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Low Emission Micro Turbines

Published 6 January 2020 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Minimised fuel use Sustainable solutions

On their White City Living project, St James have been using modular micro turbines as a semi-permanent power supply. This power supply emits low levels of NOx emissions and high levels of oxygen (17 -18% oxygen rich). It is compliant with the EU’s Medium Combustion Plant and Non-Road Mobile Machinery Directives which regulate harmful emissions. It also goes beyond compliance…

Green Screens Research Partnership

Published 23 December 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Enclosures Occupational health risks Sustainable solutions

Multiplex partnered with researchers from the University of Glasgow to conduct a trial of green screens at the site of the new James McCune Smith Learning Hub on the University’s Gilmorehill campus. The trial evaluated how green screens compare to traditional construction hoarding in terms of their ability to capture pollutants and attenuate runoff. The screens were made from a…

Trees for Life

Published 17 December 2019 | Written by Raffaella Puricelli
CategoriesAir quality Carbon offsetting Landscaping Planting Trees Wildlife

The Urmston Leisure Centre team planted 45 trees with the carbon offsetting initiative Trees for Life. The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) recommends 30,000 hectares of woodland should be planted every year in the UK, and this may even need to rise to 50,000 hectares if other carbon reduction targets are not achieved. Planting trees helps to tackle climate change,…

Sisk and Lynch Plant Hire Hybrid Plant

Published 21 October 2019 | Written by James Morfitt
CategoriesAir quality Carbon footprint reporting Hybrid/electric plant Minimised energy use Minimised fuel use Plant and machinery Reduce Supply chain Sustainable solutions Working methods

Sisk is undertaking the groundworks and development infrastructure for Phase Two of the Homes England-owned Northstowe development, situated along the Oxford to Cambridge Arc (which has been described as a super highway of science and technology), it is fitting that the site is using some of the industry’s most advanced construction plant. Sisk are working in partnership with Lynch Plant…

Smartphone connected personal air quality monitor

Published 15 October 2019 | Written by Matt Brinklow
CategoriesAir quality Awareness Monitoring

The Plume air pollution monitor is a compact, smartphone connected device that measures a variety of common outdoor and indoor pollutants including PM10, Nitrogen Dioxide and VOCs. It can connect to any smartphone through a free app and utilises the phone’s GPS to track and plot pollution levels on a map. As part of a campaign on air pollution, the…

Clean Air Day Air Quality Quiz

Published 2 September 2019 | Written by Kirsty Cuthbertson
CategoriesAir quality Awareness Campaigns Plant and machinery

Thursday 20th June was Clean Air Day 2019, the UK’s largest campaign against air pollution. Before this on Wednesday 5th June it was World Environment Day, the United Nations’ day for encouraging worldwide awareness and action to protect our environment, with this year’s theme focusing on air pollution. In order to raise awareness on the subject, a quiz focusing on…

First Electric Powered JCB Mini Excavator

Published 19 August 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Hybrid/electric plant Idling vehicles Minimised fuel use Noise Plant and machinery

Kier Construction has tested the first electric powered JCB mini excavator whilst on their Chertsey High School site. They agreed to use the mini excavator within the ground floor of a new building so it could be trialled within a confined space. The mini excavator is powered entirely by electricity, meaning it produces zero emissions and significantly less sound than…

PM10 Real Time Dust Monitors

Published 17 June 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Carbon footprint reporting Environmental policy promoted Initial environmental assessment Monitoring Site environmental plan

In order to set the highest standards in environmental monitoring and awareness, the E03 project has bought, installed and used two Aeroqual dust sentry real-time monitors. These PM10 dust monitors offer continuous, long-term monitoring in all conditions with notification emails being sent automatically, should the set limits be exceeded at any point during the construction stage (200μg/m3 as a 15…

World Environment Day 2019

Published 17 June 2019 | Written by Sinead Gorman
CategoriesAir quality Dust prevention Idling vehicles

A full site stand down took place on World Environment day so that two topics of concern for the construction industry could be discussed with the staff. Dust, air quality and vehicle idling were all discussed with staff, with the opportunity to ask questions and provide feedback. Posters and information were also displayed on site in key locations.

Carbon Footprint

Published 17 June 2019 | Written by Martin McCann
CategoriesAir quality Carbon footprint reporting Carbon offsetting Goodwill work Newsletter Planting Post-completion impact Promoting achievements Trees

During our discussions about the project, we decided to focus on our impact on the environment at the Ardmore Hill site in Armagh. The site is a small social housing scheme located in a rural community in Armagh. We initially put plans in place to minimise the carbon footprint on the site through a car sharing programme, and using local…

British Safety Council’s Time to Breathe Campaign

Published 13 June 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Awareness Campaigns Monitoring Occupational health risks

In March 2019, the British Safety Council launched their Time to Breathe campaign, which aims to raise awareness of the dangers of ambient air pollution to outdoor workers. As the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) currently does not provide guidance on the risk of ambient air pollution, Time to Breathe is calling for HSE to recognise expose to ambient air…

Ecosia Search Engine

Published 28 May 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Carbon offsetting Trees

Not only has the site switched its default internet search engine to Ecosia on all of its computers, they have also developed this previous innovation further by using it to offset the carbon footprint generated by the measured electricity usage of the temporary site set up. Additionally, this information is displayed on a graphic chart promoting the environmental benefits of…

Using Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil as Generator Fuel

Published 28 May 2019 | Written by Tom King
CategoriesAir quality Carbon footprint reporting Carbon offsetting Minimised fuel use

At 21 Moorfields, we are trying to reduce our carbon footprint and minimise the disturbance to the local community who surround our central London site. Following this aim, we have decided to trial the use of a hydrogenated vegetable oil to fuel two generators on site whilst we transfer the mains power supply from low to high voltage. The ‘Green…

Environmental Performance and Report

Published 21 May 2019 | Written by Luke Smith
CategoriesActual vs target Air quality Carbon footprint reporting Carbon offsetting Energy saving measures Plastics and packaging Promoting achievements Sustainable solutions

The Wellington Place 7 and 8 project team, led by Dan Miller, has shown great leadership and professionalism by using their sphere of influence to achieve the environmental targets set at the beginning of the project. Highlights Include: 59% reduction in CO2 emissions from the following measures: 100% Renewable energy electricity supply, primary and secondary lighting circuits that reduce unnecessary…

Environmental Notice Board

Published 8 April 2019 | Written by andrea lilly
CategoriesActual vs target Environmental policy promoted Notice board Plastics and packaging Promoting achievements Recycle Spill control

At the site set-up stage, Pacy & Wheatley issue an “Environment Notice Board” to all sites to display in the welfare/ canteen cabin for all site operatives and visitors to site to view. This includes the following: P&W Objectives and Targets. Site Specific Aspects. Waste Carrier Details. Other points of reference which are displayed on the same board. Emergency Spill…