Impacts of Construction

Engineers are asked to consider the impacts of construction on the environment, in particular with respect to greenhouse gas emissions. The UK Environment Agency has produced a spread sheet that can help assess in detail the impact of a particular construction method. Accompany this tool is a series of excellent case studies showing how this tool has been applied to real construction projects.

The UK Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) also provides tools for converting fuel bills and operating gases into equivalent greenhouse gas emissions.

Click on Links to access these tools:

Environment agency carbon calculator

DEFRA Greenhouse Gas Conversation Factors