Envirometer for garages
Below you will find an Envirometer diagram for the average garage. This graph is based on the Envirometers of twenty-one garages (a combination of private garages, most with a showroom, and lorry garages). Bodyshops were not included in this average.
Many environmental aspects proved equally important to all garages; however, four themes were identified that comprise more than 10% of the environmental impact, followed by commercial waste at 4,8%. Electricity and business transport were clearly the key aspects.
The most interesting/relevant key figures in the garage Envirometer have been included below. Once you have created your own Envirometer, you can compare your key figures to the averages and display additional figures.
|Environmental aspect||Key figure||Average||Range||Unit|
|Building energy||electricity / surface area||71.6||58 – 85||kWh/m2|
|heat / building contents||1.7||0.9 – 2.6||m3 gas/m3*|
|total energy / surface area||1.0||0.7 – 1.2||GJ/m2|
|Water||water / employee||16||3 – 30||m3/FTE|
|Waste||waste / employee||1.950||1.000 – 3.000||kg/FTE|
|waste separation percentage||71||56 – 86||%|
|Transport||business transport per employee||6.200||3.200 – 9.100||km/FTE|
|commuting per employee||5.500||2.200 – 4.800||km/FTE|
|Surface area||surface area / employee||109||40 – 180||m2/FTE|
* All energy flows for heating *(natural gas, city heat, wood chips) have been included under ‘fuel’ and converted into natural gas equivalents.
Source of this average Envirometer
In 2014, the Stimular Foundation was commissioned by ECN to calculate the average energy consumption of garages. The companies (Envirometer users) gave their permission to use the data in their Envirometers to generate an average Envirometer for garages. This consists of both lorry and private garages.