United Rentals Releases White Paper on Clean Construction Regulations
Greenwich, CT - Sep 29, 2010
United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE: URI) today 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 municipal, city, and state governments 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.
Heidi Rawe, Senior Director of Sustainability, noted that “as the leader in the equipment rental industry, United Rentals is committed to providing our customers with the equipment and expertise needed to meet any sustainability goal or jobsite requirement in this changing regulatory environment. We value the opportunity to work with regulators to promote effective regulations that meet industry needs and incorporate lessons learned to date.”
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.
About United Rentals
United Rentals, Inc. is the largest equipment rental company in the world, with an integrated network of 554 rental locations in 48 states and 10 Canadian provinces. The company’s approximately 7,400 employees serve construction and industrial customers, utilities, municipalities, homeowners and others. The company offers for rent approximately 3,000 classes of equipment with a total original cost of $3.8 billion. United Rentals is a member of the Standard & Poor’s MidCap 400 Index and the Russell 2000 Index® and is headquartered in Greenwich, Conn. Additional information about United Rentals is available at unitedrentals.com.
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