There are many ways to look at the carbon footprint of a project or lifestyle.
A little humor can often help start a conversation.
Well, if my graphic above doesn’t make you at least chuckle, you probably won’t
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The LEED ratings system even considers point of manufacture/assembly (500 mile radius) as well as extraction, and awards credit to a project if other factors are met. This is just one example of reducing the size of a project’s overall carbon footprint.
The LEED system also considers a building’s continued use relative to its carbon footprint in terms of the use of public transportation. Proximity to subway stations and bus stops, as well as bike racks and preferred parking for carpoolers or alternative-fuel vehicles all receive consideration in the calculation of credits.
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