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BREEAM and Sustainable Building Development Principles as an Integral Part of NHS Estates Strategy and Capital Planning Process


Posted by Mark Denton, Partner, Auburn Ainsley

Are BREEAM and Sustainable Development Principles at the fundamental central core of your Estates Strategy and Capital planning and allocation process?

Energy saving & global warming


Posted by Paul Rowe, Managing Director, Keenlight

Having read many of the posts on the GovToday website relating to Global Warming, it seems that there are many viewpoints, ranging from "Do nothing as we are dealing with a natural phenomena" to "Man is the biggest culprit and he alone can put it right by reducing CO2 emissions".

Does working at home save carbon?


Posted by Dr John Gundry, Director, Knowledge Ability Limited

Following GovToday's Carbon Reduction conference at the end of June 10, I have been doing some work to model the carbon emissions implications of teleworking (working at home).

Retrofitting to reduce carbon emissions


Posted by Bill Taylor, Retrofit Framework Co-ordinator, Procurement for Housing

The social housing sector is well placed to take on the retrofit challenge. Even before the Warm Homes, Greener Homes strategy was published in early 2010 - promising tough targets to reduce carbon emissions from housing - social landlords were identified as leading agents in the retrofit drive that is key to meeting these targets.

Making Affordable Choices


Posted by John Grice, Managing Director, Reduce Your Carbon Footprint Ltd

Studies in both the UK and the US show that lighting, in both commercial and domestic settings, is second only to transport in terms of its potential for carbon generation reduction. 

Cut out carbon through FM


Posted by Mike Sewell, Marketing Director, MITIE

The government's policy on energy and climate change states: "The government believes that climate change is one of the gravest threats we face and that urgent action at home and abroad is required. We need to use a wide range of levers to cut carbon emissions, decarbonise the economy and support the creation of new green jobs and technologies. We will implement a full programme of measures to fulfil our joint ambitions for a low carbon and eco-friendly economy."

Sustainability and Carbon Reduction in Washrooms and every Janitorial Environment


Posted by Marcus Rose, Sales and Surveying Principal, Ecoprod Technique

Sustainability can be defined as the capacity to endure. In order to maintain a sustainable existence we need to realise where our responsibilities lie and monitor our consumption in every aspect.

Is sustainable unattainable?


Posted by John Walker, National Chairman, Federation of Small Businesses

For small firms, the financial burden of the upfront costs of going green has meant that putting in place energy efficient measures has had to take a back seat during the recession.

Using modern practises to get things right.....everytime!


Posted by Ray Thompson, Sales Engineer, Solutions Electrical Software UK

The evidence shows that climate change is occurring and that it will continue to have far-reaching effects on the UK's people and places, economy, society and our environment.

Video Conferencing: Help Achieve Your Green Objectives And More!


Posted by Luis Desouza, Managing Director, NFS

Didn't we have a great time at the Carbon Reduction 2010 event? We looked at energy-saving light bulbs - but did we explore new approaches to carbon reduction? I don't think we did.  

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