Framework for carbon footprint estimation

M. A. Hannan, R. A. Begum, A. Rahim

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Abstract

The objective of this paper objective is to calculate carbon footprint (CF) of appliances and locations of electrical devices usage in the Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Bangi, Malaysia. The green house gas emissions would contribute to the climate change caused from the electricity consumption. The statistical science package social analysis showed that the highest green house gas emissions in UKM was in April, May and November for 2225.22, 2083.45 and 2103.40 kgCO 2eq respectively. The faculty has contributed 30% of electricity consumption due to the heavy and huge equipments such as induction motors, mechanical instruments, generators and others which emit carbon dioxide directly to the atmosphere. Based on the respondent perceptions, air-conditioner is the highest rank of index value of electricity consumable appliances for 4.562 kgCO 2eq. About 95% of respondents were aware of this issue on the effect of green house gas emission to the environment. In future, renewable energy and efficient energy practice are the alternative methods to be adopted in order to reduce CF. This calculation can be used as a benchmark for the country in order to reduce 40% CF by 2020.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2008-2013
Number of pages1806
JournalJournal of Applied Sciences Research
Publication statusPublished - 01 Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes

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