05.12.2018

Older Buildings & the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards

42% of the UK's carbon footprint is somehow attributable to the built environment with 10% coming from heating buildings alone. Encouraging landlords and property owners to improve the energy efficiency of buildings is therefore great in theory, but the recently updated Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) pose challenges, particularly when it comes to older buildings. We teamed up with STBA on 26th November to give members the low down on what the changes to the regulations are, the associated challenges, and how to respond to MEES practically. 

Energy Efficiency, Eenergy efficiency: heritage retrofit
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28.11.2018

UKCP18 Climate Projections- What They Are and How to Use Them

The UK Climate Projections have had a major upgrade. UKCP18, published on Monday 26th Nov  2018 and launched by Environment Secretary Michael Gove, provides ‘The UK’s most comprehensive picture yet of how the climate could change over the next century’. We're told that organisations will be able to use the projections to assess the full range of risks posed by a changing climate, as well as access advice on how to adapt. We explore what the projections mean for the not-for-profits, heritage organisations and more in our membership.

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14.11.2018

Getting On-Board with Sustainable Visitor Travel

Did you know that 25% of UK households don’t own a car? Our recent event with Good Journey was all about helping car-free visitors to access visitor attractions by train, bus, bike and on foot whilst reducing the organisation's carbon footprint in the process.

Sustainable transport, Electric Vehicles/ EV charging
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01.11.2018

Taking Charge of Change with Practical Action and Collaboration

More than 130 environmental practitioners from organisations including Historic England, Manchester University, Cancer Research UK, Historic Environment Scotland, RSPB, National Trust and Guide Dogs came together on October 17th at the Law Society in London for Fit for the Future’s annual members conference, The Network Harvest.

Climate-change adaptation measures, WELL building standard, Health and Well being standards, Behaviour change programme, Sustainable procurement, Water and Waste, Electric Vehicles/ EV charging
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24.10.2018

Network Harvest 2018- The Day in Pictures

A huge thank you to everyone who made this year's members' event, the Network Harvest 2018, such a successful day. We celebrated the positive achievements of environmental practitioners and organisations within our network, shared solutions and championed the role of collaboration and practical action in addressing the environmental changes ahead. 

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04.10.2018

‘Taking Charge of Change’ with the Church of England

More than 100 UK charities, heritage organisations and more will get together this October for our annual members’ event, the Network Harvest. This year’s theme is ‘Taking Charge of Change’, and in the run up to the event we’ll be exploring how our varied membership organisations are already instigating positive changes, and how they are responding to changes beyond their control. This week, we hear from Church of England.

Renewable energy, Solar, Roof-mounted PV (heritage building), Climate-change adaptation measures
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05.09.2018

Harvest 2018- Agenda and Speakers Announced

This year’s Network Harvest- our annual event exclusively for members- will include an inside look at how the UK climate may change over the 21st century as the Met Office and Environment Agency introduce UKCP18. We are also delighted to announce that Julie Hirigoyen, Chief Executive of the UK Green Building Council (UKGBC), and Sir Ed Davey, MP for Kingston and Surbiton and former Energy and Climate Change Secretary, will be our key-note speakers.

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03.09.2018

'Taking Charge of Change' with the British Mountaineering Council

More than 100 UK charities, heritage organisations and more will get together this October for our annual members’ event, the Network Harvest. This year’s theme is ‘Taking Charge of Change’, and in the run up to the event we’ll be exploring how our varied membership organisations are already instigating positive changes, and how they are responding to changes beyond their control. This week, we kick off with the British Mountaineering Council.

Climate-change adaptation measures, Sustainable procurement
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24.07.2018

Joining the Dots: Biodiversity, Sustainability and Climate-Change

If there’s one thing that becomes increasingly clear to us as we link up organisations so they can become climate-friendly, adaptive and resilient, it’s that we need to take whole systems into account rather than separate parts. This is why we’ve been widening our scope to support members with understanding the full range of issues and solutions. This includes biodiversity, and at a recent Fit for the Future event we explored its role in sustainability and tackling climate change.

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09.07.2018

Moving Forward with Climate Change Adaptation

For charities, heritage organisations and all with land and buildings in their stewardship, climate change adaptation is a big issue. Last year, a Fit for the Future survey revealed that despite the global significance of climate change and the subsequent requirement for action, 50% of our individual members were not yet dealing with adaptation as part of their role.

Climate-change adaptation measures, Adapting historic buildings, Flood prevention
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