Notice: This blog piece was created prior to the formation of the British Precast Drainage Association.

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Understanding Carbon Footprints

We are at a crossroads. Whilst the UK government is spearheading a huge drive to reduce carbon emissions across all sectors, the construction industry, like many others is caught in the midst of a burgeoning number of carbon reduction strategies and targets whilst still grappling with the most fundamental question. What is a carbon footprint? Without a proper understanding of the basic principles of carbon accounting it is difficult to make meaningful comparisons between alternative designs. CPSA has set out to help clients, specifiers and installers make informed decisions.

Stuart Crisp, Business Development Director CPSA

Embodied Carbon Study

CPSA has undertaken a comprehensive study into the embodied carbon of concrete pipelines compared to alternatives and published three detailed technical reports and a new brochures ummarising the main findings of the study.

The study reveals that the carbon footprint of concrete pipes is 20-60% lower than the values for generic precast concrete derived from many industry databases. The cradle-to-site greenhouse gas emissions of concrete pipes were found to be generally better than plastic pipes and up to 35% lower CO2e for DN2100 pipes…

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