Construction is the world’s largest industry, consuming around one-third of all raw materials and generating a similar proportion of waste. It also accounts for up to 35%–40% of all global greenhouse gas emissions. Looking at the entire global economy, less than 10% of all resources are being reused. In 2022, the share of circular inputs—materials that are reused, recycled or regenerated to minimize waste and environmental impact—dropped from 9.1% to 7.2%1.
- 1/3 of all raw materials are used by the construction industry
- 35%–40% of all global greenhouse gases can be attributed to the construction industry
- 1/3 of all global waste is produced by the construction industry
How can the construction industry help?
The traditional linear economy model involves extracting raw materials, manufacturing products and disposing of them at the end of their life cycle, often into landfills and after very little use.
A circular economy, on the other hand, aims to eliminate waste and pollution and extend the life of resources for as long as possible. This means reducing our reliance on raw materials, reusing and recycling spent products—and even reimagining waste as a valuable resource.
Through adopting business strategies—like a circular economy—that integrate sustainability factors alongside economic ones, you can not only minimize environmental impact, but also help ensure the long-term success of your company.
Construction solutions to help lower your carbon footprint
Embracing resource-efficient construction strategies like Equipment as a Service (EaaS) can be pivotal for helping businesses looking to reduce waste and optimize building performance and jobsite productivity. EaaS allows businesses to access equipment, tools or other resources on a usage basis.
This can minimize waste by reducing the need for new purchases and disposals. EaaS providers are typically responsible for maintaining and repairing equipment, helping to ensure it's always in good working order while maximizing the value over its lifetime.
Hilti’s EaaS offering works in tandem with their intelligent, cloud-connected Nuron cordless platform. The Nuron battery platform and integrated software are designed to help remove inefficiencies and incorporate sustainability at your jobsite—without compromising power, performance or safety.
How does it work?
Nuron’s intelligent 22V batteries harness usage, performance, location and battery health data that is transmitted through a cloud-connected charger every time the batteries are charged. That data then connects to an online profile and can be viewed digitally through an online profile or through Hilti’s tool tracking and resource management solution—ON!Track—which can be accessed from anywhere through a convenient app.
When paired with Tool Fleet Management and ON!Track, Nuron not only facilitates simplified asset management but also allows companies to streamline procurement through operating off of a single platform. By doing so, it allows you to move away from environmentally damaging and hazardous gas (and corded) systems—ultimately helping to reduce costs, waste and complexity.
Streamlined resource management
Tool Fleet Management, Hilti’s Equipment as a Service (EaaS) offering, allows customers to choose from a wide selection of tools, including the latest innovations, on a long-term or short-term use based on business needs and peak demands with additional support for tracking, repairing and replacing tools, all at a fixed cost—without the burden of a large upfront investment. Through Fleet Management, you can reduce product consumption, avoid wasteful buying and unnecessary expenditures. The Fleet Management model helps extend control over the life cycle of Hilti products and contributes to a reduction in waste by helping ensure the businesses we partner with and serve never have more equipment than they need, while also helping to eliminate the hassle and cost of equipment repair and replacement.
Pair with ON!Track tool and equipment tracking and management for optimal transparency to your tool crib through an app that shows you which tools are being used, where they are being used at and when.
Maximize benefits with Hilti’s Nuron
We aim to lead the industry in circularity and low carbon footprint solutions to help accelerate your sustainability initiative and drive change in the resource-intensive construction industry. As an ISO 14001 certified company, Hilti has implemented practices for an effective environmental management system.
Partnering with companies like Hilti can help you reduce your environmental footprint. Access to Tool Fleet Management and ON!Track services provides data that can be used to help simplify processes and to make more informed decisions about your tool crib and your business.
Generate maximum value, streamline operations and contribute to the betterment of the environment while reducing your business’ resource consumption by implementing a more sustainable usage model like Hilti’s Fleet Management to help your business thrive in a circular economy.
1Deloitte Circularity Gap Report: https://www.circularity-gap.world/