Carbon footprint calculation for demolition work
We can measure the climate impacts of re-utilisation for each demolition site and the waste generated there, that is, the carbon footprint of the demolition site. Carbon footprint calculation is carried out with a carbon footprint calculator developed by Lotus for demolition work. The calculator is based on the EN 15804:2012 Sustainability of construction works standard, which is part of the CEN/TC 350 family of standards. We are the only company in the Nordic countries that can measure the carbon footprint of demolition work.
The carbon footprint calculator was developed to meet the growing need of organisations to pay attention to responsibility and environmental aspects. It not only reveals the most low-emission working methods but also encourages our employees to work in an environmentally friendly manner. The carbon footprint calculator enables us to enforce sustainable development and to provide explicit information to support our customers’ sustainable development and environmental strategies.
The calculation includes emission and waste reports. The emission report includes the calculation of energy consumption, fuel, transport of equipment to the demolition site, emissions resulting from the transport and treatment of construction waste, along with emissions avoided through the recycling or energy use of materials. The waste report specifies different waste components and their delivery locations.