A Carbon Reduction Code for the built environment has been published by the Construction Leadership Council as part of its ‘Construct Zero’ initiative.
The code appears on the website of Cambridge Centre for Smart Infrastructure and Construction (CISC) and is designed the support efforts to reduce emissions linked to design, construction, maintenance and operation of built assets.
A number or organisations are currently conducting trials of the code, and the CSIC believes collaboration will be crucial to the delivery of its aims. ‘Carbon reduction is much more likely to happen when all organisations within a value chain are committed to working together to reduce their footprint and save costs,’ said CSIC director Dr Jennifer Schooling.
The code was developed by Achieving Net Zero Cross Industry Working Group, formed in March 2020 to explore ‘challenging yet practical ways to move the infrastructure and wider construction industry towards meeting the UK’s goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2050’. It comprises around 40 representatives from consultants, contractors, industry groups and local and central government.