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Tunnel Energy Segments

Significant heat is generated by underground trains, particularly when braking, stopping at platforms and accelerating away from stations. A comple...

The Design of Thermal Tunnel Energy Segments for Crossrail

In recent years the drive to reduce carbon emissions and reliance on oil and gas has led to the increase in the use of renewable energy heating sys...

Delivering Crossrail, UK: a holistic approach to sustainability

This paper, published in the ICE Journal Engineering Sustainability pr...

Designing Out Waste

Crossrail follows the Waste Resources Action Programme (WRAP) supported Designing Out Waste process, identifying opportunities in a collaborative w...

Ethical Sourcing of Construction Products

The Crossrail commodity sheets were developed by Crossrail and its tier 1 contractors to address a gap in the information available on the ethical ...

The use of CEEQUAL in complex projects

CEEQUAL has been used as a tool to benchmark overall environmental performance for Crossrail’s tunnels, portals and shafts. One of the key challe...

Crossrail Construction Carbon Model

Crossrail’s carbon footprint development and measurement provides a benchmark for future rail projects. A spreadsheet based tool was develope...

Repurposing of Grout Shafts

Crossrail investigated potential long term uses for the temporary grout shafts excavated to enable mitigation of ground settlement. This micro-repo...

Environment Webinar -The Use of Sustainability Assessments on Crossrail: CEEQUAL and BREEAM

This is the third in a series of Crossrail Learning Legacy webinars focused on the Environment Theme, hosted by our partners at CIRIA and IEMA.

Low Carbon Concrete

Concrete production is responsible for signficant carbon emissions as a result of the conversion of calcium carbonate into calcium oxide, releasing...