The “Sustainable Construction Site” is a place where civil engineering and construction works are carried out, such as construction, maintenance, repair, demolition, conservation, renovation or dismantling of fixed, permanent, or temporary works, in different materials; it is characterized by a continuous working progression at a speed that can vary from a few meters a day to a few kilometers per hour.
A construction site can be defined as sustainable if all aspects are managed to keep the core concept of economic, social, and environmental sustainability at the center of its design, combining a series of good practices that minimize environmental impacts and respect the well-being of the local community. A2A construction sites cover several infrastructure assets (gas and electrical distribution, district heating and cooling, electric vehicle charging point, public lighting, etc.), but today some polluting sources cannot be avoided, due to the difficulty of finding sustainable solutions suitable for application in mobile construction sites.
For these reasons, Solvers are asked to develop a white paper to help A2A identify the most impactful sources of pollution and all the technical solutions or best practices to mitigate the carbon footprint and other causes of environmental pollution (such as PM polluting emissions, noise pollution, raw materials, etc.) at the company’s construction sites.
To comply with the Net Zero plan by 2040, sustainable worksites should be considered, starting with an estimate of A2A’s emissions and not limiting it to direct and indirect emissions (respectively emissions from sources owned or controlled by the company and emissions associated with energy purchased by the company), but extending it to all pollutant sources and CO2 emissions from the impact of the company’s construction sites. Indeed, A2A deals with several macro-types of construction sites related to the electricity grid, gas grid, district heating, water and wastewater systems, fiber optic network, recharging columns, and installation/replacement of public lighting systems.
The aim of the Challenge is to develop a white paper to help A2A identify the most impactful sources of pollution and all the best practices and technical solutions to mitigate all those causes of pollution that contribute to the environmental impact, such as polluting emissions (e.g., PM [Particulate Matter] and VOC [Volatile Organic Compounds]), CO2 emissions, reduction of noise pollution, processing, correct use and reuse of raw materials, water resources and soil, storage and management of materials, recycling and disposal of construction waste and excavated materials, restoration of excavations.
Awards:- $15000 USD