office carbon footprint News

  • Office-related carbon emissions surge

    The office is becoming a major driver of climate change. Despite ongoing efforts to improve energy efficiency in the workplace, the world's growing reliance on the Internet is leading to a rapid increase in greenhouse gas emissions. The energy required to power all the world's computers, data storage, and communications networks is expected to double by 2020, according to a new McKinsey & Company ...

  • Camlab Reduces Its Carbon Footprint By >50%

    The Installation has been taking shape over the last few weeks with over 500 Solar PV Arrays being hauled onto the roof of the main warehouse. The total size of the array is 150 kWp (peak power) equivalent to an estimated energy harvest of 119,280 kWh. A typical house roof system would generate 2400 kWh per year and consumes ...


    By Camlab Limited

  • Save money and reduce your carbon footprint

    BUSINESSES could save around £5,000 per year on their energy bills by switching from an older less efficient uninterruptible power supply to a new product on the market, according to its manufacturer.Zigor (UK) claim that the new Ottawa Plus UPS achieves an efficiency rating of 90 per cent and can save companies money as well as reducing its carbon footprint.They say swapping an old 100kva ...


    By RealWire

  • Specialty Group Achieves Major Reduction in Carbon Footprint

    Following a detailed internal review in preparation for ISO 14001:2004 certification, a number of initiatives were undertaken which dramatically reduced the amount of manufacturing production waste going to landfill and the amount of electricity consumed within the Specialty Group businesses. Melbourne, Australia (PRWEB) January 08, 2013 Specialty Group identified ...


    By PRWeb

  • Axion Consulting offers carbon footprint services

    Having become the first UK polymer producer to offer a carbon reduction labelled product, Axion Consulting is sharing its expertise with others wanting to follow a similar route and carbon footprint their own products or processes. The plastic recycling specialist, part of the Manchester-based Axion Group, became the UK’s first polymer producer to gain a certified Carbon Footprint label in ...

  • Shrinking New York City`s carbon footprint

    St. Mary's Recreation Center in the Bronx was the first indoor recreation facility to open in New York City in 1951. Now the aging building is about to receive energy-saving retrofits to fix outdated heating and cooling systems, insufficient ventilation, and windows and doors that leak heat in the winter and cooled air in the summer. The New York City Parks Department facility is just one of the ...

  • GM Focuses on Logistics to Reduce Carbon Footprint

    General Motors is joining the voluntary U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay Partnership, which will drive benchmarking of fuel consumption and reduction of emissions by its freight shippers and carriers with the goal of further shrinking the company’s carbon footprint. “Our environmental impact extends from our supply chain to ...


    By General Motors Corp

  • Manchester United nets reduction in its carbon footprint

    Tens of thousands of fans; floodlit stadiums and multi-million pound franchises – Premiership football doesn’t immediately spring to mind as the most environmentally friendly business.  However, Manchester United has a vision to be the best Football Club in the World, both on and off the pitch, and has become the 250th company in the UK to net the Carbon Trust Standard for ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • SGS Announces Global Product Mark Program for Carbon Footprint

    SGS introduces a new and unique program of three product marks for environmental impact, progressing towards the ultimate tier of greenhouse gas neutrality, to help companies transparently demonstrate their ongoing environmental commitment. SGS Consumer Testing Services announced today the first Product Carbon Footprint program to offer marks that can be applied to manufactured products that are ...


    By SGS

  • SGS Introduces Product Carbon Footprint Marks on the Indian Market

    As a result of rising consumer awareness, reducing the carbon footprint has become a key focus area for many organizations. A carbon footprint helps to assess the impact people and businesses have on the environment. It measures the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced by different activities. By knowing the carbon footprint of products and the organization, it is easier to develop a ...


    By SGS

  • KPMG `living green` program exceeds overall carbon footprint reduction goals

    KPMG LLP, the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm, today announced it achieved a 26 percent reduction in its carbon footprint from 2007 through 2009, exceeding the firm"s stated three-year commitment of a 25 percent reduction in just two years. In 2008, KPMG embarked on an ambitious environmental program in the United States called "Living Green" to support the firm"s commitment to reduce the ...

  • Global carbon footprinting catalysed by launch of new international standard

    Carbon Trust broadens product carbon footprint certification services: meeting demand for international verification - including new WRI and WBCSD standard Today, the Carbon Trust is announcing that it is the first organisation to offer a service certifying to the World Resources Institute (WRI) and the World Business Council for ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • European water utilities striving to reduce their carbon footprint, finds Frost & Sullivan

    Concerns about steep increase in the carbon footprint of the water industry are rising. Population growth, tightening of legislative standards resulting in further treatment needs, resource scarcity, and deteriorating quality levels are, however, resulting in ever increasing energy consumption. This is highlighting the importance of innovative, environment-friendly practices across the value ...


    By Frost & Sullivan

  • NRDC President: “Stamp out our carbon footprint - in our lifetime”

    - In an assertive bid to put the brakes on the fossil fuel pollution driving global climate change, NRDC President Frances Beinecke has called for the United States to stamp out its carbon footprint -- to become carbon-neutral -- in our lifetime. A veteran of four decades on the front lines of environmental advocacy, Beinecke issues the call to action and lays out a visionary plan to achieve the ...

  • Reckitt Benckiser reduces total carbon footprint by 11 percent in 2010

    Reckitt Benckiser (RB) plc, a world leader in household, health and personal care (with U.S. headquarters in Parsippany, NJ) and parent of Clearasil, Lysol, Woolite and other iconic brands, today announced that the expulsion of over 3 million tons of carbon dioxide (CO2) was avoided last year by an 11 percent reduction per unit dose in the carbon impact across its products' lifecycle - the same ...

  • New Zealand government`s carbon footprint just got smaller

    Conservation Minister Steve Chadwick has announced an energy-saving pilot programme that sees the Department of Conservation (DOC) installing solar water heating systems on sites throughout the country. “Using solar energy to heat water will save DOC money as well as power – those savings will be freed to go into other important conservation work,” Steve Chadwick said.  “The first to be ...


    By New Zealand Government

  • Guardian Energy Teams Up with ENERGY STAR to Reduce Carbon Footprint

    Guardian Energy pledged to support the ENERGY STAR Low Carbon IT Campaign in conjunction with efforts to provide energy-efficiency products and services to the New England area. The campaign, initiated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, emphasizes nationwide reduction of ...


    By PRWeb

  • CNPV One of the Lowest Product Carbon Footprints Within Solar PV Suppliers

    CNPV Solar Power SA, a public limited liability company organized under the laws of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and a leading integrated manufacturer of solar photovoltaic products, today confirmed TUV Rheinland verified their Mono and Polycrystalline modules meet ISO CD14067. The specific data accrued ...


    By CNPV

  • Designtex releases footprint assessment and maintains carbon neutral operations for second year

    This Earth Week marks Designtex's second year of carbon neutral operations. Coinciding with their 50th Anniversary, Designtex is the only contract textile distributor to achieve a net zero operational footprint in its role as a major supplier to an increasingly green building market. Designtex has continued its partnership again this year with NativeEnergy, a leading provider of carbon offsets, ...

  • Greenstone Carbon Management Announces New Online ICT Footprinting Capability

    …Acco2unt version 2.5 enhanced to include carbon emissions analysis from ICT equipment across an organisation with accuracy, speed and efficiency...LONDON – Tuesday 5th April 2011- Greenstone Carbon Management, the global specialist carbon solution company, has announced today the release of version 2.5 of its Acco2unt carbon management software, which includes new functionality to ...


    By RealWire

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