INVESTMENT

LET’S GET STARTED

WHERE ARE WE NOW?

Scottish Water invests £700m pa to maintain and improve our services.

We are growing our understanding of investment emissions and have developed a new measure – the carbon intensity of investment that we will work to reduce. Our current view of this is 200-300 tCO2e/£m.

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2019/20 POSITION

£700m

INVESTED
PER YEAR

200-300tCO2e

PER MILLION POUND CARBON
INTENSITY OF INVESTMENT

TOP 5 CONTRIBUTORS
TO INVESTMENT EMISSIONS

60%

CIVIL
ENGINEERING

20%

INFRASTRUCTURE

15%

MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL

<5%

SITE
TEMPORARY
WORKS

<5%
DEMOLITION
OUR APPROACH
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REDUCE
CARBON INTENSITY
OF INVESTMENT

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ZERO
EMISSION DESIGNS

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LOW CARBON
MATERIALS

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LOW CARBON
CONSTRUCTION

These tables illustrate the key activities we are
exploring to reduce our investment emissions.

We will keep these under review
with our expert advisory panel.

These tables illustrate the key activities we are exploring to reduce our investment emissions.

We will keep these under review
with our expert advisory panel.
We enable zero emission construction

UP TO

2025

• Establish Construction Expert Panel to bring external knowledge and innovation support.

UP TO

2030

• Low carbon construction expertise is embedded throughout Scottish Water delivery teams.

UP TO

2040

• Applying circular economy principles, our decision support tools promote low emission options.

• All projects assess and report the emissions impact of their construction and operation.

• All programmes and projects are aiming to reduce emisisons.

• All projects routinely demonstrate they have minimised emissions as far as possible.

• We improve availability of emissions data of products and services to support low emission investment decisons.

• Common data reporting of emissions across all products and services supports low emission choices.

• We develop engineering specifications, with learning from other sectors, to deliver net zero emissions assets.

• Engineering specifications continually adopt innovation and learning from other sectors to deliver net zero assets.

• We will develop a design library with proven and standard low emission designs.

• We continually update our design library with proven and standard low emission designs.

• Delivery and supply chain partners are engaged and contractually incentivised to deliver emissions reduction.

• Delivery and supply chain partners embrace low carbon innovation and lead in developing and adopting best practice.

• All programmes and projects are able to demonstrate net zero emissions over the life of the asset.

We enable zero emission construction

UP TO

2025

• Establish Construction Expert Panel to bring external knowledge and innovation support.

• Applying circular economy principles, our decision support tools promote low emission options.

• All projects assess and report the emissions impact of their construction and operation.

• We improve availability of emissions data of products and services to support low emission investment decisons.

• We develop engineering specifications, with learning from other sectors, to deliver net zero emissions assets.

• We will develop a design library with proven and standard low emission designs.

• Delivery and supply chain partners are engaged and contractually incentivised to deliver emissions reduction.

UP TO

2030

• Low carbon construction expertise is embedded throughout Scottish Water delivery teams.

• All programmes and projects are aiming to reduce emisisons.

• Common data reporting of emissions across all products and services supports low emission choices.

• Engineering specifications continually adopt innovation and learning from other sectors to deliver net zero assets.

• We continually update our design library with proven and standard low emission designs.

• Delivery and supply chain partners embrace low carbon innovation and lead in developing and adopting best practice.

UP TO

2040

• All projects routinely demonstrate they have minimised emissions as far as possible.

• All programmes and projects are able to demonstrate net zero emissions over the life of the asset.

Delivering zero emission investment with supply chain

UP TO

2025

• With our supply chain we will identify and assess the top 10 emission intensive construction materials and promote low/zero emission alternatives.

UP TO

2030

• Progress development of low and zero emission construction materials.

UP TO

2040

• Adopt emerging new low and zero emission construction materials.

• Supply chain engaged in assessing emissions in its own supply chain; seeking low emission products.

• Supply chain procures low and zero emissions materials as standard.

• Our supply chain develops decision support tools to enable low emission designs and construction.

• Our supply chain applies decision support tools to enable low emission designs and construction.

• Promote offsite fabrication and no dig designs to reduce time, emissions and waste on sites applying circular economy principles.

• Offsite fabrication and no dig designs adopted as standard to reduce time, emssions and waste on site.

Delivering zero emission investment with supply chain

UP TO

2025

• With our supply chain we will identify and assess the top 10 emission intensive construction materials and promote low/zero emission alternatives.

• Supply chain engaged in assessing emissions in its own supply chain; seeking low emission products.

• Our supply chain develops decision support tools to enable low emission designs and construction.

• Promote offsite fabrication and no dig designs to reduce time, emissions and waste on sites applying circular economy principles.

UP TO

2030

• Progress development of low and zero emission construction materials.

• Supply chain procures low and zero emissions materials as standard.

• Our supply chain applies decision support tools to enable low emission designs and construction.

• Offsite fabrication and no dig designs adopted as standard to reduce time, emssions and waste on site.

UP TO

2040

• Adopt emerging new low and zero emission construction materials.

INNOVATION
CHALLENGES

DEVELOPMENT OF EMISSION
FREE MATERIALS

DEVELOPMENT OF EMISSION
FREE CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES

DEVELOPMENT OF EMISSION
FREE PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

INNOVATION CHALLENGE

 

DEVELOPMENT OF
HYDROGEN VEHICLES.

INNOVATION
CHALLENGE

DEVELOPMENT OF EMISSION
FREE MATERIALS

DEVELOPMENT OF EMISSION
FREE CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUES

DEVELOPMENT OF EMISSION
FREE PLANT AND EQUIPMENT

KEY ENABLERS TO SUPPORT
REDUCING INVESTMENT EMISSIONS

DATA AND INFORMATION

on emissions in products
and services

CONSTRUCTION PARTNERS

work with us to deliver reduction of carbon intensity of investment

DECISION MAKING

building emissions into our decision making processes

PROCUREMENT

enabling procurement of low
and zero emission materials

PEOPLE CAPABILITY

develop low and zero emissions
design and construction skills

KEY ENABLERS TO SUPPORT
REDUCING INVESTMENT EMISSIONS

DATA AND INFORMATION

on emissions in products
and services

CONSTRUCTION PARTNERS

work with us to deliver reduction of carbon intensity of investment

DECISION MAKING

building emissions into our decision making processes

PROCUREMENT

enabling procurement of low
and zero emission materials

PEOPLE CAPABILITY

develop low and zero emissions
design and construction skills

EXTERNAL FACTORS THAT SUPPORT
REDUCING INVESTMENT EMISSIONS

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REGULATORY GOVERNANCE

and decision making fully represents the emissions impacts and benefits from all investment choices

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MATERIAL AVAILABILITY

Availability of zero emissions materials and plant for supply chain

EXTERNAL FACTORS THAT SUPPORT REDUCING INVESTMENT EMISSIONS

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REGULATORY GOVERNANCE

and decision making fully represents the emissions impacts and benefits from all investment choices

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MATERIAL AVAILABILITY

Availability of zero emissions materials and plant for supply chain

INTRODUCTION

TRANSFORMATION

REDUCING
EMISSIONS
SUPPORTING A
FLOURISHING SCOTLAND

ELECTRICITY

PROCESS
EMISSIONS

GAS &
FUEL OIL

TRANSPORT
& TRAVEL

INVESTMENT

STORING
CARBON