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Future Fit Benchmark unravels sustainability goals

It is easy to talk about sustainability in organisations but what does that really mean? There has always been a lot of room for interpretation in answering this but the new Future Fit Business Benchmark could change that.

Ambitious targets

An eco retrofit adventure

I’ve thought for sometime how great it would be to self build a property to Passiv Haus standards, and with all the trimmings.  It would be made of the most natural long-lasting, reused / reusable and innocuous materials I could find, and with the future built in.  Well of course this comes at a price, and one currently beyond my reach.  However an opportunity to tackle the next best thing as I saw it, a home retrofit, has captured my imagination.

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