Electric Construction Equipment: Fewer Emissions and Healthier Jobsites
Construction equipment that burns fossil fuels accounts for a significant amount of a building’s initial carbon emissions. Volvo’s line of electric equipment is out to reduce that.
As we move away from our reliance on fossil fuels and toward a low-carbon future, the equipment we use for HVAC systems, kitchens, and other building functions is slowly shifting to all electric. The equipment we use to construct these buildings is another matter.
The carbon impacts from this equipment and other processes on the construction side is thought to be significant, as described in this month’s BuildingGreen report The Missing Embodied Carbon Link: Construction. Volvo is leading the industry toward reducing potential carbon emissions with the introduction of its all-electric wheel loaders, asphalt compactors, and excavators.
Published June 12, 2023
Ehrlich, B. (2023, May 18). Electric Construction Equipment: Fewer Emissions and Healthier Jobsites . Retrieved from https://www.buildinggreen.com/product-review/electric-construction-equipment-fewer-emissions-and-healthier-jobsites