YORKSHIRE Water has chosen Black & Veatch to help advance its carbon reduction strategy as part of a long-term sustainability commitment by the utility.
As a member of the Kelda Carbon & Energy Steering Group, Yorkshire Water is tasked with delivering ‘Sustainable New Works Design’ which seeks to minimise the impact of construction.
Paul Street, Black & Veatch director for sustainable solutions for the UK, said: “Having a clear understanding of the embodied and operational carbon impact of different new works solutions and options allows informed decision making and helps drive more efficient and lower waste solutions.”
In collaboration with the water company, its contractors and consultants, Black & Veatch will assist in the development of carbon data capture and ‘optioneering’ processes. These will enable a more integrated approach to carbon accounting.
Black & Veatch will use its carbon footprinting experience to provide a better understanding of the impact of capital works. This will augment previous work to estimate embodied carbon and will help Yorkshire Water evolve a more sustainable asset base.