5 Key Strategies for More Eco-Friendly Construction Power
Throughout the construction sector, sustainability has become more than a buzzword; it's a core goal that influences many decisions on and off site. With the increase in the number of low-emission zones in major UK urban centres and the escalating requirements of NRMM (Non-Road Mobile Machinery) regulations, considering the environmental impact of a construction site has never been more important. Here are five actionable strategies to enhance the eco-sustainability of your construction site’s power infrastructure.
1. Choose Modern Stage V Generators
At Power Electrics, we have an ever-growing fleet of Stage V generators – made to comply with the rigorous EU Stage V standards. These generators play a crucial role in curbing the release of carbon monoxide, particulate matter, nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbons. To find out more about our fleet of modern and lower-impact generators, click the link below.
2. Correct Generator Sizing
The right generator size is not only a matter of efficiency but also one of cost-effectiveness and environmental stewardship. An undersized generator can lead to power shortages and potential project delays, whereas an oversized generator can result in unnecessary fuel consumption and increased emissions. With over 60 years’ experience, Power Electrics can utilise its wealth of experience to ensure that each generator is perfectly matched to the unique power demands of your project, ensuring a balance between performance and sustainability. Find out more about generator sizing at the link below.
3. Utilise BES Units for Efficient Generator Operation
Marrying diesel generators with state-of-the-art Battery Energy Storage (BES) units from Power Electrics can elevate your site’s power management significantly. This setup allows for peak operational efficiency, with the BES unit banking surplus energy and releasing it at times of low loads – such as at night. The result? Less fuel consumption, reduced emissions, and reduced noise when the generator isn’t running – a clear victory for the environment and community relations!
4. Promote Energy Conservation Culture
Power Electrics believes in power conservation that begins with people. Training teams on energy-saving practices and advocating for an environment-first approach ensures that every member contributes to the site’s energy efficiency. It can be as easy as turning off the heater and lights in a cabin when they’re not needed or not filling the kettle more than you need to – many small actions can make a big impact.
5. HVO Diesel-Alternative Fuel
Power Electrics offers high-grade Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) fuel, this renewable fuel provides the same performance as conventional diesel and can lower your site’s carbon emissions, nitrogen oxides, and particulate output. This advanced fuel exemplifies our commitment to providing our customers with reliable temporary power solutions while also lessening the effect of construction sites on our planet.
By implementing these strategies, you can drastically curtail your construction site’s environmental impact while meeting today’s rigorous project demands. Power Electrics has invested heavily over the last few years in greener temporary power equipment, providing expert solutions that not only reduce environmental impact with the same reliability but can even offer cost efficiencies.
Are you keen to launch an emissions-lowering strategy for the temporary power of your next construction site? Find out more about our Journey to Green or speak with one of our experts via the link below.