On-Site Magazine

United Rentals helping track carbon emissions

By Adam Freill   

Construction Equipment Green Construction

Fleet management platform is allowing customers to track estimated emissions from equipment on jobsites to reduce their carbon footprint.

(Photo courtesy of United Rentals, Inc.)

United Rentals is offering an Estimated Emissions dashboard to help its customers understand their equipment emissions and make data-based decisions to make changes that will help reduce their carbon footprint.

Part of the company’s Total Control cloud-based fleet management platform, the digital tool allows users to view rental equipment and jobsites through the lens of current and historical estimated carbon emissions.

Users can view estimated emissions data – specifically, estimated metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent – by equipment category class, time or jobsite.

“Reducing jobsite emissions is a priority for many construction companies and project owners, but it is difficult to manage what you cannot measure,” said Tony Leopold, senior vice-president of strategy and digital at United Rentals. “Access to easily digestible, shareable data on estimated emissions is the first step in the drive to reduce a jobsite’s carbon footprint. With the Estimated Emissions dashboard in Total Control, United Rentals puts this data, and the power to act on it, at our customers’ fingertips.”


United Rentals has an integrated network of 1,500 rental locations in North America, 15 in Europe, 23 in Australia and 19 in New Zealand. It operates in every province in Canada, and offers approximately 4,800 classes of equipment for rent.




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