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Webinar: SECR introduction

This on-demand webinar will give you an introduction to what is needed for the Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) scheme and provide advice for how you can ensure compliance in a way that is most time efficient and benefits your business. Read


The SBTI’s Net Zero Standard – pre-launch consultation– implications for corporates

The Science-Based Targets Initiative (SBTI) are close to launching the first science-based global standard for corporate net zero targets. Last week (20th September) saw the issue of the pre-launch consultation, with the final standard criteria due to be published by 28th October 2021. Companies will be able have their net zero targets validated under the new standard from early 2022. This article summarises the main points and implications for companies interested in SBTI’s Net Zero designation. Read


Verco explains

A series of on-demand webinars in which we talk about the important net zero themes, with informative and easy to digest 10-15 minute presentations. Read


Net Zero: Time to consolidate and act

Andries van der Walt, Director (Real Estate) considers the net zero carbon revolution unfolding across the global real estate industry, the challenges faced and the 'no-regrets' actions for property owners and investors to help protect their assets. Read


Map the right fit for decarbonising heat in your building

Our heat mapper turns the complexity of decarbonising heat in buildings into well informed options- mapping the viable low carbon alternatives to existing HVAC systems and providing expert advice on important considerations. The Heat mapper is now updated with details on cost and carbon savings for the HVAC alternatives, showing you the best routes to follow. Read


Tips to meet your net zero carbon commitment- An example from the printing sector

The surge of Net Zero Carbon commitments is now well underway in the Corporate sector with businesses committing to action plans and targets well before the middle of the century. This article shares some useful tips and insights for the journey to net zero, illustrated using an example of some of our recent work in the printing sector. Read


Be part of a company that is making an impact

Leaders in their sectors are taking on the net zero mantle, setting serious targets, strategies and truly making a difference. We have many opportunities for engineers and energy experts who are looking for a flexible working environment where they will be challenged and rewarded. Read


Estates Gazette podcast: Why the route to net zero is not a straight line

We have recently created a podcast with Estates Gazette BNP Paribas, Derwent and Max Fordham.  In this podcast we discuss some of the scenarios that could see a shift in the path to net zero. We talk about what real estate needs to do to be able to react quickly and how the sector can learn from and work with other industries to navigate the ever-changing environment of sustainability. Read


Government requires companies to commit to net zero to bid for contracts over £5m

The Cabinet Office has recently launched guidance in the form of a Public Policy Note (PPN 06/211) and related guidance on taking account of Carbon Reduction Plans in the procurement of major government contracts. It applies to all Central Government Departments, their Executive Agencies and Non-Departmental Public Bodies, where the value of services is anticipated to exceed £5m per annum. It comes into effect from 30 September 2021. Read


Calling all real estate investors, managers and occupiers: your views sought in survey for Investment Property Forum on net zero

The IPF research aims to provide investors, investment managers, occupiers and other market stakeholders with insights on the challenges and enablers in achieving net zero and the applicability of the wide range of net zero carbon frameworks available today. To inform this research we are very keen to hear from those involved in real estate investment internationally. Read


IPF commissions investigation into net zero carbon pathways

Transitioning global real estate to net zero carbon emissions represents an unprecedented challenge, which will require exceptional levels of collaboration and alignment around clear and consistent objectives. The IPF Research Programme has commissioned Verco to undertake a study that will set out how this challenge varies between sectors and geographies, as well as to review the extent to which the range of frameworks currently in use can address the issues faced, together with the changes that may be needed to achieve the ideal of net zero carbon buildings Read


CCL Secure UK achieves impressive 20.5% reduction in their carbon footprint

Verco are delighted to have worked with CCL Secure to set a pathway to carbon neutrality with the aim of becoming carbon neutral by the end of 2022. Through a combination of investment in the right technology, efficiency improvements and process innovations CCL Secure UK have now made a considerable and impressive 20.5% reduction in their carbon footprint per tonne of product (Scope 1, 2 and 3), against 2018 baseline year, without the need for offsets or market instruments. Verco continues to support their ongoing zero carbon journey. Read


5 outcomes of an IDR that might surprise you

The Independent Design Review (IDR) is an essential component of the DfP process. Verco’s Greg Waring is one of the 11 members of the expert panel who are accredited to undertake Independent Design Reviews in the UK. Here are Greg's top 5 outcomes an IDR can achieve with an engaged project team: Read


Value chain engagement accelerates decarbonisation

Increasingly, Corporates are recognising the need for collaboration across their entire value chain in order to meet their ambitious decarbonisation targets. The evolving trend in the requirements from the carbon standards for Corporates to set separate reduction targets Scope 1 and 2 emissions and Scope 3 emissions is unlikely to change. Value chain collaboration will help organisations to reach these targets faster and more effectively. Read