The carbon footprint is a powerful tool to understand the impact of personal behavior on global warming. A personal carbon footprint when calculated, presents an alarm to people at the impact of their activities. This calculation is essential for efforts to alleviate the effects of global climate change. The consolidated value of GHG produced by human activities are expressed in equivalent tons of Carbon di oxide (CO2).
The developed solution accounts for carbon emissions from buildings due to various activities, varied lifestyles and energy consumptions in various forms. The introduction and ratification of Kyoto Protocol by a number of countries on the issue of climate control has made countries to look at the issue of Environmental sustainability in a new light. Kyoto Protocol has opened the route for initiating sustainable development with an added dimension of commerce, thereby, making environmental conservation also a successful commercial model.
It was of utmost importance to develop a mechanism for accounting of Carbon Emissions starting from residential to high rise buildings. The traditional approach of accounting includes use of worksheets where data is collected manually. The data is then compiled and calculated to give you the amount of emissions as a whole. The process becomes tedious and there is high probability of error due to human interface.
Pacific Control Systems has developed an application software that addresses the need by providing an automated accounting of carbon footprint. The application incorporates a globally recognized methodology that makes the task of calculation of carbon footprint more consistent and streamlined with the regulations.