CCC News

17 May 2018

Climate-improved concrete reduces carbon emissions

When concrete constructions are complete, they save energy, last at least 100 years and absorb carbon dioxide during the user phase. But in the construction phase, more needs to be done to reduce concrete’s carbon emissions. Concrete is one of the oldest building materials in the world and reinforced concrete is the most common building […]

22 April 2018

“We need to change behaviors”

Legislation might have a role in dealing with the carbon challenge, but Andy Robinson, Partner, Urban Innovation Labs, believes that changing behaviors is the only real way to deal with the issue. Andy Robinson says that the first behavior lever is industry consensus. The industry needs to come together to tackle the carbon problem the […]

15 March 2018

CITT – One year into the project

Just over a year has passed since the CCC funded research project CITT started. What has happened in the project during the year? And are there some findings yet?

12 March 2018

Impres – One year into the project

Just over a year has passed since the CCC funded research project Impres started. What has happened in the project during the year? And are there some findings yet?    

8 March 2018

CITT project publishes white paper and invites collaboration

The Carbon Infrastructure Transformation Tool (CITT) project seeks to develop an open access software tool for calculating and managing embodied carbon emissions for infrastructure construction projects. This week, the project published a White Paper, which presents the tool’s key features, the progress of the project so far, and invites potential users to trial the software. […]

5 March 2018

Australian case studies for Impres project now completed

The CCC research project Impres completed further case studies during December 2017. This time in Sydney, Australia. Other completed or ongoing case studies in the project are California – USA, UK and Sweden. In Australia the infrastructure projects Sydney Metro Northwest, Newcastle Light Rail and Lower South Creek water treatment program were interviewed on their […]

5 February 2018

“Power and transport are the keys to decarbonization”

Today one can build infrastructure that will last for hundreds, possibly even thousands of years. But if it is to benefit future generations it is crucial that it is planned, designed and constructed in a sustainable way. Tim Chapman, Director at Arup Infrastructure, UK, emphasizes the importance of being observant to the embodied carbon. Tim […]

12 December 2017

CCC research develops tool to promote low carbon construction supply chains

The CCC has initiated an innovative project, CITT, to enable construction contractors to manage their supply chains so as to minimize carbon use. The CITT project has brought together Costain, Skanska and the University of Edinburgh Business School to develop an automated, integrated tool that can be used by contractors in infrastructure and construction projects […]

8 December 2017

How the new PAS2080 standard is promoting low carbon construction

The London Seminar on 14 November on “Implementing PAS2080: Supply Chain Collaboration to reduce the Carbon Footprint and Cost of major Infrastructure Projects’ brought together leading experts and the supply chains of major infrastructure clients and contractors to discuss its development and potential. PAS2080 was launched in 2017 and issued by the UK Government’s Construction Leadership Council […]

5 December 2017

Terri Wills WGBC: Full decarbonisation of construction sector necessary. Global standards can set companies on a pathway to reducing emissions.

The latest data indicates that 40 % of green house gas emissions now come from the building and construction sector, says Terri Wills, CEO of the World Green Building Council.  And of this, 10% comes directly from construction, and that relates to infrastructure projects as well as buildings.

1 December 2017

Brave targets and involvement of entire supply chain is necessary to reduce carbon in infrastructure projects

Delegates at London Seminar on ‘Implementing PAS2080:  Supply Chain Collaboration to reduce the Carbon Footprint and Cost of major Infrastructure Projects’  were told how setting brave targets and involving the entire supply chain is necessary to deliver the innovative processes, tools and behavioural changes needed to substantially reduce embedded and operational carbon in infrastructure projects. […]

29 November 2017

PAS2080: “The UK’s new standard to reduce carbon in major infrastructure projects could become the world standard”

Speaking at the London Seminar on ‘Implementing PAS2080:  Supply Chain Collaboration to reduce the Carbon Footprint and Cost of major Infrastructure Projects’, Dr Paul Toyne, Chair, concluded that “the potential of PAS2080 is NOT for it to be just a UK public acceptable standard, but to be a global standard. Because the principles that you […]

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