16.1 Certification Systems: LEED Certification System

Author: Abril Muré ABSTRACT: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is one of the most well-known green building certifications in the world. It was created in order to foster a culture of green building, through ensuring that buildings operate efficiently and have minimized impact on the environment. Throughout the years, there has been a … Continue reading 16.1 Certification Systems: LEED Certification System

3.17 Carbon: Decoupling-the relationship between economic development and CO2 emissions

To achieve carbon dioxide emission reduction we need to analyze the relationship between economic development and CO2 emissions. Generally, the goal for both developed and developing countries is to maintain their economic growth at sustainable rates. However, economic growth can appear to conflict with emission reductions when CO2 emissions are intricately linked with the country’s gross domestic product. By Michael Witkowicz