CCC News

6 December 2018

Sustainability: the greatest driver for innovation

The potential for innovation in the construction material sector is huge. Some key issues to look at are the waste phase and the reuse of materials as well as policy innovations and extending knowledge in the sector. Mats Wendel, Innovation Advisor at Swerock AB/Peab Asfalt AB in Sweden, thinks that the greatest driver for innovation […]

18 October 2018

Behavioral change is key to carbon management in construction

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. To deliver maximum value, the project also investigates the potential barriers and solutions to the adoption of carbon management within the infrastructure sector. This stage of the project is […]

24 September 2018

Impres case studies now completed

The CCC research project Impres has now completed case studies in USA, Australia, UK, Netherlands and Sweden. The Impres team has interviewed key actors in major infrastructure projects on their experiences from implementing procurement requirements for reduced carbon emissions during construction, operation and maintenance. Stefan Uppenberg, WSP project manager for the Impres project, and Anna […]

24 September 2018

The construction sector must reduce carbon emissions soon

Around 38 percent of global energy related emissions come from building and construction. Leadership, procurement and innovation are key to being able to reduce carbon emissions in the industry, says Terri Wills, CEO, World Green Building Council (WGBC). Since the construction and infrastructure industry plays a huge role in producing greenhouse gas emissions there is […]

14 September 2018

Skanska: Major short-term gains are possible in carbon reduction, but long-term innovation is vital.

Skanska is a world leading project development and construction group and has had a leading role in developing the roadmap to implement Sweden’s low carbon plan 2045.  While leading the process Skanska has succeeded in gathering the whole sector around common targets for carbon. “The construction industry is a really important part of emissions in […]

13 September 2018

CCC brings together stakeholders to discuss international collaboration

In what could prove to be a first but significant step forward, participants at a recent Construction Climate Challenge seminar took the opportunity to meet and discuss possible international collaboration for making infrastructure more sustainable. “Just in Sweden alone, we see that there are several different initiatives who are all doing similar things, and we […]

7 September 2018

Civil engineers need re-training to design efficient, low-carbon infrastructure projects

Civil engineers need re-train themselves to think about how – through design – they can influence the very long operational life of infrastructure projects and make them efficient, low-carbon and fit-for-purpose for years to come, said Helen Patelidou, ARUP’s Associate Director Infrastructure at the CCC Summit ‘The Road to Carbon-Neutral Infrastructure’. Engineers in general are […]

27 July 2018

Sweden’s pioneer on low carbon infrastructure: the Sweden Green Building Council

The Sweden Green Building Council (SGBC) has been a pioneer in focusing on low carbon infrastructure,” says CEO, Cecilia Ehrenborg Williams. Speaking at the CCC Summit in Gothenburg, 19 June, she said: “We have a sense of urgency when it comes to really trying to fix it by being carbon neutral by 2050 and the […]

19 July 2018

WWF: “If you are not sustainable in the long term, you won’t exist as a business.”

Speaking at the CCC Summit in Gothenburg 19 June, Mats Landén of WWF stressed the importance of business building sustainability into their business models. “From the business perspective, sustainability is at the end of the day really what needs to happen as a standard procedure for any business. Simply speaking, if you are not sustainable […]

11 July 2018

Volvo CE on track to meet targets of WWF Climate Savers programme

When Volvo CE joined the WWF Climate Savers programme it committed to reducing CO2 by 7 million tonnes in 5 years. It is fully on track to achieve this and is even ahead of the target, said Thomas Bitter, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Product Portfolio, Volvo CE. Speaking at the CCC Summit in […]

4 July 2018

CCC Summit: “To drive low-carbon infrastructure we need collaboration which means we need to have integrated supply chains”

Summarising the CCC Summit ‘The Road to Carbon Neutral Infrastructure’ held in Gothenburg 19 June, conference moderator Dr Paul Toyne said the keys are collaboration and integrated supply chains. “What we need is collaboration, and that means we need to have integrated supply chains so we all understand what we are trying to achieve and […]

19 June 2018

The Construction Climate Challenge Summit: The Road to Carbon Neutral Infrastructure

A staggering $350 trillion is to be invested solely in urban infrastructure globally by 2050. How to build it in a carbon neutral manner was the challenge faced by some of the industry’s most influential thinkers at the international Construction Climate Challenge (CCC) Summit in Gothenburg 19 June.   The focus for the latest CCC […]

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