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    Thursday 28 June 2018

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    Louise Bateman

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    Monday 06 November 2017

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    Louise Bateman

  • Higgins Construction cuts carbon footprint by 12.5%

  • The award is in recognition of Higgins Construction achieving a 12.5% reduction in its carbon footprint both as total measure and on per employee basis. The cut was against a target of a 5% reduction in emissions per employee. Higgins’ total carbon footprint amounted to 557.1 tonnes of CO2 equivalent (tCO2e) in 2016 compared to

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  • Published:
    Wednesday 27 September 2017

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

  • The Planet Mark™ to exhibit at UK Construction Week

  • UK Construction Week is the annual exhibition designed to drive forward and promote the construction industry and describes itself as “the largest gathering of the UK’s built environment community”. It is being held at Birmingham’s National Convention Centre (NEC) from October 10th to 12th. The show is expected to attract more than

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    Wednesday 20 September 2017

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

  • Steve’s blog: whole-life carbon target setting in infrastructure

  • From the outset, The Planet Mark™ has advocated whole-life carbon modelling and the use of lifecycle assessments to better inform the design, specifications, construction and operation of low carbon, sustainable buildings and infrastructure.  Working with leading developers, we know that a significant percentage of a building's

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    Monday 24 July 2017

  • Author:
    ThePlanetMark

  • Published:
    Friday 02 June 2017

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    ThePlanetMark

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    Tuesday 01 November 2016

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    ThePlanetMark

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  • Published:
    Wednesday 26 October 2016

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

  • Kigali Signals Death Knell for Hydrofluorocarbons

  • These manmade substances which are used mainly in refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment, have a global warming effect up to 15,000 times greater than carbon dioxide and are the fastest growing source of greenhouse gas emissions. The UK has been a leader in eliminating HFC. The recent agreement represents a significant step

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    Friday 21 October 2016

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    ThePlanetMark

  • European greenhouse gas emissions fall

  • The survey published this week showed there was a 4.1% reduction in emissions to 24.4% below 1990 levels, according to the EU’s annual inventory by the European Environment Agency (EEA), ThisWeekInFM reports. It is certain that Europe has been able to reduce greenhouse gas emissions ’substantially’ since 1990 and believes it is

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    Friday 24 June 2016

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    ThePlanetMark

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