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egstructures@gmail.com
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The world is changing, so how can the Royal Engineers so their willness to change, what impact could we implement today and why should they do it. 

October 27, 2020 at 9:26 AM Flag Quote & Reply

egstructures@gmail.com
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egstructures@gmail.com at October 27, 2020 at 9:26 AM

The world is changing, so how can the Royal Engineers so their willness to change, what impact could we implement today and why should they do it. 

Really interesting to see what replies on the questionnaire.  Happy to share these at the end of the day.

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November 5, 2020 at 4:43 AM Flag Quote & Reply

CO66 Tony Cheales
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The moral imperative the change our ways is not enough. To adapt our approach, we need a clear incentive or driver for change. This will eventually come from legal or regulatory compliance (taking guidance from updated JSP 315 Bldg Perf Stds and DREAM/BREEAM, but exceptions are likely to be given to operational estate). The only short term incentive is social responsibility (unlikely to gain meaningful traction/ change) or a justification built on reducing overall operational demand to build and operate the infrastructure and deployed force. This later point should be strong enough to see short term investment in efficient water treatment, hybrid power generation and efficient cooling and heating systems. While Option Studies and Business Cases only consider Financial Value for Money metrics, the appetite to approve sustainable Spend More Upfront to Save CO2 emissions and through-life costs is unlikely to succeed.
November 5, 2020 at 7:29 AM Flag Quote & Reply

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