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Carbon Benefits: Conducting a Technical Assessment

Your Carbon Management Plan Questions Answered

As the world becomes more conscious of the need to reduce carbon emissions, businesses are now prioritising the consideration of carbon savings in their operations. This is particularly evident in the tendering process, where clients are increasingly asking for an assessment of the carbon savings that can be achieved over the duration of a contract.

If you have a technology or service that offers cost benefits through longer lifespan, reduced production times, decreased maintenance, or improved waste management, it is essential to highlight the carbon saving benefits it also provides.

In fact, disclosing these benefits can often serve as a differentiating factor in winning a tender.

What is a carbon benefits technical assessment?

In simple terms, it involves calculating the embodied carbon emissions of your product or service throughout its lifecycle, and then comparing it to the embodied carbon of a comparable conventional product or service offered by a competitor.

The assessment typically includes considerations such as:

  • Raw materials purchase

  • Transportation to your works

  • Materials and energy use during the manufacturing process

  • Transportation to the client

  • Installation labour mobilisation and transport

  • Installation at the client's site, and

  • Waste disposal.

These calculations provide a detailed understanding of the embodied carbon associated with both the defined delivery, compared with the alternative technology or service.


To illustrate the potential impact of a carbon benefits technical assessment, consider the example of a tool that lasts three times longer than its competitor.

Not only does this result in a 2x carbon savings from reduced tool replacement, it also delivers a 65% reduction in carbon emissions associated with reduced manufacturing, transportation, mobilisation, installation, and waste.

Another example involves repurposing decommissioned oilfield pipelines through removal of anti-corrosion coatings, enabling their re-use for other applications, instead of utilising virgin steel pipework. Which delivered 64-97% savings.


What are the benefits of conducting a carbon benefits technical assessment?

  • It provides a clear outline of the carbon benefits offered by your product or service, further enhancing the advantages related to cost, performance, and waste reduction.

  • An independent third-party verification adds credibility to your carbon benefit claims, ensuring their transparency and accuracy.

  • Investing in developing validated sustainable innovations in your products and services showcases your commitment to combating climate change through the adoption of eco-friendly technologies.

In a world where environmental considerations are increasingly important, conducting a carbon benefits technical assessment is not only a strategic business move, but also a responsible commitment towards a sustainable future.

By quantifying and disclosing the carbon savings associated with your offerings, you can differentiate yourself from competitors, build trust with clients, and contribute to the global efforts of mitigating climate change.

Have any more questions? For more detailed information on any of these points, we offer a free no obligation 30-minute consultation on Carbon Benefits Technical Assessments. Call us, book a meeting or request a call back!


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