Residual carbon

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1. Environmental policy - carbon footprint - construction - infrastructure.

In the context of buildings and other physical infrastructure, residual carbon is the carbon footprint remaining after all feasible methods for reducing carbon impacts have been reasonably exhausted.

A net zero carbon balance can then be achieved by purchasing offsets for the appropriate amount of residual carbon.

The amount of offsets purchased should be published.

(UK Green Building Council.)

2. Environmental policy - carbon footprint.

Similar measures in other contexts.

See also

External link

Net Zero Carbon buildings - UK Green Building Council