- Mitie has announced its roadmap to decarbonise all its sites across the UK, committing to achieve its first four net zero sites this year
- An additional 14 sites are planned to be decarbonised every year until 2025, 那时米蒂的净资产将完全为零
- Mitie has also committed to energy optimisations equivalent to saving 26 tonnes of CO2 a year and investing in energy efficiency measures such as LED lighting, 绝缘和升级旧设备
Mitie, 英国领先的设施管理公司, has announced its roadmap to achieve a net zero estate by 2025. With a current portfolio of more than 50 sites across the UK, Mitie has committed to having four net zero properties by the end of the Financial Year 20221 and is planning to have an additional 14 net zero sites every year, 到2025年实现全面脱碳. 这个承诺是米蒂的一部分 计划为零 pledge to use its significant expertise in facilities and energy management to achieve net zero carbon for its operational emissions by 2025.
The first four sites – a mixture of offices and warehouses located in Birmingham, 格拉斯哥, 诺丁汉, and East Hampshire – will achieve net zero carbon emissions by ensuring that only renewable electricity is used and by replacing the gas heating systems currently in use at three of the sites with heat pumps. With each property requiring a slightly different approach to decarbonise, these sites will be used as opportunities to develop and hone best practice that can be applied to the rest of Mitie’s buildings and shared with its customers. Once they have been decarbonised, Mitie will focus on the next priority sites on the list.
While the removal of gas heating systems and switch to renewable energy will result in Mitie decarbonising its sites, 该公司将进一步履行其承诺, using its in-house energy management and project expertise to reduce the amount of energy it uses in the first place. This will include improving the energy efficiency of its sites to lower its environmental impact. Mitie has already carried out surveys of its entire estate to identify opportunities to make its buildings more energy efficient, 例如升级到LED照明, 改善建筑物的隔热性能, 用新的供暖和制冷系统替换旧的, 更高效的, 设备. The business will work with its landlords to make these investments wherever possible and reduce the amount of energy it uses.
Mitie will also roll-out a number of energy optimisation initiatives across its estate. 以及调整设置, 例如加热和冷却系统, Mitie has established a new company-wide ‘碳 Conscious Comfort Policy’, setting the optimum temperature and lighting levels that offer the best balance between employees’ health and wellbeing and reducing energy use. Through all these changes Mitie expects to save at least 120,000千瓦时的能量, 相当于超过26吨的二氧化碳2 或49个从伦敦到纽约的往返航班2.
Simon King, Director of 可持续性 and 社会价值, Mitie, said:
“While there is often a lot of focus on the energy use of new buildings, given that 80% of the sites that will be in use in 2050 have already built, the decarbonisation and retrofitting of existing commercial properties will be essential to helping the UK meet its net zero targets. We’re proud to be leading by example not only with our commitment to have a fully net zero estate, but also by using our building management and 可持续性 expertise to cut the amount of energy we use in the first place.”
Mitie has significant experience in supporting its clients to use less energy and reduce their carbon footprint through its “A到E”的方法论, which takes businesses through each step of their decarbonisation journey. 利用其在可再生能源方面的专业知识, 可持续性, 高效的建筑, 它已经帮助客户节省了353英镑,000 tonnes of carbon over the past decade through energy optimisations and decarbonisation solutions.
Mitie’s 环境、社会和治理 performance has been recognised as industry leading by Sustainalytics, which ranked Mitie number one out of all ranked business support services companies globally in a January 2021 report. 类似的, the 碳 Disclosure Project attributed Mitie an A- Leadership rating in December 2020, meaning that the business is implementing current best practices, while also being the 前 CDP rated UK based Facilities Management provider.
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