Challenge 1 - Net Zero

We are committed to achieving a 78% carbon reduction target by 2035, minimising emissions whilst we build, delivering low carbon journeys, and carbon emissions from other forms of transport. And for Phase One civil assets (such as tunnels, viaducts and cuttings), stations and railway systems, we have set a 50% carbon reduction target compared to construction baselines. This is empowering and challenging HS2 Ltd and our supply chain to innovate to reduce carbon.

In addition, to deliver a sustainable railway and associated buildings, HS2 will minimise energy demand and consumption

The challenges we want to address

How can we utilise data or digital technologies to decarbonise our operations:

  • Materials used within construction including digital solutions for:         
    - Accurately forecasting and scheduling the delivery of construction materials for use on site       
    - Increasing the reuse and recycling of materials used within the construction process       
    - Reducing the environmental impact associated with materials used within the construction process
  • Digitising onsite construction operations, including digital solutions for:        
    - Planning and tracking the movement and management of construction vehicles both on and off site       
    - Identifying and tracking waste and waste management through the construction process       
    - Scheduling of onsite construction activities with a focus on efficiency and waste reduction
  • Energy and Fuel, including digital solutions for:     
    - Forecasting energy consumption requirements at new and existing constructions sites with a focus on sourcing green/ renewable energy (including real-time energy and fuel reporting)       
    - Optimising construction and site processes to reduce the overall fuel and energy requirements 

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Applications now open for Cohort 3  of the HS2 Accelerator  - click here to applyclick here to apply