Improving the Air Quality of your Highways Operations and Maintenance with Connected Asset Management: EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Class 2023 Retrospective


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Brightly, a Siemens company, is a global leader in intelligent asset management. Their platform enables customers to evaluate the environmental and social impacts of different asset management decisions.

At EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Class 2023 Hannah Winstanley – Senior Director for Brightly’s EMEA Client Services Centre – showed us how, through the use of technology, councils are able to measure and track the emissions from their operations and maintenance activity which deliver better outcomes for the communities they serve.

With examples ranging from air quality sensors on street lights to carbon sequestration from parks and green spaces, Hannah’s presentation explored how you can enable Smarter Assets to deliver Sustainable Communities, with Strategic Consultant, Mark Rowe, and Account Director, Daniel Mills adding their knowledge and expertise during the deeper dive roundtable sessions.

Presentation highlights:

  • UK Today Typical Assets – e.g. parks & grounds, green spaces, pipes, carriageways, traffic signals, streetlights, bollards, signs, verges, buildings, bus stops, CCTV, fencing & barriers, grit bins, bridges & structures, street furniture, waste bins, cycle ways, trees, play areas, light rail, allotments, gullies & drains, footways, cemeteries, road markings;
  • ISO 55000 – Providing a framework by which organisations can manage their assets across their whole lifecycles in a sustainable and consistent way;
  • ESE – The Economic, Social and Environmental value of an asset;
  • United Nations SDGs – 17 Sustainable Development goals to transform our world;
  • Asset Management and SDGs – Asset management’s key role in helping achieve SDGs such as good health and wellbeing, clean water and sanitation, affordable and clean energy, sustainable cities and communities, responsible consumption and production, climate action etc;
  • Smarter Assets, Sustainable Communities – The relationship between commuter miles, accurate journey times, assets, materials and waste;
  • Future Highways Research Group stats example around depot distances, average distance for transported materials and average distances for operations e.g. pothole repair, gully emptying, winter maintenance, electrical assets maintenance, signs & lines maintenance, inspections, planned maintenance, cyclical & reactive maintenance;
  • Carbon Intensity per Job Type – e.g. pavements/paved areas, road restraint system, drainage & service ducts, lighting, traffic sign/road marks;
  • Carbon Intensity per Highways Activity – e.g. reactive maintenance, routine maintenance, inspections, planned works;
  • Diesel Vehicles and Hybrid/Electric Vehicle Replacement – CO2 intensity per unit comparison 2020-2045 and beyond;
  • Green Infrastructure –  Supporting customers to increase efficiency and reduce waste in their asset management operations; Tree value; Social value; liquid trees etc;
  • Classroom Climate – Inc algae and air quality readings;
  • Proactively addressing sustainability with intelligent software, green infrastructure, collaborative partnerships and a positive environment.

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 April 26th, 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 Hannah’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, environmental managers, programme managers and planners from local authorities (e.g. city, borough, metropolitan, district and county councils); public and private transport operators/service providers; sub-regional transport bodies, combined authorities, integrated transport authorities and passenger transport executives; freight and logistics operators; airports and port operators; vehicle manufacturers; energy providers; potential partners from industry (e.g. retail, construction, manufacturing and waste management sectors) and healthcare; DfT, Defra, EA, BEIS, DHSC and supporting national agencies; prime contractors etc.

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EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Classes show key buyer side stakeholders how they can deploy the latest digital technology-enabled solutions, data-driven strategies and best practices to improve urban air quality and drive down emissions and air pollution in our cities and regions. EMISSIONS & AIR QUALITY Smart Class 2023 will be hosted in London on April 26th.


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