carbon footprint certification Articles

  • Water: a critical component of any sustainability strategy

    Reducing water use is becoming an increasingly important sustainability metric for business. Viewpoint by Michael Gifford, Head of Operations & Delivery Partners, Carbon Trust Certification, and Morgan Jones, Standard Certification Manager, Carbon Trust Certification. The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • DCWASA’s certifiable, utility-wide GHG inventory

    ABSTRACT In response to increased emphasis on sustainability and the reduction of carbon/greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DCWASA) and its program managers have developed comparisons of options intended to lower the AWTP’s GHG inventory (also called “carbon footprint”). These comparisons have used different assumptions as tothe carbon density of ...


    By Cambi Group AS

  • Arab explorer completes CO2 neutral expedition

    Egyptian explorer Omar Samra, 33, has returned to Dubai to calculate his CO2 emissions in order to offset any environmental damage caused by his successful summiting of 16,050ft Mount Vinson, Antarctica’s highest mountain. Through a sponsorship partnership with Dubai-based Carbon Credit brokerage, Advanced Global Trading (AGT), Samra will have his team’s emissions calculated and the ...


  • Eco-Cities

    This article presents concepts and synthesis of ecocity developments, using Hammarby Sjöstad in Sweden, Dongtan, Tianjin and Qingdao in China, Masdar in the United Arab Emirates and Treasure Island and Sonoma Mountain Village in California as case studies. An ecocity is a city or a part thereof that balances social, economic and environmental factors (triple bottom line) to achieve ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Polaris Realty case study

    Polaris Realty is a 40 year old commercial property management company with a portfolio of 13 properties located in Quebec, British Columbia, and Ontario. All of their buildings have been recognized as BOMA BESt and LEED EB, a voluntary environmental certification standard for buildings, and their AXA Place in Vancouver won the BOMA Earth Award in 2010. In 2010, Polaris began working with e3 ...


  • Actions speak louder than greenwash

    The road to hell is paved with good intentions but it’s time for businesses to stop jumping on the green bandwagon and take decisive action in the battle against climate change and environmental degradation.One has only to walk out of the front door these days to be assailed with messages from companies proclaiming their green credentials. Manufacturers, retailers and developers are falling over ...

  • Insights from the CarbonExpo

    Opportunity or threat for the food and agriculture sector? Identifying opportunities related to a well-designed carbon price rather than dwelling on potential negative implications were discussed in a panel at last week’s Carbon Expo in Melbourne. Deborah Kerr, Manager for Natural Resource Management from Australia's National Farmers Federation, talked about their members looking for ...


    By thinkstep

  • Green existing buildings is easier (and cheaper) than you think

    Commercial, industrial, institutional, and residential buildings are the most significant users of energy in the United States. Almost 70% of all generated electricity and about 12% of available potable water goes to support use and occupancy of buildings. Buildings play a major role in the quality of life for the 307 million people who go in and out of them every day and have a significant ...

  • Time to take a stand

    With summer approaching its end, the UAE is preparing to get back to work. And for many that means slapping on a name tag, putting up a stand and showing off their business in one of the country’s cavernous exhibition halls. The period between now and the end of the year is perhaps the busiest for exhibitions – with high-profile annual events like tech extravaganza GITEX and real ...


  • GHG quantification reporting and lifecycle assessment: does one size fit all?

    Corporate and government entities have been developing and reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emission inventories, some for well over a decade. The basis for developing these inventories has evolved from voluntary mechanisms (e.g., sustainability reports; registries like the DOE 1605(b) or The Climate Registry) to regulatory requirements (e.g., EU Emissions Trading Scheme, US EPA Mandatory Reporting ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Case study - Biogas monitoring for upgraded biomethane

    By working with a range of partners worldwide, Geotech is involved in a range of projects at the cutting edge of biogas production and processing.  The recent landmark deal agreed between Marks & Spencer (M&S) and Future Biogas, a major biogas plant operator, is for the purchase of biomethane certificates. The deal sees M&S purchase 35,000 Mega-Watt hours (Mwh) of certificates, ...


    By Geotech

  • How to unlock business funding for development projects

    Results-based carbon financing shows the way forward for involving the private sector in development, says ClimateCare's Edward Hanrahan. There is increasing acknowledgement that the public and private sectors need to work together to build a sustainable future. In a world where 780 million people still lack access to safe drinking ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Digester gas - case study

    BV Dairy, of Dorset, is aiming to cut its carbon footprint by more than 65% as a pioneer of liquid Anaerobic Digestion (AD) technology BV Dairy, Shaftsbury, Dorset Established in 1958, BV Dairy processes around 35 million litres of milk per year, sourced from 35 farms located near its site. The product range includes fresh and cultured dairy products for sale to the UK’s ...


    By ENER-G

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