Energy management is quickly becoming a business necessity. Growing environmental concerns and rising energy prices are substantially increasing cost pressures on businesses – and it’s only going to get worse.
Britain is getting greener. The drip feed of climate change news stories, new-look rubbish dumps and colour-coded bins filling our front gardens has paid off and the amount of rubbish recycled or thrown away by the British has fallen by 15% over the last six years.
The ISO 9001 Certification for Quality Management is a cost-effective way to ensure your organisation consistently meets the needs of its customers while improving business performance and saving money.
To encourage businesses to make the investment in monitoring technology and energy saving, Enhanced Capital Allowances (ECAs) are available meaning that 100% of the qualifying capital expenditure may be claimed back against taxable profits in the first year.
Len Gooch MRICS ABEng AMIAS, Paul Robinson Partnership (uk) LLP
Landscaping whether planted and living or hard surfaced sets the scene to the exterior of a building or internally where courtyards are present. It can be the first and lasting impression for a visitor or passer-by.
Have you ever noticed that sustainability and environmental performance is the ‘Cinderella of business’?
If you stop and think about it, it is the poor relation of performance management, health & safety and other key business areas, with these being devoted much more time and resources. This is quite surprising really, because even if financial incentives or regulatory requirements are ignored, there are still many – and I apologise for slipping into well worn jargon – ‘quick wins’ for saving significant sums of money to organisations.
Homeowners who have been eagerly awaiting an announcement about the Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) since the scheme was launched for Commercial heat users in November 2011 will have to exercise more patience following announcements by DECC on 26th March.
Ellen Webster CMgr MCMI Paul Robinson Partnership (uk) LLP
The DCLG’s Building Regulations consultation covering England only, runs until 27th April 2012 and builds on previous consultations with the aim of moving closer to zero carbon – whilst increasing compliance with regulations and reducing red tape.