Construction Climate Challenge funds new environmental research
Two new research projects that aim to reduce CO2 emissions have been selected to receive funding from the Construction Climate Challenge initiative,
hosted by Volvo Construction Equipment
The Construction Climate Challenge initiative (CCC), which promotes sustainability throughout the entire construction industry, has awarded funding to two innovative research projects that intend to reduce climate impact in construction. The chosen projects are the Implementation of Procurement Requirements for Sustainable Collaboration in Infrastructure (Impres) and the Carbon Infrastructure Transformation Tool (CITT) from the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology and the University of Edinburgh
Business School, respectively.
The Impres project
The Impres project aims to contribute to a more efficient implementation of policies and goals for reducing climate impact from the infrastructure sector, specifically focusing on procurement requirements and the role of international systems for sustainability assessment. The research project is co-funded by the Swedish research council Formas, through the ProcSIBE project. The project partners are the Swedish Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Lund University of Sweden, WSP Group and Skanska.
The CITT project
The CITT project is developing a tool for construction companies to identify and reduce carbon in the construction supply chain. The project seeks to advance and implement a tool to aid the alignment of supply chain actors
through the efficient design of incentives and the articulation of key carbon management challenges. The tool will demonstrate the embodied carbon and cost impact of each material element used in the creation of an infrastructure asset (identified through the bill of quantities), and will help to drive emission
reductions by identifying opportunities to reduce carbon through innovation and supply chain engagement. The research project partners are the University of Edinburgh Business School in Scotland and Costain Group.
The Construction Climate Challenge is an initiative hosted by Volvo Construction Equipment to promote sustainability in construction industry and provide funding for environmental research. The CCC is part of the Volvo Construction Equipment commitment to WWF’s Climate Savers Program. Volvo Construction Equipment is a Corporate Advisory Board member of the World Green Building Council.