New Zealand Green Building Council, http://www.nzgbc.org.nz.The New Zealand Green Building Council is an industry organisation dedicated to accelerating the development and adoption of market-based green building practices.
Good Environmental Choice Australia, http://www.geca.org.au.
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).