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How To Achieve Net Zero Carbon Emissions on Job Sites Using Construction Cameras

How To Achieve Net Zero Carbon Emissions on Job Sites Using Construction Cameras

As the world becomes increasingly aware of the need to take action against climate change, many industries are looking for ways to reduce carbon emissions. The construction industry is no exception and has a unique opportunity to lead the way in achieving net-zero carbon emissions.

Construction cameras can help make this happen by providing real-time data and analytics that allow builders and developers to optimise energy use on job sites. With the right technology in place, construction can be a model for sustainable building practices that minimise greenhouse gas emissions.

In order to achieve net-zero carbon emissions in the construction industry, contractors and developers need to start using technology such as construction cameras. Construction cameras can help streamline the construction process and optimise energy usage, which can lead to a more sustainable project. By using these cameras, contractors can save time and money while meeting all of the necessary environmental regulations.

How can construction cameras & their features be used to achieve net-zero carbon emissions?

Live Streaming Cameras To Monitor Your Job Site

The use of solar-powered cameras helps to reduce on-site carbon footprint since there’s no need for cable connection or generator usage. Having a 24/7 live view from anywhere also allows you to keep tabs on your project at all times without having to make frequent site visits which can be time-consuming when managing projects remotely.

Having reliable distance monitoring tools reduces unnecessary costs associated with transporting personnel between individual worksites and key locations around the globe. Maybe add a sentence about saving CO2 emissions from transport for site visits – cars/planes 

Gate Report 

With artificial intelligence, construction cameras can keep an eye on the number of vehicles delivering to a site and the time differences between the entry and exit of those vehicles. This ensures regulations and requirements surrounding carbon footprint monitoring can be met!

Contractors are able to control how many vehicles leave their source at a particular time. They access live views from anywhere and thereby reduce commute emissions, fuel consumption and road congestion while also decreasing noise pollution because they can see progress in real-time!

Cloud Storage

Construction Cameras are a must-have for any construction site. With this, everything that happens on your project gets recorded and stored on the cloud in high resolution so you can go back at any time to verify events that happened while the camera was active or just take advantage of what you have captured beforehand by saving clips from different days into your own video library!

These recordings can be used to monitor compliance with construction waste management plans – I’m not sure how this fits into the ‘cloud storage’ section. Maybe we need to explain how it can help the site to comply with the site’s waste management plan.

Weather Feature 

Evercam’s weather feature gives construction managers the opportunity to check the weather forecast for that day, or retrospectively see what the weather was like on a certain date in the past. Having this knowledge at their fingertips helps them to better understand when to schedule weather-sensitive operations such as crane lifts, as well as reduce downtime due to inclement conditions like storms that could harm equipment.

It’s also very useful when making ‘extension of time’ claims to the client due to bad weather or when verifying these EoT claims from subcontractors. With this knowledge of which time periods are going to be most productive, they can make sure that every day counts and keep the project on programme and on budget. 

BIM (in the construction phase of a project)

While BIM fosters a more transparent process at the very beginning of any construction project, the 3D models provided by BIM offer a plethora of benefits including streamlined real-time collaboration and simulation throughout the construction process, allowing for workflows to be reviewed as well as enhanced at every stage. This is important because it can lead not only towards more efficient designs but also less time spent on manual labour such that buildings are designed with their environmental footprint already considered from day one rather than after installation has occurred; all these factors combined result in an increased sustainability profile. 

Construction cameras are a great way to ensure that your project stays on schedule and within budget. Now you can use them in tandem with BIM, which will enable you or other stakeholders to get an accurate visual for how things are progressing throughout every stage of construction from planning all the way until final completion!

Case studies of projects that have successfully used construction cameras to achieve sustainability goals

Living Lab

The Living Lab home has been designed and developed to restore and regenerate natural ecosystems from grey to green in a cost-effective manner. Leveraging the best building materials, focusing on future generations and working with the highest quality trades and techniques, they have discovered innovative ways to build a home.

This home incorporates the most advanced products and systems from leading manufacturers and technology companies from across the globe. Living Lab intended to build, prioritise, educate, and demonstrate a model for sustainable living that can be replicated by individuals or from a community standpoint.

The Living Lab will prove sustainable living which is important and viable for both current and future generations beginning today.

Evercam Construction Cameras partnered with Specialty Publishing on such an important project and provided technology that will help them teach the world how to realistically build a sustainable home.

John Sisk & Son, Mater Hospital

Sisk have been able to design and build this hospital in a way that will be more efficient, while also reducing its environmental impact. Not only will the new construction organically generate revenue through energy-saving measures, but by implementing these strategies on-site with the subcontractors, they have also helped to reduce waste. 

As part of Sisk’s goal to achieve Net Zero emissions by 2030, the team has expanded their scope of carbon reporting to include further Scope 3 emissions, including Sisk-purchased materials; they have continued installing smart meters on all new Sisk sites;

They have mandated the use of Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) across UK and Ireland; and developed a programme of engagement with the supply chain which encourages the measuring, reporting and reduction of their scope 1 and 2 carbon emissions, seeks to challenge and reduce unnecessary waste, e.g. packaging and single-use plastics, and many other measures. 

In conjunction with Evercam, Sisk monitors its projects using construction cameras to ensure that lights are switched on and off appropriately and that no energy is consumed or otherwise wasted after working hours. Construction cameras have the potential to help reduce a site’s carbon footprint and contribute to net-zero targets.

The features of construction cameras such as solar power, live streaming, time-lapse, recordings, remote access, and data analysis of vehicle movement can all be leveraged to achieve these sustainability goals and be used to help reduce the carbon footprint of a construction project.

If you want to learn more about how Evercam’s construction cameras can help your business contribute to a greener future book a demo with us today.