United Rentals recently outlined ways companies can implement sustainable business practices that reduce equipment greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while maintaining job site productivity and safety.
These practices employ digital tools to guide fleet sustainability decisions and greener equipment options that help construction and industrial companies reach lower-emission targets without erasing profit margins.
“For companies with budgets large or small, reducing job site emissions is possible now,” said Grant Zoldowski, Director of Environmental Management, United Rentals.
Zoldowski continued, “A smart job site sustainability strategy starts with data. Targeting the predominant sources of emissions on projects and job sites allows companies to focus their efforts and dollars on changes that will yield the biggest results. This approach provides the foundation for more sustainable power generation, battery storage and electric equipment options.”
Here are four initiatives companies can take today to make their job sites more sustainable:
“Renting provides an opportunity for companies to experiment with more sustainable solutions such as electric machines, portable power options, and battery energy storage systems without investing in new equipment. All of these technologies can work together to reduce the reliance on petroleum-based diesel and help companies shift to lower-emission and even zero-emission fleets,” said Zoldowski.
To learn more, check out the company’s latest white paper, "Roadmap to Low-Emission and Zero-Emission Jobsites," which shares four practical steps to reduce emissions and the tools and equipment to make sustainability strategies a reality on the job site.