life cycle assessment (LCA) is the compilation and evaluation of the inputs, outputs and the potential environmental impacts of a product system throughout its life cycle.
This is raw material directly used in the production of goods. This is not the same as fuel used to power the production process as this only indirectly contributes to the production of goods.
Global Warming Potentials (GWP) are calculated as the ratio of the radiative forcing of one kilogramme of greenhouse gas emitted to the atmosphere to that from one kilogramme of carbon dioxide over a period of time (e.g. 100 years).
Bunker fuels are fuels used in international marine transportation.
Biogas is methane produced by the fermentation of organic matter. In New Zealand, biogas is recovered from landfills and sewage.
These emissions are also known as non-Anthropogenic Emissions. They are not caused by human activity (e.g. the emissions from an erupting volcano or geyser).
These are emissions that result from human activities (e.g. the emissions from the combustion of petrol in an automobile) as opposed to emissions that occur naturally (biogenic emissions).
development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Refer to About Sustainability.
On July 17th, Annie Leonard will be releasing her new movie, The Story of Change.She sent me an email about what to expect with the release of a 30-second teaser for the movie. Annie was inspired to make The Story of Change by the thousands of people who’ve asked her what they can do to…
I had pleasure attending the 2012 Sustainable Housing Summit yesterday. I must say that I went home with mixed emotions, some presentations were really good and some were rather inappropriate.