Why Lighting Towers Really Can Impact Your ESG Score
Blog-July 14, 2023
Imagine a friend told you they were going to lose 5 kilograms, but the following day you watched them put twelve sugars in their coffee.
Chances are, you’d have your doubts about how well their weight loss was likely to go.
It’s not that those sugars are enough to totally derail a diet; it’s that small things like this add up – and eventually turn into much bigger problems.
The same is true of construction firms’ attempts to become more sustainable.
While bold, innovative technology will play a key role in the industry’s efforts to ‘go green’, the cumulative impact of many smaller decisions will also be pivotal.
And that is why choices like which mobile lighting tower you hire are far more important than some contractors realise.
Improving ESG starts with the small stuff
There is no doubt that Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) scores are an essential part of the future of construction.
With major construction firms trialling software that tracks tier-3 emissions by reading their invoices and a growing trend of public sector tenders requiring evidence of environmental action, forward-thinking contractors must do everything they can to clean up their supply chains – before it’s too late.
Lighting towers are a good place to start because improvements can be made immediately. You don’t have to wait for new technology to emerge; eco-friendly lighting towers already exist and could be on your site within days.
The X-Eco Hybrid Lithium tower light, for example, uses lithium hybrid technology to power six 100W LED lights. The result? 455 hours of continuous light per refuel and 80% silent running.
But will that really have a measurable impact?
There are three ways eco-friendly lighting towers will improve your ESG score:
1. Lower emissions
Tower lights are hardly likely to produce the majority of your emissions, but suddenly cutting their emissions by 94% will still have a clear effect. On a large enough project, this can translate to a very large reduction – and one that is clearly measurable for your ESG reports.
2. Less noise
Sound pollution is a growing social concern, especially as more research confirms the health hazards associated with excessive noise. With silent running tower lights, construction projects can run throughout the night without disturbing the local community – and therefore contributing to an improvement in social impact.
3. Safer sites
Given the number of accidents suffered on construction sites, firms have a clear social responsibility to keep their workers safe – and eco-friendly tower lights are, in many cases, essential to this.
From increasing visibility so that workers can see trip hazards to reducing cognitive load and headaches so that accidents are less likely, the case is clear for lighting towers as essential to every safe construction site.
How much could lighting towers improve your ESG score?
One of the most common concerns around ESG is how to measure a firm’s total impact. Fortunately, we have created an eco-calculator specifically to empower contractors to quantify the effect switching to eco-friendly tower lights will have.
Use it today to see how much better your ESG score could be using our Eco-Calculator.