Carbon footprinting: A classroom exercise

Harvey Bryan, Maria Grimm

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Abstract

This document outlines a carbon footprinting methodology that can be conducted by graduate or undergraduate students as a classroom exercise. A class of graduate students at Arizona State University in the College of Design and School of Sustainability used a methodology to determine the carbon footprint of three campus buildings. This methodology included an energy consumption analysis of the existing building, the creation of an as-built energy model, and the study of carbon footprint improvement scenarios with the ultimate goal of achieving carbon neutrality. Each improvement scenario was analyzed to determine its effect on the annual electric consumption, annual gas consumption, and overall carbon footprint.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPLEA 2009 - Architecture Energy and the Occupant's Perspective
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 26th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture
StatePublished - Dec 1 2009
Event26th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture: Architecture Energy and the Occupant's Perspective, PLEA 2009 - Quebec City, QC, Canada
Duration: Jun 22 2009Jun 24 2009

Publication series

NamePLEA 2009 - Architecture Energy and the Occupant's Perspective: Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture

Other

Other26th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture: Architecture Energy and the Occupant's Perspective, PLEA 2009
CountryCanada
CityQuebec City, QC
Period6/22/096/24/09

Keywords

  • Carbon footprinting
  • Carbon neutrality
  • Classroom methodology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology

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    Bryan, H., & Grimm, M. (2009). Carbon footprinting: A classroom exercise. In PLEA 2009 - Architecture Energy and the Occupant's Perspective: Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA 2009 - Architecture Energy and the Occupant's Perspective: Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture).