Carbon Footprint Measurement

  • Shelley W. W. Zhou


From the above discussion, we know that carbon footprint is a parameter that measures the GHG emissions from the human’s activities. In this chapter, we will further discuss how to measure this parameter or, in other words, how to prepare a GHG inventory. What we measure is “something’s” carbon footprint and that “something” could be a building, a hotel, a company, a factory, a production line, a product, an event, an exhibition, etc., and we only focus on six Kyoto gases, as we mentioned in Sect.  1.6.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shelley W. W. Zhou
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  1. 1.Department of Civil & Environmental EngineeringHong Kong University of Science and TechnologyClear Water BayHong Kong

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