Air Quality and Highways Operations – How to Track, Analyse, Recommend and Predict the Impact: TRANSPORT Smart Class, London & South East England 2023 Retrospective


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Aligning to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, Cherryanne Cooper’s presentation at TRANSPORT Smart Class, London & South East England 2023 shared examples of how a shift in highways and environmental operations can have a positive impact on air quality and GHG reduction.

Brightly (a Siemens Infrastructure Company) is the global leader in intelligent asset management solutions, enabling organisations to transform the performance of their assets through Enterprise Asset Management, Strategic Asset Management, IoT Remote Monitoring, Sustainability and Community Engagement. By tracking and measuring the emissions of inspections, reactive and planned works, Cherryanne demonstrated how to build a baseline carbon footprint of each asset and roll-up data across asset portfolios. Analysis of the data provides insight and recommendations for strategies to reduce carbon and predict trends over time.

Strategic Consultant Mark Rowe subsequently joined Cherryanne to co-host Brightly’s deeper dive roundtable consultations with the delegates.

Presentation highlights:

  • Typical Asset Types – Parks & Grounds, Green Spaces, Pipes, Carriageways, Traffic Signals, Streetlights, Bollards, Signs, Verges, Grit Bins, Buildings, Bus Stops, CCTV, Fencing & Barriers, Bridges & Structures, Street Furniture, Waste Bins, Cycle Ways, Trees, Play Areas, Light Rail, Footways, Allotments, Gullies & Drains, Cemeteries, Road Markings etc;
  • Strategic Asset Management – The Optimisation Layer: From Asset Information (“Know Your Inventory”) and Tactical Asset Management (“Improve Operations”) to long-term Strategic Asset Management (“Optimize & Plan”);
  • Asset Valuation, Asset Lifecycle Modelling and Capital Planning;
  • How Can We Start To Reduce Carbon In Highways Operations?
  • Sensors – Smart Lighting (IoT) in Action: Identifying broken lights with Automatic Health Status Monitoring; Reporting and prioritising the issue with the Service Provider; Temporary fix (Remote Control); Fixing the light (Engineer);
  • Carbon Capture:
  • Data Trends – Carbon intensity data trends by type of works, highways activity and by location can be shown in real-time dashboards; Metrics aligned to FHRG guidance note to provide benchmarking data of emissions per mile and per £ spent on highways services; Better understand your greatest contributors and where policy change can make an impact i.e. reduce response time to reactive works for better planning;

  • Environment, Sustainability & Governance – Embedding ESG in asset implementation, maintenance and lifecycle planning; Supporting sustainable maintenance operations with reports and dashboards; Insights to inform long-term investment planning and development; Asset performance benchmarking across ESG to inform opportunities for improvement
  • Green Infrastructure – Positive Contribution: Managing Tree Assets and Green Space – Calculating sequestered carbon of tree stock, offsetting operational activities; Managing pests and diseases; Making smarter woodland, hedgerow and shrub planting decisions; Flood-risk areas and defences (reservoirs); Improving air quality with EV charging;
  • Citizen Engagement:
  • Community Engagement – Channel shift to expectation of ‘digital-first’ community services; Alignment of community interaction to asset-centric processes improves perception and outcomes; Proactively presenting real-time information reduces failure demand; Harnessing channel-shift and aligning processes reduces cost and duplication of effort

If you meet our regular delegate qualification criteria but were unable to join us at Greencoat Place Conference Centre, London, for the live in-person event on October 17th, CLICK HERE and complete the short “Download form” (located at the bottom of the post) to receive a unique link enabling free access to the presentation video recordings and slides (including the film footage and slides from Cherryanne’s initial presentation).

Those qualifying to receive the rich presentation content from this event include commissioning, procurement, trialling, partnering and policy leads, senior influencers, strategic decision makers and planners from local authorities (e.g. city, borough, metropolitan, district and county councils); public transport operators; regional transport partnerships, sub-regional transport bodies, combined authorities, integrated transport authorities and passenger transport executives; highways authorities and road operators; government and supporting national transport agencies; fleet operators, parking operators, prime contractors etc.

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TRANSPORT Smart Class, London & South East England 2023

On October 17th we will be casting a spotlight over London and South East England, hosting our speakers discussions on how the latest digital innovations can help overcome the transport and mobility challenges faced by the capital, its hinterland, burgeoning smart city-regions of the South East and East Anglia, and beyond.


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