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Tag : Climate%20Emergency
Dec 15th 2023
COP28: We must move faster to decarbonise the built environment

As COP28 negotiations closed and a deal was agreed, it was difficult not to have mixed feelings on the UAE Consensus. While many hailed the ‘landmark’ deal to move away from...

Dec 1st 2023
IES partners with edie to release new Net-Zero Report

As COP28 enters full swing, IES have partnered with edie to release a new business report encapsulating all things net-zero and how global efforts to...

Sep 29th 2023
UK Government U-turn on Green Policies: we must work together to rise above it

Following the news in August of hundreds of new North Sea oil and gas licences being granted, we expressed our concern over the current UK government appearing to water down...

Sep 27th 2023
Aligning building strategies to the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Since they were established in 2015, more than 10,000 companies, most national governments and thousands of investors have pledged to support the UN’s Sustainable Development...

Aug 8th 2023
Energy security concerns are at a high – but solutions can’t come at the cost of our net zero goals

Energy security has understandably risen higher on the agenda in recent years, after successive political and economic pressures culminated in full scale global energy crisis. IES...

Aug 3rd 2023
The UK’s Net-Zero target is under threat: We must push forward despite policy barriers

The news that hundreds of new North Sea oil and gas licences will be granted is hugely concerning. It is the latest in a string of political developments in recent weeks that have...

Jul 27th 2023
Public Sector Carbon Conundrum

Many leading climate experts already believe that the 2030 1.5°C warming limit is already out of reach. As more and more scientific evidence backs this up, the goalposts will move...

Jul 7th 2023
Optimisation studies for heat network schemes

Heat networks are fundamental when it comes to clean and cost-effective decarbonisation of UK heat to meet current net-zero targets. They can make use of energy that would...

Jun 20th 2023
Decarbonisation funding to help public sector meet net-zero targets

In 2019, the UK became the first major economy to introduce legislation to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. As a part of the UK Net-Zero Strategy, the...

Mar 22nd 2023
IES wins pioneering tender to create Calderdale Local Area Energy Plan

IES has been awarded the contract to develop a Local Area Energy Plan (LAEP) for the Borough Council of Calderdale as a vital part of its efforts to reach net zero by...

Dec 12th 2022
Free Download: The edie Net-Zero November 2022 Summary Report

Incorporating exclusive COP27 coverage, high-level interviews, themed podcast episodes and a dedicated Net-Zero Action online event, edie’s Net- Zero November campaign delivered...

Nov 8th 2022
COP27: “We are in the fight of our lives. And we are losing.”

As world leaders took to the stage in Egypt yesterday to begin negotiations at the COP27 climate summit, it was hard not to be struck by an overwhelming feeling of despair at the...

Jul 18th 2022
Preparing the built environment for intensifying heatwaves

The UK is experiencing a heatwave this week with temperatures anticipated to exceed 34⁰C in some parts. Temperatures at these extremes are becoming increasingly common, with...

Jun 6th 2022
Introducing Richard Fletcher IES’ Global Sales Director

We’re delighted to officially introduce Richard Fletcher, our global sales director, who joined the IES team in October last year. Previously business area director for Trimble...

Nov 24th 2021
COP26 Reflections

Now that we have had some time to take stock and reflect on COP26, I wanted to share my thoughts on the event. During the conference, I had the opportunity to meet and hear a...

Nov 22nd 2021
The built environment: planning for a sustainable future

The built environment sector is on the frontline of the sustainability challenges we face as the world works toward net zero. There’s a mix of solutions but key to a successful...