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The Carbon Footprint Handbook

Edited by: Senthilkannan Muthu Subramanian

Print publication date:  September  2015
Online publication date:  September  2015

Print ISBN: 9781482262223
eBook ISBN: 9781482262230
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Thorough and detailed, The Carbon Footprint Handbook encompasses all areas of carbon footprint, including the scientific elements, methodological and technological aspects, standards, industrial case studies, and communication of carbon footprint results. Written and edited by an international group of experts, the far-ranging topics on carbon footprinting are divided into three sections comprising chapters focused on methodology, modeling, and case studies.

The concepts of carbon footprint and climate change are no longer new to the world. As a result, there is increasing interest in quantifying and reducing the carbon footprint around the world, from industrial to individual levels. This book describes modeling aspects and calculations of carbon footprint in organizations and production. It emphasizes the importance of locating non-polluting energy sources as well as sustainability. The book also provides case studies offering a wealth of information on practices and methods in detecting and addressing carbon footprint.

The Carbon Footprint Handbook is an important reference that discusses, in depth, the essential details of carbon footprint assessment. It uses research and case studies on methods and practices from locations around the world including China, India, Spain, and Latin America. It demonstrates that the problems of carbon footprint are indeed worldwide while showing how they can be addressed in myriad areas of life, from industrial to personal action.

Table of contents

Chapter  1:  The Science of Carbon Footprint Assessment Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Challenges and Merits of Choosing Alternative Functional Units Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Methodology for Carbon Footprint Calculation in Crop and Livestock Production Download PDF
Chapter  4:  End of Life Scenarios and the Carbon Footprint of Wood Cladding Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Carbon Footprints and Greenhouse Gas Emission Savings of Alternative Synthetic Biofuels Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Issues in Making Food Production GHG Efficient Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Modeling the Carbon Footprint of Wood-Based Products and Buildings Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Applications of Carbon Footprint in Urban Planning and Geography Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Quantifying Spatial–Temporal Variability of Carbon Stocks and Fluxes in Urban Soils From Local Monitoring to Regional Modeling  Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Urban Carbon Footprint Evaluation of a Central Chinese City Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Carbon Footprint Estimation from a Building Sector in India Download PDF
Chapter  12:  The Carbon Footprint of Dwelling Construction in Spain Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Carbon Footprint Calculations and Sensitivity Analysis for Cow Milk Produced in Flanders, a Belgian Region Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Digitizing the Assessment of Embodied Energy and Carbon Footprint of Buildings Using Emerging Building Information Modeling Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Product Carbon Footprint Case Study of a Critical Electronic Part (Subassembly of a Product)  Download PDF
Chapter  16:  GHG Emissions from Municipal Wastewater Treatment in Latin America Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Carbon Footprint of the Operation and Products of a Restaurant Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Cultivation of Microalgae Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Carbon Footprint of Agricultural Products Download PDF
Chapter  20:  The Carbon Footprint of Sugar Production in Eastern Batangas, Philippines Download PDF
Chapter  21:  A Two-Phase Carbon Footprint Management Framework A Case Study on the Rockwool Supply Chain Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Product Carbon Footprint Estimation of a Ton of Paper Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Product Carbon Footprint Assessment of a Personal Electronic Product Download PDF
prelims Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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