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Verco’s @TomRandallUK will be speaking at the @BusinessGreen leaders briefing: Towards Net Zero Buildings and Infra… https://t.co/pqunaHzYCi

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Use reporting to manage your environmental risks on the path to net zero. Register now for our webinar:… https://t.co/TwMn1WbVtA

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Losing money down the drain: How manufacturers can unlock product loss savings

Manufacturing sites typically lose 2-7% of product during processing*.Product loss in manufacturing can be extremely costly for a site; these losses are typically difficult to address since it is hard to quantify where and when product is lost in the manufacturing process.Product loss incurs costs in four main ways: Read

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Join our webinar: An introduction to SECR

The requirements for GHG reporting will be changing on 1st April 2019 with the implementation of the Streamlined Energy and Carbon Reporting (SECR) scheme. This webinar will give you an introduction into what is needed and advice on how you can ensure compliance in a way that is most time efficient and benefits your business.Time and date: 16.00-16.30 (GMT) on 27th March 2019 Read

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Verco Sponsored event: Harnessing collective intelligence to accelerate the Sustainable Development Goals.

Verco were proud to be the programme sponsor for the first event of 2019 hosted by The Crowd on “Harnessing collective intelligence to accelerate the Sustainable Development Goals”. The event was hosted by the RIBA in London and had a fantastic line up of speakers, from finance to the charity sector. Geoff Mulgan from Nesta and author of the book ‘Big Mind’ started the presentations by asking what resources of intelligence could be used to allow a city to function as if it were a human brain. Steve Waygood from Aviva voiced his concerns of how business externalities are not incorporated into investment decisions fundamentally ignoring the one planet boundary, and the vital need for more clarity into how our money is being invested. Sam Baker, Partner at Monitor Deloitte, warned of the myopia of middle management as one of the biggest challenges to achieving the SDG’s, and also the essential role of collective intelligence in reporting to ensure that annual improvements are demonstrated, and the impact on stakeholders that we are trying to engage with is measured and fully understood. Linked to this, in the absence of a global regulator to hold companies to account for their commitment to the SDG’s, the World Benchmarking Alliance, which was launched last September, aims to provide an essential tool for measuring and comparing corporate performance on working towards the SDG’s. Read

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Meet the requirements of SECR with Verco

The requirements for GHG reporting will be changing in April with the implementation of the SECR. Verco can help you to understand what is needed and ensure compliance is achieved in a way that benefits your business. Read

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SBTi announces 1.5°C update

The Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi) has announced that it will publish an updated set of target validation criteria in April to reflect the latest science from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C, published in October 2018. Read

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Verco's research into carbon offsetting and reduction for international aviation

From 2016 to 2018, Verco were commissioned under the FCO’s Global Britain Fund with the British Embassy in Russia to provide policy advice and evaluation for the Russian Federation. Over three years, we delivered research and advice for the Ministry for Economic Development and Ministry for Natural Resources on international best practice examples of carbon regulation, carbon pricing and energy efficiency policy including the UK. As a business, Verco has been involved with policy projects at the highest international levels since the 1990s - we were one of the founders of the UK Emissions Trading scheme in 1999 - and we continue to help shape the structure of today’s international regulatory landscape. Read

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First European industry project certified by the Investor Confidence Project

Austrian community catering supplier GOURMET leads the way in energy efficiency with the first European industry project certified by the Investor Confidence Project.The Investor Confidence Project’s innovative Investor Ready Energy Efficiency™ Certification has been awarded to a waste heat utilisation project at GMS GOURMET GmbH. The project saves natural gas and electricity by using the waste heat of two fast cooling plants to support the heating demand of three ventilation systems at GOURMET’s production site in Vienna. Read

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Verco has rebranded!

As Verco moves into its 30th year as a leading energy management and sustainability business, we felt it was an appropriate time to update our brand, to be more in line with our vision and goals for the future. Read

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Join our ESOS webinar: An introduction to ESOS and what you need to do

This webinar will be held exactly 1 year before all companies that qualify for ESOS must have completed their assessments and notified the Environment Agency of their compliance. Given the timescales for carrying out an assessment and the potential lack of Lead Assessors, now is time to ensure your ESOS compliance plans are in place. Read

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Act now! IHRS Government funding

The Industrial Heat Recovery Support (IHRS) programme has now been launched. The programme will provide matched funding for feasibility studies and the capital cost of implementing industrial heat recovery projects in England and Wales. Industries with significant heating and/ or cooling processes are likely to be good candidates for funding. Read

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Investor Confidence Project for Industry, Energy Supply and Street Lighting: new training sessions and free technical support

The ICP Europe Technical Team is soon to commence its fourth round of training for future Project Developers and Quality Assurance Assessors looking to join ENGIE, E.ON, Veolia and other companies in being recognised as energy efficiency market leaders and make use of our recently launched protocols for both ‘Industry and Energy Supply’ and ‘Street Lighting’ projects. Verco is UK advocate for the Investor Confidence Project (ICP) Europe, and is leading the technical development of the ICP tools across Europe. Read

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The commercial value of an optimised building

There is growing acknowledgement that value of an energy efficient building goes beyond the cost of the energy saved, with particular attention paid to health and well-being and the consequences on productivity. But even that is far from the full extent of the potential value. Read

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Seven Design for Performance Pioneers are announced

For many years, Verco has been aware of the energy performance gap for buildings and advocated to our clients and to policy makers the need to assess the energy performance of non-domestic buildings by measurement, rather than rely on design-based efficiency metrics like EPCs….. Read

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Final warning: Why half a degree means a world of difference

After a gruelling three years of research, review and negotiation, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has finally issued its special report on the impact of 1.5°C global warming above pre-industrial levels. For those tracking global efforts to curb GHG emissions this is a watershed moment and a severe reminder of the pace at which our climate is changing. It concludes that there is simply no more time for delays in drastically cutting global carbon emissions if we wish to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. Read