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Construction climate challenge

Research results

CONSTRUCTION CLIMATE CHALLENGE RESEARCH PROJECTS

Hosted by Volvo Construction Equipment, the Construction Climate Challenge have had research as its primary focus from the very beginning. It has been created to stimulate dialogue between industry representatives, academics and policy makers, as well as providing funding for new research and sharing existing knowledge. Through supporting and initiating research projects in areas such as Resource & Energy efficiency, Collaboration along the Value Chain, Circular Business Models and Innovation & Emerging Technologies, the initiative acted as a bridge between the construction industry and sustainability research. Here we present six research projects funded by the Construction Climate Challenge.

Carbon Infrastructure Transformation Tool Project (CITT)

The CITT research project seeks to develop a tool to identify and reduce carbon in the construction supply chain. The project is a collaboration between the University of Edinburgh Business School and Costain Group and is funded by the Construction Climate Challenge (CCC) initiative hosted by Volvo Construction Equipment.

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Implementation of Procurement Requirements for Sustainable Collaboration in Infrastructure Project

Infrastructure projects account for a large portion of the world's CO2 emissions. One way to reduce the carbon impact is to implement sustainability requirements in the procurement process. The research project Implementation of Procurement Requirements for Sustainable Collaboration in Infrastructure (Impres) aims to study how this can be done most effectively.

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Developing essential models to evaluate emissions from construction machinery

Xiaoliang Ma shares his thoughts on the development of an accurate model to evaluate the emissions from construction machinery in different construction operations, in conjunction with the Construction Climate Challenge initiative.

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Exploring future energy storage systems for construction machineries

Helena Berg talks about energy storage systems for construction machineries in conjunction with her lead role in a Construction Climate Challenge research initiative.

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Designing a business model to reduce CO2 emissions from the use of construction machinery

Johan M. Sanne, a lead researcher in one of four studies carried out in cooperation with the Construction Climate Challenge, an initiative with the aim of putting climate on top of the agenda in the construction industry, talks about the importance of designing a new business model to reduce CO2 emissions from the use of construction machinery.

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Developing Innovation for Change

Åsa Ericson, a lead researcher in one of four studies carried out in cooperation with the Construction Climate Challenge (CCC), an initiative with the aim to put climate on top of the agenda in the construction industry, talks about enablers for sustainability in the construction industry.

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