An analysis of two proposed CO 2 calculation protocols for buildings

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Abstract

Recently a host of initiatives have been launched to help the U.S. tackle reductions in carbon emissions. Unfortunately, for organizations attempting to use these systems there is a lack of proven tools to help them understand if they are on track to achieving such goals. To resolve this dilemma, two organizations have embarked on developing a national green building standard. At the heart of both of these proposed standards are energy sections that will use CO 2 as the basis for their respective calculations. The paper will review how both CO 2 calculation protocols evolved and how they both will operate in practice. The paper will conclude with an example of how a building would actually use both of these protocols. In particular, an example will be generated to illustrate how a building using a non-renewable fuel will compare with the same building using renewable energy. Results will suggest that renewables will be critical in any attempt to achieve carbon-neutral buildings. Thus CO 2 calculation protocols will become an important new tool for promoting renewable energy technologies and one that needs to be understood by the renewable energy community.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAmerican Solar Energy Society - Solar 2007
Subtitle of host publication36th ASES Annual Conf., 32nd National Passive Solar Conf., 2nd Renewable Energy Policy and Marketing Conference: Sustainable Energy Puts America to Work
Pages423-427
Number of pages5
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
EventSolar 2007: Sustainable Energy Puts America to Work, Including 36th ASES Annual Conference, 32nd National Passive Solar Conference and 2nd Renewable Energy Policy and Marketing Conference - Cleveland, OH, United States
Duration: Jul 8 2007Jul 12 2007

Publication series

NameAmerican Solar Energy Society - Solar 2007: 36th ASES Annual Conf., 32nd National Passive Solar Conf., 2nd Renewable Energy Policy and Marketing Conference: Sustainable Energy Puts America to Work
Volume1

Other

OtherSolar 2007: Sustainable Energy Puts America to Work, Including 36th ASES Annual Conference, 32nd National Passive Solar Conference and 2nd Renewable Energy Policy and Marketing Conference
CountryUnited States
CityCleveland, OH
Period7/8/077/12/07

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  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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Bryan, H. (2007). An analysis of two proposed CO 2 calculation protocols for buildings. In American Solar Energy Society - Solar 2007: 36th ASES Annual Conf., 32nd National Passive Solar Conf., 2nd Renewable Energy Policy and Marketing Conference: Sustainable Energy Puts America to Work (pp. 423-427). (American Solar Energy Society - Solar 2007: 36th ASES Annual Conf., 32nd National Passive Solar Conf., 2nd Renewable Energy Policy and Marketing Conference: Sustainable Energy Puts America to Work; Vol. 1).