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Ametek Land releases technology to help contain threat of COVID-19

Ametek Land releases technology to help contain threat of COVID-19

AMETEK Land, a UK based global leader in temperature measurement, has released a fever screening thermal imaging system designed for highly accurate human body temperature measurement, which could play a fundamental role in helping to contain the spread of COVID-19.

Redesigning university admission as Russian unis to move enrollment online

Redesigning university admission as Russian unis to move enrollment online

While universities around the world are shutting dorms and taking instruction online to prevent the spread of COVID-19, experts foresee the innovations to college admission that may come from the crisis associated with the virus.

Peab builds student housing in Åbo, Finland

Peab builds student housing in Åbo, Finland

Peab has been commissioned to build student housing and commercial space for Turun Ylioppilaskyläsäätiö in Åbo, Finland.

CIRI to host online symposium highlighting science-based best practices for coronavirus cleaning and pandemic response

CIRI to host online symposium highlighting science-based best practices for coronavirus cleaning and pandemic response

To ensure the health and safety of its speakers and attendees, the March 31 Symposium will take place by webcast

New 32,000 sq ft Hybrid Sci-Tech Building Being Developed at Harwell Campus

New 32,000 sq ft Hybrid Sci-Tech Building Being Developed at Harwell Campus

The Zeus building will provide R&D, office and laboratory space for organisations looking for 3,000 to 60,000 square feet.

CIBSE Buildings Performance Awards success for Hysopt HVAC Design Software

CIBSE Buildings Performance Awards success for Hysopt HVAC Design Software

Belgian HVAC design and optimisation software company Hysopt is proud to have been awarded Thermal Comfort Product Innovation of the Year at the prestigious CIBSE (Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers) Building Performance Awards at a gala ceremony in London.

Campus renovation includes an upgrade to real-time access control

Campus renovation includes an upgrade to real-time access control

Around 7,000 people pass through the Luminy faculty’s suburban campus every day.

Mitie launches Plan Zero with a commitment to reach zero carbon by 2025 in FM industry first

Mitie launches Plan Zero with a commitment to reach zero carbon by 2025 in FM industry first

- Mitie is the first facilities management (FM) company to make such an ambitious net zero carbon commitment
- Focused around three key pillars to create maximum impact by drawing on expertise from within Mitie’s business
- ‘Plan Zero’ blueprint will be leveraged across Mitie’s Public and Private Sector clients to support both their individual, and the UK’s wider business ambitions

Mitie has launched its new industry-leading ‘Plan Zero’ commitment, pledging that it will reach net zero carbon emissions by 2025. Mitie is the first facilities management (FM) company to set such an ambitious net zero emissions target, 25 years ahead of the UK Government’s 2050 target.

To ensure this commitment is achieved, Mitie’s Plan Zero is focused around three key pillars, encompassing the key areas of environmental impact for the business, and setting specific targets to

- Eliminate carbon emissions from power and transport
- Eradicate non-sustainable waste
- Enhance inefficient buildings to meet the highest environmental standards

In power and transport, for example, in addition to the current commitment to switching its fleet to electric vehicles, Mitie has also pledged to decarbonise its heating systems and switch to 100% renewable electricity, as well as using smart building technology to maximise energy efficiency.

Mitie will also remove all single-use materials from its business by embracing the circular economy through initiatives such as closed-loop paper recycling and only using natural, non-toxic and biodegradable cleaning products. It will also improve biodiversity at all its sites helping ecosystems flourish.

Plan Zero draws on expertise from across all areas of Mitie’s business including Renewable Energy, Sustainable Infrastructure, Efficient Buildings, Waste Reduction and EV Transition. Using its Plan Zero blueprint, Mitie will apply its capabilities to help its clients achieve their own net zero carbon targets with a package of new services designed specifically to help more clients address these sustainability challenges.

Simon King, Mitie’s new Director of Sustainability, said:

“The climate emergency is a problem that we all need to take responsibility for. If we have any chance of solving it, then businesses need to take bold action now. Plan Zero is our ambitious 2025 commitment, to lead the way, not just within our own industry but across wider UK business too.

“We’re putting the expertise within our business into action. We’re stepping up the roll out of our electric fleet, powering our buildings with renewables and championing the circular economy. Plan Zero is our promise to protect the planet and leave it in a better condition than we found it. Over the next five years, and beyond, this will simply become how Mitie does business and we hope many more companies will join us on this journey.”

NEW EGO manifesto URGES gardeners to go green

NEW EGO manifesto URGES gardeners to go green

Calling for a change to make battery-powered equipment the preferred choice over tools that emit noxious fumes and damaging noise pollution by 2025, EGO has launched a hard-hitting manifesto which highlights the dangers of petrol gardening equipment.

Haworth Tompkins completes Kingston University redevelopment

Haworth Tompkins completes Kingston University redevelopment

New masterplan and refurbishment delivers radical upgrade to the Knight’s Park campus.

Fusion21 announces £80 million lifts framework 

Fusion21 announces £80 million lifts framework 

Procurement organisation and social enterprise Fusion21 has announced the renewal of its national Lifts Framework. Worth up to £80 Million over a four-year period, the framework is the newest part of Fusion21’s Building Safety and Compliance offer.

Veolia to optimise carbon reductions at Rotherham Hospital

Veolia to optimise carbon reductions at Rotherham Hospital

Energy Performance contract will save over £1M per year and cut 49,620 tonnes of carbon

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