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Sense and sustainability: Save money and save the environment

Today, more than ever, we’re aware the impact our day-to-day lives have on the environment. We know that many modern conveniences cause harmful pollutants and most of us try to reduce our carbon footprint where possible. We’re encouraged by councils, education establishments and TV personalities to reduce, reuse and recycle.

So, if domestic activities such as heating our homes or cooking a curry add to greenhouse gas emissions, it shouldn’t come as a major surprise to hear that the construction industry is a significant source of pollution.

In order to tackle this issue, the Government has set the UK construction industry a tough target: by 2025 it is challenged to lower its emissions by 50%.

Sounds like a tall order doesn’t it.

This huge reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in the built environment aims to be achieved by the construction of more eco houses and the use of more innovative building materials. By using pioneering alternatives to commonly used supplies, or choosing to build with sustainable materials such as wood, which absorbs CO 2 as it’s grown, toxic emissions will be reduced.

Why sustainable construction?

Whether halving construction industry emissions by 2025 is achievable or not, sustainability is rightly an issue to be addressed within building design and construction.

According to UK Green Building Council: ‘The construction and maintenance of buildings and other structures is responsible for around half of UK carbon dioxide emissions’

Many on-site activities add to this outpouring of emissions, from the operation of heavy-duty machinery and undertaking of demolition works to the burning of materials and the use of toxic building supplies. These all contribute to air pollution in the UK.

Cement is a particular culprit of this pollution and is accountable for half of all the construction industry’s CO 2 production.

Construction sites also generate high levels of particulate matter caused by dust and diesel engines. These invisible particles of carbon are known as PM10, which pollute the local air and could also contribute to global warming.

Reducing your company’s emissions

Obviously, drastically reducing all of the emissions your company creates is not going to happen overnight. So, how else can you ensure your construction company is doing its bit for the environment?

Approximately three-quarters of human greenhouse gas emissions are caused by carbon dioxide — the burning of coal, gas and oil. Reducing how much CO 2 is generated by company vehicles would therefore make a real difference in the continuous combat to reduce toxins in the air.

Bad driver behaviour wastes fuel

How a vehicle is driven has a direct impact on the amount of CO 2 it creates; it can also cause premature wear and tear, meaning serviceable parts need to be changed more frequently. Unnecessary fuel is burnt when idling or speeding and harsh braking damages both tyres and brakes.

Making sure vehicles aren’t driven over a certain speed and that they are turned off whilst sitting in traffic will decrease your company’s environmental impact.

A fleet tracking system will help you to ensure your vehicles are being driven in the most environmentally friendly way possible, thanks to 24 hour GPS monitoring. The trackers, alongside the implementation of a vehicle environmental policy, will raise your drivers’ awareness of the ecological consequences of their behaviour on the road.

By installing tracker systems in your vehicles, you’ll be able to make sure that your drivers don’t waste fuel or employ bad driving habits that will cause excess wear and tear on parts — saving the environment and saving you money too.

If you’re interested in doing your bit for the planet, speak with one of our helpful team, on 0161 476 4050 to discuss how a Phantom tracking system can help to reduce your company’s carbon footprint and wasted fuel.

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Very soon after our second meeting with Phantom, it was clear that a deal would be made between County Car & Van Rental and Phantom. It was only left to negotiate to what level. Phantom are now our only vehicle tracker supplier taking precedence over existing vehicle tracker contracts.

Phantom arranged for County to take on a small number of units initially on a trial basis, he has been always readily contactable to assist with any queries and assisted with any development issues that County have requested.

I have nothing but praise to say about the team at Phantom and foresee a very happy partnership moving forward in the future between County Car & Van Rental and Phantom."

County Car & Van Rental

You will no doubt recall our original conversations earlier in the year and the fact that as a result we recently purchased x2 vehicle tracking devices for x2 of our new, replacement vans.

I just wanted to take this opportunity firstly to thank you personally for your initial advice & guidance with regard to purchasing this tracking system, but in particular I wanted to let you know how pleased and impressed we are with the performance and capabilities of the system which I have to say has by far exceeded our expectations.

The system has been most beneficial and is used on a daily basis to monitor and track the performance and progress of our vehicles in a positive way.

I would have no hesitation in recommending Phantom to anyone considering these requirements."

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