Green Building

Delhi Desires More Green Buildings

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit complimented CPWD for its contribution in changing the infrastructure in Delhi and stated that green buildings are the answer to the fast-increasing power consumption, Ms. Dikshit asked the CPWD to bring out a manual to make houses environment friendly. She30

To achieve GHG emission reduction target, Wipro Ltd is sourcing renewable energy to minimize its scope 2 emission (GHG emission from the consumption of purchased electricity). In 2012-13, energy efficiency measures taken by Wipro Ltd have contributed to a 5 % decrease in energy intensity per employee. This is due to the installation of automatic timers and switches that help reduce unnecessary energy usage by chillers, lights, and elevators. One of the major achievements by Wipro Ltd in FY 2013 is increased share of renewable energy from 17% to 19% of the total office energy consumption. In this period, Wipro Ltd procured 63 Million units of renewable energy through power purchase Agreements with private renewable energy generators, which is approximately 19% of Wipro’s total office space energy consumption in the IT business. Wipro has in turn identified three key elements for GHG emission reduction. These are energy efficiency in existing operations, purchasing renewable energy and renewable energy generation. As per the annual report of Wipro, a total 85% of GHG emission reduction target of Wipro will be achieved through use of renewable energy. Reference: Wipro 2012-13 Annual report

Greenhouse Gas Management at Wipro Ltd

Carbon dioxide is one of the six Greenhouse gases (GHG) that causes climate change. Therefore it is important to reduce GHG emissions of CO2. Carbon dioxide emission reduction is important to develop an environment friendly identity of an organization. Many organizations have developed carbon accounting30

Thermal power plant

Importance of GHG Management and Reporting System for Companies

Managing carbon emissions and protecting a business from potential impacts of climate change is fundamental to achieving a sustainable growth and ensuring stable shareholder returns. Most of the companies manage and report their GHG (green house gas) emissions in the form of GHG reports or30

GHG emission leads to climate change

BSE CARBONEX – the first of its kind Carbon Indexing Project

Climate change is happening due to the increase in anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions. Simply, it is an interruption in statistical distribution in the weather patterns over a longer period of time.  There are multiple reasons behind climate change but the more common reason is anthropogenic30

CDP report India

What’s new in GRI –G4 guidelines?

There has been an increasing trend among global organizations to disclose information on their triple bottom line impacts, and why not when the benefits are so fruitful. Sustainability reporting framework was formulated by Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) which is a non-profit organization that promotes economic,30

CDP report India

How to score high in Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index 2013?

Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is a global nongovernmental organization registered in UK. It has released its information disclosure request for Investor CDP 2013 program in February 2013. This year, CDP is requesting climate change information from India’s 200 largest companies by market capitalization as listed30

Methane emission from Solid Waste Disposal Site

How to Quantify GHG Emission from Municipal Solid Waste Disposal Sites?

We explained in our last post about the emission of methane from Municipal Solid Waste Disposal Sites (SWDS). In this post, we will understand the quantification methodology for the methane emission from SWDS. India is a signatory to the  International Climate Change treaties such as30