Carbon footprint calculator
Buildings and infrastructure account for over half of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions and with the desire to move towards low and zero carbon following the Government's target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to ‘net zero’ by 2050. To achieve these ambitious targets will require all forms of emissions to be considered and addressed, from production to in use and re-use.
We’re serious about managing and reducing the carbon footprint of our products and our business, and helping our customers to do the same. We take a whole life approach, which considers the impact of our products over their entire life-cycle, from extraction, production and transport, to performance in use, maintenance and final recycling or re-use. The majority of emissions from the built environment come from the “in use” phase, where the use of our products can bring many benefits. Concrete, for example, has high thermal mass, helping to regulate the temperature of buildings and reducing the need for heating or air conditioning. Our Solution Guides provide information on the most efficient use of our products and solutions and we welcome the opportunity to provide more specific advice and support.
Understanding the embodied carbon of products is the first part of the journey towards understanding the whole life emissions of a project. For all of our products we are able to provide product specific carbon footprint information. Our carbon calculator has been created in accordance with the methodologies set out in PAS 2050:2011 ‘Specification for the assessment of the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions of goods and services’ and the Asphalt Pavement Embodied Carbon Tool (asPECT v3.0).
Calculating the CO2 footprint for a product not only provides a clear understanding of the products that are being used but also allows for carbon to be managed in the supply chain. It is also possible to compare alternative products and services, actively seek lower carbon alternatives and understand the impact of using recycled and secondary materials
Request a carbon footprint calculation
For more information or to request a carbon footprint calculation, email us with your order number or project and product details.
Following on from the success of the calculator we have also developed a life-cycle analysis (LCA) tool, providing customers with LCA information for our product range in a clear and standardised format. LCA are the basis for environmental product declarations (EPD), considering a number of different indicators including embodied carbon, raw material use and environmental toxicity.
Our EPD are independently verified by a third party and are compliant with the requirements of EN 15804 and will help support our customers in making an informed decision about the products they buy. If you require a specific LCA or EPD please contact us to for more details on our service.