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First Fossil Fuel-Free Major Property Estate

Published 16 August 2021 | Written by Joshua Davies
CategoriesAir quality Campaigns Carbon management Energy from renewable sources Energy saving measures Reduce Sustainable procurement Sustainable solutions Working methods and equipment

This project is set to be the UK’s first fossil fuel-free major mixed-use property estate, all eight buildings across the development will be powered by electricity derived from renewable resources, producing zero emissions in operation. Features of the Fossil Fuel-Free Mixed-Use Estate: All buildings across this estate will be electric and use air source heat pumps. The first on this…


Folding Bikes for the Project Team

Published 2 August 2021 | Written by Lynne Potter
CategoriesEfficient fuel use Healthy lifestyle advice Reduce Travel plans

To aid in getting the project team back on site safety during the coronavirus restrictions where feasible and allowed, they bought twenty folding bikes for the team to use. This allowed for the team to travel some or all of their journey to and from work by bike and therefore avoiding public transport which was more congested and presented more…


Electric Screed Pump

Published 2 August 2021 | Written by Lynne Potter
CategoriesHybrid/electric plant Plant and machinery Working methods and equipment

There is some speculation that because plant is electric that it won’t perform as well, so awareness is currently an issue. This contractor couldn’t find clean tech readily in the UK and looked into the European market to find solutions and therefore went to Germany and met with BMS and have since partnered with them and had a number of…


Carbon Offsetting Incentives

Published 2 August 2021 | Written by Matthew Hugo
CategoriesCarbon management Planting Reporting and offsetting

This contractor is trying to create a more environmentally and carbon aware workforce through a number of different schemes. Seminars are a good way to do this however, they have found the best way is through incentives. By incentivising carbon offsetting through their employee of the month programme, they are creating a culture that is more aware of the carbon…


Carbon Neutral Project

Published 5 July 2021 | Written by Kieran Doona
CategoriesCarbon management Certifications Reporting and offsetting Trees

This project achieved carbon neutral status by registering with the ‘One Carbon World’ Scheme, working out its carbon footprint and purchasing carbon credits at a discounted rate. The carbon credits are then used in support of tree planting on a Rainforest Alliance validated sustainable forestry project. One Carbon World is a carbon neutral not-for-profit organisation and a global resource partner…


Sustainability Research and Development Programme

Published 29 June 2021 | Written by Hannah Crawford
CategoriesConsultation Investigation Involvement Specialist input Working methods and equipment

This contractor has been working in partnership with Queen’s University Belfast to support academic research opportunities associated with the university’s Leadership for Sustainable Development MSc course. The Research and Development Programme has produced a number of diverse research projects surrounding sustainability, which are both utilised by the company and help to fulfil the MSc degree requirements. In 2020, the research…


Sustainable PPE

Published 16 June 2021 | Written by Alice Mann
CategoriesRecycle Reduce Sustainable procurement

On this project they have been part of a trial to determine if they can swap to sustainable PPE. Five members of the team have trialled sustainable workwear in efforts to ‘green up’ the supply chain. Items of PPE that have been a part of the trial include soft shell jackets and boots made from recycled plastic bottles, glasses made…


GIS Isochrone Mapping

Published 24 May 2021 | Written by Tom O'Reilly
CategoriesEfficient fuel use Energy saving measures Investigation Planning Travel plans

At this contractor, typically the decision to select a waste management company will be determined by which member of the supply chain has put themselves forward to cover a certain postcode area. Whilst location is generally the main factor behind a waste companies decision to provide their service in a select area, many are happy to travel significant distances which…


Carbon Offsetting for Individuals

Published 29 March 2021 | Written by Aimee Nicol
CategoriesCarbon management Certifications Education Reporting and offsetting

Whilst delivering a virtual work experience programme with 24 young people, the contractor asked them to calculate their carbon footprint as part of a sustainability exercise in the course. In this task those on work experience calculated their carbon footprint from their daily total food emissions and their carbon footprint to find their total annual carbon footprint. The contractor is…


Plastic Free Recyclable Office Desks

Published 16 March 2021 | Written by Emily Bailey
CategoriesCarbon management Recycle Reduce Reporting and offsetting Sustainable solutions

This fully recyclable office desk helps construction site accommodation to address the landfill impact of temporary offices with a totally recyclable option, making use of recycled materials. The ECO360® desk gives a saving of approximately 38kg CO2e compared to traditional MFC (Melamine-Faced Chipboard) and steel products. The work surface which used to be acrylic plastic based has been replaced with…


Tree Planting Project for Social Media Followers

Published 8 March 2021 | Written by Lucie Jones
CategoriesCarbon management Planting Reporting and offsetting Trees

To celebrate their EnviroHoard™ system being Net Zero Carbon Verified this company have committed to a tree planting project ‘Let’s Plant A Forest Together’ where for every new follower on the company’s social media page a tree will be planted. Net Zero Carbon, also known as carbon neutrality, requires a detailed carbon footprint assessment, in accordance with international standards. Once…


Earth Friendly Concrete

Published 8 March 2021 | Written by Patrick Smith
CategoriesCarbon management Energy saving measures Reduce Sustainable solutions

Earth Friendly Concrete (EFC) is traditional concrete that doesn’t use ordinary Portland cement (OPC). EFC uses a geopolymer binder system made from the chemical activation of two industrial waste byproducts – blast furnace slag and fly ash. This alternative binder can reduce the carbon emissions associated with OPC by up to 90%. The engineering and construction properties of EFC are…


Net Zero Carbon Challenge

Published 1 March 2021 | Written by Katerina Papavasileiou
CategoriesCampaigns Carbon management Education Involvement Local groups Training Workforce

The Net Zero Hackney Challenge was a programme, developed by the project team aiming to educate young people about net zero carbon and provide opportunities to the younger generation to enter the construction industry. This programme contributed to the efforts to improve social mobility in the borough by creating opportunities for further training, placements, work experience and mentoring. The net…


Carbon Reduction

Published 11 January 2021 | Written by Paul Watkins
CategoriesCarbon management Management Reporting and offsetting

Morgan Sindall as a company and a leader in tackling Environmental issues are going to introduce an internal carbon charge. The output of most projects can be calculated with the existing carbon calculator tool, which works out how much is generated throughout a projects lifecycle. Each division will pay a charge per tonne of carbon they generate which will paid…


Signing up to the SteelZero Initiative

Published 21 December 2020 | Written by Darren Peck
CategoriesEnergy saving measures Involvement Reduce Reporting and offsetting

Steel is the world’s most widely used material – but despite technologies existing for production to be decarbonised, steelmaking is currently one of the biggest emitters of CO2 globally. Organisations that join SteelZero make a public commitment to procure 100% net zero steel by 2050. By harnessing their collective purchasing power and influence, we’re sending a strong demand signal to…