As part of our commitment to minimise the environmental impact of our operations across the UK, US and Hong Kong we’ve joined the United Nations Race To Zero campaign.
Beating our recycling goals at Carlyle Crossing
At the outset of the US$300 million Carlyle Crossing project in Alexandria, Virginia, our joint venture team set a goal of recycling at least 75% of project waste as well as reducing the construction carbon footprint of the 982,000 square-foot mixed-use facility.
To achieve this required meticulous tracking of waste in both pre- and post-consumer material and a diligent approach to on-site cleanliness and housekeeping to limit the amount of waste inadvertently produced. This, along with other measures, helped us to exceed our recycling goal with 81% of construction waste diverted from landfill and the project on track to become LEED® Gold certified.
In addition to reducing and recycling construction and demolition waste, we focussed on sourcing materials locally to reduce vehicle emissions and support the local economy.
Working closely with our supply chain partners and customer, our project team developed a cost-effective solution to reuse materials on-site.
Balfour Beatty has set out a roadmap to delivering a zero carbon construction site which we are trialling on a live site - the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh - Biomes Initiative.