The European Rental Association’s (ERA) equipment CO2 calculator is now available in Dutch, French, German, Italian and Spanish, in addition to English.

The ERA equipment CO2 calculator was first released in January 2021 and is a free online tool to enable equipment stakeholders to make more sustainable choices when using construction equipment.

The calculator determines the carbon footprint of construction equipment over its entire lifecycle and is applicable to a range of equipment, from mini excavators and wheel loaders to generators, boom lifts and access platforms.

The results provide an estimate of the carbon footprint per hour of use, allowing construction equipment users to, for example, compare different use scenarios, investigate which part of the lifecycle contributes most to the carbon footprint and evaluate the effects of alternative fuel choices.

ERA said that it hopes making the tool available in more languages will enable more equipment stakeholders to make sustainable choices and minimise their impact on the environment.