Adopting high-performance alternative energy sources to support our economy is the shared goal of the construction industry.

Industry's efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on building sites


The integration of efficient alternative energy sources has become a priority shared by all players in the construction industry. The materials and equipment used on construction sites account for around 20% of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with these projects. At a time when construction companies are striving to reduce their carbon footprint, the need to find alternatives to combustion engines is becoming imperative.

The challenge of energy choices


With the rapid development of alternative powertrains, professionals in the sector are faced with a complex choice between electric powertrains, biofuels and hydrogen. The uncertainties surrounding government policies add a further dimension to this complexity. A collective approach and a long-term vision are essential if we are to solve the problem of how to power site equipment.

Insights from VINCI Construction


In this third episode of the INTERMAT Chronicles, Didier Thévenard, Equipment Director for VINCI Construction's road business worldwide, shares his insight into how this international company is leading the way in the development of alternative energy sources for construction equipment and machinery. His experience and vision offer valuable insight into the challenges and opportunities facing the industry.

Three Innovative Solutions


Three innovative solutions, all nominated for INTERMAT Innovations Awards, will be highlighted in this article, demonstrating the potential for rapid deployment of electric motors and systems on a wide variety of machines. These concrete examples illustrate the industry's commitment to more sustainable and eco-responsible practices.

INTERMAT 2024 Major Events


Finally, readers will have the opportunity to discover the highlights of INTERMAT 2024, where new sources of alternative energy will be in the spotlight. From product presentations to discussions on emerging trends, the event will provide an essential platform for professionals wishing to stay at the forefront of technological advances and innovative energy solutions.

A long-term vision for a sustainable future


In conclusion, the transition to alternative energy sources in the construction sector represents a complex but necessary challenge. Initiatives such as those of VINCI Construction and the innovations presented at the INTERMAT Innovations Awards demonstrate the industry's determination to play a key role in reducing GHG emissions. With a collective approach and a long-term vision, the construction sector can make a significant contribution to the fight against climate change, while paving the way for a more sustainable future.

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