Solar and hydrogen-powered cabins cut carbon emissions at HS2 construction sites

In a major step towards greener construction sites, UK-based HS2 has trialled solar and hydrogen-powered welfare cabins across some of its work locations.

Trailed in locations such as Camden, West Ruislip and Uxbridge, the EasyCabin EcoSmart ZERO product is thought to be the world’s first solar and hydrogen-powered welfare unit.

The unit combines both solar and hydrogen power to eliminate carbon emissions from construction sites and are set to be rolled out further across the HS2 project, a new high-speed railway linking London, the Midlands and the North of the UK.

Data gathered for the 16 deployed cabins, over a 21-week period, showed that 112 tonnes of carbon were saved – the equivalent of what would be absorbed by over 3,367 trees annually.

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