Carbon footprint analysis [electronic resource] : concepts, methods, implementation, and case studies
- Apul, Defne.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
- WHY CARBON FOOTPRINT ANALYSIS AND REDUCTION? Definitions of Carbon Footprint Analysis and Related Concepts Introduction Carbon Footprint Analysis Greenhouse Gases Global Warming, Climate Change, and Global Change Life Cycle Assessment and Embedded Carbon Other Footprints: Water, Nitrogen, Ecological Footprints Pollution Prevention Sustainability and the Triple Bottom Line Acronyms Units References Benefits of Energy and Greenhouse Gas Reduction and Minimization Introduction Environmental Benefits Economic Benefits Corporate Image Benefits Personal and Social Benefits References Environmental Laws and Regulations Introduction The U.S. Clean Air Act The Pollution Prevention Act of 1990 Energy Policy Act of 2005 American Clean Energy and Security Act Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases Rule Kyoto Protocol References CARBON FOOTPRINT ANALYSIS METHODS Standards for Carbon Footprint Analysis Introduction Product-Based Standards Activity-Based Standards Iterative Carbon Management Steps References GHG Protocol Introduction GHG Protocol Overview The GHG Protocol's Overarching Principles Greenhouse Gases Boundary Setting Organizational Boundary Setting Operational Boundary Setting Temporal Boundary Setting References Metrics and Performance Measurement for Carbon Footprint Analyses Introduction Greenhouse Gas Emission Measurement Business and Financial Measurement Customer and Stakeholder Satisfaction Measurements Reference Energy and Greenhouse Gas Calculators Available on the Internet Overview of Calculators and Comparisons American Forests Bonneville Environmental Foundation Clearwater The Conservation Fund Green Mountain Energy TerraPass The U.S. Department of Energy-Home Energy Saver U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Carbon Footprints of Some Entities Introduction Carbon Footprint of Persons, Organizations, and Nations Embedded Carbon of Products References SYSTEMS APPROACH TO PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION Introduction: The System Approach to Carbon Footprint and Energy Reduction The Six Sigma Systems Approach for Deployment Introduction Define Stage Measure Analyze Improve Control Summary References Deployment Alternatives Introduction Choosing a Waste Minimization Provider or Partner Essential Elements of the Deployment Plan Creating a Successful Project Launch Introduction Executive Leadership Strategic Goals Resources Metrics Culture Communications Lessons Learned Summary Reference The General Approach to Greenhouse Gas and Energy Analyses Introduction to the Systems Approach Framework Establish the Team and Define the Project (Step 1) Existing Records Review (Step 2) Process Mapping and Production Analysis (Step 3) On-Site Data Collection (Step 4) Data Analysis (Step 5) Identify Minimization Opportunities (Step 6) Determine, Evaluate, and Select Alternatives (Step 7) Documentation and the Deployment Plan (Step 8) Implementation and Execution (Step 9) Validate the Program versus Goals (Step 10) Monitor and Continually Improve Performance (Step 11) Employee Training Introduction Strategy Agendas for Training CASE STUDIES Higher Education Carbon Management Organizations and Programs That Encourage and Support Carbon Footprint Analysis and Management Case Study of the University of Toledo References Energy Analysis and Minimization in Manufacturing Introduction Methodology Data Analysis Cost Savings Opportunities/Recommendations Recommendations and Summary Energy Analysis and Minimization in Health Care Introduction and Background Methodology Lighting Results Lighting Recommendations Economic Analysis of Lighting Recommendations Environmental Impact Other Areas for Energy Reduction References Energy Analysis in Minimization in Construction and Manufacturing Background Methodology Data Analysis Cost-Saving Opportunities Recommendations and Summary Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- The negative impacts of carbon emissions from human activities continue to dramatically reshape the environmental, political, and social landscape. These impacts coupled with cap and trade schemes iterate the importance and need to properly measure and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Carbon Footprint Analysis: Concepts, Methods, Implementation, and Case Studies provides up-to-date technical information and practical guidance on measuring and reducing energy and GHG emissions. Presenting a comprehensive framework for carbon management, this book: * Provides definitions, concepts, benefits, and background information regarding carbon footprint analyses * Discusses the GHG accounting methods * Outlines the general systems framework for conducting an audit * Features four case studies in higher education, service, and manufacturing organizations The book includes detailed discussions of the concepts and explains how the different concepts fit together. It supplies the necessary background as well as systematic tools and procedures for organizations to measure and reduce their carbon footprints and begin to adapt to a carbon-constrained world.
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- Matthew John Franchetti, Defne Apul.
- Industrial innovation series
- Also available in print edition.
- Mode of access: World Wide Web.