Balfour Beatty slashes emissions by 80%
Construction giant and ECA Member Balfour Beatty has reduced its onsite carbon emissions by 80 per cent in trials of a new EcoNet power management system.
The EcoNet system reduces power demand on the grid and site generators by monitoring energy usage and automatically shutting off equipment that is not in use. The system can be used to manage electric vehicle charging, heating, hot water and lighting power supplies to minimise energy use and optimise performance.
Construction Manager reports that Balfour Beatty has used EcoNet on 21 sites and plans to roll it out to a total of 50 by summer 2021. It has also committed to installing EcoNet on any new site in the UK with more than six facility cabins. The system is expected to save over 2,200 tonnes of carbon per year.