IJMTES – CARBON FOOTPRINT ANALYSIS IN KAVERY ENGINEERING COLLEGE

Journal Title : International Journal of Modern Trends in Engineering and Science

Author’s Name : Sowmiya C | Mangaiyarthilagam P  unnamed

Volume 03 Issue 07 2016

ISSN no:  2348-3121

Page no: 139-142

Abstract – This Paper deals with the study on emission of carbon dioxide from various emission inventories in an educational institution. Carbon dioxide is the chief greenhouse gas that results from human activities and causes global warming and climatic change. The burning of the organic materials in fossil fuels produces energy and releases carbon dioxide and other compounds into the earth’s atmosphere. Greenhouse gases can be emitted through transport, land clearance, production and consumption of food, fuels, manufactured goods, materials, wood, roads, buildings and services etc. A carbon footprint is the measure of the amount of greenhouse gases, measured in units of carbon dioxide, produced by human activities. A carbon footprint can be measured of an individual or an organization, and is typically given in tons of carbon dioxide equivalent per year. The study has been undertaken in the college campus in order to evaluate the amount of carbon dioxide produced and to suggest the remedial measures for the reduction of emissions as a part of social commitment.    

Keywords— Greenhouse gas(GHG); Carbon Footprint(CF) 

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