Our construction carbon tool, Constructco2, through its ability to monitor a projects supply footprint is throwing up some interesting issues:
Take a look at a project footprint that has a focus on localism – ie in keeping material, supplier, management and even waste transportation as close as possible to the project:
And then one that doesn’t (which is actually less in construction value):
Across the 80 or so projects on the site we can start to see the travel pattern for materials, people and waste, and how close to the project …
All this starts to position Constructco2 as a possible valuable CSR tool and indicator, monitoring impact of projects on local communities, and starting to raise issues of procurement, appropriate sourcing / specification as well as good on site project management housekeeping
These notes are extracted from my recent ConstructCO2 presentation that is available to view on slideshare.
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