CARBON FOOTPRINT REDUCTION

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.

 

 

 

The purpose of carbon footprint reporting and audits in an industrial plant is to reduce energy usage and material usage, by determining the optimum design solution and implementing these designs, WEW Engineering can assist with the measuring and reduction of carbon emissions, emitted by each industrial plant or any organisation. Enabling 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

  • ETS % - Emissions from large companies
  • Agriculture %
  • Energy Related non-ETS % - homes, small businesses & farms
  • Other non-ETS %

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