A Green Travel Plan is required where environmental considerations are necessary for the Considerate Constructors Scheme, or other environmental standards, such as BREEAM.
The travel plan records and monitors travel to and from site by all personnel and visitors for all reasons and the data is used in the site carbon footprint calculations.
It is also a means for promoting car sharing or carpooling and use of public transport by site personnel, thus demonstrating a reduction in the site's carbon footprint.
Why Do You Need A Green Travel Plan?
Green travel plans are required for compliance with BREEAM Tra 05 Travel plan standard. They are also required for compliance with BREEAM Man 03 Construction site impacts standard. This covers the monitoring, recording and reporting of energy, water and transport consumption data.
Other plans which are required for BREEAM Man 03 include water management plans, energy management plans, carbon monitoring procedures, responsible sourcing of site timber, environmental management systems and Traffic Management Plans. The latter are also required for BREEAM Tra 05.
Waste Plan Solutions, WPS, can either advise and support the implementation of a green travel plan, or provide a total management function.
To find out more about how we can help you promote car sharing and use of public transport with the help of a green travel plan, call us today on 01604 85996, or contact us online.