Counting Carbon: Understanding Carbon Footprints of Buildings
|Format||On Demand: Online|
|Offered by||BuildingGreen, Inc.|
Everyone seems to be talking about measuring carbon footprints and designing carbon-neutral buildings, but these terms mean different things to different people. Some focus just on operating energy, while others also look at transportation, materials, and other building-related emissions. As with so many things, the results depend on what you count and how you count it. This course explains the underlying principles and lays out methods for people without extensive scientific training.
Differentiate carbon counting approaches based on regulation or monetization from approaches aiming just to reduce carbon emissions.
Explain the difference between the carbon-intensity of U.S. electricity as calculated on a regional basis from that calculated based on the national average.
List at least three factors that make it difficult to precisely determine a building's carbon footprint.
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