Carbon Footprint; CDM; CO2 equivalent; GHGs emission
The concept of carbon emission has come into wide scenario in these few years. Air quality has decreased due to various anthropogenic activities. CO2 emissions produced from both the industrial sector, transportation sector and settlement sector choose ‘Carbon Footprint’ as a tool to calculate the GHGs emission to show the impact of their activities on the environment. The information of carbon footprint helps us identifying the GHG emission and identifies where the greatest level exceed the original in order to reduce the GHG emissions. Carbon footprint is usually expressed as grams of CO2 equivalent (gCO2eq). Therefore, ‘carbon footprint’ can be expressed as a basic substitute for the emission of CO2 or any other GHG expressed as carbon dioxide equivalents. Carbon credit based ranking of industry is available however rare such ranking is available for educational institution; hence the analysis of carbon footprint is undertaken to evaluate the carbon credit available with the institute. Generally, educational institute is fulfilled with huge area and also the amount of lush greenery available within the campus, the institute has Carbon credit available with it. The surplus Carbon credit can be traded with organizations which are in dire need to raise their production capabilities. Such a trading can enhance CDM among the educational Institutes and a pollution free atmosphere. Thus carbon credit earned by a campus goes hand-in-hand with the analysis of different parameters affecting carbon footprint. The paper deals with the analysis of carbon footprint for educational institute, wherein the study area will be divided into different zones and factors such as consumption of purchased electricity, mobile combustion, stationary combustion, human inventories and solid waste generated within the campus are in general surveyed and how it contributes in the generation of carbon footprint.
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Unique Paper ID: 156282

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 3

Page(s): 170 - 174
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