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The carbon footprint is the total amount of greenhouse gas emissions that are produced by an individual, organization, event, or product. Greenhouse gases include carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and other gases that trap heat in the atmosphere. The carbon footprint is often expressed in terms of the amount of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emitted.

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  • Transforming old cardboard boxes into insulation nets CleanFiber $10 million rou...
    Cellulose insulation is made from recycled newspapers, a dwindling resource. CleanFiber thinks its cardboard process can make up the difference. Transforming old cardboard boxes into insulation nets CleanFiber $10 million round by Tim De Chant originally published on TechCrunch...
    Source: TechCrunch by Tim De Chant
  • Presentation: The Next Decade of Software is about Climate - What is the Role of...
    Sara Bergman introduces the field of green software engineering, showing options to estimate the carbon footprint and discussing ideas on how to make Machine Learning greener. By Sara Bergman...
    Source: InfoQ by Sara Bergman
  • Tapping into the energy stored beneath our cities
    22.11.22 - In this article appearing in Switzerland’s French-speaking press, Margaux Peltier, the CEO of Enerdrape and a research assistant at EPFL’s Laboratory of Soil Mechanics, explains how recent technology developed at EPFL can help bring geothermal energy into existing buildings. Switzerland’s 2050 energy strategy, outlined by the Federal Office of...
    Source: EPFL
  • Lake Geneva consumers surveyed as part of a study on climate change
    16.11.22 - Over 10,000 people in both the French and Swiss parts of the Lake Geneva region have been surveyed on their transportation habits, as the first element of a broader EPFL study on consumer lifestyles and behavior.  The study is being spearheaded by EPFL’s School of Architecture, Civil and...
    Source: EPFL
  • “Collective intelligence is the key to successful innovation”
    21.10.22 - FUSTIC – or Future Sustainable Territories, Infrastructure and Cities – is an association created jointly by EPFL and ENAC in 2021. It held its first annual general meeting the day of ENAC’s 20th anniversary celebration. We used this opportunity to sit down with FUSTIC cofounder Frédéric Dreyer to...
    Source: EPFL
  • Bouygues completes its acquisition of EQUANS
    Bouygues has acquired 100 per cent of the shares of global multi-technical services business, EQUANS, for a final price of €6.1 billion. According to the French-owned construction company, the acquisition will see Bouygues become a “world leader in the promising multi-technical services market” which is at the heart of the...
    Source: Facilities Management Journal by Sarah OBeirne
  • EcoCart drives $14.5M of new funding into its sustainable shopping experience
    The software company performs product lifecycle audits for its customers to help them calculate, analyze and offset their carbon emissions.  EcoCart drives $14.5M of new funding into its sustainable shopping experience by Christine Hall originally published on TechCrunch...
    Source: TechCrunch by Christine Hall
  • Renewable energy could be the key to hurricane-proofing Puerto Rico’s power grid
    A downed electricity pole on September 20, 2022 in Cabo Rojo, Puerto Rico. Over one million people were impacted by electricity outages two days after Hurricane Fiona struck the nation. Jose Jimenez/Getty ImagesStronger hurricanes driven by climate change are pushing Puerto Rico to hunt for better renewable energy options. The...
    Source: Popular Science by Jocelyn Solis-Moreira
  • Membranes, Vol. 12, Pages 971: Membrane Emulsification—A Novel Solution fo...
    Produced water (PW) is, by volume, the largest waste product of the oil- and gas-exploration industry and contains pollutants such as hydrocarbons and heavy metals. To meet the stringent environmental regulations, PW must be treated before discharging into the environment. The current study proposes a novel treatment method where PW...
    Source: MDPI by Aamer Ali
  • Yes, climate change is impacting hurricanes in big ways. Here's how.
    Hurricane scientists and research meteorologists are intensively studying how storms like the powerful and historic Hurricane Ian are impacted by the warming globe. Some impacts of climate change are certain — such as more rain, flooding, and storm surge. Others are being investigated, and Hurricane Ian will add to the...
    Source: Mashable
  • The quickest wins for decarbonising the NHS
    VolkerSmart Technologies introduce their work in decarbonising the NHS, discussing their role in lessening transport emissions with their numerous services. The post The quickest wins for decarbonising the NHS appeared first on Open Access Government....
    Source: Open Access Government by Eskarina Handley
  • China is betting big on another gas engine alternative: methanol cars
    As the Chinese government works to reach ambitious carbon goals—an emissions peak by 2030 and neutrality by 2060—the country has become a global leader in the adoption of electric vehicles. But that’s not the only greener car alternative it’s pursuing.  Earlier this month, on September 16, China’s Ministry of Industry...
    Source: MIT Technology Review by Zeyi Yang
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