The Federal Environmental Protection Agency is looking at ways that the EPA can encourage and reward corporate America to reduce carbon emissions in all operations. The Kyoto Protocol looks to reduce USA green house gases by 7% (http://unfccc.int/kyoto_protocol/items/2830.php). Just recently, Lisa Jackson (administrator for the EPA) initiated a federal effort to reduce corporate green house gases. Here in California, a crane accounts for 10,744 times more carbon emissions than does the Telecom Lifters’™ method for each rooftop cell site modification! In addition to the incredibly lower carbon emissions, the fees charged by Telecom Lifters™ always are lower than those charged by the crane companies. Any contractor advertising such operational advantages to the providers will excite the providers. Public relations managers will be able to extol their protection of the environment! CFOs will love the reductions in operational expenses that Telecom Lifters™ brings. Safety Managers will appreciate the innate safety and stability of the equipment and procedures. The use of Telecom Lifters™ instead of a crane for any rooftop project always will cost the contractor less, enabling him to bid and fulfill a lower-cost contract. With Telecom Lifters™ on the rooftop instead of a crane in the street, the community, citizens, and businesses will greatly appreciate the fact that there will be no disruption of local business, no blocked traffic, and especially there will be no imminent danger from having a huge crane, and its deadly risk, teetering over them!
Telecom Lifters™ can be proud of its efficient, safe, and well-designed system; it is changing the way contractors and providers conduct business in the field. No longer is it "business as usual".
Assumptions and references:
1. A crane with engine running for 2-hours at jobsite
2. Crane burns about six gallons of diesel per hour = 12 gallons of diesel per project
3. Telecom Lifters™ system runs on 115VAC, and draws 4-amps = 0.46kw
4. Telecom Lifters™ takes about 2-minutes to lift an RBS, and 2-minutes to lower it, but call total run-time = 5-minutes per project
5. The emission coefficient relating to the pounds of CO2 emitted per unit volume or mass for diesel consumed can be found at http://www.eia.doe.gov/oiaf/1605/coefficients.html
6. A crane accounts for 22.384 pounds of CO2 per gallon of diesel; 12-gallons burned = 12 X 22.384 = 268.6 pounds CO2 by crane per project
7. Referring to: tonto.eia.doe.gov/ftproot/environment/e-supdoc.pdf from the D.O.E., the US average is 1.638 pounds of CO2 emitted per 1-kwh of electricity generated
8. In California, electricity generation accounts for 0.305 pounds of CO2 per one kilowatt-hour.
9. Telecom Lifters™ runs for 5 minutes per project = 0.083 hour; 0.305 X 0.083 = 0.025 pounds of CO2 per project.
10. Compare: Crane = 268.6 pounds, Telecom Lifters™ = 0.025 pounds; 268.6 divided by 0.025 = 10,744 times more CO2 emissions attributed to a crane than to Telecom Lifters™
11. Using a crane to modify just 1000 cellular tower sites in the San Francisco Bay Area accounts for 10.7 million times more carbon emissions than using the Telecom Lifters™ system to do the same work!