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Looking forward to presenting at the Heat and Decentralised Energy Conference 2020. On Wednesday 23rd September… https://t.co/DcDwSgRsq0

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Accelerate your energy savings with fast, cost-effective data integration. You can't reduce what you can't measure… https://t.co/gFfSPBYY5o

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Many industrial businesses are unclear about how to effectively manage utility consumption and cost. In this guide… https://t.co/ELUF7yHzWw

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UKGBC net zero definition: false prospectus or dawn of new era?

Verco supported UKGBC’s publication of a Net Zero Carbon Buildings Framework Definition in April 2019 and helped to develop the Net zero carbon energy performance targets for offices published by UKGBC in January 2020. Here we offer our own reflections on the stringency of the targets which has been questioned by some practitioners in the field. Read

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Coronavirus update

In light of the Government's revised measures in response to coronavirus in the UK we would like to reassure you of the steps we are taking to meet your needs as far as we possibly can. Read

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Future trends you should be considering

The increasing urgency of climate change action is likely to impact business in a number of ways. Looking ahead will ensure that businesses can turn this to their advantage. Here are some trends that we think will affect industrial Energy Managers and their site operation. Read

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What next after TRIADS?

In December 2019 Ofgem published its final decision on its ‘Targeted Charging Review’ (TCR). This note briefly explains the expected changes and what commercial and industrial electricity consumers can do to prepare. Read

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Managing scope 3 emissions: Frequently asked questions

Our services are designed to support companies transition to zero carbon. Through working with clients, we know that scope 3 emissions is a key topic of interest for businesses wishing to do this. Here are some of the questions we are often asked: Read

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Sources of funding and what you need to do to get it

With the completion of ESOS, you may be considering the project recommendations and how you will fund these activities. We have put together a comprehensive list of internal and external sources of funding to help you to get your projects started.Internal sources of fundingFinancial DirectorGet your financial director on board, they too want the business to improve. An attractive portfolio of projects, with robust measurement and verification plans will ensure savings are proven. Read

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Join our series of insightful webinars

As part of our 'Net zero buildings explained' series, we will be hosting three webinars. The first describes the pathways to achieve a net zero building, the second explores the characteristics of a net zero building and the third delves into the detail of operating it. Read

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Managing scope 3 (value chain) emissions

Companies naturally start considering their climate change impacts by looking at their own activities and facilities. However, indirect emissions from the wider value chain are often far greater. As the transition to ‘net zero’ gathers pace, the need to assess and manage these emissions sources is becoming more important. This article describes the best way manage your scope 3 emissions in five steps. Read

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Top tips for turning energy saving ideas into reality (fast)

Now that ESOS is finished, you can turn the identified projects into real benefits for your organisation. However, if you already have a full workload, this is not as easy as it sounds. Here are our top tips for quickly turning the ideas into reality:Prioritise your list of energy projects- where will you get the greatest impact? Read

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Webinar: Pathways to net zero buildings

The drive towards ‘Net Zero’ is now an urgent call to action for governments and businesses. The UK’s legally binding target of reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050 is now a necessary company priority. Energy use in buildings accounts for approximately a third of the UK’s carbon emissions. Furthermore, the government expects emissions from buildings to be cut deeper and faster than most other areas of the economy where costs of abatement are higher. Join Tim Crozier-Cole, Head of Strategy and Research, and Adam Smith, Senior Consultant, as they walk you through typical decarbonisation pathways which are informed by our work with government and industry. Read

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Why we are committing to Net Zero Carbon by 2020

On 11th December, we declared a climate emergency with our fellow BCorp members. Along with this declaration, we have also committed to achieve Net Zero Carbon by the end of this year. We strongly believe that there is indeed an emergency which needs to be urgently addressed. This declaration is strongly aligned to our company vision: To provide solutions for a zero carbon world. Part of our mission statement is to make a material difference to global carbon targets and so it is important to us that we lead by example. We are ‘here to help you achieve zero’ and we strongly believe in doing this ourselves. Read

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STEM: Volunteering for Our Future

When putting together Verco’s Corporate Social Responsibility and Environmental Policy and Strategy it was important for the CSR team to consider both the personal and professional growth of the company’s employees, and ways in which Verco can contribute meaningfully to our local community. One way in which we have chosen to try and combine these by “providing dedicated volunteering opportunities for all employees” and encouraging employees to become STEM Ambassadors.STEM AmbassidorsSTEM is an acronym used to group together the academic disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. At Verco these disciplines are familiar to a significant proportion of our workforce and make STEM an interesting and attractive prospect for volunteering opportunities. Ambassadors are asked to offer their time, enthusiasm and knowledge of a subject to help engage young people with STEM and the value of STEM subjects in life and their future careers. Read

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Maximise your GRESB potential: Webinar and Points Hunter

The new GRESB Real Estate assessment guidance has been published and it includes some significant changes for 2020.It includes an increased weighting on development activities and less weight on some of the policy and strategy elements within the Management component. The assessment continues to evolve towards a focus on improvement in performance of the assets within portfolios. Read

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ESOS is finished- now what? Free action packs for site engineering managers.

As an engineering manager of a large industrial business, to meet your ESOS requirements you have almost certainly had some experts in to tell your senior management how much energy can be saved and how easy it will be. There is likely to now be an expectation for you to deliver these savings (on top of the day job) and our ESOS action pack will help you to do it: Read