carbon footprint reduction Articles

  • Carbon footprint, scenario planning, reduction strategies, benchmarking

    Ocado Limited, the unique and independent online grocer, is the first newcomer to the UK grocery market for a generation. The company has created a blueprint for the future of sustainable grocery shopping offering an alternative to going to the supermarket that is simple, fast, fun, greener and more accurate. Ocado delivers orders out of a single fulfilment centre, not a network of stores, and ...


    By Greenstone

  • Dynamic carbon footprinting

    The early focus by individual businesses on the reduction of their own carbon footprint is being superseded by a phase of building carbon-constrained business networks. Across these networks, businesses evaluate each others' footprints and conduct business accordingly. Dynamic carbon footprinting is emerging as a powerful tool for guiding operational logic and business transformation into the ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • CARIRI campions carbon footprint

    In an effort to increase awareness of greenhouse gas emissions, Cariri (Caribbean Industrial Research Institute) hosted a recent seminar. The forum focused on introducing organisations to the basics of measuring, and ultimately reducing, their greenhouse gas emissions. Two consultants from the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) facilitated the half-day session, which was held at the Cara Suites ...


    By CSA Standards

  • 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

  • What carbon footprint? Asks Corus

    Problem In case you haven’t heard, our planet is getting warmer. At what rate it is occurring or how much human activity has to do with the increasing temperatures is a heated debate, pardon the pun. One thing we do know for sure…carbon dioxide (CO2) is a contributing factor in global warming and humans are responsible for a large portion of these emissions. If you had asked ...

  • A look inside Facebook’s carbon footprint

    Facebook, a business that relies so heavily on people’s willingness to share information, took an important step recently by sharing some details of its own. The social networking company has, for the first time, released information about its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Facebook used the GHG Protocol’s Corporate Standard for reporting emissions, categorizing them into Scope 1 ...

  • Carbon reduction commitment (CRC) initiative

    British CRC Program Promotes Carbon Footprint Reductions Environmental managers from thousands of UK commercial enterprises will take on a much more important role within their respective organizations when the Carbon Reduction Commitment, or CRC, comes into effect in 2010. The initiative of the British government's Department for Energy and Climate Change has been rather hurriedly introduced and ...


    By Verisae

  • 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

  • UK Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC)

    Energy Efficiency Reduction Bill a Benchmark for Others?The pressure has been growing on individual companies, producers and emitters of greenhouse gases to try and restrict the output. Up until this time, it has been voluntary to report carbon emissions but legal initiatives are now underway to make this mandatory. A carbon reduction bill has already been put in place in the UK and may soon come ...


    By Verisae

  • Modeling the carbon footprint of various biosolids treatment options

    There are a wide variety of processes which are capable of treating biosolids to comply with the pathogen reduction requirements defined by US EPA 503 regulations. Choice of technology is complex and dependent on a number of project specific and economic influences. However, within Europe, long term sustainability and carbon impact are becoming more influential and this is being backed up by ...


    By Cambi AS

  • 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.

  • White paper with microsoft on benefits of carbon footprinting

    INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENTThe Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector is predicted to have an 8.7% share of the global GDP by 20201 and will play an increasingly significant role in the way people live, work, play and learn. Innovations within the ICT sector will lead to increases in efficiency and productivity while enhancing the quality of ...

  • Introduction to Carbon Reduction Commitment (CRC) requirements

    Environmental managers from thousands of UK commercial enterprises will take on a much more important role within their respective organizations when the Carbon Reduction Commitment, or CRC, comes into effect in 2010. The initiative of the British government's Department for Energy and Climate Change has been rather hurriedly introduced and its scope is not fully understood by many of the very ...


    By Verisae

  • 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

  • Role of primary sedimentation on plant-wide energy recovery and carbon footprint

    The goal of this paper is to show the effect of primary sedimentation on the chemical oxygen demand (COD) and solids fractionation and consequently on the carbonaceous and energy footprints of wastewater treatment processes. Using a simple rational procedure for COD and solids fraction quantification, we quantify the effects of varying fractions on CO2 and CO2-equivalent mass flows, ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Corporate carbon knowledge is the first step in reduction

    Yesterday, I wrote about the attitude shift that needs to happen at the corporate level for green tech to have a fighting chance. Since most CXO types are really, ultimately, focused on the bottom line, the only real way to get their attention is by showing them the numbers. And that’s where a new class of enterprise dashboard software intended to let companies document and manage their ...


  • WRAP`s Business Plan 2008-2011: A lighter carbon footprint

    We have set about the task of improving markets for recycled materials and products – our original core remit – with great gusto and some real success, as we have reported. And we have embraced rapid organisational expansion as we  tackled new responsibilities for household waste reduction, communications and local authority support that we were tasked with following the Cabinet Office Waste ...

  • Case study - Coil coater asks...`What carbon footprint?`

    Overview Our planet is getting warmer. At what rate it is occurring or how much human activity has to do with the increasing temperatures is a heated debate. One thing we do know for sure is that Carbon Dioxide (CO2) is a contributing factor in global warming and humans are responsible for a large portion of these emissions. These days, many individuals and businesses alike are trying ...

  • Carbon Reduction Versus Affordable Warmth - the district heating challenge

    Government and European Legislation, Building Regulations and planning requirements are driving the residential new build sector to consider and adopt technologies such as bio-diesel boilers, biomass boilers and heat pumps to support the delivery of low carbon developments. However, some of these more ‘exotic’ solutions have high fuel costs, compared to traditional technologies or ...


    By ENER-G

  • Case study - Environmental footprint and management strategies

    An organization’s environmental footprint (water, chemicals, energy, waste, etc.) is an essential component to maximizing its long-term profitability and fully understanding its risk management profile. Incorporating cost-management information derived using full social and environmental cost accounting or a life-cycle assessment can help facility and environmental managers identify and ...


    By MetaVu, Inc.

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