation agency commends first-year performance of Cheshire M&S store

A Marks & Spencer’s (M&S) store at a Cheshire designer outlet has been highlighted by the UK’s innovation agency, the Technology Strategy Board as a “star project” in a comprehensive and independent post-occupancy evaluation (POE)*. The retailer’s Cheshire Oaks store, ...

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Diners willing to pay more for sustainable meals survey finds

In a shift in consumer concerns towards healthy eating and food waste, 50 per cent of diners said they would pay a premium for their meal if they knew the restaurant was investing in reducing its environmental impact and taking ...

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Cardiff switches on to innovative energy and carbon measurement platform

Cardiff Council is the first local authority in UK to adopt an innovative initiative to give open access to its real-time energy and carbon data for staff and the public to work together to reduce its energy and carbon use. ...

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South Essex NHS Trust switches on to greener office supplies

South Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (SEPT) has successfully implemented a ‘green switch’ on its office supplies. As part of a six-month review of its procurement practices it has switched over 375 products for more sustainable substitutes, including paper, pens ...

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WRAP’s new free e-learning modules open up sustainable procurement savings to all

WRAP has launched a series of sustainable procurement e-learning modules. The simple to follow and free to use online modules offer procurement practitioners the tools and knowledge to confidently assess their own procurement processes, with a view to adopting more sustainable ...

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New online sustainability search platform launches at Ecobuild

A new “search engine” facility which enables users to search for built environment sustainability resources launched at yesterday’s Ecobuild. Built environment professionals searching for information on sustainability can now do so using Pinpoint – the UK Green Building Council’s new, free and independent online platform ...

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