The Carbon Academy
To explore low-carbon innovation and to put green skills at the forefront of the UK’s construction industry, we’re going back to the classroom
The infrastructure and construction industries must continue to innovate and adapt to net zero. Our Carbon Academy will work with industry professionals and local education and training providers to help create a workforce with the skills and capability to build and maintain infrastructure in a way that protects our environment.
Our ambition is that the Carbon Academy will:
- set new building standards for a green economy
- upskill the industry
- futureproof businesses
- create a behavioural change in the construction industry
Through an online hub, the Carbon Academy will bring our industry together to develop new ways of working, share best practice and shape a new future for construction. It will also provide training and e-learning opportunities to grow the workforce of tomorrow.
As a pathfinder project, we are developing a low-carbon strategy to look at exactly how we can build the project with the lowes emissions. This includes looking at what materials to use and exploring the current market for resource and innovation.
The Carbon Academy will help the Government’s ambition to create two million skilled green jobs by 2030 and build back greener