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Open-Source Carbon Footprint Estimator: Development and University Declination

Clément Auger, Benoit Hilloulin, Benjamin Boisserie, Maël Thomas, Quentin Guignard, Emmanuel Rozière
2021 Sustainability  
Centrale Nantes, a French "Grande école", initiated a low carbon transition with the calculation of the 2018 carbon footprint of the university.  ...  This report presents an individual carbon footprint estimator developed within the scope of the university, based on the new open-source French national simulator called "Nos Gestes Climat" proposed by  ...  C.A, B.H. and E.R. would like to thank the Sustainable Development Commission of the Ecole Centrale de Nantes. Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su13084315 fatcat:zifvrnt3ana6jn7ofgb7r7xqva

A Taxonomy and Future Directions for Sustainable Cloud Computing: 360 Degree View [article]

Sukhpal Singh Gill, Rajkumar Buyya
2018 arXiv   pre-print
The usage of large number of cloud datacenters increases cost as well as carbon footprints, which further effects the sustainability of cloud services.  ...  Further, the current research on sustainable cloud computing is organized into several categories: application design, sustainability metrics, capacity planning, energy management, virtualization, thermal-aware  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS We thank Patricia Arroba, Minxian Xu and Shashikant Ilager for their useful suggestions.  ... 
arXiv:1712.02899v2 fatcat:t26xxbgiijesneqgzi2mqz4gta

Transition to a Low Carbon Economy: A Case of Commercial Banks of Sri Lanka

Thusitha Wickrama
2022 Zenodo  
To be more specific, achieving the low-carbon economy target would require not only limiting transition and practices to allow them to peak and carbon emissions reductions to peak, but also putting in  ...  Banks have understood that, for their own reasons and from the standpoint of their stakeholders, they cannot afford to continue along the usual road of fostering green economic development initiatives  ...  The calculation of the carbon footprint is the most important factor in determining the company's overall impact.  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.6529875 fatcat:5ghld73bqrbr5inkcso75doime

Structural sustainability appraisal in BIM

A.H. Oti, W. Tizani, F.H. Abanda, A. Jaly-Zada, J.H.M. Tah
2016 Automation in Construction  
This paper examines the utilization of API in BIM extension and presents a demonstration of an API application to embed sustainability issues into the appraisal process of structural conceptual design  ...  It concludes that API implementations are useful in expanding the BIM scope.  ...  Carbon footprint is currently calculated based on the embodied energy of the materials which have been sourced from Version 2.0 of the Inventory of Carbon & Energy (ICE) [66] .  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.autcon.2016.05.019 fatcat:ct2qkzd4ingwtdv5a54tpxthly

Moving academic conferences online: Aids and barriers to delegate participation

Cassandra L. Raby, Joah R. Madden
2021 Ecology and Evolution  
Additionally, the carbon footprint of conference travel is increasingly becoming a factor in deciding on whether to attend a conference.  ...  Whether academics attend in-person conferences is based on the cost, accessibility, and safety of the event.  ...  Therefore, an accurate calculation of the carbon footprint of our meeting is beyond the scope of this paper, but we applied a calculation based on 2011 technologies to determine the carbon outputs of streaming  ... 
doi:10.1002/ece3.7376 pmid:33898017 pmcid:PMC8057330 fatcat:ai45on63knbd3nj6m4xliwtddq

Design Strategies and LCA of Alternative Solutions for Resilient, Circular, and Zero-Carbon Urban Regeneration: A Case Study [chapter]

Andrea Campioli, Elena Mussinelli, Monica Lavagna, Andrea Tartaglia
2019 Built Heritage: Monitoring Conservation Management  
greenhouse effect (carbon footprint), through the verification of environmental performances (life-cycle assessment) of alternative solutions and to identify an innovative and efficient environmental  ...  This paper analyzes the results and the methods applied to an environmental research activity within a team participating in the C40 reinventing cities call of the Municipality of Milan.  ...  From the point of view of system choices, to have an advantage in terms of carbon footprint, the choice must necessarily fall on the use of photovoltaic which can produce free energy from the sun.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-030-33256-3_20 fatcat:5pkc3jymx5bkfn2b22ksrkqlx4

Current Opportunities and Challenges in the Incorporation of the LCA Method in BIM

Vera Durão, António Aguiar Costa, José Dinis Silvestre, Ricardo Mateus, Ruben Santos, Jorge de Brito
2020 Open Construction & Building Technology Journal  
Conclusion: A new approach is proposed that allows an evolutive integration of environmental information in BIM objects according to their growing LODs.  ...  types of sources of LCA information to include in BIM models.  ...  Thus, the use of GWP as a representative impact category may be an added value to raise the awareness of professionals not familiarised with the LCA practice.  ... 
doi:10.2174/1874836802014010336 fatcat:bkwt2sjsnrhptlkrl6mzmbd5pu

Sustainable food transition in Portugal: Assessing the footprint of dietary choices and gaps in national and local food policies

Alessandro Galli, Sara Moreno Pires, Katsunori Iha, Armando Abrunhosa Alves, David Lin, Maria Serena Mancini, Filipe Teles
2020 Science of the Total Environment  
city level through Ecological Footprint Accounting.  ...  Here we investigate the significance of food in comparison to other daily anthropogenic demands and the current sourcing and resource intensities profiles of dietary patterns at Portuguese national and  ...  Finally thanks are due to Selen Altiok for her feedbacks and suggestions on earlier drafts of the manuscript, as well as to the three anonymous reviewers of our initial manuscript for their constructive  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.141307 pmid:32846345 pmcid:PMC7414783 fatcat:h7nt35rbx5hbjcs5ybnptuxj2m

A preliminary study of the impact of software engineering on GreenIT

Adel Noureddine, Aurelien Bourdon, Romain Rouvoy, Lionel Seinturier
2012 2012 First International Workshop on Green and Sustainable Software (GREENS)  
In order to better understand potential energy leaks of legacy software, we use this library to study the impact of programming languages and algorithmic choices on the energy consumption.  ...  This preliminary study is based on an empirical evaluation of a eight implementations of the Towers of Hanoi problem.  ...  their energy footprint.  ... 
doi:10.1109/greens.2012.6224251 dblp:conf/greens/NoureddineBRS12 fatcat:jf3cnlnkr5fdhhokylkgrucet4

Analysis of Green IT Features for Improving Business Performance

Srikanth Subburaj, Siddhivinayak Kulkarni
2014 International Journal for Infonomics  
To achieve business goals, data centres anticipate growth and its computing resources consume high energy that results to carbon footprints.  ...  Representation of a Green IT initiative with its business benefits gives organizations an immediate boost to choose initiatives that yields values as per their business model.  ...  is still in evolution stage in market.  There is no industry standard metrics to calculate energy and carbon footprints.  Server consolidation through which underutilized server resources can be consolidated  ... 
doi:10.20533/iji.1742.4712.2014.0103 fatcat:jpr4i43iuvf2picnce4ggbnik4

Co-development of a Wiki for Tracking the Environmental Footprint of Small Business Activities

Helen Hasan, Corina Ionescu
2017 Informing Science  
Findings: The research demonstrates the viability of an online system to track the envi-ronmental footprint of business activities.  ...  Freely available applications to track emissions focus on the carbon footprint of things, whereas activities are a more meaningful unit of analysis for business managers.  ...  WIKIS AS OPEN INFORMING SYSTEMS There are many open source platforms available for our purpose.  ... 
doi:10.28945/3874 fatcat:ati3qxl7zngevfzbjnp47dckru

Smart Grids empowerment with Edge Computing: An Overview [article]

Pietro Boccadoro
2018 arXiv   pre-print
The opportunity to continuously monitor and send important data (i.e., energy production, distribution, usage and storage) issues and facilitates the implementation of trailblazing functionalities.  ...  In this framework, the upcoming Internet of Services (IoS) is going to orchestrate the many sensors and components in Smart Grids, simultaneously enabling complex information management for energy suppliers  ...  The employment of intelligent measurement and communication systems turned to a real need as it has been calculated that an important percentage (between 20 and 30%) of the energy flowing throughout the  ... 
arXiv:1809.10060v3 fatcat:vfz3tm7lczceno46vu4zrfyek4

A Carbon Emission Measurement Method for Individual Travel Based on Transportation Big Data: The Case of Nanjing Metro

Wei Yu, Tao Wang, Yujie Xiao, Jun Chen, Xingchen Yan
2020 International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health  
The carbon Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) is an incentive mechanism for citizens to value their energy conservation and carbon reduction.  ...  With the strengthening of environmental awareness, the government pays much more attention to environmental protection and thus implements carbon trading schemes to promote the reduction of global carbon  ...  Author Contributions: T.W. undertook the data collection; J.C. provided an interpretation of the results; Y.X. and W.Y. wrote the majority of the paper; X.Y. contributed to the paper review and editing  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijerph17165957 pmid:32824530 fatcat:sjc5j4xmnrcgrbhd6sn7puvlwu

From Projects to Processes to Implement Life Cycle Management in Business [chapter]

Martin Baitz
2015 LCA Compendium – The Complete World of Life Cycle Assessment  
In general, companies start using a life cycle approach to manage the sustainability challenges and opportunities of their products through projects using life cycle assessment or other tools of the life  ...  As companies gain experience the way they manage the life cycle of their products matures, it becomes less about implementing projects and more about putting in place organization-wide procedures.  ...  The benefi t are verifi able greenhouse gas footprints at industry level and an auditable and expandable platform reporting solution leading to customized greenhouse gas footprints for individual farmers  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-94-017-7221-1_8 fatcat:2hrtuxxhxvgmbcf4jao7h6jr2m

Assessing Urban Metabolism through MSW Carbon Footprint and Conceptualizing Municipal-Industrial Symbiosis—The Case of Zaragoza City, Spain

Antonio Valero, Jorge Torrubia, Miguel Ángel Anía, Alicia Torres
2021 Sustainability  
A methodology based on carbon footprint (CF) was developed to analyze the environmental impact—in terms of CO2—of the influence of households' behavior, the City Council's strategies, and the main MSW  ...  This paper proposes a holistic vision of the urban metabolism (UM), viewing the city as a subsystem within an industrial ecosystem (IE) in which municipal-industrial symbiosis is essential to achieve sustainability  ...  Table 9 . 9 Results of the UM of Zaragoza's industrial ecosystem (IE) for MSW using the carbon footprint method. Savings results in economic terms.  ... 
doi:10.3390/su132212724 fatcat:mlqhr45uibe25pvcsg5m7prdbq
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