International Carbon Equivalent Mechanism Attributed to Neutrality, ICEMAN® is a methodology that applies the well accepted sciences developed for the calculation of greenhouse gas emissions to mathematically calculate a measurement of factors that reduce or mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and then mathematically converts the value into an indexing system that represents a percentage of carbon neutrality. An index number of “50” represents 50% Carbon Neutral; an index number of “100” represents 100% Carbon Neutral. The index number will be certified and registered on a website for public access. The index number will be incorporated into a logo certification mark that will be licensed to businesses to be placed on packaging, websites, advertising or any means the business uses to promote themselves or their products or services. A Consumer of products or services will have an additional attribute by which to evaluate those products or services. The index number defines the greenness of a product based on the product’s embodied greenhouse gas emissions. It enables the market forces of competitive advantage to be a contributor to the overall reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
“Technology and information management for low-carbon building“, has been published online today, 16 July 2012, in the American Institute of Physic, Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy (Vol.4, Issue 4)
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The following article appeared in 16 July 2012, in Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy (Vol.4, Issue 4) and may be found at http://link.aip.org/link/?RSE/4/041402