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Third of UK businesses have no plans in place to achieve carbon-neutral target, YouGov survey finds


Although the UK has pledged to become a net-zero carbon economy by 2050, a third (31%) of businesses say they have no plans to be net carbon neutral at all, a recent survey from YouGov has been able to suggest.

The same survey has also revealed that just under half (46%) of businesses in the UK have made plans to go carbon neutral by 2050 – with one in eight (14%) of businesses set to kick their carbon emissions in the next year. One in ten (8%) business people say their company is already carbon neutral.

However, over half (59%) of business people think that business and industry can an effective force in combating climate change.

Despite a third of businesses not planning to go carbon-free, the vast majority of business people (92%) say they believe the climate is changing and that humans are at least somewhat responsible, with just 2% responding they do not believe the climate was changing at all.

HeatingSave – helping buildings achieve zero carbon status

Implementing specific smart control solutions designed to improve the level of heating efficiency across both domestic and commercial buildings is yet another factor that could help reduce energy consumption (and, with it, carbon generation), and that’s specifically where Building Energy Management Systems come into play.

Building Management Systems are capable of delivering extensive monitoring and control options, compared to basic controls. They typically employ data from a variety of sources (boiler flow and return sensors, internal and external temperature sensors, occupancy sensors, humidity sensors, etc.), and enable the perfect optimization of a building’s boiler-based central heating system.

If you’d like to find out more about the savings enabled by the HeatingSave Building Management System, just contact our dedicated product team, they’ll be more than happy to answer all of your questions and queries.

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