Mott MacDonald’s embodied carbon accounting and planning solution has become the latest addition to the company’s digital solutions platform Moata, it has announced.

Reducing carbon in construction

Moata Carbon Portal supports clients who recognise the importance and value of reducing carbon in construction by offering rapid calculations and insights that highlight major opportunities for innovation and efficiency.

The carbon portal was unveiled more than four years ago in response to the urgent need to manage carbon in construction and to address climate change.

As the industry’s first carbon calculator for building information modelling (BIM) designed assets, it has helped deliver low carbon outcomes for Mott MacDonald and its clients in line with the Carbon Management for Infrastructure standard, PAS 2080.

By making the carbon portal a part of the Moata digital solutions platform, it can help clients understand the capital and operational carbon emissions of infrastructure assets.

This allows designers to quickly identify hotspots during the optioneering phase, facilitating low-carbon design when decision-making is more flexible.

It features cross-sectoral coverage with new components added to its libraries, based on the latest regionalised emission factors for materials, highways, civils, energy, water and transport facilitating international use. It also supports Revit plug-in and integration with Civil 3D. BIM data can be imported so others can adjust their designs easily.

Kim Yates, head of Moata Carbon Portal, said: “We’ve given all our colleagues access to the portal to help them cut carbon and costs as much as possible.

'Rich data and deep domain knowledge insights'

"Through rapid real-time carbon calculations based on rich data and our deep domain knowledge insights, we are perfectly placed to help clients from all industries with their carbon mitigations and physical adaptions on current and future projects. This will help them work towards a net-zero future and deliver those essential low carbon outcomes.”

Moata Carbon Portal is currently being used by Auckland Council and Watercare in New Zealand, as well as Affinity Water and JBA in the UK as part of their low-carbon delivery strategy.

Find our more and see Moata Carbon Portal in action here