This web-based tool has so far been used on over 140 projects and allows users to undertake carbon footprint calculations of UK rail infrastructure projects. The results from the tool can be used to identify and select appropriate low carbon solutions, reducing whole life carbon with the potential for significant cost savings.
In line with the recently updated Network Rail, Environmental and Social Minimum Requirements, all rail infrastructure projects over £1 million will need to demonstrate that they have used the Rail Carbon Tool to identify opportunities for carbon reduction and to influence the specification of low carbon design and construction methods.
SYSTRAs’ Environment, Ecology and Sustainability team have used the tool successfully on projects in the past such as Oxford Station and Plumstead Depot and have an excellent working relationship with the RSSB, completing a research project for them last year and taking active roles in the Railway Industry Sustainability Forum and Carbon Management Working Group, both sponsored by the RSSB.
If you would like more information on the Rail Carbon Tool or the training course, visit the RSSB website.