Reducing the construction machinery carbon footprint through data driven behaviours
In 2018 Costain was one of the first infrastructure companies in the UK to introduce air quality standards for plant machinery used on complex delivery projects nationwide, reducing the impact on the local environment and communities. This standard is now widely adopted across the industry.
A better blueprint for greener infrastructure
As the long awaited Environment Bill makes its way through the House of Commons, many organisations and local authorities are preparing for the proposed Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) mandatory requirement. When the Bill is passed, any new infrastructure or building project regulated under the Town and Country Planning Act must increase biodiversity by 10%. But calculating and weighing up all the data, options and costs associated with managing biodiversity for a site is notoriously difficult and time consuming. If not managed effectively, it can impact programme delivery certainty.
Maintaining resilient, low carbon UK water infrastructure which is fit for the future
A new world of innovation is being directed by Ofwat and the water industry is embracing the opportunities to find better solutions to the challenges in our changing world.
How can connected and automated vehicles contribute to the net zero agenda?
The Committee on Climate Change recommended a new emissions target for net-zero greenhouse gases by 2050, an ambitious target which UK government has pledged to achieve. Road transport is still one of the leading contributors to air pollution and the sector has a lot of work to do to reduce its impact on the environment.
A trio of powerhouse women leading the fight against climate change
In celebration of International Women’s Day, 8 March 2020, and in light of the recent launch of our industry leading climate change action plan, we are proud to put a spotlight on a trio of powerhouse women at Costain that are leading the fight against climate change across some of our major projects, ultimately helping to improve people’s lives.
Decarbonising transportation infrastructure through connectivity
Development of connected, digital transport infrastructure promises not only to improve mobility for people but could help tackle the climate challenge too.
Improving car and lorry drivers’ lives
At Costain, rather than talking about a long-term self-driving vision, we’re busy helping our clients deliver near-term benefits for car and lorry drivers today.
New digital tools help infrastructure developers minimise their impact on the environment
How do we ensure the infrastructure we’re building to underpin our towns and cities and enable our way of life doesn’t cost us the earth? As an industry, we have to find a way to balance the demand for better transport connections, more housing, cleaner energy and a steady flow of fresh water with the urgent need to protect our environment.
The journey towards decarbonised energy with hydrogen and cost-effective carbon capture
Adrian Finn, process technology manager at Costain, discusses how Costain's extensive experience in developing and supplying low temperature gas processing solutions process technology for carbon capture from syngas.
What’s a realistic Hydrogen roadmap to 2050?
If we were to accept that hydrogen could play a significant role in plugging the energy gap and accelerating the UK’s journey towards net zero carbon by 2050, what would a roadmap for a hydrogen economy look like?