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The Green Spirit

  • The green Spirit

     

  • The Green Spirit

     

At Dallara, we believe that the goal of every company is to create value and to create a better world for future generations. Part of this responsibility is to protect the environment.

For this reason, in recent years, we have disposed of 4,000 m² of asbestos from the roof of our head offices in Varano, replacing it with an insulated material in order to improve energy efficiency. We have also installed a solar panel plant of almost 130 kw of power, allowing for the self-production of clean energy, leading to a reduction of carbon dioxide emissions and other pollutants in the air.

Technological Sustainability

Separate waste collection has a prominent role at Dallara. We divide packing material from general waste, recycle fluid cans, and collect metal shavings to be recycled.

In addition to these tasks, which we believe to be basic, we also recycle all composite materials such as secondary raw materials. These materials are given to other companies who use them as reinforcement for plastic materials.

Collaboration with the Ministry of the Environment

In 2008, the European Union Council launched the “Climate-Energy Package” (20-20-20 ), which commits the Member States to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2020, with the increase of energy efficiency by 20% and the use of at least 20% of renewable sources in total energy consumption.

Furthermore, in 2002, Italy ratified the Kyoto Protocol of 2002, which commits industrialized countries to reducing their greenhouse gas emissions.

In order to ensure high performance and to reduce environmental impact, Dallara has always used the best possible energies and resources to deliver products. Dallara has been striving to further strengthen its environmental policy and to adhere to voluntary commitments and initiatives in line with government policies of the Kyoto Protocol and the “Climate-Energy Package” of the European Union.

As part of this effort, Dallara has started collaborating with the Italian Ministry for the Environment “aiming at promoting initiatives dedicated to enhancing energy saving from improved aerodynamic efficiency of cars and from the extensive use of carbon fiber composites to reduce the overall weight of cars.”

In the context of this agreement, we wish to define a methodology for calculating the carbon footprint, i.e. the impact of human activities on the environment in terms of CO2 emissions.

Based on this methodology, Dallara has begun to measure the carbon footprint in its factories at Varano de’ Melegari and to take corrective actions in reducing CO2 emissions. Dallara will accomplish this goal through the use of a refinement process of aerodynamic research, the use of more refined simulation systems and the activation of innovative technologies, particularly regarding composite materials.

Research for the Environment

At Dallara we do not just measure the carbon footprint of our tasks, but we try to go further with research. We have begun a special project in which we studied a well performing road car and created a new, aerodynamically efficient version of this car using composite materials. The results have been extraordinary in terms of reduced consumption.

We are also helping to design a Formula E car that will use electric engines, in line with our value of eco-sustainable mobility.

We are investing in the use of carbon fiber for weight reduction, for the improvement of aerodynamic efficiency and for the use of electric engines not only in racecars but also in other areas as well. The research that we conduct for our racecars is not only about performance and speed—all of our findings have the opportunity to bring innovation to other sectors, promoting a more sustainable future.

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