Reduce electricity and water consumption
Rental companies constantly look for solutions to save energy. They do not only do this at their customer’s site but also in their own depots and premises.
Suggested actions for rental companies
- Update outdated lighting fixtures with more energy-efficient lighting in all rental branches.
- Raise internal awareness to reduce the consumption of electricity and water.
- Install other electricity saving measures, such as timer controls, blocked radiators, etc.
- Reduce the consumption of non-renewable sources of energy through the use of green and renewable energy, such as photovoltaic panels.
Green modular space solutions
To reduce energy consumption at the worksite, Cramo’s depots systematically work with energy saving measures...
Boels implemented Smart Thermostats that regulate heating based on detected presence of personnel. This has resulted in gas savings of 37% in 2014, and 52% in 2015....
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Green modular space solutions
To reduce energy consumption at the worksite, Cramo’s depots systematically work with energy saving measures such as insulating doors and energy-efficient lighting.
Cramo’s Green Modular Space Solutions is specifically designed to be energy-efficient and to be heated with environmentally adapted heat sources, resulting in up to 70 % reduced carbon dioxide emissions. The modules are well insulated, equipped with carbon controlled ventilation and presence controlled lighting, and can be fitted with solar panels.
Sustainable business depot
In 2014, Hewden inaugurated its 3.6 acres business depot in Bedford. This depot is custom built from the ground up to lead the way in sustainable business operations. Minimizing water consumption was one of the aims Hewden had in mind when designing the depot.
A rainwater harvesting system collects ‘greywater’ which is used for the flushing of all toilets at the depot. Based on average annual rainfall statistics, the system has the potential to collect over 500,000 liters per year, dramatically reducing the water consumption levels at the depot.
Recycling wash bay technologies further reduce the water consumption of the depot. Through the use of the interceptor and separator technologies, the recycled water can be re-used numerous times to wash machinery. This leads to reductions in both the operating costs of the depot, as well as its environmental impact.
In 2013 Boels implemented Smart Thermostats in the Netherlands. This special thermostat detects whether anyone is present at the premises and turns off heating when the premise is empty or when it gets dark. This resulted in a significant reduction of gas consumption, and thus lowered CO2 emissions. It also helped them save money. Boels detected gas savings of 37% in 2014, and 52% in 2015.
In addition, the portal offers the possibility to monitor the daily consumption of both gas and electricity. This offers opportunities to find out which depots waste unnecessary energy and thus where the biggest savings can be made.