Carbon footprint optimization

21
Mar

[Expertise] Carbon reduction vs carbon offset

Carbon reduction and carbon offset are two terms that are often used interchangeably, but they have different meanings and implications. In this article, we will explain what they are, why they matter, and how they can help you reduce your environmental impact. Carbon reduction is the process of decreasing the amount of greenhouse gas emissions that you produce, either directly

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30
Mar

[Net Zero Carbon] Bicycle incentives and recognition in green building certification

In our previous article, we have already discussed green commuting choices and found out that bicycle is the most efficient way for us to achieve a sustainable lifestyle in terms of a daily commute. Today, we will dig deeper into this topic and see how the promotion of cycling can be implemented on a Building Level or a Company Level.

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22
Mar

[To carbon neutrality] Step 2 – Carbon footprint quantification – Feedback from ARaymond

[Part 2] How can TERAO help you assess your carbon footprint? After our first article about Data Collection, and insights from ARaymond employees involved in this process, here is the introduction and the client feedback on the 2nd step of the carbon footprint assessment: carbon footprint quantification As a reminder, here are the main steps of the carbon footprint calculation

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2
Mar

Where is the future of the green industry?

Smart energy consumption reduction tips from TERAO Last Friday 18th February, in Shanghai, “Anhui Huaibei New Coal Chemical Industry And Synthetic Materials Base Investment Promotion and Policy Briefing Meeting” by Anhui Huaibei New Coal Chemical Industry And Synthetic Materials Base and Knight Frank. This meeting had 4 parts: Best Site Selection, Smart Energy Consumption, Ecological Compliance, and Gas Purification. TERAO

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13
Jan

[Net Zero Carbon] Reduce your carbon footprint through green commuting!

To commute from home to work, do you know which transportation means will emit the least or the most carbon emissions? One would think that carbon footprint reduction is normally a big concept and normally of national scales, but there is still low hanging fruit that individuals can do for the climate. Increasing findings show that transportation shares the top

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9
Dec

[To carbon neutrality] Step 1 – Carbon footprint calculation boundaries and data collection – Feedback from ARaymond

How can TERAO help you to assess your carbon footprint? Discover this case study for an automotive- and solar-related company in China, ARaymond China. We will introduce the methodology step by step through different articles and we will even share some feedbacks from the customer!     Without further ado, here is the first step: setting up boundaries and data collection!

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1
Dec

Shanghai Government & French Enterprises Round Table by Shanghai Commission of Commerce

On Wednesday 17th November, 2021, it was a great honor for TERAO to have been invited at the Government-Enterprise Round Table organized by Shanghai Commission of Commerce, among 8 selected French companies. Other invited French organizations included Air Liquide, AXA, Bureau Veritas, CMA-CGM, Decathlon, Puy du Fou, Suez and the French Eco-City Club. The round table speakers Chaired by Vice

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30
Sep

Reducing your asset carbon footprint: how does tree planting help?

As you could see in our previous articles, TERAO team is capable of carrying out Carbon footprint assessment for our clients. Base on the assessment data, we would work together with our clients to develop optimum action plans to best reduce their carbon footprint. After reducing energy and after renewable energy implementation, to be done firstly, one of the ideas

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29
Jul

Start your company Carbon footprint reduction plan with these official platforms (2/2)

As the second part of this carbon footprint reporting tool series, this article will focus on an analysis of CDP,UN Global Compact and RE100. CDP & UN Global Compact Both CDP and UN Global Compact initiatives date back to 2000. CDP was created by a global cooperation (UK, Germany and US) and UN Global Compact by the United Nations. Now, 21

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23
Jul

Start your company Carbon footprint reduction plan with these official platforms

Recently, an increasing number of MNCs and SMEs have been paying more and more attention to their Carbon footprint. These companies are looking for different international initiatives to help them to reduce their Carbon footprint. To make it easier for companies to choose from a myriad of organizations, TERAO selected six of them and conducted a detailed survey: Carbon Trust,

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19
Mar

[Case study] Carbon footprint assessment: Vietnam textile factory

How TERAO can help you to assess your carbon footprint? Here is a case study for a textile factory in Vietnam.   Case study – Vietnam factory carbon footprint study TERAO’s team worked as a specialist to assess carbon footprint for a specific case. A Vietnam based client wanted to assess the CO2 emission for all the activities involved in their

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4
Feb

TERAO at CCIFC Shaping Tomorrow Round Table

On 1st February, 2021, the CCIFC (French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in China) Shanghai organized the “Shaping Tomorrow Round Table” inviting the different winners of the Green Business and Good Planet trophy to share their views on Sustainability. TERAO Asia team was glad to participate, along with the 3 other winners of Green Business Award (Doucéa, Faurecia and ICICLE)

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23
Oct

Start assessing your carbon footprint with the GHG protocol

More and more asset owners pay attention to their Carbon Footprint, such as Fortune 500 companies. As we have mentioned already in our previous article “Carbon Footprint – Methodology”, the building sector is accountable for nearly 40% of annual global GHG (Greenhouse gas) emissions (9.2 GtCO2 in 2015 according to IEA). This carbon footprint can be evaluated using the GHG

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20
Mar

[Repost] China CO2 emission has decreased because / thanks to the COVID-19, but there is more to it!

Original article from CarbonBrief: https://www.carbonbrief.org/analysis-coronavirus-has-temporarily-reduced-chinas-co2-emissions-by-a-quarter Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, the electricity demand and industrial output in China has dropped far below their usual levels. All the measures to contain the COVID-19 have resulted in reductions of 15% to 40% in output across key industrial sectors. This is likely to have wiped out a quarter or more of

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19
Dec

Carbon Footprint – How to reduce the environmental impact?

Once the carbon footprint had been assessed through the dedicated methodology, cf. our article  on Carbon footprint methodology it is possible to work on different solutions to reduce the emissions. In the building sector there are many initiatives to control and minimize the carbon emission into the atmosphere. Optimization of built areas: Since one built square meter is equivalent to

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