Crossrail’s Approach to Carbon Management

Document type: Video
Author: Mike de Silva BSc PhD FCIWEM MIEEM CSci C.WEM
Publication Date: 27/04/2017

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  • Abstract

    This webinar describes the identification and management of whole life carbon on Crossrail. It sets out the process of footprinting in the early stages of a project and the problems of creating a meaningful baseline. Crossrail’s whole life carbon model will be presented and examples given as to how carbon reduction has been achieved though the construction and operational stages. There is a particular focus on the Crossrail construction carbon management tool, which fills an important gap in providing a resource that can provide a more reliable measure of progress towards target reductions and end of construction carbon footprint.

  • Authors

    Mike de Silva BSc PhD FCIWEM MIEEM CSci C.WEM - Bechtel

    Sustainability Manager

    Mike has over 25 years of environmental and sustainability design and construction experience much of which has been gained in the rail industry. He has worked on the two largest rail link projects in the United Kingdom, Crossrail and High Speed 1. Mike worked as Sustainability Manager on the Crossrail between 2009 and 2017 and was responsible for delivering its sustainability strategy and reporting as well as leading on CEEQUAL and BREEAM project management, and had an assurance role on the management & measurement of the project’s carbon footprint. He is currently working on HS2 Phase 2b.

    He is well know in the industry and has published a number of works including the well reviewed Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors publication “Sustainability & the Property Lifecycle”. He has also sat on a number of working groups including CEEQUAL International, BREEAM Infrastructure and BES6001 a voluntary standard on responsible sourcing of construction materials & products, and is currently on the editorial panel for the ICE Journal, Engineering Sustainability.

  • Partners

    Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment

    “Crossrail's environment and sustainability innovations offer our profession huge learning opportunities. At IEMA, we feel the legacy goes far beyond learning. This is about inspiration, direction and the power of what is possible.”

    http://www.iema.net/

    Construction Industry Research and Information Association

    "The Crossrail Learning Legacy will provide CIRIA members and the wider industry with information and knowledge they can translate into good practice across future construction projects of any size or type."

    http://www.ciria.org/