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Athina Papakosta

Athina Papakosta

Sustainability Lead - Carbon & Resource efficiency, Skanska Costain STRABAG JV; RICS WLCA PS co-author
Athina is an experienced sustainability professional with structural engineering background, currently leading on Sustainability & Carbon for SCS (Skanska Costain STRABAG joint venture) delivering civil engineering works for a large railway infrastructure project in the UK (HS2 London Tunnels). She has a 12-year track record in environmental sustainability for the construction industry, including carbon and further environmental impact assessment & reporting, strategic direction and target setting for optimised sustainability performance, advisory on impact mitigation solutions and practical implementation & coordination thereof, preparing and delivering training and briefings for various types of audiences on sustainability matters.Areas of specialisation/focus include: Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) for construction, fit-for-purpose carbon quantification and meaningful reporting, sustainability consulting primarily on resource efficiency and carbon emissions, in-depth understanding of key aspects and environmental impacts of concrete, steel, timber and energy & fuels, impact-oriented engagement with supply chain and integration of sustainability in procurement and contract delivery.Lead author of the 1st edition of the RICS Whole Life Carbon Assessment (WLCA) guide, co-author to the 2nd one covering infrastructure assets and overall emissions reporting and active contributor in Concrete Zero, BECD for infrastructure, the UK and European standardisation committees for sustainability assessment for construction works (BSI B/558 & CEN/TC350) and other forums, presenting and publishing.