04 Aug '11, 12pm

UN's Method for Measuring Building Emissions May Become ISO Standard

UN's Method for Measuring Building Emissions May Become ISO Standard

The world's built environment consumes as much as 40 percent of global energy use. That makes for a massive carbon footprint, but until recently, the building sector didn't have a universal framework to measure carbon emissions produced during a building's operations. The Common Carbon Metric (CCM) was developed to fill that void, and now the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) is deciding whether to use it as a basis for a new international standard for measuring and reporting energy use and emissions from building operations. This may one day lead to the development of international baselines that governments and the construction industry may use to set policies and improve efficiencies in the sector. "The metric is a first step," said Ben Thompson, Sustainable Business Program Manager at Autodesk , one of several companies that participated in the first...

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