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ERA upgrades CO2 calculator

9 June 2023

ERA upgrades CO2 calculator

The European Rental Association (ERA) has released a new and improved Equipment CO2 Calculator to facilitate making sustainable choices regarding machinery.‎

The updated version 2.0 includes an ‎expanded scope, enhanced functionality and improved navigation to make it easier to use by stakeholders such as hire companies, contractors, OEMs, public authorities and equipment users.

Michel Petitjean, Secretary General of ERA, said: "This is a significant upgrade to our Equipment CO2 Calculator that is based on extensive feedback from ERA members and other equipment stakeholders."

In addition to the original construction equipment calculator, there are now categories for handheld tools and modular space, with the calculations ‎tailored to each category of equipment across the parameters of production, transportation, ‎lifetime and utilisation, energy consumption, maintenance and end-of-life. ‎

The new version adds an option for group calculations for a ‎specific project, task or job site, or an entire equipment fleet, with the results showing ‎the total carbon footprint.‎ 

The free-to-use calculator was first released in January 2021 to enable equipment ‎stakeholders to determine the carbon footprint of construction equipment over a defined period of time or its entire ‎lifecycle, with the results providing an estimate of the CO2e emissions per hour of use. 

It was ‎updated two months later to enable comparisons between different user scenarios and include ‎alternative fuel choices. ‎


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