MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT KVAR EC™
How does the KVAR EC affect my carbon footprint?
Installation of the KVAR EC affects an organization's carbon footprint in two different ways. Firstly, since the majority of electricity is generated using traditional resources such as gas, fossil fuels and oil, the fact that there is an impact on greenhouse gases is self-evident.
What may come as a surprise, however, is the true extent of that impact. The Carbon Trust has a calculation that determines the carbon footprint of every kilowatt of electricity: 1 kilowatt x 0.57302 ÷ 1000 = 0.000573 tones of carbon (tCO2e). Consequently, 1 carbon tone (tCO2e) = 1754.5 kilowatts.
Secondly, the increased lifespan of each motor reduces the frequency of replacing capital equipment and so results in a further carbon saving. As governments in Europe and worldwide start to target every area of industry and commerce to meet looming energy commitments, the pressure will be on every business to establish a strategy for becoming carbon neutral.