Carbon Calculation is becoming a hot topic in all areas of business. With the advent of the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme by the British Government and the EUETS, reporting on carbon emissions is fast become a legal requirement within the UK, Europe and beyond.
The construction industry has been hard hit by the recession. With fewer construction projects taking place, winning new business is becoming more and more difficult and finding ways to stand out from the crowd is key to business growth.
Construction companies are re-assessing all areas of their business to make themselves more appealing to work with, and the area of sustainability and the environment is quickly becoming a key area on the agenda.
Growth in this area has lead to a market need for Carbon Calculation tools for the construction industry.
Carbon Calculated (https://www.carboncalculated.com) provide a huge database of carbon emission factors sourced from approved data providers all aggregated into a platform on top of which they build Carbon Calculation toolsets. One of these tools is their Construction Carbon Calculator https://www.carboncalculated.com/products/construction_cc which enables the calculation of the embodied emissions for all types of construction and civils projects.
The system breaks the usage down into 4 key areas:
Materials + Deliveries (bricks, windows, aggregates, flooring etc… and their associated delivery to the site via train, plane, ferry, HGV, etc…) Waste Management (landfill, recycling etc…) Energy Consumption (electricity, generators on-site etc…) Commuting (travel to and from the site via any mode of transport)
All of the data can be outputted as a PDF for use in presentations and pitches, as well as ability to export the information into excel or other formats.
The basic system is completely free to use, and you can sign up here: https://www.carboncalculated.com/products/construction_cc/plans
Enterprise solutions are also available, and include branding the system to match a companies corporate identity.
Construction companies are using this tool to help add weight to their sustainability policies, but also on showcase projects to help win pitches and tenders.