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  • Published:
    Tuesday 06 March 2018

  • Author:
    ThePlanetMark

  • 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

  • Ecopare awarded The Planet Mark™ Sustainability Certification

  • The Planet Mark™ Certificate was presented to Ecopare by Steve Malkin, founder of The Planet Mark™ and Sir Tim Smit KBE, Co-founder of the Eden Project, at The Planet Mark™ 3rd anniversary celebration on November 1 in London.  Ecopare, based in Guildford, specialises in practical energy management for industrial, educational and

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  • Published:
    Friday 11 November 2016

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

  • Low Carbon Europe to deliver The Planet Mark™ in milestone deal

  • The milestone agreement marks the first time The Planet Mark™ Certification Programme will be delivered by a third-party company. The deal was signed last week between Low Carbon Europe and Planet First Ltd, the creator and custodian of The Planet Mark™. It means Low Carbon Europe, an engineering and environmental consultancy based

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  • Published:
    Tuesday 25 October 2016

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

  • Steve's blog: is there life after DECC?

  • Apart from another record-breaking hot month (Jan-June 2016 were the hottest 6-months since records began according to NASA), this summer is proving difficult to predict decisions and second-guess outcomes. The latest relates to the disbanding of DECC and the likely after effects. DECC has been merged or subsumed into the new Department

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  • Published:
    Thursday 21 July 2016

  • Author:
    ThePlanetMark

  • Acorn picked as sustainability finalist at PFM Awards

  • AIS BMS is a dedicated Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) maintenance and energy solutions company. It is part of The Planet Mark-certified Acorn Engineering Group (AEG). The Planet Mark™ is a sustainability certification awarded to businesses that show continuous improvement in their sustainability. AIS BMS was picked as

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  • Published:
    Wednesday 29 June 2016

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

  • Five ways to drive up energy efficiencies in your business

  • According to the International Energy Agency, approximately 40% of the emissions reductions required by 2050 to limit global temperature increase to less than 2 degrees centigrade would potentially come from energy efficiency. But, there are a myriad of energy efficiency and renewable technologies to choose from, and costs of installation

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  • Published:
    Monday 13 June 2016

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

  • Budget 2016: Carbon Reduction Commitment to be scrapped

  • The CRC, a mandatory scheme to drive up energy efficiency in large public and private sector organisations, is to be closed in 2018-19. It will be replaced by an increase in the Climate Change Levy (CCL), a tax on energy used by business. The move is part of a wider effort by the Treasury to simplify the energy tax regime. The abolishment

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  • Published:
    Thursday 17 March 2016

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman

  • €2.35m building retrofit project launches across Europe

  • Build Upon is a €2.35m (£1.83m) building retrofit programme funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. It will provide support to governments, industry and civil society across 13 European countries to create long-term national plans to green retrofit homes and commercial buildings. Emissions from existing

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  • Published:
    Tuesday 01 March 2016

  • Author:
    Louise Bateman