Delivering Low Carbon Infrastructure
UK-GBC is working on its first dedicated infrastructure project that aims to demonstrate how carbon is currently being reduced in the infrastructure sector. The publication of PAS 2080 'Carbon Management in Infrastructure' and the associated guidance are valuable resources setting out the process for carbon management systems across the value chain. However, there is little practical advice on target setting for practitioners based on empirical evidence from infrastructure projects and clients.
The project is focused on gathering evidence from current infrastructure organisations and projects. We asked three key questions:
1. What carbon reduction targets are being set?
2. Why are these targets being set? (and if targets are not being set, why not?)
3. What is the outcome/impact of the targets?
The research focussed on the UK and only economic infrastructure assets and systems have been considered: transport, energy, communications, flood defence, water, waste and science (National Infrastructure Delivery Plan 2016–2021).
Following on from the launch of this report, UK-GBC will be convening stakeholders for a ‘next-steps’ industry event this autumn. Those wishing to register an interest in attending the follow-up event should contact Alastair Mant (Alastair.Mant@ukgbc.org).