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Digging deeper into carbon management

Faversham House has published an article in Water & Wastewater Treatment, based on British Precast's ICE Proceedings Paper “The 'carbon footprint' of sewer pipes: risks of inconsistency”

The sewerage industry needs to understand and reduce embodied carbon dioxide emissions associated with its assets in order to contribute to the national carbon dioxide reduction agenda. There are at least six recognised methodologies for calculating so-called 'carbon footprints' of construction products and tens of standard-based or ad-hoc calculators. With the increase in information from different sources, the use of different methodologies and the absence of representative data and data collection methods, there is a risk that inappropriate data, results or methods are used to justify crucial design, specification and procurement decisions in the sewerage sector. The ICE Proceedings Paper and article present an assessment of the problem and its impact on the reliability of embodied carbon dioxide emissions data for large diameter sewer pipes.

WWT article based on ICE Proceedings

Published on 30th November -0001

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