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Infrastructure Carbon Review

In November 2013, major industry leaders joined together with government in signing the Infrastructure Carbon Review (ICR) Initiative. Currently infrastructure and related areas like energy, account for around half of all UK carbon emissions. The Review demonstrated by saving valuable resources by using new technologies, construction techniques and a low carbon approach, as much as 24 million tonnes of carbon could be cut and £1.46 billion a year saved by 2050.

The Review developed jointly by government and industry through the Infrastructure Cost Review and Green Construction Board sets out a series of actions to reduce carbon from the construction and operation of the UK’s infrastructure assets by 2050. By endorsing the review, industry are working together to implement, monitor and review progress against these objectives.

The GCB in collaboration with the British Standards Institute (BSI) have developed the Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 2080 – Carbon Management in Infrastructure. The PAS can be bought from the British Standards Institute (BSI) website – A guidance document and articles related to the PAS have been produced by the GCB and are available on this site.

At the 2 Years on conference held in May 2016, businesses updated on their progress against meeting their specific ICR commitments. These were summarised in the conference report and flyer which are provided here. An infographic was also launched which illustrates why reducing carbon in infrastructure matters and how it can be achieved and lead to reduced costs. You can view the infographic below

More from the Infrastructure Carbon Review 2016.

Click here to view interviews with key delegates to the 2nd ICR conference

How you can endorse the ICR

Infrastructure Carbon Review - One year on... Infrastructure Carbon Review - Mott MacDonald Leaflet

Infrastructure Carbon Review Technical Report Infrastructure Carbon Review Statement of Endorsement

Infrastructure Carbon Review Technical Report  

Click on the buttons below to download the PAS Articles

Avoiding unintended consequences of low carbon decision making

Cutting carbon in construction materials

Development of baselines

Managing knowledge associated with carbon reduction initiatives

Suitability of Quantification Measures

The relationship between carbon and cost reduction

The role of procurement in GHG emissions reduction

If interested in finding out more or signing up please contact the GCB Secretariat.

Click below to view information from the One year on conference.

Infrastructure Carbon Review - One year on...

Mott MacDonald Leaflet