In the light of a government review that attributed more than 50% of the UK's carbon emissions to infrastructure, a consistent framework that could encompass the whole value chain was identified as essential to the industry's sustainability goals.
Case StudyBuilt Environment
The world's first standard for managing and reducing infrastructure carbon
A standard that enhances collaboration and cost savings in the built environment, PAS 2080 can help lower carbon across the whole value chain.
Reducing Infrastructure Carbon Emissions: The Development of PAS 2080
Tackling the complexity of infrastructure carbon
A new standard was needed to establish a framework spanning the entire value chain. It sought to lower both carbon and costs through smarter design, build processes, and facility usage.
Consistent and transparent carbon measurement at pivotal delivery stages was also vital. The standard's all-encompassing approach and stringent reporting requirements aimed to systematically cut emissions from initial planning through a project's usage lifetime.
An emphasis on innovation and collaboration
Developed through collaboration between industry experts, it establishes targets, baselines, metrics and reporting procedures to quantifiably manage carbon throughout design, construction and use.
User verification and guidance helped ensure consistent application of carbon management principles across the value chain.
Benefits of the PAS
PAS 2080 is the world's first standard for reducing and managing carbon in the built environment.
reduction in capital carbon and 22% fall in capital expenditure for Anglian water.
27% fall in structural steel use for HS2, delivering cost saving of £7 million.
A global standards leader
BSI experts collaborate across industries to develop standards supporting sustainable infrastructure. Through consensus-based standards, we enable businesses and markets to future-proof operations, driving growth while reducing environmental impact.
Setting global standards for net zero delivery
Collaborate on creating global standards for net zero delivery in infrastructure, effectively managing carbon while reducing emissions and costs.