carbon footprint certification Articles

  • Carbon footprint of breton pâté production: A case study

    This study targeted nine different pork pâtés, produced with pork from different meat production systems (conventional, organic and other quality certifications). Besides Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, the study also included a detailed analysis of product nutrition. Results show that the GHG emissions range from 200 g CO2e per 100g of product conventional pork pâtés and 330 g CO2e per 100g ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • Why The Carbon Reduction Label For Wine?

     If you’ve continued to read past that title you are more than likely already familiar with terms such as: “climate change”, “carbon economy”, “global warming”, “carbon accounting”, “carbon neutrality”. I’m going to assume you have a passable understanding of the subject, issues and principles because ...


    By Aura Sustainability

  • Mandatory Carbon Reporting: It’s coming down the track

    For some companies, reporting carbon emissions will require a major shift in their culture, for others it will be business as usual. Which group are you in? By Michael Gifford, Head of Operations & Delivery Partners and Morgan Jones, Standard Certification Manager The government recently announced that it will be introducing  ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • M.E. Heuck takes the carbon out of cookware

    Challenge As consumers make more and more purchasing decisions based on a product’s ‘green’ credentials, sustainable products have become more commonplace. Consumers readily abandoned companies that were not certified by a credible sustainability agency or group. Recognizing how important it was to adjust to changing consumer attitudes, Heuck, a renowned worldwide ...


    By FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS)

  • Carbon Labelling: Impacting the Entire Supply Chain

    Carbon labeling is likely to be a powerful tool for informing consumers about the climate impacts of their  purchasing decisions, but generating and interpreting the data for an accurate  label is not without its challenges. Enhesa’s August 2011 webinar, attended by  over 200 EHS professionals, explored the potential effect of carbon labeling throughout  the entire ...

  • Companies from Chanel to Ben and Jerry’s are benefiting from the new “carbon insetting” trend

    Ten years ago, serendipity set Tristan Lecomte on his path to planting millions of trees around the world. Lecomte was CEO of the French organic and fair trade company Alter Eco, and his eco-conscious consumers were pressing him about his actions on climate change. So Lecomte calculated his company’s carbon footprint and began planting trees in partnership ...


    By Ensia

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    emission calculations at airports: a case study from Turkey

    Carbon footprint of airports is managed by Airport Council International (ACI) with the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) programme. It is a 'European Carbon Standard' for airports. The programme assesses and recognises the efforts of airports to manage and reduce their carbon emissions with four levels of certification: 'mapping', 'reduction', 'optimisation' and 'neutrality'. Airports must have ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • 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 ...

  • Why enterprise energy management?

    I pose the above question to start a discussion on the why’s and how’s of an enterprise energy management strategy. With the recent unrest in the Middle East and northern Africa combined with the increasing energy demand from China and India, the price of oil is expected to continue to rise for the foreseeable future. In fact, trends in energy pricing indicate utility companies are ...


    By RTS Consulting Inc.

  • 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

  • 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 ...

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