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Stone & Ceramic Ltd achieving Silver certification

Stone & Ceramic Ltd is a specialist natural stone and tiling subcontractor working on high spec commercial and luxury residential projects throughout London and the Home Counties. Stone & Ceramics has been re-certified again this year, retaining their silver certification. The company been a part of the Carbon Smart certification scheme since April 2013 and have […]

17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – what, why and where to start?

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are aimed at mobilising efforts to end poverty, fight inequalities and tackle climate change by governments, businesses and citizens. Developed in 2015 as a successor to the Millennium Development Goals, the 17 SDGs focus on a broad range of sustainable development issues and break down into 169 targets – all of […]

3 reasons to rethink plastics

With the global plastic production expected to increase to a staggering 1.2 billion tonnes by 2050, it is not surprising that the plastic industry has been described as one of the most essential building blocks of our economy today. This exponential growth will undoubtedly play a vital role in the global economy, however if the […]

Biomass – a sustainable energy source for your community

Biomass is one of the most hotly contested renewable energy fuels, with many arguing over the benefits and the negative impacts of using biomass fuel. This can leave many confused as to where to stand on the topic.   Parish Councils, charities and other community groups are now eligible for grant funding to conduct a feasibility […]

Carbon Smart works with BAFTA to improve what’s ‘on the box’

Have you ever stopped to wonder what’s being done about the environmental impact of the programmes on television? The environmental impact of producing media is huge – from the fuels used, power, lights, heating and visual effects, to the emissions associated with logistics, not to mention the waste produced from catering, props and costumes. Rest […]

The benefits of the Heat Networks Regulations to tenants

The Heat Network Regulations aim to improve the quality of service being provided by heat suppliers. As such, they will require heat suppliers to install final customer meters, and to bill final customers based on actual supply, where technically and economically feasible. So why has the UK government implemented this policy and is it likely […]

Just received your CDP summons? Our top tips for scoring success in 2017

Last week, over 5,800 global companies received their annual call to action from the CDP. Over the coming months, the reporting community will gather strategic, qualitative and quantitative evidence to respond to their investors regarding environmental performance. But, how do you score well without spending every waking moment perfecting your response? Here are our top […]

Creating resilient energy supply for communities

Resilience is a key sustainability and climate adaptation concept – perhaps more closely associated with “developing countries” – concerning how we will cope with the impacts of climate change on our lives and communities. But what about resilience on your doorstep? How would you and your community cope with the impacts of climate change? Unless […]