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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • Varian Semiconductor Equipment Assoc. Inc. – Gloucester, MA - Case Study

    Producing the heavy equipment that makes semiconductors and other chips demands a tremendous amount of electricity, so this publicly-traded company sought ways to cut massive utility bills and pursue renewable power sources. Varian Semiconductor Equipment, a division of Applied Materials Inc., is located in an industrial park in Gloucester, MA. The Cape Ann hilltop location offered prospects for ...

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Green Buildings: Economics and Policies

    Introduction Green building has received increased attention over the past decade from both environmental economists and policymakers. While there is no single definition of “green buildings” or its related policy, researchers and organizations tend to emphasize resource efficiency in building and reducing the impacts of buildings on human health and the environment. ...


    By Oxford Journals

  • It’s time the brand police got tough on the causes of brand crime

    Is your brand value at risk? Why brand guardians must stay on top of what's going on in their wider business from a reputational and environmental risk perspective. A small but critical role of a Head of Brand has forever been to ensure that their business and its associated partners are adhering to correct, consistent and proper use of the brand assets available to them. If necessary we or one ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Top ten United States retail chains with cleantech initiatives

    Many retailers are not looking at "going green" as just a fad, but rather a new route for businesses to focus on. As consumers become much more aware and start taking on a "green attitude" in relation to the environment, numerous retailers are looking to meet those needs. Today, numerous retailers are implementing a number of sustainable practices that enable them to become much more energy ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

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