Accord's first Beacon Project: Reducing carbon in construction – Watercare

We are excited to share our first Beacon Project – Watercare's carbon reduction in infrastructure construction.

'Beacon Projects' is a major workstream in the Construction Sector Transformation Plan, designed to lift performance in certain areas of the sector. Selected real-life projects will be used to showcase innovation and demonstrate how Accord principles can be put into practice that others can learn from. They might be whole construction projects, parts of projects, or just new approaches to problems that can be shared with the sector to speed up positive change to transform the sector.

New Zealand's largest water and wastewater company Watercare is working with its construction partners to build better infrastructure using their innovative 'Enterprise Model'. The model has a combined focus on reducing carbon emissions and construction costs whilst also improving health and safety and wellbeing. This Beacon Project examines how the model has been designed to focus all parties on meeting these objectives.

The sector can learn a lot from this project, and we are proud to share it with you.

Read more about the project and key learnings so far.

Read more about Beacon Projects.

Last updated: 02 July 2020