Carbon Action 2050 is the CIOB’s initiative to provide guidance to the built environment sector on how to cut carbon emissions by applying innovation and best practice to project design, construction, maintenance, operation, retrofit, and waste management. We also recognise the skills that are needed to achieve this and the vital requirement to measure, manage and change environmental practices through effective leadership.
So why are we doing this?
We know that our members and the wider industry will respond to the challenges that lie ahead, and that the practical information contained within this site will help them do so. Carbon Action 2050, just like the low carbon agenda, will not remain static; it is an evolving and constantly-reviewed resource that provides guidance to achieving regulatory targets and beyond.
Being carbon and resource efficient is increasingly seen as a way of not merely complying with legislation, but also with winning new business, improving efficiency, cutting costs, and breeding innovation. The case studies on this site demonstrate just that.
Your Action Plan
The CIOB and its members have developed this action plan to reduce carbon emissions in the built environment, by making an immediate difference on the ground now.
On the surface, construction waste and carbon may seem unconnected. But whatever we manufacture and ultimately dispose of is part of a wider scenario involving embodied energy and carbon. So it is fundamentally important that we continue to effectively manage and reduce construction waste.