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  • Published:
    Thursday 26 April 2018

  • Author:
    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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  • Published:
    Wednesday 20 September 2017

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

  • Building a sustainable SME: construction firm Decorean

  • Q. Can you describe Decorean and what sustainability means to you? A. Decorean is an Orthodox Jewish-owned construction business which has been trading since 2010. We’re based in Tottenham, London, and we number around 14-15 employees. Up until now, we have worked predominantly in the Jewish community and we’ve been expanding year-on-year.

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  • Published:
    Tuesday 12 September 2017

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

  • Higgins Construction cuts carbon emissions by 11%

  • The family-run business, which operates from offices in Loughton, Essex, cut its total carbon footprint equivalent to 637 tonnes between January and December 2015 – an 11.4 per cent fall on the previous year. The reduction is more than double the 5% carbon reduction target the company was committed to achieving in 2015, as part of

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  • Published:
    Thursday 26 May 2016

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

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  • Published:
    Tuesday 27 January 2015

  • Author:
    ThePlanetMark