CCC News

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 […]

16 November 2017

“To use carbon planning tools on a whole life basis is important”

The Environment Agency (EA) looks after over 5000 kilometers of coastline and main rivers principally in England and is responsible, in particular, for flood and coastal risk management. To fulfil its goal of promoting low carbon solutions it created the ‘ERIC’ Carbon Planning Tool, which provides a mechanism for assessing carbon over the whole life […]

20 October 2017

London Seminar on how to implement the new PAS2080 standard for building low-carbon infrastructure

A one-day seminar on how to implement the new ‘PAS2080’ standard for low-carbon infrastructure is being held in London, 14 November 2017. PAS (Publicly Available Specification) 2080 is a new standard to encourage a consistent approach to the management of carbon by all involved in infrastructure. PAS2080 has been developed by the UK Government’s Construction […]

12 October 2017

Better information management key to success

“I see cost, waste and carbon all being the same. If you reduce the amount of vehicle movements on a construction site you save time, money and emissions,” says Guy Hammersley, formerly BRE Executive Director & Group Director for BIM (Building Information Modelling).  According to Guy Hammersley, BIM is all about collaboration and better information […]

5 October 2017

New master’s thesis within the Impres project investigates greenhouse gas reduction in infrastructure projects

One part of the Construction Climate Challenge funded Impres project’s results will be a master’s thesis conducted by Daniel Balian, former student at KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden and now Sustainability Consultant at WSP Environmental. In the following interview he elaborates further on these interesting results. Read the master’s thesis here. What is your […]

22 September 2017

Indonesian design allows vertical in-city farming

Indonesia’s cities are the fastest growing in Asia and the urban population is attracting many migrant farmers who frequently find it hard to secure jobs in the city. A design for an 11-storey vertical farm aims for permit urban farming for the jobless migrant workers recently won the prestigious International Tropical Architecture Design Competition awarded during […]

28 August 2017

Stockholm Metro Extension project reduces carbon from planning to completion

In early June, the 8th International Infrastructure Investment & Construction Forum (IIICF) was held in Macao, organized by the China International Contractors Association (CHINCA). In conjunction with the IIICF, a Construction Climate Challenge (CCC) seminar took place as a parallel forum, hosted by Volvo Construction Equipment. The theme of the seminar was “Addressing the Impact […]

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