Carbon Accounting, Green Cost Engineering
What is Carbon Accounting?
Carbon accounting refers to the quantifying of greenhouse gases being emitted by an organization. They can be the amount of GHG coming from the entire operations of a facility or factory, or it can also be from a smaller scale of impact, such as a 150m2 office space.
As defined by the GHG protocol, Quantifying greenhouses gases are categorised into 3 scopes.
Scopes 1, 2 and 3
Scope 1: Emissions from direct activities of the company-owned resources.
Examples: Fuel combustion from facilities and vehicles that the company owns and controls.
Scope 2: Purchased electricity for heat, airconditioning, cooling, cooking, steam purposes
Scope 3: Emissions from indirect activities of the company
Examples: Business travels, waste disposal from day-to-day operations,
Get Started with GreenA: Measure your Scope 1 and 2 Emissions
If you are just starting on the sustainability journey, start by quantifying Scope 1 and 2 emissions first as measuring and making improvements to them are easier to control. This can be done by improving your energy demand with energy-efficient equipment, designing better air-conditioning systems etc.
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Overview of the 3 Scopes:
infographic: ghg protocol