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JN Bentley attends launch of Green Construction Board’s new standard on carbon management in infrastructure

JN Bentley has attended the launch of a new standard that has been developed to encourage a consistent approach to the management of carbon in infrastructure.

PAS (Publicly Available Specification) 2080 was developed by the Construction Leadership Council’s Green Construction Board and lays out the components and principles of a carbon management system and the requirements of the whole value chain.

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As a member of the Green Construction Board’s Infrastructure Working Group, JN Bentley has played its part in the development of the PAS and its accompanying guidance document.

JN Bentley has a strong track record of making savings for clients; reducing embodied carbon is one such way of achieving these savings.

The launch of the PAS gave us opportunity to report back on some of our original carbon-reducing commitments, made when signing the Infrastructure Carbon Review (ICR) in 2014. The ICR is a joint initiative to reduce carbon in infrastructure – over 50 major organisations have now signed up.

Upon launching the PAS, Skills Minister and Co-Chair of the Construction Leadership Council, Nick Boles, said, “Today I’ve heard about the great strides being made by businesses in driving forward the pledges from the Infrastructure Carbon Review.

“Business has cottoned on to how saving carbon, saves costs. The launch of the infrastructure standard provides a tool to enable industry to take the next step and I encourage them to do just that.”

You can read more on the Green Construction Board website – click here.