Buzz words like “sustainable” and “green” design are becoming more commonly used among Schemmer’s clients. They are pushing for more beyond marketing their buildings with a specific level of green certification and want to know about the carbon footprint. By definition, a carbon footprint is the amount of carbon dioxide that is emitted into the air due to the consumption of fossil fuels by a particular person, group, building, etc.
Much like a human footprint, a carbon footprint changes significantly when different variables are considered. A carbon footprint can be calculated through a number of methods which use data from a range of sources. There are many websites available that offer basic information for determining these results using diverse scales. Read more