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Hybrid Cherry Picker

Published 19 June 2019 | Written by Mariyana Stoyanova
CategoriesEnergy saving measures Green purchasing Hybrid/electric plant Minimised fuel use Reduce

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
CategoriesGreen purchasing Monitoring Supply chain 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 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…

Green Travel Board

Published 8 May 2019 | Written by Jane King
CategoriesMonitoring 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 Carbon offsetting Minimised fuel use Re-use Recycle Reduce 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 footprint reporting Carbon offsetting Energy saving measures Monitoring

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 footprint reporting Falling debris Minimised fuel use 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 Idling vehicles Minimised energy use Minimised fuel use 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 footprint reporting CLOCS Cycle safety FORS Minimised fuel use 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…

Cardboard Pallets

Published 21 December 2018 | Written by Paul Watkins
CategoriesImplementation Sustainable solutions Sustainable source

We have been encouraging our supply chain to make use of corrugated cardboard pallets, and have bought some for site to move materials around with. This is because there are far too many wooden pallets on many construction sites. Although, weather conditions should be taken into consideration when using these cardboard pallets. Paper fibre for corrugated packaging is a renewable…

Reducing Concrete Waste

Published 10 December 2018 | Written by CCS Best Practice Hub Administrator
CategoriesRe-use Sustainable solutions

At Clocaenog Forest Wind Farm, there is an approximate total of 17,500 cubic metres of concrete being used for the Wind Turbine Foundations, which would lead to some left over concrete from ‘make-up loads’ or rejected loads. Therefore, instead of the left over concrete going to waste each day, we have adopted a method of utilising waste and the left…

CO2 Neutralising Felt Roof

Published 29 November 2018 | Written by Mark Hall
CategoriesAir quality Building maintenance

During the procurement process for the project, we challenged ourselves to procure materials that provided an environmental benefit to the project. Through our supply chain partnerships, we were able to source a product which bettered the original roofing specification and would have a positive impact on the environment. Our client was fully supportive of this and approved our proposed change…