WRITTEN ON July 2nd, 2007 BY William Heath AND STORED IN Greener government IT

John Thakara who does the Doors of Perception conference points out that

Carbon Trust and the UK’s Environment Ministry, Defra, have joined with the British Standards Institution (BSI) to develop a standard method for measuring the embodied green house gas (GHG) emissions in products and services. Once completed, a “Publicly Available Specification” (PAS) will ensure a consistent and comparable approach to supply chain measurement of embodied GHGs across markets. There’s a way to go, of course, before the problem of “greenwash” disappears. But PAS creates an important part of the architecture for a global system that will enable people to make a meaningful comparison between whole-system enviromental performance of competing products and services.

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One Response to “Let’s dispel greenwash and measure embodied carbon properly”

Richard S wrote on July 2nd, 2007 11:29 pm :

I do hope that this PAS will be made available for FREE download.

It took a lot of “arm-twisting” before BSI agreed to make PAS 78 (Guidelines for commissioning accessible web-sites) freely available.

Could the same group also commission a free online service for producing the home energy certificates which apparently are mandated by the EU?