chapter  4
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- Standards for Carbon Footprint Analysis

Carbon footprint values are becoming more and more widely reported. Some products now report their carbon footprint as an indication of their commitment to reducing their carbon footprint. Similarly, carbon footprints of companies, cities, states, and governments can often be obtained from a simple web search. As more and more entities report their carbon footprints, it becomes increasingly more important that a standardized method is used that will allow meaningful comparisons among reported data, as well as proper interpretation of the absolute value reported. Standards, protocols, and speci’cations have been developed for carbon footprint analysis of various entities. This chapter compiles and introduces these standards.