A comparison between concrete and plastic pipes shows that the water footprint of a concrete sewer pipe is between 2.6 to 6.7 times lower than an equivalent size plastic pipe. Download here.
CPSA has published a new Information Sheet which looks at how carbonation can have a positive impact on the carbon footprint of concrete pipeline products. The Information Sheet, entitled "Carbonation (Part 1) How it Reduces the Carbon Footprint of Concrete", shows that the amount of CO2 absorbed can effectively reduce the cradle-to-gate carbon footprint of a concrete pipes by almost 10%. The carbon emissions of concrete pipes can therefore look markedly different if such factors are included in the carbon auditing process.
Chester CPD - As part of the Construction CPD Road Seminar Tour 2011 CPSA will be holding a seminar entitled "Carbon Footprinting Demystified: Do we understand what a carbon footprint actually is?" at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Trinity Street, Chester CH1 2BD, on Thursday 20th October. The seminar explains the fundamentals of carbon accounting, the data required to produce a carbon footprint and why data reliability counts in carbon footprinting.The presentation will be made by Stuart Crisp, CPSA’s Business Development Director. To ensure a place for the seminars you wish to attend, book online at www.cpduk.co.uk