Industry value chain

26 June 2018

Skanska has obtained PAS2080 Verification to reduce the carbon footprint with greener solutions

Skanska has become the first UK firm to gain a new eco certification administered by BSI that recognises its carbon management processes. The PAS 2080: 2016 carbon management in infrastructure scheme aims to help infrastructure organisations reduce the volume of carbon used throughout their projects. Hear how Skanska partnered with BSI to obtain PAS 2080 […]

14 June 2018

Construction SMEs call for smarter building through digitization

The European Builders Confederation (EBC) and other major European construction industry associations have joined forces to publish the “European Construction Industry Manifesto for Digitalisation” – a strategic call for a strong political leadership from the European Union, an appropriate regulatory framework on data policy and a budgetary focus on digital skills, R&D and deployment of IT […]

4 May 2018

‘Levels’ buildings sustainability framework moves into test phase

Last year, the European Commission introduced Level(s) a new framework of indicators to report on the sustainability performance of buildings. The Commission has now officially launched the two year testing phase for Level(s). This testing phase aims to support stakeholders across a buildings value chain, from designers though to facility managers; in testing the Level(s) indicators […]

18 April 2018

WGBC: “We need to manage suppliers and understand embodied carbon across the construction supply chain”

Managing suppliers and understanding the embodied carbon is necessary across the construction supply chain – so that everybody is coordinated could make a big difference – and it’s not happening enough,” says Teri Wills, CEO of the World Green Building Council (WGBC). “The current diffused responsibility makes green building that much more difficult, but this […]

27 March 2018

Skanska aims to be first for the new PAS2080 carbon standard

Skanska has slashed its carbon use across the business in a bid to become the UK’s first contractor to gain the new PAS 2080 carbon industry standard. The standard was developed by BSI (British Standards Institution) and launched two years ago to try to mitigate climate change through carbon reduction. It is seen as the world’s first carbon […]

27 February 2018

EU digital construction seminar points way to common European strategy

A high level EU seminar on digital construction brought together four organisations of major industries (CECE, Construction Products Europe, FIEC and EBC) to develop a vision of a common European digital construction strategy. “Having a collaborative and inclusive strategy for the European construction industry will help us to figure out where our industry wants to […]

9 February 2018

WBCSD companies worth $1.3 trillion invest in circular economy awareness

A new global initiative, Factor10  aims to reinvent the way businesses source, use and dispose sources and materials that make up global trade.  More than 30 international companies valued at over $1.3 trillion have committed to fostering circular economy principles in their processes. The new initiative is part of the Factor10 programme which was established […]

12 January 2018

Supply chain training needed for sustainable construction

Some 67 companies in the UK construction sector are jointly financing a school dedicated to helping subcontractors and suppliers to develop their sustainability knowledge and competence and promote low carbon construction. The Supply Chain Sustainability School offers free access to a virtual learning environment with the aim of making all members of the supply chain better able […]

28 November 2017

Green technology and BIM workflows reshaping future construction industry

The growing trend towards prefabricated, offsite and modular construction and the use of Buildings Information Modelling (BIM) are emerging tech trends reshaping the industry and helping to futureproof the built environment. When construction moves offsite, material can be managed with extreme efficiency, reducing costs and driving down a building’s final embodied carbon. Stock can be […]

22 November 2017

EC publishes toolkit for ‘Levels’ sustainable buildings indicators

After extensive consultation with industry the European Commission (EC) has developed a framework of indicators so introduce greater sustainability into the construction process. Known as Level(s), it is a voluntary reporting framework that uses existing standards, to provides a common EU approach to the assessment of environmental performance in the built environment. To support these […]

11 October 2017

‘Supply chain is the next frontier in sustainability’, says the Carbon Trust

The world’s largest corporate buyers are ramping up efforts to reduce emissions across their supply chains, according to research from global disclosure organisation CDP. The CDP  Global Supply Chain Report 2017 reveals that global supply chain emissions fell by 434 million tonnes in 2016 – more than France’s total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2014. […]

6 September 2017

Launch of sustainable procurement standard will improve supply chains

The first construction company to be assessed under the new ISO 2040 sustainable procurement standard is the UK’s Balfour Beatty. ISO 2040, the world’s first international standard for sustainable procurement, was initiated in 2013 by a committee of more than 40 nations. Balfour Beatty is a member of the Supply Chain School, an initiative which […]

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