HS2 launches innovative virtual exhibition to showcase commitment to tackle climate change
COP26, the UN climate change summit in Glasgow has now begun. HS2 have launched an online environmental exhibition to showcase how the Project is tackling climate change to help the UK become net-zero by 2050.
The exhibition is a CGI replica of Interchange station in the West Midlands and visitors will be able to move around the station and interact with different hotspots to bring up videos, images and more information about the innovative new environmental technologies being used on HS2.
Step through the entrance of the station, walk through the concourse and ticket check-in area and onto the station platform, viewing videos and virtual exhibition areas on the way.
Each area of the virtual station focuses on different environmental credentials of the project, including how HS2 will help to decarbonise the transport sector by providing a low carbon alternative for long distance travel, reducing the need for car and domestic plane journeys.
It provides insights about how the project is using clean construction techniques, improving air quality, designing sustainable stations and creating a green corridor of connected habitats and green spaces for wildlife and people to enjoy.
The exhibition includes over 30 different hotspots which outline how HS2 is helping to contribute to the UK Government’s goals at the climate change summit in Glasgow.
Interchange Station in Solihull was chosen to host the exhibition because of its BREEAM Outstanding award, putting it in the top 1% of buildings in the UK for sustainability.
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We’re also hosting a dedicated COP26 webinar series during the UN summit, covering cleaner construction, sustainable stations and building a railway resilient to climate change. These are open to anyone to attend, and recordings of the webinars featuring HS2 experts and external partners will be also available to view in the virtual exhibition afterwards.
Please register for the webinars:
- 4 Nov – Clean construction webinar: How HS2 is innovating to decarbonise construction and leave a legacy for the future of the industry
- 9 Nov – Resilient, reliable railway webinar: How the adaptation and resilience measures on HS2 will minimise delays and make sure the project is ready for a changing climate
- 11 Nov – Sustainable stations webinar: Why HS2’s stations are environmentally world class and how they will become hubs for other forms of sustainable travel