This award recognises projects, schemes, products or strategies delivered or developed by the highways and transportation industry that can demonstrate a contribution to sustainable working practices, that have mitigated climate change through carbon reduction and that have created environmental benefits with either a global or local impact.
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At a time when radical change to address the climate change challenge is not a ‘nice to have’, but an essential part of good business practice, we are delighted to support the CIHT to shine a light on best practice in low carbon initiatives across our sector. This issue will impact on all of us, as individuals, and as public and private sector organisations, big and small. We need to come together to tackle this issue – the most important facing ours and future generations, working in partnership to find solutions and new ways of working.
Scott Wardrop, Chief Executive, Ringway
Achieving net zero with Maggie Hall, Sustainability Advisor for Ringway and the wider Eurovia businesses in the UK
The UK passed a net zero emissions law - this target requires the UK to bring all greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050. This podcast examines how the highways and transport sector can deliver on this target and how will industry support the sector in doing this?
Please note this podcast was recorded with CIHT in June 2020
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Westminster City Council (Westminster) have a commitment to become a carbon neutral council by 2030 and a carbon neutral city by 2040. In achieving these targets, Westminster, have embarked on evaluating the carbon utilised in maintaining and enhancing highways and the public realm to develop a path to carbon neutrality in the provision of these services.
Through Carbon estimating and management Westminster has achieved significant reductions in carbon in the trials undertaken of more than 50% and will be implementing and updating this delivery strategy going forward.
Mott MacDonald kick-started the UK’s fourth largest landowner, and single largest electricity consumer, on a huge decarbonisation journey.
Feeding big-data into customised digital tools, Mott MacDonald identified suitable areas for renewable energy development, assessing land along 20,000 miles of track, and ranked these sites according to multiple factors.
Through Artificial Intelligence, they categorised energy usage at rail sites, matching developable sites to electrical grid capacity, and hourly and seasonal demand.
Mott MacDonald initiated long-term Network Rail goals of cost savings and efficiency, but this project’s real legacy is aiding a significant contribution to UK climate targets and the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Today, Voi is now providing 16 UK cities with carbon neutral, safe and inclusive micromobility services. When the DfT accelerated the legalisation of shared e-scooters to provide sustainable alternatives to cars while enabling social distancing, Voi committed to delivering bespoke services that meet the needs of each city, based on our three guiding principles: sustainability, safety and inclusion. Together with the communities and cities Voi serve, they are championing a transition in how we move and design our cities: for people and for the planet, not only for cars. Together Voi believe we can accelerate the transition towards Net Zero transport.
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