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United Rentals releases white paper on clean construction regs

unitedrentalscleanconstructionforwebOct. 4, 2010 – United Rentals has announced the release of a white paper on clean construction regulations entitled, Clean Construction: A Guide for the Construction Industry and Policy Makers.


October 4, 2010
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Oct. 4, 2010 – United Rentals has announced the release of a white paper on clean construction regulations entitled, Clean Construction: A Guide for the Construction Industry and Policy Makers.

The white paper serves as an essential guide for the construction industry as it faces new clean construction regulations, which cover: air quality and health concerns around diesel emissions; greenhouse gas emissions; direct site impacts to water quality/habitat; and community disturbance from noise, dust, and traffic. It profiles eight policies that have already started to impact the way contractors and equipment owners conduct business, including California's Off-Road Diesel Program and policies in New York, Illinois, and Texas.

The document is also intended as a resource for different levels of government considering diesel emission regulations. It assesses the strengths and limitations of existing policies and provides actionable recommendations for policy makers drafting clean construction legislation in their jurisdictions.

As part of United Rentals' broader commitment to sustainability, the company is also taking proactive steps to measure, track, and reduce its own environmental impacts. Examples include a recent carbon footprint assessment, facility-level energy audits, and lighting upgrades.

Clean Construction: A Guide for Contractors and Policy Makers is the third in a series of white papers on issues of importance to the construction and rental industries, their customers, and the regulatory community. It is available at no charge to the general public and can be downloaded or printed from the company's website at www.ur.com/index.php/about/white_papers