The Science-based Targets Initiative (SBTI) is developing the first science-based global standard for corporate net-zero targets, due at the end of 2021. Last week (Jan 28th) the SBTI published a draft of the Net Zero Standard Criteria. The authors are now seeking feedback. In this guide we describe the key points and the implications for real estate companies interested in the SBTI’s Net Zero designation.Read
In December 2019 we joined with our fellow BCorp members to declare a climate emergency. We believed that our business should take action right away and so also pledged to be Net Zero carbon by the end of 2020.
We have taken a planned approach to achieve this. Our CSR team have worked hard to develop and implement a strategy that works for our business. Read
NABERS UK provides the foundations for the path to net zero by establishing an authoritative and independent means to delineate, measure, rate and disclose a building’s operational performance using a consumer-friendly 1 to 6 star scale in order to verify if it achieves the 5 or 6 star net zero carbon energy efficiency level.Read
Our Net zero ebooks are an essential read for anyone responsible for net zero target setting and delivery in their organisation. We have two ebooks with sector specific information and advice tailored to your industry.Read
In order to tackle the difficult challenge of scope 3 decarbonisation, we have created a collaborative group of 200 leading corporate businesses to share knowledge and best practice. Here is an interview from one of our scope 3 insights on the topic of supplier engagement.Read
Verco are delighted to have been a part of ICAEW’s journey in becoming carbon neutral. In doing so, ICAEW are taking a leading stance in demonstrating how financial institutions can decarbonise their activities and responsibly use carefully selected carbon offsets.Read
Achieving net zero for companies with significant industrial heating loads is a major challenge and one that we are helping clients to tackle. We have established a Renewable Thermal Group to help organisations to collaborate, share knowledge and make tangible progress in this area which has so many questions.Read
The Science Based Targets Initiative have this week published a new paper providing the foundations for science-based corporate net zero targets. For those who have been following the evolving rulebook around science-based targets and the move to net zero in recent years, this paper finally provides a basis for these two tricky areas to align.Read
It is common knowledge that you can’t reduce what you can’t measure. It is also common knowledge that most decision makers in industry don’t immediately see a return on investment by installing energy data management systems, despite abundant evidence of success from their business peers. The conundrum is that this requires a lot of time and resources and upfront costs to get the system going, and business commitment to make it work in the longer term.Read
As the lockdown measures for COVID-19 loosen, we are working to ensure our staff and clients remain safe and that no one is put at unnecessary risk. Now that lockdown is easing, we are delighted to be able to get back on site and working with our clients face-to-face where this is required. Read
The Industrial Energy Transformation Fund (IETF) competition launches on the 20th of July 2020. The programme will initially provide up to £30 million matched funding (Phase 1) and over £300m in total for feasibility studies, engineering studies and demonstration projects in England, Wales and NI. Industries with significant heating and/ or cooling processes are likely to be good candidates for funding.Read
A quick, simple guide for group and site managers on BEMS and M&T systems.
Effective energy management and improvement requires access to good quality data. Many businesses in industry are not clear when deciding which system to use to effectively manage, track, report and improve utility consumption and cost. Also, often group and site managers inherit legacy systems at varying maturity levels and state of operation. In this article we explain the main attributes, uses and applicability of Building Energy Management Systems (BMS) and Monitoring and Targeting systems (M&T). Read