Demonstrate your commitment to mitigate your organization's carbon emissions
To align with COP21, also known as Paris Agreements, companies are committing to substantial reductions of their carbon emissions and mitigation of their impact on climate change.
The overall goal that was set is to hold “the increase in the global average temperature to well below 2°C above pre-industrial levels” and pursue efforts “to limit the temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.” This means that global carbon emissions need to reach net-zero emissions by 2050.
To support carbon mitigation, standardized frameworks require companies to identify their carbon emissions, set a target to reduce them in near and long term and report their carbon footprint.
Why should you undertake a carbon footprint of your business ?
1. Ensure compliance with legal requirements
2. Prove your commitment to sustainability with transparency
3. Boost reputation of your business by reporting accurate carbon footprint
How is carbon accounted for ?
What are emission scopes?
The terms scope 1, scope 2, or scope 3 are used within the context of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions assessments for a product or organization. In this context, scopes refer to the boundary within which the GHG emissions of the organization or product in question are studied, with scope 1 being the most restricted and scope 3 the broadest.
Scope 1 : Direct Emissions
Scope 1 emissions refer to the direct emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) from sources controlled by the company. This includes heating in facilities, emissions from company-owned vehicles, and more.
Example : if the production of a product involved the use of oil, fuel combustion, or resulted in CO2 or methane emissions, all of these emissions are accounted for within scope 1.
Scope 2 : Direct Emissions from Energy
Scope 2 emissions correspond to indirect emissions related to energy, typically associated with the production of purchased electricity or heat used by the company.
Example : to manufacture a product, electricity is often consumed to power the factories where the product is designed. This electrical consumption itself does not produce GHGs, but the production of the electricity does emit GHGs.
Scope 3 : Other Indirect Emissions
Scope 3 emissions are complex, including indirect sources like construction materials and customer product use. "Upstream" emissions are tied to early stages (production , sourcing) while "downstream" emissions come from later stages (distribution, customer delivery)
Example : the emissions resulting from the transportation of goods by a supplier to the manufacturer's facility are accounted for scope 3.
How can we help you with the carbon footprinting of your organization?
Carbon footprinting follows a rigorous assessment and reporting methodology that allows for organizations to quantify the carbon emission they emit and identify solutions to mitigate them.
Data Collection is the key and information is gathered in the form of the building's energy consumption, materials, and operational practices. Further, an advanced modeling and analysis tool is used to calculate the building's current carbon footprint and collect data based on various scopes.
Evaluation of Data
Preliminary Assessment is carried out in this phase, hence emissions accounting is done based on the quality of data provided. Our team of experts considers both direct and indirect emissions, including those associated with electricity, heating, cooling, and transportation.
Post analysis our team generates a preliminary report, outlining the building's carbon footprint in accordance with ISO 14064, GHG protocol and appropriate standards and regulations wherever necessary.
Recommendations & Reduction Strategies
Our team collaborates closely with clients to develop a customized carbon reduction strategy, considering factors like cost-effectiveness and environmental impact. Throughout the assessment, we maintain transparency and provide recommendations that align with our clients' sustainability goals, enabling them to reduce their carbon emissions and contribute to a greener future. Our recommendations will be based on the Low to High cost strategies.
Final Assessment Report
The final assessment report shall be based on all the evaluations and will be submitted. We provide our clients clear, actionable recommendations for reducing the carbon footprint, which are tailored to the specific characteristics of the building. Our final assessment report serves as a valuable tool for our clients, empowering them to make conscious decisions and drive sustainable practices in their building operations.
Why choose GBCE ?
At GBCE, our solutions are business driven, technically savvy and result oriented and ensure that we deliver smarter, greener and healthier building projects that translate into long term added value to both our clients and their customers. From international airports in Asia to low carbon flagship retail spaces, we provide tailored solutions to our clients sustainability ambitions.
Our team holds expertise in consulting for SBTi, CDP etc. and can help in complying with these reporting protocols for your organization’s sustainability goals.
Assessing the Carbon Footprint of Ulaanbaatar's eco-district
AHURP aims to deliver 10,000 green housing units that are energy efficient, affordable, and designed to maximize the use of renewable energy in the highly climate-vulnerable and heavily polluting peri-urban areas of Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia). 100 hectares of ger areas will be redeveloped into eco-districts that are both low-carbon and climate resilient as part of the project. The project should be completed by 2026.
To meet AHURP's ambitious climate mitigation targets, GBCE has been conducting a carbon footprint calculation of the first development site. The projects combined strategies is expected to reduce overall carbon emissions by an impressive 7.92 million tCO2e.
The combined effect of direct and associated emissions reduction leads to an estimated 39.59 million tCO2e reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
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