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February 2008 Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Communities 17-1 Global Climate Change & Carbon Footprinting resources and strategies Module 17 Mark.

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1 February 2008 Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Communities 17-1 Global Climate Change & Carbon Footprinting resources and strategies Module 17 Mark van Soestbergen

2 February 2008 Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Communities st Century Reality - Highly unstable climate - Non-linear progression - Build everything extreme-proof

3 February 2008 Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Communities 17-3 Goodbye arctic, goodbye climate stability

4 February 2008 Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Communities 17-4 Goodbye arctic, goodbye climate stability

5 February 2008 Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Communities 17-5 Goodbye arctic, goodbye climate stability

6 February 2008 Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Communities 17-6 The age of carbon footprinting

7 February 2008 Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Communities 17-7 The age of carbon footprinting

8 February 2008 Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Communities 17-8 The age of carbon footprinting

9 February 2008 Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Communities 17-9 The age of carbon footprinting

10 February 2008 Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Communities The age of carbon footprinting

11 February 2008 Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Communities The age of carbon footprinting What is carbon footprinting? In its simplest form; energy x carbon co-efficient For example, gasoline density is 2,791 grams per gallon, containing 85.5% carbon by weight. Therefore, one gallon contains 2,386 grams of carbon When combusted, oxygen molecules combine with carbon, making carbon dioxide. C + O2 = CO2

12 February 2008 Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Communities The age of carbon footprinting Carbon weight = 12 Oxygen weight = 16 Combined weight = = 44 Ratio of C to CO2 = 12:44, CO2 weighs 3.67 more than C

13 February 2008 Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Communities The age of carbon footprinting One gallon of gasoline = ~ 6lbs One gallon of gasoline becomes ~ 19lbs of CO2 One gallon of gasoline becomes 172 cubic feet / 4.87 cubic meters of CO2

14 February 2008 Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Communities The age of carbon footprinting One metric tonne CO2 = 2,204 lbs One gallon of gasoline = 19 lbs 114 gallons of gasoline = 1 tonne CO2 1 tonne of CO2 easily fills up a 19,000 cubic feet / 556 cubic meter container

15 February 2008 Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Communities The age of carbon footprinting

16 February 2008 Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Communities The age of carbon footprinting

17 February 2008 Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Communities The age of carbon footprinting Scopes & Global Warming Potential (GWP)

18 February 2008 Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Communities The age of carbon footprinting

19 February 2008 Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Communities The age of carbon footprinting Scopes & Global Warming Potential (GWP) GASGWP Carbon Dioxide1 Methane21 Nitrous Oxide310 HFC-134a1,300 HFC-2311,700 HFC-152a140 HCF-1252,800 PFCs7,850 SF 6 23,900 -Greenhouse gases (GHGs) trap heat at different rates

20 February 2008 Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Communities The age of carbon footprinting Carbon footprint of a coffee maker: -Hrs in use -Hrs x consumption rate -Consumption total x grid factor

21 February 2008 Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Communities The age of carbon footprinting PCA varies, differs by generating mix

22 February 2008 Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Communities The age of carbon footprinting Carbon footprint of this conference - # of people - people x flights - miles driven x mpg - # of hotel nights

23 February 2008 Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Communities The age of carbon footprinting Carbon footprint of this conference -Flight impact

24 February 2008 Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Communities The age of carbon footprinting Carbon footprint of this conference: results - Flight impact - Driving impact - Hotel impact - Hotel impact; about 20kgCO2/pp/n

25 February 2008 Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Communities The age of carbon footprinting Mark van Soestbergen direct

26 February 2008 Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Communities Recap Climate change will change parameters of all infrastructure and processes Everything can and will be expressed in carbon A projects carbon footprint will be an increasingly important evaluation criteria Help establish your organizations carbon footprint, extend that practice to client work

27 February 2008 Green Infrastructure and Sustainable Communities Next Session Calculating your organizations carbon footprint –Class exercise


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