Doing Business in a New Climate: A Guide to Measuring, by Paul Lingl

By Paul Lingl

Worldwide, increasingly more companies are taking steps to lessen their weather influence by means of coping with their greenhouse gasoline emissions. whilst, those companies are gaining knowledge of that potent greenhouse fuel administration can increase their manufacturers, encourage staff, bring up operational efficiencies, and economize. This consultant walks readers during the key actions that make up a greenhouse fuel administration software, together with measuring, decreasing, and offsetting emissions and constructing a communications procedure round the software. all through, case reports of over fifty major companies from world wide spotlight innovation and suggestions to universal demanding situations, and extra assets are supplied for every part. whereas this advisor was once built essentially for the company neighborhood, the various greenhouse gasoline administration practices explored is usually utilized by different enterprises that desire to lessen their weather effect, together with govt firms, municipalities, non-governmental businesses and academic associations. released with the David Suzuki beginning.

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13 largest fleet of commercial hybrid trucks in North America. FedEx Express estimates that in the US alone, since 2005, it has saved 45 million gallons of fuel and avoided • Packaging. Reducing the size or overall packaging of products can reduce both the GHG emissions from manufacturing the packaging and those from shipping the packaged goods. • Production inputs. Substituting materials used in the production process 452,573 tonnes of CO2 through can lower GHG emissions. For example, recycled pop bottles are now these initiatives.

Tions, the problem of climate change cannot be solved. reduce its own climate impact, but also potentially realize some other important benefits, such as cost savings. The main steps involved in reducing emissions are: Small changes add up to big GHG reductions HP, a global IT manufacturer and supplier, estimated that 1. Set a reduction target. its redesigned print cartridge 2. Identify opportunities for reducing GHG emissions. packaging for North America would 3. Assess, select and implement the emission reduction measures.

Many government incentive programmes exist for businesses, often providing specialized assistance, including programmes to help reduce energy use or purchase hybrid vehicles. • Utilities. Many utilities offer incentives to businesses to reduce energy use and may provide energy audit services as well. • Energy service contractors. Businesses that lack the funds to invest in more capital-intensive energy efficiency projects may be able to work with energy service contractors (ESCOs). An ESCO contracts with a business to install energy efficiency technologies at the business’s premises, at the ESCO’s expense.

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