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.
Our roadmap towards a zero carbon construction site
We have set out a roadmap to a zero carbon construction site, identifying the gaps and challenges preventing zero carbon construction. Working in collaboration with our customer the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, the designer and our supply chain partners, and drawing on the expertise of the whole UK business, we’re trialling this live on the Biomes Initiative.
From the materials used, developing our people’s green skills, the logistics of transporting people, plant and products to and from the site and all the activities that take place on site during construction up until handover – we’re examining every element of the project to find lower carbon options and solutions.
We want to spur others across the global industry to follow our example, which is why we are documenting all of our progress and the obstacles we come up against. The diary of our progress and learnings can be found here.
Working closely with our supply chain partners and customer, our project team developed a cost-effective solution to reuse materials on-site.
Our ecology experts undertook significant works to manage and mitigate risks posed to badgers and dormice in the area.