Facilities management and professional services company Mitie has launched a ‘Zero Carbon for Zero Cost’ energy service to help companies drive a green recovery as they return to their workplace.
The service forms part of the company’s Plan Zero commitment to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2025.
Research from Mitie shows that more than half (56 per cent) of businesses prioritised the reduction of carbon emissions in 2019, but 33 per cent continue to make energy purchasing decisions based on cost rather than carbon savings.
As businesses face budget pressures, Zero Carbon for Zero Cost is aimed at assisting organisations with ambitious net-zero carbon emissions targets and limited budgets to upgrade, replace or install new assets.
- Modernising HVAC, electrical and lighting systems;
- Decarbonising power through renewable heating solutions and generating electricity through renewable sources;
- Renewable energy battery storage solutions; and
- Carbon strategy and compliance support from compliance experts.
Through carbon reduction projects, Mitie saved 100,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions for customers in the past financial year.
Carlo Alloni, managing director, Technical Services and Integrated Facilities Management, said: “We’ve all seen the positive effect that lockdown has had on our environment, however, as restrictions begin easing so will these benefits. As companies get back to business and we all adjust to a new normal, now is an ideal time to ensure that green thinking is leading the UK’s economic recovery.
“To meet ambitious net-zero carbon commitments every business must ensure carbon reduction is at the centre of their plans to help fuel a green, clean recovery in the UK. While many business leaders may think prioritising carbon will be expensive, it doesn’t need to cost the earth. By working with the right partner organisations can identify proven and effective solutions which save both energy and cost, meaning these investments pay for themselves, essentially achieving zero carbon goals for zero cost.”