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West Fraser Plc Selects Accuvio

West Fraser is a leading North American integrated wood products company firmly rooted in quality, people and community. West Fraser  has selected Accuvio as its preferred supplier of Global Sustainability and Energy Reporting software following a competitive tender. West Fraser was founded in 1955 when three brothers – Sam, Bill and Pete Ketcham – pooled their resources to buy a small planing mill in Quesnel, B.C. From that early entrepreneurial spark, West Fraser has grown to be the largest lumber [...]


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3 Habits of Successful Sustainability/CSR Professionals

As developers of Sustainability and Energy Software, we work on a daily basis with some of the most talented and influential leaders in the Sustainability space. Over a number of years, we get to know our clients as many of them make their journey from basic early stages, to more advanced and sophisticated Sustainability leadership. It’s no surprise then that over the years our team has come to recognise dozens of traits of high achieving Sustainability and Energy professionals. We [...]


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A New Energy Landscape – Disruption & Creative Destructionism

If your organisation uses energy, you should be eagerly anticipating the next consultation on reforming the business energy efficiency tax landscape. Originally set to be published in July however, the next consultation seems to have been disrupted by the British public’s decision on the 23rd June. In the fall out we have seen DECC absorbed into a new Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.  So whilst everyone makes themselves comfortable, there appears to be a tempting vacuum for practitioners to [...]


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Engineering Sustainability

Babcock International Group Plc Selects Accuvio

Babcock International Group plc, a FTSE 100 company,  has selected Accuvio as its preferred supplier of Global Sustainability and Energy Reporting software following a competitive tender. Babcock International Group plc is a multinational corporation headquartered in the United Kingdom, which specialises in support services managing complex assets and infrastructure in safety- and mission-critical environments. Although the company has civil contracts, its main business is with public bodies, particularly the UK Ministry of Defence and Network Rail. The company has four operating [...]


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Carbon Reduction Commitment

Budget 2016 & The Future of CRC

The most significant green policy announcement this week actually came a day before the budget, when Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom announced that the UK will enshrine in law a long-term goal of reducing carbon emissions to zero, as called for in last year’s historic Paris climate deal. However, the key news today came shortly before 3pm today when George Osborne announced a reform of the Carbon tax. For many of our CRC customers, the most interesting point to note is [...]


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ESOS Compliance

Immediate Steps to ESOS Compliance

The Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme ESOS is now in full effect, with only seven months remaining to the compliance date of the 5th December 2015. The scheme requires all large UK companies to complete mandatory energy audits and assessments across their organisation once every four years or face fines of up to 50,000 pounds. Recent reports have revealed that three quarters of impacted participants have yet to start their ESOS Assessment, with the compliance deadline fast approaching these companies [...]


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Accuvio Energy Auditor App Launched

Accuvio has officially launched the new Energy Auditor App at our London Information Seminar. The Accuvio Energy Auditor is an exceptionally easy to use tablet and smart phone app for conducting commercial energy inventory audit surveys, analysis, and reports. The app allows Energy Auditors to work alone on a single company or multiple companies. All data is automatically synchronised with our secure servers when connected to the internet. The Accuvio Energy Auditor not only collates the Lighting, HVAC and Appliance [...]


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Santa’s Carbon Footprint

On a recent flight with Ryanair, I read with interest the article in the Ryanair Magazine about the efficiency of their fleet. Being in the Sustainability industry I was happy to see the airline I travel most with are leading the way in terms of fleet carbon efficiency, even if deep inside I believe that most members of the general public would see this to be driven by cost savings than any corporate responsibility strategy. Nevertheless, it got me [...]


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SGS Verification

Accuvio Awarded SGS International Verification

Accuvio’s leading Sustainability and ESG software has been awarded independent sustainability software verification from international inspecting and certification company SGS. Accuvio’s CEO Adrian Fleming stated: “We are proud of this achievement because of the high standards SGS have set, and we are particularly happy that on the foot of their experience of the Accuvio software, SGS and Accuvio are partnering to provide Software and Audit services to UK based companies.” Sustainability Software Verification In the Sustainability software market [...]


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Mandatory Carbon Reporting Legislation Laid Before Parliament

On June 12th the government laid before parliament the redrafted Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Emissions reporting legislation. The legislation which was first announced in June 2012 has now been formalised and released with detailed guidance on what and how to report. The legislation requires companies to report their Greenhouse Gas Emissions as part of their Annual Reports. It also provides for voluntary reporting by any organisation. The re-drafted regulations contained much long awaited clarity mainly around specifying exactly which listed companies are [...]


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