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Innovative paths to low carbon infrastructure

Join industry leaders to discuss various approaches to low carbon infrastructure design and delivery, and to gain insight into how they can implement low carbon solutions in their own organisations.

This event will bring together leading experts who have developed low carbon strategies, studied innovation within the sector and case studies of organisations who have successfully implemented step change to lower carbon emissions.

Based on agreement at the global and national government-levels, reducing carbon will require significant innovations to achieve our ambitions of keeping global average temperatures well below a 2 degrees Celsius rise. However, in 2015, a sector progress report on the Low Carbon Routemap for the Built Environment commissioned  by the Green Construction Board showed that the industry overall had increased its carbon emissions rather than reducing it between 2009 - 2012.

The recently released PAS2080 Carbon management in infrastructure report and related Infrastructure Carbon Review commitments show progress in this area and provides some guidance for organisation to reduce their carbon emissions across embodied and operational carbon. However, there are still many barriers to achieving a low carbon industry and further action and support is needed throughout the supply chain.
Join industry leaders to explore the barriers and opportunities for low carbon infrastructure and discuss what will drive the innovation needed to change our trajectory.

Why attend

Delegates at this event will:
  • discuss various approaches to low carbon infrastructure and the available guidance
  • gain insight into how they can implement low carbon solutions in their own organisations
  • explore the challenges to low carbon infrastructure in break out groups
  • network with senior professionals across the infrastructure sector and CIRIA membership


13.30    Registration & networking lunch

14.00    Chair’s welcome
             Dean Kerwick-Chrisp, Highways England

14.10   Barriers to low-carbon innovation
            Jannik Giesekam, Centre for Industrial Energy, Materials and Products
           (CIEMAP), the University of Leeds 

14.25   Driving carbon management in station infrastructure 
            Jonny Pilbin and John Batchelor, London Underground

14.40   Case Study: Crossrail 
    Mike de Silva, Crossrail 

14.55   Q & A

15.10   Facilitated group discussions: Innovation and leadership
    15.55   Networking and coffee break 

    16.15   Role of PAS 2080 - incremental or radical innovation?
                Priyesh Depala, Mott MacDonald

    16.30   Leading the way - infrastructure carbon review
        David Riley, Anglian Water & Green Construction Board

    16.45   Q & A

    17.00   Facilitated group discussions: PAS2080: Application & alternatives
      17.30   Chair's summary and close

      Who should attend
      Infrastructure operators, clients, consultants, designers, contractors, suppliers, manufacturers and other practitioners in the construction supply chain.

      30 November 2016
      14.00 - 17.30 (Networking lunch from 13.30)

      CIRIA, Griffin Court, 15 Long Lane, London, EC1A 9PN


      UKGBC / Sustain

      FREE for members 
      £120 + VAT for all other attendees 

      If you are having problems registering for this event online please contact Patrick Williams on 020 7549 3300 or email [email protected]
      CIRIA Griffin Court 15 Long Lane LONDON EC1A 9PN

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