Carbon Footprint Reporting

Energy consumption accounted for 60% of Ireland’s greenhouse gas emissions in 2017. Transport, residential and industry accounted for the highest shares.



Carbon footprint reporting is a process of measuring and reporting the direct and indirect emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) such as carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide that are associated with the production and use of products and services. Carbon footprint reporting is used to track and document the environmental impacts of an organization‘s operations and activities. It can also be used to evaluate and compare the performance of different companies and industries. Carbon footprint reporting helps organizations identify areas where they can reduce their emissions, develop sustainability strategies, and set goals for carbon emissions reductions.

This can be reducing material usage, by determining the optimum design solution and implementing these designs.

Organisations across the Globe are openly committing to change with Sustainability Goals published on all their online platforms but how are these being realised. WEW Engineering can assist with the measuring and reduction of carbon emissions, emitted by each industrial plant or any organisation. This enables you to commit to carbon reduction as an organisation, confirming commitment to climate change and an effort to reduce carbon emissions, while also reducing costs.

Optimum design solutions result in improved processes and technologies which will reduce the carbon footprint, this will ultimately benefit the organisation by reducing energy usage, reducing material usage, reducing waste, while all combined will result in sustainable cost savings.

carbon footprint

Resource Efficiency

Reduce energy consumption
Reduce material usage
Reduce carbon emissions and greenhouse gases
Increase business efficiency
Increase compliance
Pre-empt future regulations

Share of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Ireland

Some facts:

32% Higher CO₂ emissions intensity than the European average in 2016.
4.2 MtCO₂ Reduction in CO₂ emissions by use of renewable energy.
60% of total greenhouse gas emissions were from energy use in 2017.
Carbon dioxide mainly comes from the combustion of fossil fuels for energy.
In Ireland methane mostly comes from agriculture livestock, other sources of greenhouse gas emissions include industrial processes.


Emissions from large companies (ETS)
Any company or body within the EU that emits a large amount of greenhouse gas emissions is included in the Emissions Trading System, known as the ETS. This includes large industries, electricity generators, and the aviation industry. The ETS ensures that all these companies will collectively reduce their emissions by 21% by 2020 compared to 2005.

Emissions per industry

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