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Workshop: Introducing Zero-carbon Construction Sites (WIZCS)
Thu 23 March 2017, 09:30 – 16:00 GMT
WIZCS is expected to involve construction industry organisations, academic researchers in construction management, academic researchers in renewable energy technologies, governmental organisations, quasi-autonomous non-governmental organisations and research and technology organisations. WIZCS will start the dialogue about the key issue of carbon emissions from construction sites.
WIZCS will introduce a new concept of zero carbon construction sites (ZCCS) to the construction industry that can be used to decarbonise construction site operations. WIZCS will lay the foundation for a new construction industry scheme, the zero carbon construction sites scheme (ZCCSS), that can be used to evaluate and monitor the carbon emissions from construction site activities thereby help benchmark and improve performance in this area.
As acknowledged by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the University of Leeds (through funding WIZCS), the short, medium and long term impacts of WIZCS promise to be of national and international significance.