The science of accelerating the pathway to net zero Mitie’s knowledge of workplaces, combined with our ability to execute a zero carbon strategy from assessment through to delivery, is we believe, unrivalled. Through our Plan Zero process, we help organisations go further, faster for less. Having set our own aggressive decarbonisation targets in 2020, we have applied our learnings to help a variety of customers meet their own net zero ambitions. There’s a science to decarbonising organisations, eliminating waste, improving biodiversity and at Mitie we combine, innovation and intelligence to deliver customer solutions with impact. Visit the Science Lab How Mitie helped a telecoms customer save £10m and 25,000 tonnes of CO2 Highlights Energy efficiency audits for 90 buildingsISO50001 Energy Management Standard achievedFurther savings of 147 gigawatt hours (GWh) forecast over the next one and a half years Our telecoms client was serious about reducing its carbon footprint and impact on the environment With a large estate, the client was already investing in solar and wind-powered base stations, sustainable end-user devices, energy-efficient data centres and recycling initiatives. In order to fulfil its ambitious Corporate Social Responsibility commitments, it enlisted the help of Mitie’s Plan Zero team to accelerate the journey to net zero. Why they chose Mitie Our Plan Zero consultants are experts in the built environment, renewable energy, transport and e-mobility, waste resources and biodiversity net-gain. Through establishing stretching targets and developing compelling commercial models, Mitie makes net zero happen. Mitie was the first facilities management organisation to commit to reaching net zero carbon by 2025, 25 years ahead of UK Government targets. Mitie was also the Positive Climate Action winner in the 2021 IWFM Awards. We have been ranked the number one business support services company globally for sustainability by Sustainalytics. 90 energy efficiency audits for offices, call centres, mobile telephone exchanges and data centres Working closely with our client we audited 90 of their buildings for energy usage and efficiency. Checking each building’s lighting, heating and air conditioning systems we optimised the settings and made sure they were operating at the highest energy efficiency rating. Sensors monitor energy usage in network critical infrastructure buildings In locations where 24/7 power supply is essential such as such as data centres and Mobile Telephone Exchange sites we used our Connected Workspace sensors to provide real time data and insight. Temperature sensors were deployed so that airflow could be adjusted remotely making sure equipment was stored correctly and energy saving opportunities were identified. Similarly, in offices and call centres, sensors in air conditioning systems enabled air temperature to be managed remotely and at speed. This modification reduced energy use and improved the comfort of building users. Since 2017, the client’s data centres, offices and retail stores have been ISO50001 Energy Management Standard accredited. Hibernating buildings on weekends, bank holidays and during lockdowns Further energy savings were produced by helping the organisation to reduce the number of buildings open at weekends and on bank holidays. During the Covid-19 lockdown, many staff were required to work from home, which meant Mitie could use tried and tested processes to assist with the hibernation of more buildings than usual. The Results Mitie’s Plan Zero strategy has produced considerable savings of over 25,000 tonnes of CO2 and over £10m in energy costs for our client. Mitie continues to support the client’s investment in solar and wind-powered base stations, sustainable end-user devices, energy-efficient data centres and recycling initiatives. Over the next one and a half years, we forecast the client will save a further 147GWh. Benefits The efficiencies achieved are truly transformational and demonstrate that Mitie’s Plan Zero strategy enables organisations to accelerate their journey to net zero. Explore our Science Lab to find out more about the science of accelerating the path to net zero. Popular Content Mitie Plan Zero Mitie’s knowledge of customer estates, combined with our ability to execute a zero carbon strategy from assessment through to delivery is, we believe, unrivalled. We help organisations go further, faster, for less. This is Plan Zero. Mitie grows Landscaping Services The acquisition will enable us to design, build and maintain sustainable vertical gardens, which transform indoor and outdoor urban spaces by improving air quality and biodiversity, while also enhancing workspace design. What’s the role of property in achieving Net Zero? The chances are your organisation is among the growing number with a net zero pledge in place. Reportedly, buildings account for 25% of the UK’s total greenhouse gas emissions*. For organisations that are serious about their net zero commitments, decarbonising property must take priority. So, how will yours achieve net zero while you operate from buildings that don’t meet the required standards? *Source: UKGBC Related Articles Article 21 July 2021 Mitie is using solar to help Essex schools cut their carbon Mitie Communities has worked with Essex County Council to manage the installation of roof mounted solar panels at 15 schools across the county. The new panels will help to significantly reduce carbon emissions and energy costs for the Council. Read More Press Release 5 February 2021 Mitie appointed to Net Zero Carbon Delivery framework Mitie has been appointed as a preferred supplier on the new Net Zero Carbon Delivery framework, created by ETL. Read More Article 15 September 2021 Energy prices: what a difference a year makes… Twelve months ago the energy world and general economic outlook looked very different to what it does today. One thing hasn’t changed, though – as energy consumers we are exposed to a diverse and complicated set of conditions which have resulted in energy prices rising from historically very low levels to unprecedented highs. Read More Press Release 26 August 2021 Mitie lands new life systems contract with the Department for Work and Pensions Mitie’s Central Government and Defence team has won a new life systems contract with the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Read More Press Release 12 May 2020 Mitie is the first FM company to sign up to all three of The Climate Group’s initiatives – EV100, EP100 and RE100 Mitie has joined The Climate Group’s RE100 initiative, committing to only use 100% renewable electricity across all its sites. Read More Press Release 16 January 2020 Lack of know-how holding back UK carbon reduction, despite a third of UK businesses having a net zero strategy As 2020 rings in a new decade, Brits are thinking about their resolutions for the year ahead, with doing more to protect the planet sure to be top of the list for many. Read More How can we help? If you’re looking for more information on the Science of Service, need to talk to someone about an enquiry or want to chat about your service needs, then you’ve come to the right place. Please fill in our short form and a member of our team will be in touch.