Emissions reporting software provides data in real time

Oct. 16, 2023
Machine data would allow fleets to monitor utilization, report on project emissions
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Trackunit Emissions Reporting software uses synthesized machine metadata and individual equipment profiling to provide comprehensive total fleet emissions reporting for off-highway machines and equipment. The software is designed to enhance fleet owners’ ability to meet CO2 targets and win contracts with strict sustainability criteria, according to the company.

“Construction is complex and that has made it difficult for the industry to get really accurate figures on emissions,” said Lærke Ullerup, chief marketing and product manager, in a statement. “The solution and data model is uniquely able to include all equipment, connected and non-connected, using machine learning and the vast data pool to deliver emissions reporting with high accuracy.”

Many government- or state-mandated projects now typically require emissions-reporting stipulations that put the onus on contractors to demonstrate they are not just tracking, but also reducing their emissions, according to Ullerup.

“This software effectively puts users ahead of the game in a regulatory environment that is only moving in one direction in line with net-zero global targets,” she said. “It’s a critical addition to any construction company’s kit to develop their business, build profitability and contribute to a greener industry.”

The software can be used on every type of machine in the off-highway sector and provides a display of emissions from all connected equipment. Fleets can track and, where necessary, act to reduce emissions.

“Our benchmark here is the car dashboard and while we’re not yet at a stage where we can emulate the kind of insight developed by the automotive industry, that has to be the kind of standard we adhere to,” said Ullerup. “That will help construction mimic how the car industry has partly been led by EU legislation to very effectively create a culture of ownership with its customers to take responsibility for their emissions in a relatively short period of time.

“We believe this new software in tandem with regulatory changes can help bring about a similar culture shift right down to the individual operators of machines,” Ullerup said.

Emissions Reporting can also help fleets to avoid the under-utilization of equipment, ensure fleets are in line for tax-saving benefits where local authorities incentivize better tracking, and also offer an abundance of brand-building opportunities through data-based validation of sustainability claims, according to the company.

Source: Trackunit

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Rod Sutton

I have served as the editorial lead of Construction Equipment magazine and ConstructionEquipment.com since 2001. 

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