Research

6 November 2019

New research holds potential for step change in carbon management of infrastructure projects

November 6, the Carbon Infrastructure Transformation Tool (CITT) Project released its report on research conducted and launched the next stage of development for a tool that could help deliver a step change in carbon management on infrastructure projects. Download the executive summary here. The project is a collaboration between industry and academia, with research being […]

13 June 2019

Will procurement requirements be the solution for carbon reduction in infrastructure projects?

Are procurement requirements the answer to carbon reduction in infrastructure construction projects? The recently finalized research project Impres has the answer and gives its recommendations on how to achieve greater carbon reductions. Download the full report here. Stefan Uppenberg, Project Manager for the Impres project and Sustainability Consultant at WSP, gives his recommendations to the […]

25 April 2019

CITT carbon tool reduces carbon and cost

In terms of supply chain engagement, linking carbon to cost allows for a quick assessment of commercial benefits linked to low carbon interventions leading to a quick and easy engagement with suppliers. The Carbon Infrastructure Transformation Tool (CITT) research project has released a new white paper. The examples in the white paper were developed by […]

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 […]

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 […]

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