Carbon Management in Infrastructure

Carbon Management in Infrastructure
This one day training course, tutored by award-winning industry leaders, provides practical guidance on applying PAS 2080 to infrastructure projects, with the combined aims of reducing carbon, reducing cost and adding value.

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Relevant to all infrastructure professionals across the supply chain, the course explains how to set and achieve meaningful carbon reduction targets for the benefit of the project, the client and the global environment.

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The infrastructure sector has been identified by the government as being responsible for at least 53% of carbon (greenhouse gas) emissions in the UK. This percentage is set to increase significantly as the energy grid is decarbonised.

Civil engineers have a vital role to play in reducing carbon emissions and preventing catastrophic climate change. PAS 2080, the world’s first specification for carbon management in infrastructure, requires practitioners to calculate a project’s whole life carbon baseline and set targets for carbon reduction.

What is PAS 2080?

Publicly Available Specification (PAS) 2080 shows how carbon in the built environment can be managed more rationally and strategically. It includes requirements for all leaders and practitioner-level individuals to show the right leadership and to establish effective governance systems for reducing whole life carbon through the use of a carbon management process.

Download the latest PAS 2080 specification and guidance document.

This training course starts at 09:00 and finishes at 17:00 with refreshment breaks mid-morning and afternoon, plus lunch.
All timings, except the start time, are approximate and may be adjusted to suit natural breaks in the lesson.

  • Session 1 - Carbon legislation and sustainable development context
  • Session 2 - The importance of carbon in infrastructure
  • Session 3 - PAS 2080, the world’s first standard for infrastructure carbon management
  • Session 4 - How to measure carbon in civil engineering projects (tools and methods)
  • Session 5 - Carbon reduction in procurement
  • Session 6 - Environmental Impact Assessment – climate change requirements
  • Session 7 - The relationship between carbon and cost
  • Session 8 - The role of leadership in driving carbon reduction


Lewis Barlow
Lewis provides expert advice on whole life decarbonisation for local authorities, developers and governments at the highest level. With over 25 years’ experience of managing environmental risk and minimising whole life carbon, Lewis is responsible for many internationally recognised and award-winning advances in addressing the climate crisis.

As a regular guest lecturer on environmental matters and a registered tutor on whole life carbon and sustainability for the Institution of Civil Engineers, Lewis is keen to promote professional development and share carbon reduction best practice wherever possible.

Lewis is recognised internationally for his skills and experience in reducing carbon on construction projects. He and his team won the NCE100 Low Carbon Leader award for two consecutive years for their work in reducing carbon and sharing best practice across the infrastructure sector. He is Co-Chair of the ICE’s Decarbonisation Advisory Board and was a member of both the PAS2080:2023 Steering Group and its Technical Advisory Panel.

By the end of this course attendees will understand:

  • How carbon fits into the wider framework of sustainable development
  • The role of infrastructure in reaching national carbon reduction targets
  • How PAS 2080 can be used to minimise whole life carbon
  • What tools and resources are available for estimating carbon
  • Industry best practice in carbon management
  • How to incorporate carbon into procurement process
  • The relationship between carbon and cost
  • The importance of leadership

This course is highly recommended for those looking for guidance in implementing low-carbon solutions on civil engineering projects. It is of value for attendees of all experience ranges, including but not limited to:

  • Project Managers
  • Design Team Leaders
  • Clients

Additional, design team-specific training is available upon request.

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