EVALUATION AND REDUCTION OF CARBON EMISSION TO MAKE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION CAMPUS CARBON NEUTRAL

Authors

  • Rajendra B. Waghmode Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, DIT, Pimpri, Pune, India - 411018.
  • Purushottam S. Dange Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, DIT, Pimpri, Pune, India - 411018.

Keywords:

Institution, Carbon emission, Greenhouse gases, sustainable energy, carbon neutrality

Abstract

Climate change is one of the most serious challenges the world is facing. Addressing this challenge is a shared responsibility of all governments, businesses and the wider community. All across the world, colleges and universities are looking to become carbon neutral. Universities are taking responsibility for their environmental impact and are working to neutralize those effects. To become carbon neutral, universities are working to reduce their emissions of greenhouse gases, cut their use of energy, use more renewable energy, and emphasize the importance of sustainable energy sources. Universities that have committed to becoming carbon neutral have recognized the threat of global warming and are therefore committing to reverse the trend. Following are the 4 tasks that need to be accomplished: (1) Creating an inventory of Green House Gas (GHG) emissions; (2) Coming up with detailed solutions to achieve Carbon Neutrality; (3) Working out a practical schedule to implement those solutions and (4) Developing a realistic plan to finance the process of achieving Carbon Neutrality. This paper discuss ways minimize the carbon emission at  Dr. D. Y. Patil Institute of Technology (DIT) campus located at Sant Tukaram Nagar, Pimpri Pune. For the same existing pattern, will be studied and suitable suggestion will be given based techno-economical feasibility.

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Additional Files

Published

15-08-2017

How to Cite

Rajendra B. Waghmode, & Purushottam S. Dange. (2017). EVALUATION AND REDUCTION OF CARBON EMISSION TO MAKE EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION CAMPUS CARBON NEUTRAL . International Education and Research Journal (IERJ), 3(8). Retrieved from https://ierj.in/journal/index.php/ierj/article/view/1312