6 Future Sustainability
indicators have been identified (refer to Appendix 2) to enable
monitoring of the performance of the project and its ability to
meet the sustainability objectives.
6.2.1 Design Monitoring
the Contractor’s design development is likely to include the
- design for energy efficiency;
- design for on-site renewables (if any) and for carbon
- design for transportation and accessibility;
- water efficiency during construction; and
- low environmental impact materials.
measures would support the Sustainable Development Policy for the
Project, the sustainability objectives and sustainability in
general. Further information is presented in the Sustainable
Resource Management Framework and the Materials Plan in Appendix 5.
This plan, as translated into the Employers Requirements will be
used by Transport Scotland’s FRC Sustainability Team to
monitor the progress towards achieving the project sustainability
objectives. It will also form part of the basis for evidence
gathering for CEEQUAL (refer to Section 7) and also for both the
construction and operational monitoring, and should be used by the
Contractor during development of the Environmental Management Plan
6.2.2 Procurement Stage
and Construction Monitoring
monitoring of procurement and construction activities is likely to
- the selection of the tenderers based on
criteria which will include a review of their sustainability and
carbon management credentials;
- the construction Contractor will develop an EMP, for the
construction phase of the project, as suggested above. By
incorporating the information within this Sustainability Appraisal
and Carbon Management Report (including the Energy and Carbon
Report (Appendix 6) and the Sustainable Resource Management
Framework, see Appendix 5), the EMP should aim to minimise and
manage potential environmental and sustainability effects of the
- the construction Contractor’s activities on-site will be
monitored by Transport Scotland to ensure the environmental and
sustainability requirements of the EMP are delivered appropriately
measures would support the Sustainable Development Policy,
sustainability framework objectives and sustainability best
practice in general.
monitoring of the operation of the FRC Scheme may be considered in
order to check performance against the sustainability objectives
and ultimately the delivery of the FRC Sustainable Development
- actual number of planned
- actual number of unplanned (non-weather) closures; and
- actual number of closures to any class of vehicle due to
adverse weather conditions.
- average time lost per vehicle
- provision of cross-Forth infrastructure
to facilitate multi-modal transport.
- actual energy requirement;
- actual energy used and CO2 emissions; and
- actual sources of energy for the scheme.
- number of reported roadkills of protected
- number of new records of species and habitats of nature
- reported significance of residual
- actual number of and significance of
direct and indirect residual effects on archaeological sites and
- absolute concentrations
(µg/m3) for NO2 and PM10 at
selected residential properties and other sensitive
- actual number of watercourses impacted
and significance of impacts;
- actual impacts on water quality; and
- percentage of mainline drainage passing through SUDS.