Three primary rating systems for Green buildings in India

For the past few years, the word ‘Green Buildings’ is continuously hogging limelight in the media. Some of us might have seen the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) – Green Business Centre building in Hyderabad which is one of the green buildings in India.  Now30

How to calculate carbon dioxide equivalent emissions from different GHG sources?

Green House Gases (GHGs) are those that can absorb and emit infrared radiation. There are six Green House Gases as identified under the Kyoto protocol. These are:- Carbon dioxide (CO2), Methane (CH4), Nitrous oxide (N2O), Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), Perfluorocarbons (PFCs); and Sulphur hexafluoride (SF6). While creating the30

Carbon Disclosure Project 2012 – the deadline is May 31st 2012

Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP- 2012), under its Investor CDP disclosure program requested climate change information from India’s 200 largest companies by market capitalization, as listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange. Companies can disclose their carbon footprint and other climate change related information online on CDP30

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Transition Management – an alternative model of Environmental Governance

In today’s world, there is a need for changing from conventional sources towards using more sustainable solutions. Any change from the established order is difficult, people are apprehensive and therefore for the change towards cleaner energy solutions, an approach called Transition Management is of use.30

Be ready for Forest Footprint Disclosure

Deforestation is gradually being recognised as one of the key contributors to climate change. Up to 20% of all carbon emissions are caused by deforestation in the tropical and subtropical regions. The Forest Footprint Disclosure Project (FFD) project is an international initiative designed to measure the30

How to calculate carbon emissions from a fuel wood cooking stove?

Energy is one of the key indicators of sustainable development. Major portion of the population of India lives in rural areas and is heavily dependent on biomass for their daily energy needs. India derives a major part of its cooking energy needs from solid fuels30

Introductory guide on the ISO14064-1 Implementation Stages

ISO14064 is the specification developed by International Organization for Standardization. ISO14064-1 is used for organizational level quantification and reporting of GHG emissions and removals. Various stages of ISO14064 standard implementation are described below in their chronological sequence. The sequence is an indicative one and can30