Bane NOR mandates environmental certification of all upcoming projects
Bane NOR wants to further reduce the environmental impact of its railway infrastructure projects by mandating an environmental assessment and certification for all upcoming works, the company said on Wednesday.
To that end, Bane NOR will be adopting the Civil Engineering Environmental Quality Assessment & Award Scheme (CEEQUAL) developed by the UK’s Building Research Establishment (BRE).
This should help during planning and construction, facilitate stakeholder involvement and reduce waste. The assessment also results in a verified sustainability performance figure for each project.
“With CEEQUAL, we get a system that gives us solid documentation of how good we are at setting environmental requirements in the contracts with our contractors, and how good our suppliers are at following them in practice” said Stine Undrum, executive vice-president of Bane NOR’s development division.
CEEQUAL was first adopted in 2020 by a Bane NOR subcontractor at construction sites in Drammen. There, the Veidekke firm is working on installing double tracks, and adopting the assessment tool has led to numerous insights on achieving additional environmental gains.
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