Our EMAS Achievements so far...
EMAS has helped Technical Services achieve many environmental performance improvements in the last five years, including:
- Highways and Traffic Signals recycle 97% of their construction waste (including concrete, tarmac and excavation waste).
- Technical Consultancy, Highway Network and Traffic Management are trialling various new 'environmentally friendly' technologies in the city including solar powered traffic signs and recycled plastic kerbs.
- Highways and Traffic Signals repair tarmac roads and footways using a unique process called 'Rhinopatch', which recycles 100% of the material on site instead of using new road materials.
- Technical Consultancy, Highway Network and Traffic Management and Design Services employ the services of a qualified Ecologist for any of their schemes where an impact on the natural environment is predicted.
- Highways and Traffic Signals have purchased a concrete crusher, which enables them to recycle all of their concrete waste generated from highway maintenance (broken kerbs and paving slabs) and reuse the crushed concrete for highway sub-base.
- Highways and Traffic Signals have purchased a Concrete Batching Plant which enables them to use their waste materials to generate concrete
- Highways and Traffic Signals now install extra low voltage traffic signals which reduce energy usage by 65 to 70%
- Design Services have environmentally assessed and designed schemes to preserve, and introduce wildlife and habitats to enhance the City's eco-system.
Environmental Best Practice - Case Study
The Scotswood Road Highway Improvements Scheme, in the west of the city, picked up an international award for its 'environmentally-friendly' design and construction. The prestigious Green Apple Award, keenly fought over with over 10000 entries from around the world every year, is the highest award of the Green Organisation.
The award was given due to the high levels of construction waste recycling, the wildlife protection measures (during construction) and the planned wildlife habitat improvements (post-construction). The award was presented to Paul Young (Design Engineer) and Mick Murphy (Director) at the Houses of Commons.
For more information on the Green Apple Awards visit www.thegreenorganisation.info
EMAS - Contact Details
Phone 0191 211 6846
EMAS - Further Information
Technical Services Emas Statement 2011 to 2012 (pdf 2.15 mb)
Technical Services Emas Statement 2010 to 2011 (pdf 3.8 mb)
Technical Services Emas Statement 2009 to 2010 (pdf 1.3 mb
Technical Services Emas Statement 2008 to 2009 (pdf 533mb)
EU Emas website
Environment Agency website