|Environmental improvement targets for 2006 – 2010A) Property, energy and water supply
Energy consumption will be reduced by 2.5% by 2007 through transition from direct-acting electric heating to water-borne heating and, where possible, connection to district heating.
Wash facilities will be upgraded with modern cleaning technology. Five-chamber oil/water separators will be replaced with 7-chamber ones, which will increase the percentage of reused wash waters to 95% in keeping with EMÅ-300. Fresh water consumption will be reduced to under 150 litres per wash. This change will have to be implemented in all the company-owned depots by no later than 2008. Facilities will be re-equipped to deal with an additional washing stage. This will entail installing a fully automatic ozone generator which will release 5 grammes of ozone per hour. The addition of ozone will result in a further increase of the reuse percentage because ozone has a positive impact on the following:
the formation of flocs
This measure will be implemented by no later than 2008.
B) Fuel consumption and emissions levels
Fordonen körs för närvarande på diesel av bästa miljöklass 1 och vid alla driftställen där det finns tillgängligt med en inblandning upp till 5 procent RME. I det fall högre procentsats tillåts i förhållande till MK1 diesel skall högre andel RME användas.
Fuel consumption will be reduced by 3% by 2008:
through transition from 3- and 4-speed automatic gearboxes to 6-speed ones
through an increased number of vehicles equipped with semi-automatic and sequential gearboxes.
by replacing traditional oils in the drive line with modern synthetic oils with a considerably lower friction coefficient.
by ensuring that, as far as possible, new diesel-powered vehicles are based on the Common Rail design.
by organising training in Heavy Eco driving for our drivers.
Modern diesel engines are equipped with metal oxide catalysts or CRT filters. Where finances permit, vehicles powered by biogas/natural gas will also be supplied. The engines used will be based on the Marger Misch design and will have to conform to the highest EEV standards.
In regions which have no access to biogas/natural gas, possibilities for transition to gas-to-liquid diesel or FT diesel will be explored and proposals for these fuel types to be included in the existing agreements will be made.
C) Paints, solvents and other chemicals
Only water-soluble paints may be used. The maximum number of solvents and chemicals used in servicing or washing will be reduced to 25. These will, as far as possible, be selected from the Bra Miljöval or Miljösvepet lists. The number of suppliers of such products will also be reduced and priority given to those whose products have a sound environmental profile.
The use of fresh oil will be reduced by 10% by 2010. This will be achieved through transition to modern synthetic lubricating oil and fleet modernisation. These measures will result in both lower oil consumption levels and less frequent servicing intervals.
D) Hazardous waste
Waste oil quantities will be reduced by 20% by 2010. This can be achieved through fleet modernisation and the use of longer-lasting lubricating oil, which will result in less frequent servicing intervals.
Oil and air filters
The use of oil and air filters will be reduced by 23% by 2010, mainly through the measures described above
The use of washer fluid will be reduced by 10% by 2008 through the use of larger containers and better blending methods.
The use of lead batteries will be reduced by 8% by 2010 through transition to heavy-duty batteries.
Toilet cleaning products
The use of toilet cleaning products will be reduced by 30% by 2008. This will be achieved through a continuing transition from chemical closets to flush lavatories.
Currently, Bergkvarabuss uses tyres with a TAH content below 0.1%. Our objective is to replace these with tyres containing 0% TAH by 2008 at the latest.