Emissions calculator to help construction’s sustainability drive
By Catrin Jones16 February 2022
Aggreko, a supplier of temporary power generation equipment and temperature control equipment, has launched a new calculator that will compare emissions and fuel consumption for onsite equipment, helping customers to find greener alternatives to diesel fuel for construction projects.
The new tool, which is accessible on the Aggreko website, will show site and procurement managers real-life savings in carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide and particulate matter emissions, alongside overall fuel consumption.
The calculator recommends real-life solutions based on prospective site applications and power profile. These include greener technologies such as Stage V generators and hybrid battery systems, alongside alternative fuels such as hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO).
Chris Rason, managing director at Aggreko Northern Europe, says the new calculator is a necessary step to assist the ongoing decarbonisation of the construction industry. “Our approach to decarbonisation is that each small switch now adds up to make a big difference over the long term. The fact the calculator can show bespoke alternatives to traditional diesel generator set-ups that can deliver environmental savings on-site is, therefore, key to this.
“The adoption of innovative new equipment that uses more sustainable fuels more effectively is foundational to our milestone new initiative, Greener Upgrades, which will help tackle pollution across the supply chain.”
Aggreko, which was acquired by a consortium of TDR Capital and I Squared Capital in August 2021, have pledged to reduce the diesel fuel used by customer solutions by at least 50% by 2030.