Net zero construction Ellis Fox Blog

What’s hindering construction’s net zero ambitions?

Globally, the UK stands out as having set some of the most ambitious net zero targets and have been widely applauded for this. But the clock is ticking. One has to wonder that perhaps other countries were wise to formulate plans before they committed to net zero promises. There’s absolutely no doubt that the transition…

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What’s the future of construction vehicles?

In recent years construction vehicles have come under fire in terms of climate change concerns. Indeed because of their workloads most vehicles are traditionally diesel powered. Diesel is traditionally refined from fossil fuels and contains slightly more carbon than petroleum. Despite this it releases moderately less CO2 during combustion. However, all diesel vehicles are required…

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Can UK construction collaborate to achieve net-zero?

The built environment has for decades carried the label as being one of the biggest single contributors to carbon emissions. This past week saw the announcement and soft launch of The Carbon Reduction Code for the Built Environment. This is massive positive step in the right direction, indicating that industry role players are committed to…

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One solution for two challenges

There is an opportunity for construction and infrastructure to really get ahead and make a positive impact on society. The pressing issues of climate change and the net-zero targets that have been set by government may seem ambitious, but they could also be just what is needed to usher in change.  Just as the attitude…

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What is the construction industry doing about climate change?

If you’re confused by the headline, you’re forgiven. After all isn’t the environment and climate change the job of environmentalists? Sure they may conduct the research and advise what could and should be done. The problem is, no-one’s been listening. And they should have. For decades scientists have been warning against the effects of climate…

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Smart innovation – can smart technology help lower emissions on highways?

The technology for smart highways is already being rolled out on several major motorways in the UK, particularly in and around London. To date the focus of the smart technology has primarily been on reducing traffic congestion and improving road safety for commuters. As it turns out there could be another benefit that would go…

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