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footprint

The area of land physically occupied by a building, including its square footage and shape.

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(2) Footprinting soon proliferated as a framework for thinking about usage of fossil fuels, water, and other natural resources.
"These autogenerated EFs," says Meinrenken, "enable non-LCA experts to calculate approximate carbon footprints and alleviate resource constraints for companies starting large-scale product carbon footprinting."
Developing a more 'holistic' water footprinting method to calculate a product's impact on the environment has been the focus of research by Dr Ridoutt and others at CSIRO, working with researchers from Swiss university, ETH Zurich.
Quantifying greenhouse gas emissions through a carbon footprinting exercise will help organisations to identify the opportunities for carbon emission reduction.
Hugh Jones, director of solutions for the Carbon Trust, said: "Carbon footprinting is a hugely valuable tool for understanding the impact your business has on climate change.
Are European countries using carbon footprinting adequately to formulate taxation and environmental policies?
Some of the highlights from the workshop included carbon footprinting focuses on C[O.sub.2] emissions, LCAs measure multiple environmental factors including C[O.sub.2] emissions, and reducing packaging and concentrate products to reduce C[O.sub.2] emissions.
In recent years, however, the print media, including several medical journals, have expressed the opinion that hospitals waste time and money by footprinting newborns.
Bell and Stillman used a technique called DNA "footprinting" to track down the new proteins.
Carbon footprinting requires data on all carbon emissions, and there is a three-part classification:
The Carbon Footprinting Gallery was the brainchild of the Carbon Trust and was designed to show examples of how well-known companies are tackling the need to monitor and then do something about their contributions to the increase in greenhouse gases.
Euan Murray, head of footprinting at the Carbon Trust, said: "The carbon reduction label shows shoppers that the products they buy are having their carbon footprint reduced.