Morgan Sindall launches carbon calculation tool

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Morgan Sindall Construction has launched a carbon calculation tool called CarboniCa that will allow its site teams to estimate, manage and reduce carbon emissions from its projects throughout their lifecycle, from design and construction to operation.

The launch of the tool comes as Morgan Sindall unveiled its approach to meeting its target of beung net zero carbon by 2030.

The CarboniCa tool has been externally validated by Arup to the latest industry standards and is flexible to allow for the different project types being undertaken.

Morgan Sindall said that both CarboniCa and its wider ‘Decarbonising Communities’ strategy have been aligned to the UK Green Building Council framework for net zero buildings and the aims of the Construction Playbook, and it aimed to “upskill and empower” clients to make environmentally friendly decisions based on meaningful data.

Meanwhile, Morgan Sindall Construction has also announced a innovative partnership with the Carbon Literacy Project which will see its staff visiting schools to talk about the role that the construction industry can play in decarbonising communities.

In September 2020, Morgan Sindall Group was also a founder signatory to Contractors Declare, which made clear the collective ambition to reduce embodied and operational carbon emissions within construction.

Pat Boyle, managing director of Morgan Sindall Construction said: “The measures we’re undertaking as part of Decarbonising Communities reflect Morgan Sindall Construction’s belief that merely complying with legislation or relying on carbon offsetting to minimise the impact of emissions is not enough. If we’re going to save the planet, more needs to be done – and faster.

“Through our example and our sharing of expertise, we hope to bring our clients and supply chain with us on a journey that will result in a quantifiable and transparent contribution to the reduction of carbon in the built environment, leaving a climate positive legacy on all assets. Every action has a part to play – whether that’s a member of our office team pledging to reduce the amount of paper they use or the development of hydrogen power and low carbon heat networks for use on a £50m asset.

“We believe it is incumbent upon industry leaders like ourselves to demonstrate that the UK can be at the forefront of the global effort to rescue the natural world for the benefit of future generations.”

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