The Sustainability Exchange, which encompasses leading organisations from across the further and higher education sector and is the number one resource for sustainability in UK tertiary education, has promoted the revolutionary AquaMark initiative to its forward-thinking audience. The AquaMark project is fully grant-funded, and will provide a range of free services to organisations of all sizes and sectors, to drive down commercial water usage.
The Environmental Association for Universities and Colleges, a strong alliance of universities and colleges, sector bodies and commercial organisations working together both in the UK and internationally, has endorsed AquaMark to its members. The free-to-join AquaMark initiative will deliver 500 different building benchmark classifications to enable organisations to reduce water use by 30%, in not only the education sector but across all industries.
Leading sustainability and responsible business magazine Footprint has backed AquaMark, Britain’s first national water benchmarking project, reporting on the revolutionary scheme to its audience of sustainability professionals in the foodservice industry. The free-to-join scheme will deliver 500 different building benchmark classifications to enable organisations in all industry sectors to reduce water use by 30%.
Market-leading green business publication Edie.net has endorsed AquaMark to its audience of 60,000+ sustainability professionals. Edie.net editor Luke Nicholls was in attendance at the official project launch at Pinewood Studios, which senior decision makers from major global organisations described as immensely useful, innovative and exciting.
Yesterday marked the highly-anticipated launch of AquaMark – Britain’s fully grant-funded National Water Benchmarking Project, at Heatherden Hall, a renowned Grade-II listed Victorian Mansion within Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire. Following a highly thought-provoking and engaging conference with input from leading voices across the water industry, the evening concluded with unforgettable entertainment befitting the world famous venue.
AquaMark is the largest and most ambitious project of its kind and will put Britain firmly at the forefront of commercial water benchmarking, already receiving support from the UK’s top private and public sector organisations. The project will deliver over 500 different building benchmark classifications for water and greatly assist participating organisations in meeting many of their sustainability, corporate social responsibility and financial objectives.
The multi-million pound research project is managed by consultants ADSM and is free for all UK organisations to participate in. The fully-funded project will assist to reduce water usage by 30% for commercial users (£500 million per annum). The initiative will provide organisations with sophisticated benchmarks that give essential information to accurately target over-consumption for their business category. The scheme is the first of its kind and replaces out dated methods and assessments for reducing water usage in buildings, and for the first time brings water to the forefront of utilities.
The project has received strong backing from the water industry, regulators OFWAT, The Environment Agency, and leading research experts BRE, BSRIA and the University of Oxford.
AquaMark will revolutionise the current understanding of commercial water usage, illustrating how Britain’s organisations can increase efficiency, sustain supplies and cut their water usage and costs by a third through accurate benchmarking of water.
“Right now there exists a real opportunity for UK organisations, both large and small, to participate in this ground-breaking research project. Britain is set to become the global advisor on sustainable water supplies for commercial users. The recent events experienced in California and São Paulo, have highlighted how essential it is that businesses and organisations are supported with all the necessary tools to combat water scarcity.”
Patrick McCart, Founder and Director, ADSM
Taking part in the initiative is incredibly easy. It is fully-grant-funded and available to organisations of all sizes and sectors. Participating organisations will receive a range of free services for the entire duration of the project (36 months), which include; bill validation services, monthly consumption reports and most notable access to all the benchmarks at the end of the project.
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