Construction & Sustainability: Building the Link

Construction companies face the challenge of reducing their carbon footprint significantly to stay ahead of their competitors. The risk of receiving fines or losing out on clients, who are prioritising sustainability more than ever before, means that many businesses are working hard to minimise their impact on the environment.

And for good reason. The construction industry is responsible for around 38% of global CO2 emissions. If we want to reach the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) goal of becoming net zero by 2050, construction companies have no option but to act now.

That’s not to say it’s an easy feat! Many organisations would prefer to stay oblivious to the state of the environment due to the perceived scale of the challenge ahead of them, but there are IoT technologies out there that can help.

Invisible Systems’ energy management system, Eco Lync, has been designed with the construction industry in mind. Rather than requiring a huge overhaul of a site’s operations, Eco Lync works in the background to improve energy efficiency. It does all the work, so that your building work can continue to run like clockwork.

So, how does it work? Invisible Systems’ smart IoT technology automatically manages the demand of power to avoid unnecessary peaks and cut energy usage. The energy management system intelligentially monitors non-essential equipment and appliances and turns them off and on as energy demand varies. This means that large, noisy generators can be replaced with smaller ones or switched to a renewable source, making sites far more energy efficient.

Let’s run through the benefits of Eco Lync:

  • Reduces carbon emissions on construction sites by up to 80%
  • Reduces generator size by over 30%
  • Cuts costs by driving down energy consumption – clients save around £110 per welfare unit every month
  • You’re always in control of your energy usage thanks to real-time, personalised online dashboards
  • Eco Lync is entirely automated, so it runs without intervention and isn’t difficult or costly to maintain
  • Win more contracts by doing your bit for the environment.

Eco Lync is already making waves in the construction industry with the difference that it’s making. One company, Balfour Beatty, was able to save 50 litres of diesel per cabin per week on its A51 Junction Improvement Scheme. Not only this, it also saw an 83% reduction in carbon emissions across its East Rhyl Coastal Defence project – just six months after implementing the energy management system.

The construction industry can no longer stay idle when it comes to sustainability. As such a huge contributor to overall carbon emissions, it’s vital that construction companies work together to minimise their collective impact – and it all starts with IoT technology. By investing in a smart energy management system like Invisible Systems’ Eco Lync, companies can relax in the knowledge that they’re making a real difference. With added benefits such as reduced costs and increased contracts, there really is no reason to put it off any longer.

Want to know what Eco Lync can do for your construction business? Get in touch with our expert team for a consultation.

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