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Green resource calculator

February 28, 2012 Leave a comment

source: http://www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/energy-resources/refs.html

Passenger vehicles per year

Passenger vehicles are defined as 2-axle 4-tire vehicles, including passenger cars, vans, pickup trucks, and sport/utility vehicles.

In 2007, the weighted average combined fuel economy of cars and light trucks combined was 20.4 miles per gallon (FHWA 2008). The average vehicle miles traveled in 2007 was 11,720 miles per year.

In 2007, the ratio of carbon dioxide emissions to total emissions (including carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide, all expressed as carbon dioxide equivalents) for passenger vehicles was 0.977 (EPA 2009).

The amount of carbon dioxide emitted per gallon of motor gasoline burned is 8.92*10-3 metric tons, as calculated in the “Gallons of gasoline consumed” section.

To determine annual greenhouse gas emissions per passenger vehicle, the following methodology was used: vehicle miles traveled (VMT) was divided by average gas mileage to determine gallons of gasoline consumed per vehicle per year. Gallons of gasoline consumed was multiplied by carbon dioxide per gallon of gasoline to determine carbon dioxide emitted per vehicle per year. Carbon dioxide emissions were then divided by the ratio of carbon dioxide emissions to total vehicle greenhouse gas emissions to account for vehicle methane and nitrous oxide emissions.

Calculation

Note: Due to rounding, performing the calculations given in the equations below may not return the exact results shown.

8.92*10-3 metric tons CO2/gallon gasoline * 11,720 VMT car/truck average * 1/20.4 miles per gallon car/truck average * 1 CO2, CH4, and N2O/0.977 CO2 = 5.1 metric tons CO2E /vehicle/year

Sources

Equivalent calculation in Australian units of measure will be added by TeamGlobeus shortly.

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Parking options

February 22, 2012 Leave a comment
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This is BRILLIANT! I can totally use these guys for the project!

February 21, 2012 Leave a comment

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This will be a good source for staff short term.

 

 

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Public Transport (Student) Ts and Cs.

February 20, 2012 Leave a comment
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10 Memorable Quotes From The Start-up of YOU

February 16, 2012 Leave a comment

source: http://www.forbes.com/sites/danschawbel/2012/02/14/10-memorable-quotes-from-the-start-up-of-you/
author: Dan Schawbel

10 Memorable Quotes From The Start-up of YOU

 

“Last week I received a signed copy of The Start-up of You by Reid Hoffman, the co-founder and chairman of LinkedIn, a site that just hit 150 million users! On its debut today, it hit #1 on Amazon, which is no surprise since Reid has built up an enormous and influential network over years of hard work and dedication. He co-authored the book with another Silicon Valley entrepreneur and blogger, Ben Casnocha.

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The Lean Startup

February 16, 2012 Leave a comment

http://theleanstartup.com/principles Must…buy…book…

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Management Myth

April 14, 2011 Leave a comment

The Management Myth

Most of management theory is inane, writes our correspondent, the founder of a consulting firm. If you want to succeed in business, don’t get an M.B.A. Study philosophy instead
By Matthew Stewart

During the seven years that I worked as a management consultant, I spent a lot of time trying to look older than I was. I became pretty good at furrowing my brow and putting on somber expressions. Those who saw through my disguise assumed I made up for my youth with a fabulous education in management. They were wrong about that. I don’t have an M.B.A. I have a doctoral degree in philosophy—nineteenth-century German philosophy, to be precise. Before I took a job telling managers of large corporations things that they arguably should have known already, my work experience was limited to part-time gigs tutoring surly undergraduates in the ways of Hegel and Nietzsche and to a handful of summer jobs, mostly in the less appetizing ends of the fast-food industry.

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