The CCC Seminar on Reducing Carbon in Infrastructure Construction was chaired by Dr Paul Toyne, a sustainable construction expert and London Sustainable Development Commissioner.
A high level panel of speakers shared experience and best practices on how to reduce the industry’s carbon footprint. The event covered an array of topics including the challenges of reducing carbon in infrastructure projects, tools and guidance to measure and achieve carbon reduction, client expectations of their supply chains and how new technology and low carbon materials can help deliver substantial carbon and cost reductions with higher performance.
In his concluding remarks Dr Toyne stressed that “We have to future-proof our infrastructure and our society. We have to manage it make it more resilient to future climate change.”
The key driver for low carbon production is the correlation between low carbon and reducing cost, he said,
“We have to be a little bit smarter, work a little bit harder together and we can deliver these solutions.
“We are an industry that wants to provide low carbon, affordable solutions, and that is the key priority.
“We need to prioritise effective working and collaboration, we have all got a part to play.”
See the full interview with Dr Paul Toyne here: