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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…

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…

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…

Aerosol Can Piercing Tool

Published 12 March 2019 | Written by Ann Marie Duckworth
CategoriesAir quality Implementation Recycle Sustainable solutions

The site is registered with a T15 exemption, which allows us to pierce any aerosol cans on site. The cans must be pierced with an acceptable piercer that meets the air pollution guidelines for gas emissions. The piercer is roughly £900 to purchase, but if a site plans to use over 600 cans over its duration it is cost effective….

Using AdBlue on Plant Machinery

Published 25 July 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Plant and machinery

Construction is a key contributor to air pollution and contractors should seek ways to minimise emissions from their activities. See the examples below for how one site achieved this: The project team are piloting a scheme whereby only forklifts using AdBlue can be used on site. AdBlue reduces the harmful nitrogen oxide emissions of diesel engines, converting harmful mono-nitrogen oxide…

‘Spotlight on… air pollution’ follow-up article

Published 3 July 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Campaigns

In February 2018, the Scheme launched ‘Spotlight on… air pollution’ to raise awareness of the impact of air pollution and provide the industry with advice on tackling the issue. ‘Spotlight on… air pollution’ provides a central resource for everyone in the industry to improve their knowledge of air pollution, including statistics, examples of best practice, useful resources and practical guidance….

Air Quality Monitoring

Published 19 June 2018 | Written by Jack Simpson
CategoriesAir quality

Volatile organic compounds are common chemical contaminants found in offices and workplaces and are one reason for odours. A number of these compounds can be a health hazard for workers. Reducing exposure to these chemicals can lead to better health for workers. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention VOCs found in the workplaces can include: Paints, varnishes…