Carbon Footprint Articles

  • SSE - Leading Responsible Buying - Case Study

    SSE, one of the largest utilities in the United Kingdom with revenues of over £28 billion, has been. providing energy and related services for over 70 years. The company has long been a leader in. sustainability and is continuously working on ways to improve its impact on the environment and. community. A priority focus area to strengthen sustainability for SSE is through its extensive ...


    By AMEE UK Limited

  • Carbon footprint

    Carbon Footprint - what it is and how to measure it. Climate change is of high concern, driving growing demand for carbon footprint information. This white paper is designed to help your organisation get started with an efficient and effective approach to address this topic, building on existing international standards and European reference data. Please, click ...


    By thinkstep

  • dm drugstore market - Case Study

    Product Carbon Footprint of toilet paper. The Case Study has served to make the company much more aware of the future-relevant subject of CO2 balancing. The notion of sustainability with the objective of treating natural resources with respect and reducing emissions is a firmly anchored principle of dm-drogerie markt. Ongoing analyses of CO2 emissions sources are therefore of central ...


    By thinkstep

  • Carbon Footprint of electronic products

    Calculating the carbon footprint of electronic products with life cycle assessment. This whitepaper introduces a methodological approach for calculating the product carbon footprint considering industry-specific challenges and characteristics. The methodology is based on the extensive knowledge and experience of LCA practitioners. It enables and ...


    By thinkstep

  • Carbon Footprint of electronic products

    Calculating the carbon footprint of electronic products with life cycle assessment. This whitepaper introduces a methodological approach for calculating the product carbon footprint considering industry-specific challenges and characteristics. The methodology is based on the extensive knowledge and experience of LCA practitioners. It enables and simplifies the calculation of ...


    By thinkstep

  • The carbon footprint of New Zealand’s built environment: Hotspot or not?

    Executive Summary Energy use in buildings contributed 19% of society’s global carbon footprint in 2010, according to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The value quoted for New Zealand is typically around 5% (Figure 1a) and sometimes as low as 2% (considering only direct combustion of fuels). These values derive from New Zealand’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory ...


    By thinkstep

  • World’s busiest airport opens new terminal - Case Study

    Four years in the making and twice the size as originally planned, the world’s busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, opened its new terminal on May 16, 2012. The new terminal, titled Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International, is dedicated for international travelers and is expected to reduce the demand on existing airport ...


    By Harmony Enterprises, Inc.

  • Let’s take a page from the Paris agreement and commit to a personal climate target

    As nations pledge greenhouse gas reductions, so should we More than 150 country representatives will convene in New York today to sign the historic Paris Agreement, a legally binding international pact to limit greenhouse gas pollution and build resilience to the effects of ...


    By Ensia

  • How can we reduce concrete’s hefty carbon footprint?

    A roomful of materials scientists, gathered at UCLA for a recent conference on “grand challenges in construction materials,” slowly passed a brick-size white block around the room. They held in their hands, briefly, part of the solution to one of those grand challenges. The white block, rock solid and surprisingly lightweight, was a new alternative to cement, the glue that holds ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • How can we reduce concrete’s hefty carbon footprint?

    Bit by bit, innovators are chipping away at this ubiquitous material’s environmental downsides A roomful of materials scientists, gathered at UCLA for a recent conference on “grand challenges in construction materials,” slowly passed a brick-size white block around the room. They held in their hands, briefly, part of the solution to one of those grand ...


    By Ensia

  • The best way we can reduce energy’s carbon footprint? Nurture nuclear.

    History shows us that nuclear power is the fastest, smartest approach to decarbonizing electricity. When you look to the year ahead, what do you see? Ensia recently invited eight global thought leaders to share their vision for the environment as it relates to business, culture, ecosystems, energy, food, health, water and the world ( ...


    By Ensia

  • Energy analysis of reclaimed water application for irrigation in arid and semi-arid regions

    Freshwater availability is the major constraint to agriculture in arid and semi-arid regions. The groundwater and energy conservation of applying reclaimed water for irrigation was analysed, using Southern California as the spatial domain for model testing. An extensive compilation of the most recent publicly available datasets was used to calculate the energy intensity for each water supply ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • 4 Steps to Reducing Aviation’s Carbon Footprint

    We live in an increasingly hyper-mobile society with over three billion passengers being carried by the world’s airlines in 2013, and an estimated 31% growth in passenger demand by 2017.  This accounts for hundreds of millions of tonnes in greenhouse gas emissions worldwide, greatly impacting global warming, climate change, and ultimately the sustainability of life on this wonderful ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • How can I make my lab greener? 5 tips to reduce your lab’s carbon footprint

    Many laboratories want to make their operation more environmentally friendly and reduce their carbon footprint. The 5 steps below are a good starting point for simple changes to get closer to being a green lab We’ve been reading the great tips and ideas on mygreenlab.org to reduce the carbon footprint of your lab. Why not try these simple changes to ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Itella - Carbon footprint calculation with the help of Tofuture - case study

    Itella is a service business whose core competency lies in information and product flow management. One of the key issues on Itella´s responsibility agenda is the carbon footprint of its service products, e.g. letters, parcels, unaddressed mail, magazine delivery and hybrid mail services. Tofuture helped Itella to introduce systematic carbon footprint calculation by developing a system that ...


    By Tofuture Oy

  • Analyzing the lifecycle of beer case study

    Challenge: A global brewing company requested Antea Group's Global Corporate Consultancy assess greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that result from the complete life cycle of beer and how the most common package types contribute to the "carbon footprint" of its products. The analysis was to be conducted in the context of the entire product value chain, from materials extraction and agriculture ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Carbon footprint of the households' consumption in China

    This paper studies the direct and embodied carbon footprint of households' consumption in China. The study results show that the embodied carbon footprint of Chinese households is far higher than direct carbon footprint. The direct carbon footprint of urban households is resulted from consumption of power, heat and petroleum products, while the rural households are mostly due to consumption of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Case study - Itella

    ITELLA – Carbon footprint calculation with the help of Tofuture Itella is a service business whose core competency lies in information and product flow management. One of the key issues on Itella´s responsibility agenda is the carbon footprint of its service products, e.g. letters, parcels, unaddressed mail, magazine delivery and hybrid mail services. Tofuture helped Itella to ...


    By Tofuture Oy

  • Case study -Carbon footprint for major oil refining company in Abu Dhabi

    Anticipating Future Legislative Requirements In 2011 WKC assisted a major oil refining company in the UAE with an extensive programme to quantify their entire organizational GHG emissions in a systematic manner. The project was developed in anticipation of future legislation related to Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions reduction in the UAE, opportunities offered by the ...


    By WKC Group

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