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Earth Exchange presentation at be2camp working buildings London October 09

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  • Online Maps for Sustainable Procurement and Waste Minimisation in Construction Alex Albon (@earthexchange)
  • Message From (Near) The Top!
    • “ It is imperative that we start to think of waste as a resource wherever possible. Against a challenging economic background it is more important than ever that we enable businesses to find a market for materials which would otherwise be disposed of as waste”
    • The Rt Hon Hilary Benn MP
    • Secretary of State for Environment, Food
    • and Rural Affairs.
    • 3 rd March 2009
  • Key Drivers & Challenges
    • EU Soil Framework Directive, Landfill/Wastes Directives/revised WFD – definition of wastes!!!
    • Landfill Tax escalator (£40/tonne 2009/10 – rising £8/tonne per year to 2013)
    • Site Waste Management Plans Regulations 2008
    • Government ‘ Strategy For Sustainable Construction ’ June 2008 – 50% Reduction in Construction Wastes to Landfill 2012. Zero waste to landfill 2020
  • Overall material consumption by construction industry (>400 Mt per year) M tonnes Quantity of construction and demolition waste generated (~122 Mt per year UK) Waste construction materials that are recycled / reused (~60 Mt per year) Sector Overview
  • Current problem
    • So let’s do what Mr Benn says…
    • Majority of material suitable for re-use (i.e. ‘ Resource ’)
    • However the ‘Ephemeral’ nature of construction projects and variable project programmes makes ‘creating a market’ rather tricky!!
    • Who needs it? When do they need it? How do you get it? What have you got? Where is it and where are you?
    • Current solution:
      • Who you know
      • What you know
      • Last minute
      • Non-strategic
      • Suitable for use?
  • Here I Am?
  • Back in 5 minutes?
  • A Solution
    • Need a… “ Dating Agency ”
    • - National, yet local focus
  • The solution - Earth Exchange ®
  • Features
    • Secure Web-based system to match surplus materials with deficits at the site level via a Google Maps Premier API
    • Covers entire UK with no geopolitical borders and resulting boundary effects!
    • But… has local focus for the user.
  • Features
    • Time based – to incorporate:
      • Changing construction programmes and needs
      • ‘ Quality’ considerations
  • Member’s Site
    • Secure area for subscribers
    • Site and material info
    • User friendly navigable map
    • Search/match results (map and tabular)
    • Associate Member listings
  • Member’s Site – Unique features
      • Multi-site capability user/map configuration
      • Site details – type of construction
      • Multiple-material capability
      • Availability/wanted dates
      • Haulage routes and distances
      • Contacts, communication, alerts, stats
      • Unlimited access and use (no pay per site etc)…
      • NEW - Details of local service providers highlighted by proximity (Labs, haulage, consultants, plant etc).
  • Summary
    • Huge potential to save waste disposal, haulage and procurement costs
    • Earth Exchange ® is a low cost, easy-to-use tool which can interface with SWMPs, BREEAM etc
    • Earth Exchange ® matches material requirements at locations and times to suit you
    • “ Exchange It – Don’t Waste It”
  • Summary
    • Earth Exchange ® : Offers huge financial and environmental benefits:
      • Nearby reusable soils, aggregates and materials mapped at source – virgin materials preserved, haulage reduced etc
      • Procurement time, effort and costs saved
      • Improved RC KPI’s achievable
      • Local users of surpluses mapped – disposal avoided, haulage reduced
      • Project flexibility
      • Potential revenues realised for ‘unwanted’ materials
      •  Reduced Project Costs With Zero Effort!!
  • £4.125 Million Costs Saved 285,000 miles Heavy Haulage Saved 81,000 t Diverted from Landill 156,000 t Virgin Materials Saved
  • Questions?
    • www. earth exchange .com