Decarbonizing Bridges: A View From Sweden

Seizing opportunities to reduce carbon emissions through material choices and approaches that support environmental sustainability

Figure 1 – The chart shows CO2 emissions based on data from a 2018 survey made by the bridge department, WSP in Sweden. 
*The data was collected from WSP engineers to reflect the impact of one engineer over a year: in private life, at the office, and from design. “Office” refers to energy use at the office as well as business travel—the latter comprises the majority of the “office” category; “private life” refers to impact from everything done in/part of private life, including home, travel, food, and consumption (products and services); and “design” refers to materials specified by structural drawings for proposed bridges and associated structures.



Daniel Ekström
Sweden

Johan Lindersson
Sweden