Essays about: "Carbon footprint"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 117 essays containing the words Carbon footprint.

  1. 1. Investigating the Environmental Footprint of Swedish Household Consumption

    University essay from KTH/Hållbar utveckling, miljövetenskap och teknik

    Author : Tobias Steinegger; [2019]
    Keywords : Environmental Footprint; Sweden; Consumption; Household; Expenditures;

    Abstract : Production-based indicators show that Sweden has lower emissions per capita than other high-income countries. Nevertheless, scientific evidence points to a significant overshoot of some of the planetary boundaries, especially regarding climate change, if Swedish consumption-related emissions abroad are considered. READ MORE

  2. 2. Design of a low carbon building : Case study of an architectural competition

    University essay from KTH/Bro- och stålbyggnad

    Author : Sacha Uzan; [2019]
    Keywords : carbon; building design; global warming potential; life cycle assesment;

    Abstract :         Greenhouse gases (GHGs) emissions due to human activities have considerably increased in the past decades which are the main contributors of global warming. In order to limit the consequences of the global climate change happening, all sectors must reduce their carbon emissions and especially the building industry which represents 19% of the carbon footprint of human activities. READ MORE

  3. 3. Automated climate calculations and 3D value-based visualizations : An Integration of BIM and LCA

    University essay from KTH/Hållbar utveckling, miljövetenskap och teknik

    Author : José Arturo Leon Perlasca; [2019]
    Keywords : Building Information Modelling BIM ; Life Cycle Assessment LCA ; Data Visualization; Carbon footprint; Automated climate calculations; Building Information Modeling BIM ; livcykel analys LCA ; datavisualisering; koldioxidavtryck; automatiserad klimatberäkningar;

    Abstract : The Swedish Government has set a goal to reach net zero emissions of greenhouse gases by 2045, which together with the commissioning to the Swedish Housing Agency to prepare requirements for a climate declaration that shall reduce the climate impact from buildings, has enforce the AEC industry to provide solutions that help reach these targets. The introduction of the integration of BIM technologies, together with the LCA methodology has been suggested as a key solution to solve this problem. READ MORE

  4. 4. A Study on Life Cycle Assessment-based Tool for the Early Stage of Building Design

    University essay from KTH/Hållbar utveckling, miljövetenskap och teknik

    Author : Nazila Ravan; [2019]
    Keywords : Architects; architectural design; buildings; carbon footprint; life cycle assessment; sustainability; tool;

    Abstract : The responsibility of the building sector to diminish the harmful environmental impacts, locally and globally, has been extensively considered. Thus, Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) in building and construction practices has been widely implemented. READ MORE

  5. 5. Will green banking unlock a sustainibility transition towards a low-carbon economy? : The perspective of a member-owned bank in Sweden

    University essay from KTH/Skolan för industriell teknik och management (ITM)

    Author : Ulrika Solheim; [2019]
    Keywords : Sustainibility transition; multi-level perspective; socio-technical transition; the financial industry; green banking; low carbon economy; green growth; carbon lock-in; Hållbarhetsövergång; multi-nivåperspektiv; socio-teknisk övergång; finansbranschen; gröna banker; koldioxidsnål ekonomi; grön tillväxt; koldioxidintensiva låsningar;

    Abstract : In the climate change discussion, there is a broad consensus about the importance of support from the financial industry when it comes to supporting changes towards a more sustainable society. However, investments in the society supporting a transition towards a low-carbon economy are still waiting to become unlocked. READ MORE