First solar and hydrogen powered site cabins

First solar and hydrogen powered site cabins

The first solar and hydrogen-powered site cabins are being used by Costain and Skanska on their HS2 sites in a project push to cut carbon emissions by 50%. Sixteen Ecosmart ZERO cabins have saved 112 tonnes of carbon over 21 weeks avoiding burning 40,000 litres of diesel fuel in standard generators.

Lee Davies, board member at Costain Skanska joint venture said: “Working closely with our supply chain, we have identified many ways to maximise our environmental outcomes, leading to several thousand tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) saved to date.

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