On August 1st, a feasibility study of the CO2 Performance Ladder has started in Australia. To be more precise, it focuses on the city of Melbourne and the surrounding cities of Moreland, Philip and Yarra, in the state of Victoria.
The renewal of Utrecht Central station and its surroundings is taking place at full speed. The ocean of construction works in the area of Utrecht Central will soon be replaced with a lively environment, in which sustainability plays a central role. One of the projects in this masterplan is the Forum Zuid. This project contains the construction of an underground bicycle storage space combined with a square that is raised to about 7,5 meters above the ground.
In 2016 the amount of electric vehicles (EV) used rose to 2 billion worldwide. However, the total share of electric cars amounts to 0,2 percent of all vehicles that were sold worldwide in that same year. The road to a significant share of EV’s that contribute to the fight against climate change is still long.
Eighteen percent lower greenhouse gas emissions than in 2015, a certificate for the CO2 Performance Ladder and the winner of the Procura+ Award for the sustainable tender procedure with the A6 highway in Almere. The 2016 Sustainability report by the Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment shows that all parts of this organisation are operating more sustainably than the year prior. Reasons include the focus on energy savings and the recycling of raw materials.
Gifts come with a story at Brandwijk Kerstpakketten. A story that is preferably sustainable. From fleece blankets and PET bottles to biodegradable ponchos.
Renkum is the first municipality in the Netherlands to hold a certificate for the CO2 Performance Ladder. SKAO spoke with Councillor Wendy Ruwhof and policy advisor Melanie Hutting about the green ‘treasures’. “CO2 reduction pays. That will win over even the biggest pessimist.”
Quite paradoxically, Annelies Hermens has only been travelling more and more since she got involved in the environment and sustainability for Capgemini. Her goal? To get Capgemini certified worldwide. Her way? Making clear that sustainability is good for your disposition. And your wallet.
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The Dredging and Offshore Industry Association, the department of waterways and public works (Rijkswaterstaat) and the Foundation for Climate Friendly Procurement and Business (SKAO) have evaluated the use of the CO2 Performance Ladder in the hydraulic engineering industry. It shows the hydraulic engineering industry performing well in terms of reducing CO2 emissions, but based on the evaluation involved parties do see ample opportunity to further improve use of the ladder.
Research by the Wuppertal Institute has mapped out which transition pathways Rotterdam’s industrial sector can follow to drastically cut back its CO2 emissions, while continuing to manufacture products for which there is a public demand like fuels and chemical products. The main conclusion of this study is that by using a number of different techniques, it is possible to reduce CO2 emissions by up to 98%. The institute’s study was commissioned by the Port of Rotterdam Authority, which aims to turn Rotterdam’s port area into a frontrunner in the current energy transition.
Research by the Wuppertal Institute has mapped out which transition pathways Rotterdam’s industrial sector can follow to drastically cut back its COâ‚‚ emissions, while continuing to manufacture products for which there is a public demand like fuels and chemical products.
The Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment (IenM), is the first Dutch ministry certified for the CO2 Performance Ladder. Undersecretary Sharon Dijksma was awarded the CO2 Aware certificate on Thursday, February 16th. In the past year, the Ministry has achieved a substantial 17 percent CO2 reduction. It aims to be fully climate-neutral by 2030 latest.
The town of Renkum became the first municipality in the Netherlands to be awarded the level 3 certification for the CO2 Performance Ladder. Wendy Ruwhof, councillor for sustainability and the environment, was awarded the certificate by Paul Tammer (NCK) and Gijs Termeer (SKAO). Using this sustainability tool, the municipality aims to save on energy and reduce CO2 on a structural basis.
Installation business Lomans from Amersfoort is a true family firm. Next year marks their 100th year anniversary. Managed by Paul Lomans (3rd generation), the company is now making their business operations and the chain more sustainable. One of their implemented measures is the use of the CO2 Performance Ladder.
Reducing your companys CO2 emissions is not optional, especially if you operate in the EU. The CO2 Performance Ladder is a tool that helps companies in improving their environmental and business performance. In this interview, Brian Heikamp, Project Manager at The Foundation for Climate Friendly Procurement and Business, explains the tool and the benefits of using it.
This Guide is focused on contracting authorities (public ordering party) who want to focus on sustainable purchasing and are considering applying the MEAT Criterion CO2 Performance Ladder in tenders under MEAT (Most Economically Advantageous Tender). The described method can also be used by other ordering parties (special sector companies, private ordering parties).
This month, the SKAO presented its latest ambitions up to 2018. Top of the list are creating room for innovation and stimulating dialogue between clients and contractors.
Using green energy is a relatively simple way to reduce a companys CO2 emissions. Many companies therefore opt for this measure. The CO2 Performance Ladder imposes strict demands on what constitutes "green energy", please see Handbook 3.0 for more information. In the questions below, we will provide a brief explanation on what the ladder perceives green energy to be and we expand on key terms.
The ministry for Infrastructure and the Environment, including implementation offices Rijkswaterstaat and ILT and the agencies PBL and KNMI, will have itself certified for the CO2 Performance Ladder. Initially, the certification process will be for level 3. The CO2 Performance Ladder helps organisations track their carbon footprint and reduce it.
Kornelis Blok, eminent driving force behind the European and international climate policy, uses five areas of development to describe how construction and civil engineering industries can be climate-neutral by 2050. "Ever since the Paris climate conference, energy neutrality has only become more pressing."
Royal BAM Group has been identified as a global leader for its actions and strategies in response to climate change and has been awarded a position on the Climate A List by CDP, the international not-for-profit that drives sustainable economies.
Awarding sustainable leaders: Towards more distinctive projects
On December 9th, the Foundation for Climate Friendly Procurement and Business is organising an Innovation Seminar for companies and procurement bodies. The theme of the seminar is Awarding leaders: Towards more distinctive projects.
The number of certified companies on the CO2 Performance Ladder continues to grow rapidly. The Foundation for Climate Friendly Procurement and Business (SKAO) handed over the 750th certificate to Covalent.
In the next few years the national government wants to buy 70 percent of its green power including certificates (guarantees of origin). The power has to come from wind or solar energy from a number of European countries. The government will buy the remaining 30% from Dutch windparks and solar projects.