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Construction Market Update: March 2022

Air Quality, Construction

Published 21st Feb 22 - by sophiecoyle

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Route to Net Zero Standard: Carbon Trust launches new net-zero certification standard for businesses

The Carbon Trust has launched a new certification scheme to verify business’ net-zero targets and strategies. The scheme will be open to businesses of all sizes and sectors and in all geographies.

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First crane company in the world moves to Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil

Ainscough Crane Hire has become the first crane company in the world to commit to using Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuel across its entire fleet.

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Laing O’Rourke decarbonises bids with new carbon calculator

Laing O’Rourke has developed an innovative carbon calculator that can decarbonise project bids by up to 19%. The tool can quickly analyse levels of embodied carbon in digital designs, enabling its technical team to reduce the carbon content of projects.



Sustainability for Groundworks Learning Pathway

The transition to net zero, delivering biodiversity net gain, working towards a more circular economy, delivering social value and combatting modern slavery are just some of the challenges faced by our industry, and groundworkers have a pivotal role to play.

In collaboration with the School’s Construction Leadership Group, we’ve developed a new beginner level learning pathway, which is designed to help groundworks companies address those high priority issues.



March’s featured topic: Air Quality

Reducing the impacts of poor air quality is a significant issue which we need to take into account in how we run our construction sites and the kinds of plant and equipment we use. Start your learning on the topic to understand why air quality is a key issue on construction sites and what you can do to reduce air pollution with these recommended resources:

Clean Air Zones Map

Use this map to find locations and relevant information for clean air zones and low emission zones around the UK.

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Air Quality in the Built Environment

Webpage containing information specific to the built environment around air pollution causes and solutions, from the World Green Building Council.

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Case Study: Zero Emission Welfare Cabin

GAP and AJC EasyCabin have together created a welfare cabin that uses hydrogen and solar panels as power sources to move towards zero carbon emissions, zero air quality emissions and less noise on site.

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