Carbon Footprint

A carbon footprint is a measure of the total greenhouse gas emissions caused by an individual, organization, or product over a certain period of time. It is typically measured in units of carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2e) and includes emissions from sources such as electricity consumption, transportation, and heating and cooling. The carbon footprint of a building is primarily determined by its energy consumption, which is used for heating, cooling, lighting, and powering appliances and equipment. The energy used in the building's construction, maintenance, and demolition also contribute to the carbon footprint.