Croydon Selects EMSOL to Reduce Construction Site Emissions - Case study
London feels like it is constantly being rebuilt; nowhere is that more evident than in Croydon which has 11 multi-million pound developments in process during any given month. The resulting pollution and congestion that these sites cause is a serious concern to local communities and the traveling public.
Croydon Council has been at the forefront of investments to manage environmental impact. They have established the town centre as an Air Quality Management Area, and have promised to work with communities making Croydon the most sustainable borough in London. With a new development at Queen’s Square, opposite the Town Hall, there was a great opportunity to help realise this aspiration.
With more than 270 significant planning applications at any one time, Croydon Council found it challenging to collect and collate data from each site to know if impacts are being well managed. To achieve Croydon’s commitment to air quality management, it was important to have a tool that would automate monitoring and reporting, send alerts when pollutants reach harmful thresholds, or machine plant and vehicle activity breached agreed restrictions.
EMSOL recognised their dilemma and proposed developing their existing site emissions management system to provide a new multi-site Council-facing dashboard with an intuitive and powerful reporting dashboard.
The first step was for EMSOL to fuse pollution sensor data with tagged asset and vehicle data then deliver a real-time view of air quality at Queens Square. All of this data is presented within informative reports, dashboards, and live site maps, for easy feedback to the council and contractor via the EMSOL system.