With increasing scrutiny on the emissions and environmental impact of all transport modes, it is important for rail to continue to make its case as the greenest of transportation modes, particularly with the advent of zero emissions road vehicles.
It means that making prudent investment decisions, optimising profit and competing on sustainability will become even more of a focus. With that in mind, new rail franchises are now placing additional emphasis on environmental impacts, sustainability and energy efficiency and it is therefore essential for rail operators to get to grips with what is their and their supply chain’s environmental impacts and energy consumption patterns, whilst still optimising profitability.
Initiatives to reduce rolling stock energy consumption on the other hand not only have significant potential cost-saving benefits, but are now becoming a requirement of many rail franchises. Various techniques, such as life cycle assessment (LCA), are available to assess energy consumption in detail and identify areas where consumption can be optimised and the most environmentally friendly investment decisions made.
LCA is an established method of assessing the environmental (and sometimes social) impacts of a product, service, business, policy or process.
Watch this webinar recording and learn about:
- The drivers for measuring environmental impact and energy consumption in the rail sector
- Influencing investment decisions and improving performance
- How you can measure and improve rolling stock energy consumption
- Some background on what is life cycle thinking and what is LCA
- Our flexible LCA approach
- Some best practice case studies:
- LCA in practice – Trojan Services Ltd
- Rolling stock traction and auxiliary energy consumption optimisation – NS Reitziger
This recording will provide you with a clear understanding of how better measurements and analytical techniques can help to improve rolling stock energy consumption, and how LCA can help you to improve the performance of your products or services.
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