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April 4, 2023

On the path to net-zero: The construction journey

On a global scale, the construction industry accounts for an incredible 40% of CO2 emissions and the UK’s built environment is responsible for 25% of the UK’s GHG emissions.

Unquestionably, demands of this scale require new ways of working to be implemented and MachineMax understands the increasing importance of carbon reduction on construction projects. Working on projects such as HS2 and with National Highways, we are an increasingly crucial tool for companies to proactively reduce carbon emissions by providing the solution to measure, benchmark and reduce carbon emissions emitted from construction plant, equipment and machinery.

On average, construction plant and equipment is operating only 4 hours per day and idling as much as 45% of this time. By aggregating and standardising data, MachineMax is enabling construction organisations to visualise the real-time performance of their equipment in a simple, intuitive but powerful platform; providing the management insight to eliminate waste, reduce cost and drive down unnecessary carbon emissions. On average, companies have seen a 12% reduction in carbon emissions and a 20% fuel reduction by implementing the insight from the MachineMax platform.

Several MachineMax customers have reported significant cost and carbon savings. By implementing changes based on the data provided by MachineMax, here are what they have been able to achieve:

Imerys:

“We’ve been able to reduce our fuel usage by 25% and our idling by 3-10% just from implementing changes based on the data we receive from MachineMax”

Cemex:

“For one single machine we were able to save over £20,000 on fuel usage and maintenance and we were only aware of this through analysing the data from MachineMax”

Murphy:

“On HS2 Euston we were able to reduce our carbon emissions by 10% through MachineMax, which is great in utilities because it’s really hard to turn that engine off.”

In conclusion, MachineMax provides a data-driven solution to support the decarbonisation of mobile equipment. By collecting and providing data with context, businesses can make informed decisions that improve productivity, reduce costs, and support sustainability. With the potential to reduce unproductive idling, optimise fleet mix, and introduce more sustainable solutions, MachineMax is helping to drive the transition to a more sustainable future.

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