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Network Update- March

New Guidance on Scope 3 Emissions in Commercial Real Estate

The UK Green Building Council has developed guidance to address under reporting of scope 3 emissions. Although, reporting on scope 3 is voluntary, including it in corporate reporting increases the understanding of climate change impacts and improves business resilience and reputation.
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East Sussex Energy Saving Grants

Is your business based in East Sussex and you have an energy saving project in mind? Then get in touch! We can help you reduce your business energy bills and carbon footprint. Learn more.

Energy Performance Certificates for Non-Domestic Properties

Did you know that we offer competitively priced commercial EPCs? If you are renting or selling your commercial premises, you will need a Non-Domestic Energy Performance Certificate (NDEPC) to comply with current Energy Performance in Buildings legislation and Building Regulations. Get in touch.

Member Spotlight – AllotMe, share your garden 

AllotMe is a Research & Development company in Urban Agriculture. Their software solution AllotMe.co.uk is a sustainable garden-sharing marketplace that allows users to find a space to grow food in the city, or become Hosts by renting out their gardens. They also designed the AllotMe GrowPod which aims to take advantage of ‘waste’ space in the city through the use of a secure street-side hydroponic planter. Find out more. 

 

SBP Guest Blog – Decarbonising Heat through Innovation by Charles Morley

Heating represents one third of all UK emissions. It’s worth considering less carbon intensive technologies available. This blog compares 3 innovative technologies and it offers a good foundation of more sustainable heating options. To see what is suitable and worthwhile for your business, read on.

 

New Face at the SBP 

Johanne joins us at the Sustainable Business Partnership for the next 3 months. She is studying environmental technology at Cphbusiness Academy in Copenhagen and she will be supporting us with marketing and data projects. Find out more on our staff page.

 

H&M takes Sustainability to a New Level

It’s 2020 and using recycled materials isn’t enough anymore; the fashion industry is aiming for bio-based materials and those that don’t shed micro plastics. Learn more about what this highstreet fashion retailer is doing to improve the environmental impact of their products. Read more.

In short…

Bye bye to petrol and diesel cars? 
Suggested ban on sale of diesel and petrol cars could be legislated earlier than expected. – Read more

Re-introduction of the Environment Bill to Parliament 
Sustainability at the heart of UK’s economic model? IEMA comments – Read more

 

 

Dates for the diary…

Zero 2030 – community led Climate Conference 
4th March 2020, 9:00-19:30, Assembly Hall, Worthing
The Climate Conference invites all for insight, motivation and involvement. Details and bookings.

Kinder Living Home Show  
7th – 8th March 2020, 10:00-16:00, County Hall North, Horsham
The annual Home Show brings together businesses, charities and not-for-profit organisations to encourage and inspire each other. Details and bookings.

Network Update- April

‘Small Business Rates Relief’ Council Grants available   Local councils are now offering a £10,000 grant ‘Small Business Rates Relief’ to financially support eligible small businesses. How to claim: Contact your local council and ask for ‘Small Business Rates Relief’. Click here for Brighton & Hove, Chichester and Adur & Worthing.   Coronavirus Job Retention […]
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Utilise Plus Case Study: Park Cameras

Based in Burgess Hill, Park Cameras sells photography equipment, as well as offering printing services and photography courses. In early 2019, Park Cameras received a Utilise Plus grant from the Sustainable Business Partnership CIC to install energy-saving LED lights. This followed a fully-funded Utilise Plus energy audit they received in late 2018. Funded by the […]
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