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Telematics

Published 5 August 2019 | Written by Jane Lees
CategoriesAir quality Awareness Idling vehicles Monitoring and reporting Personal development Plant and machinery Training Training

The UK Government is required to achieve an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, however the National Atmospheric Emission Inventory recently highlighted that emissions produced from diesel run vehicles increased by 20% in 2016 compared to 1990 levels. The health impacts associated with diesel engines are now well known and London has introduced low emissions zones and Non-Road…


Carbon Emission Conversion

Published 22 July 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Carbon management Environmental policy promoted

From October 2013, under the Companies Act 2006 (Strategic and Directors’ Reports) Regulations 2013, quoted companies are required to report their greenhouse gas emissions on an annual basis. A quoted company is a company whose shares are traded on a stock exchange, such as the London Stock Exchange. Other non-quoted companies can also voluntarily report their annual greenhouse gas emissions….


Wi Post

Published 24 June 2019 | Written by Lewis Haines
CategoriesInitiatives Reduce Safety practices Working methods

What it it? The Wi System is a versatile method of replacing traditional windposts and lintels in masonry construction. Using simple reinforcement within uniquely designed hollow blocks, Wi Posts maximise masonry wall strength without thickening the wall or adversely impacting on its appearance. It also drastically reduces the larger components that can be linked to causing injuries on site (lintels)….


Hybrid Cherry Picker

Published 19 June 2019 | Written by Mariyana Stoyanova
CategoriesEfficient fuel use Energy saving measures Hybrid/electric plant Reduce Sustainable procurement

As part of working towards reducing our carbon emissions and becoming carbon positive, we have replaced our standard cherry picker with a NIFTY HR21 HYBRID 4×4 MK2. Niftylift has combined an efficient Tier 4/EU Stage IIIB Diesel engine with a clean and quiet electric power pack to produce the world’s first parallel hybrid power system on a MEWP. The system…


Checking Timber Deliveries with Data Scope

Published 29 May 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesMonitoring and reporting Supply chain Sustainable procurement Sustainable source

All timber used by this site must be FSC or PEFC certified, and all of our deliveries to site are booked in through Data Scope. Due to this, the site has worked together with Data Scope to include the need to specify whether any delivery includes timber.  If yes, the FSC or PEFC chain of custody number (as we only…


3D Modelling to Create Formwork

Published 28 May 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesEnergy saving measures Prefabrication

The site had to construct just over 500 metres of diaphragm walling, which was 30 metres deep. Through 3D modelling, the site was able to arrange for prefabricated reinforcement cages to be delivered and placed in single lengths. The particularly innovative aspect was the use of 3D modelling to create formwork for each one of the steel cage panels. The…


Ecosia Search Engine

Published 28 May 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Reporting and 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 management Efficient fuel use Reporting and offsetting

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 management Energy saving measures Plastics and packaging Promoting achievements Reporting and offsetting 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…


Green Travel Board

Published 8 May 2019 | Written by Jane King
CategoriesMonitoring and reporting Travel plans Workforce

As part of the project’s ‘Travel Plan’, we promote the various green travel options to all staff and the workforce. To promote this further and to capture the benefits, the project is using a ‘Green Miles Board’. The board captures monthly ‘Green Miles’ travelled by the project staff by asking if they have used alternatives modes of transport to a…


Used Coffee Grounds Fuel Logs

Published 29 April 2019 | Written by Nick Wicks
CategoriesAir quality Efficient fuel use Re-use Recycle Reduce Reporting and offsetting Sustainable solutions

The UK produces 500,000 tonnes of coffee grounds per year. At Marble Arch Place, Multiplex is working with ‘Bio-Bean’ to produce clean fuel from used coffee grounds. The site’s busy office and canteen produces about 30 litres of grounds a week in special collection bins, which are then picked up on a weekly basis. This reduces greenhouse gas emissions by…


Reduced Carbon Footprint Through Design Changes

Published 15 March 2019 | Written by Michael Haydock
CategoriesCarbon management Energy saving measures Monitoring and reporting Reporting and offsetting

There have been a significant number of changes to design that have reduced the amount of steel and concrete used on the Bank Station Capacity Upgrade (BSCU) Project. To identify the benefits in terms of carbon savings, Dragados looked to BIM to help calculate reductions in carbon. Reductions in weight and volumes of steel and concrete were identified using BIM…


Self Climbing Facade

Published 25 February 2019 | Written by Eillish Kwai
CategoriesCarbon management Efficient fuel use Falling debris Scaffold protection Sustainable solutions Working methods

Ardmore are working on site at Commercial Road, Aldgate East to erect a 21 storey apart-hotel to include a two floor basement in within close proximity of London’s vibrant Shoreditch. Ardmore have worked closely with ISHBECK TITAN to create a new self-climbing façade to protect their workforce, environment and the general public. It has taken the company 18 months alongside…


Start-Stop Technology

Published 18 February 2019 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesAir quality Efficient energy use Efficient fuel use Idling vehicles Plant and machinery

According to the London Atmospheric Inventory, construction sites are responsible for approximately 7.5% of nitrogen oxide emissions, 8% of large particle emissions and 14.5% of fine particle emissions. The majority of these emissions derive from machinery, vehicles and construction transport, all of which are a significant contributor to air pollution. Considering how the construction industry is reliant on machinery and…


A Constructor’s Collaboration: Freight Delivery by Cargo Bike

Published 18 February 2019 | Written by Michael Barratt MBE
CategoriesAir quality Carbon management CLOCS Cycle safety Efficient fuel use FORS Roads Sustainable solutions Traffic management Traffic management arrangements Unloading

The Mayor of London’s Transport Strategy, published in 2018, sets out a vision for a healthier, greener and more prosperous city. The strategy makes clear that a new type of thinking is required to increase active, efficient and sustainable travel to help achieve this vision for London. The Mayor, through TfL, will work with the boroughs, businesses and the freight…