Research

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

3 July 2017

Impres performs first case studies in California

Case studies of the infrastructure projects California High Speed Rail and San Francisco AirTrain Extension have recently been completed in the research project Impres. Interviews along the projects’ value chain have provided valuable input and examples for Impres’ goal of creating guidelines for carbon management through procurement requirements in infrastructure projects. Stefan Uppenberg, sustainability consultant […]

29 June 2017

First workshop completed within the CITT project

The Carbon Infrastructure Transformation Tool (CITT) project seeks to develop an open access solution for calculating and managing embodied carbon emissions across the project lifecycle of infrastructure projects. In late April the project conducted its first workshop to introduce the tool to key industry bodies and to gain feedback to develop and improve the tool […]

18 January 2017

Procurement research project aims to reduce climate impact from infrastructure projects

Infrastructure projects account for a large portion of the world’s CO2 emissions. One way to reduce the carbon impact is to implement sustainability requirements in the procurement process. The research project Implementation of Procurement Requirements for Sustainable Collaboration in Infrastructure (Impres) aims to study how this can be done most effectively. “It is easy to […]

11 January 2017

Open source tool will help drive emission reduction

A new research project seeks to develop a tool to identify and reduce carbon in the construction supply chain. The project is a collaboration between the University of Edinburgh Business School and Costain Group and is funded by the Construction Climate Challenge (CCC) initiative hosted by Volvo Construction Equipment. The Carbon Infrastructure Transformation Tool project […]

2 November 2016

Construction Climate Challenge funds new research projects

The construction industry faces many challenges connected to climate change. The Construction Climate Challenge has now selected two new research projects that aim to come up with solutions on how to reduce CO2 emissions within the industry. The Construction Climate Challenge initiative (CCC) has been funding research studies since 2014. Through supporting and initiating research […]

2 May 2016

The CCC Research Call evaluation period extended

The Research Call evaluation period for the Construction Climate Challenge Initiative’s research program has been extended. Due to a large amount of enquiries, the date when accepted applications is to be announced has been postponed from May 1 to mid June. The interest in the Constructions Climate Challenge Initiative’s research program resulted in a large amount […]

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