By enabling the tracking of steel from a manufacturing source to the construction site, the CARES Cloud accurately records ‘as-built’ embodied carbon of the rebar installed.
The journey towards net zero demands a radical rethink in the effective use of real-time data to help understand how each firm’s processes impact energy use and the environment. Collaboration holds the key to understanding these impacts; by adopting a systems-thinking approach, aligned to an industry-wide net zero carbon transition, each enterprise can take rapid – and meaningful – steps towards measurable improvements.
Utilising the CARES Cloud allows Global Warming Potential (GWP) data to be independently verified and shared in the drive towards decarbonisation of the built environment.
Traceability holds the key to unlocking progress. It calls for a commitment to share, collaboratively, full manufacturing and processing information in a timely, transparent manner – via the CARES Cloud – thereby securing the assurance clients, consultants, designers and specifiers need to support their sustainability credentials.
CARES is working closely – through governments and with major public sector infrastructure providers – in developing secure digital resources designed to meet shared net zero goals.
Embodied carbon analysis should be undertaken for each project, and it should include, as a minimum, a detailed list and description of materials to be used in the project, with preliminary quantities (weight), and the total carbon emissions.
Best practice within the industry recommends that at a minimum three full carbon analyses at the following project life stages should be conducted:
The data for the as-built carbon footprint is available from the supply chain via the CARES Cloud digital product traceability platform, which captures the relevant information as the steel moves along the supply chain to the construction site.