Polygon´s services significantly reduce CO2 emissions

Polygon’s water damage restoration services can often contribute to decreased greenhouse gas emissions.

During 2019, we conducted a study together with students from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm to find out how much CO2 emissions can be avoided by using drying techniques to restore properties after water damage – instead of demolishing and rebuilding.

A Life Cycle Assessment method was used in the study to build the model for the calculations. Afterwards, we  collected data from over 350 Polygon employees in six countries and made an initial calculation of the aggregated emissions savings.

The main drivers of CO2 emissions are production of new materials, transportation of service personnel and electricity use. 

The main conclusion of the study was that both CO2 emissions and costs can be significantly reduced when Polygon, as well as other companies using effective drying techniques, arrive early at the water damage site – the sooner we are in place, the greater the chance that property and materials can be restored rather than replaced.

The study indicates that the use of Polygon’s water damage restoration services avoided around 11,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions in 2019. This is equivalent to approximately 16,000 return flights from London to New York