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Zero Emissions and Sustainable Construction

Here at Garic, we know that as of September 2021, the built environment, of which the construction industry plays a crucial role, contributed some 40% of the total emissions for the whole of the UK, and worldwide, it is estimated that the construction sector accounts for around 11% of global emissions. 

The UK has set national emission reduction targets of 68% by 2030, and 78% by 2035, and there is a need for the construction industry to adopt more sustainable construction methods, whether that be through the more efficient use and re-use of materials, more efficient building designs, or using non-fossil fuel-powered machinery and welfare systems. 

At Garic, as one of the most trusted and leading specialised plant and welfare facility providers in the UK, our approach to sustainable construction comes from the fuels we are using to power our products. The end goal is of course zero net emissions, although as an industry, we are still some way from achieving this goal, we are constantly evolving our product lines, and each time we take one step further in the right direction. 

You can read more about our route to carbon zero here: Our Route to Carbon Zero. How are we getting there?

Our Latest Innovation

We are delighted to announce that thanks to our latest manufacturing processes, our latest Hybrid Welfare Van 2.0 provides the modern comfort our customers have come to expect with any of our Welfare Vans, but with additional environmental benefits!

Powered by hybrid solar energy, and being HVO enabled, this product offers a very low carbon footprint. On top of this, the toilet and drying room have been combined, creating a larger space without compromising on the facilities. While you also have access to critical data, including real-time location and event tracking, driver behaviour insights, fuel efficiency and much more thanks to the premium telematics which come as standard. 

Key environmental features: 

  • 200Kg of carbon savings per week (standard use)* (35-70L diesel p/w)
  • Annualised circa 10 tons of CO2 savings
  • Low carbon footprint (47.9mpg)
  • HVO ready

Our Eco Product Range

Designed with Sustainable Construction in Mind

We have a history of innovation here at Garic and that innovation is used to create some industry leading welfare products and site equipment. Our newest line of products are something of a double-edged sword, not only will they dramatically reduce the emissions on any given site, but they will also save you a considerable amount of money on fuel. What’s not to love!

We have developed, and patented our own (award-winning) solar technology, which is not only designed to tackle the issue of CO2 emissions but also to reduce your costs, all while minimising noise, vibration and the need for servicing! Now that’s what we call sustainable construction!

Our eco product range consists of: 

Static Welfare

The Combi Cabin Eco Series 
The Combi Cabin Eco Series +
8×5 Foot Eco-Efficient Solar-Powered Toilet Block
8×5 Foot Solar Shower Construction Site Unit
Solar Loo Twin + Shower
Solar Dryer / Changing Room 10×8 Foot 

Towable Welfare – 

Armadillo Eco 6 Person Site Welfare Unit
The Armadillo XL Eco
The Armadillo XL+
Armadillo ECO 4.0
The Armadillo XL+ ECO 4.0
The Armadillo XL+2

Mobile Welfare – 

The Eco Welfare Trailer
The Hybrid Welfare Van 
The Hybrid Welfare Van 2.0 

Other – 

Our Eco Tower Lights
Our Hybrid Tower Lights
Solartainer – Solar Energy Store

We do our part, we’re thinking about sustainable construction, and we have the largest, and the most trusted range of eco products and solutions anywhere in the UK. And all of our products are, as always, available: On-Demand. On-Site. On-Time. That’s the Garic Guarantee.

Are you interested in finding out more about the future of welfare units and how they contribute to the future of sustainable construction? The Future of Welfare Units – Garic LTD 

Our Latest Product Offering

You’ve probably already heard about our latest environmentally friendly product offering, but just in case you haven’t, we’ll give you a quick summary of that here too!

The products – Our Armadillo Eco 4.0 and Armadillo XL+ Eco 4.0.

  • CO2 emissions reduced by 80% compared to a standard cabin
  • Fuel costs reduced by 80% compared to a standard cabin
  • Noise pollution reduced by 58% compared to a standard cabin
  • Generator usage reduced by 58% compared to a standard cabin, which enables longer service intervals and reduced servicing costs
  • HVO enabled
  • When the solar battery is in use, there are 0% Nitrogen Oxides (NOx) and Sulphur Oxides (SOx) emissions

And while there is still some way to go and some work to be done in order to promote sustainable construction throughout the entire sector, products such as these are an excellent starting point.

And as ever, we are continuously investing in our own research and development department, with the goal of providing more sustainable construction solutions for work sites up and down the country. 

We’re here to reduce your carbon footprint and reduce your costs, and our end goal is to achieve net-zero carbon emissions in the future.

Garic. On-Demand. On-Site. On-Time. 

Contact us today to discuss your sustainable construction needs. Contact Us Today for Information & Advice

Intelligent Site Planning for Every Sector

Garic’s intelligent online site planning tool helps you deliver successful projects by quickly and reliably planning all of the equipment your site will need, from welfare units and wheel washers, to power generators and lighting. We’ll even advise on maintenance and specify fuel saving and eco-friendly options to help you hit your sustainability targets.