Ten things you can do to cut your carbon footprint at home

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Ten things you can do at home to cut your carbon footprint

With home working fast becoming established as the normal way of working for many people, here are ten simple things you can do to help the environment and reduce carbon emissions from your own home.

1)    Unplug your electronics – a simple but effect measure you can take right away. Try to build a habit around unplugging your devices when you are not using them and it will save you money on your electricity bills.

Do we have a huge reliance on digital service / Internet

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In the mist of COVID-19 we have found digital services could be as equally as important as water and electricity.

The new way of life has shown us our reliance on digital services; services we’ve taken for granted, services we require to get our weekly grocery shop, stream movies/shows and adapt to our new way of working. In a recent article Darren Watkins, Managing Director of VIRTUS Data Centres highlights the importance of digital’s position as an essential service and its importance on our daily lives.

LONDON7 VIRTUS Data Centres Win

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Bouygues Energies & Services Contracting awarded the design and build for new VIRTUS Data Centres LONDON7 

Bouygues Energies & Services Contracting, a subsidiary of Bouygues Construction, has been selected by VIRTUS Data Centres (VIRTUS) for the turnkey delivery of its LONDON7 data centre. LONDON7 is the third facility on VIRTUS’ Stockley Park campus, which is the largest in London and the UK.

Bouygues Energies & Services Contracting will be responsible for the design, build, electrical and mechanical services and commissioning of the data centre.

An award-winning window-cleaning solution

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An award-winning window-cleaning solution 

Each year we hold our internal Sustainability Awards open to all our people within Bouygues & Energies Services UK. The Awards recognise and reward those who have demonstrated their commitment and improvement to making a real difference to our sustainability performance, and implemented innovative solutions that bring about environmental, social or economic benefits with potential for being adopted by the company on a wider scale. 

Supporting our local community

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Bouygues Energies & Services have helped Manchester Cares get closer to their £10,000 target. A charity that is focused on helping our older neighbours by reducing isolation, improving connection and bring people together.

At Bouygues Energies & Services there's a huge importance of giving back to the local community; the partnership with Manchester Cares allows them to do that through volunteering and donations. 

New cleanroom refurbishment win

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Bouygues Energies & Services has been awarded a new cleanroom refurbishment project for one of the leading pharmaceutical companies in the UK. 

With a longstanding relationship and a proven track record within the industry, Valneva, a speciality vaccine company, has entrusted them with the refurbishment of their existing cleanroom facility. The new facility, classified Grade B cleanroom, and all supporting areas will help Valneva to scale up the potential production of a vaccine to respond to the COVID-19 virus. 

Protecting our healthcare professionals

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Engineering to protect our healthcare professionals 

Bouygues Energies & Services are pleased to have our team volunteering as part of a cross industry group of engineers supporting the Institute of Chemical Engineers’ (IChemE) and ISPE United Kingdom Affiliates LTDs COVID-19 Response Team. The aim is to provide a safe long term solution to protect our healthcare workers at testing and treatment stations using a low cost flexible film barrier technology.