Whilst accounting for emissions from petrol/fuel use, purchased electricity, heat or steam are quite clearly defined, accounting for supply chain impacts, also known as Scope 3 emissions is more problematic – it requires an analysis that extends back through many stages of the upstream supply chain.
The gathering of original and specific supply chain information for the organisation and its suppliers requires tremendous time and resources, and complete coverage of this information may not be ensured. The Embodied Carbon Explorer (ECE) online tool overcomes many of these technical problems and allows for comprehensive Scope 3 estimations of greenhouse gas emissions related to purchased products and services to be undertaken.
This event will explore Scope 3 carbon emissions and how the ECE online tool can be used to attain a greater understanding and management of upstream embodied carbon/ Scope 3 emissions. This event will include an introduction to emissions in the built environment, presentation of the ECE tool and a step-by-step guide to using the ECE tool. It will demonstrate the ECE online tool through a case study related to the built environment to identify major emission contributors in a project’s supply chains. It will also demonstrate how the tool helps with Scope 3 accounting under the Climate Active Carbon Neutral Standard.