Your carbon footprint

Every person, every event and every business creates a carbon footprint and it is the size of this carbon footprint that determines both the effect on the environment and the running efficiency. The significance of your carbon footprint extends therefore, not only to your cumulative environmental impact, but also the running costs of your processes.

GlobalGHGEmissionsByGas“A carbon footprint measures the total greenhouse gas emissions caused directly and indirectly by a person, organisation, event or product.” – Carbon Trust (

A carbon footprint is calculated by measuring the amount of greenhouse gases which are being produced by the event/process/company/person in question. This involves the measurement of the 6 greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons and sulphur hexafluoride), which then allows for the calculation of the Carbon Dioxide Equivalent, meaning that all the gases can be compared on a like-for-like basis.

In addition to the greenhouse gases which are being produced as a byproduct of your processes, it is also important to consider the indirect products which will contribute to your carbon footprint. One example of this is heat radiation. In order to effectively assess and improve the carbon footprint of a particular building, you must take into consideration the heating and insulation efficiency of that building. The more effective a building is at retaining heat, the less energy that is required to maintain that heat and as such the associated byproducts will be reduced.

Carbon Footprinting

Two key considerations then, when looking at your carbon footprint (be it for a person, company or a house), are gas emissions and heating efficiency. In both of these areas Testo has a range of specialist products ideally suited for this type of analysis on a project of any size or scope.

Testo has a range of measurement instruments specifically designed and engineered for the purpose of gas emission analysis and are the perfect supplier of instrumentation in this area. The range of analysis tools that Testo offers is sufficiently extensive to cover any requirement. Whether you are working on domestic flue gas analysis or much larger more industrial work monitoring the emissions of gas turbines, Testo has the tool for you.

Further, if you are looking to analyse the heating efficiency and performance of a building or site, then the range of Testo thermal imaging cameras can provide you with exceptionally detailed and clear thermal reporting. Testo cameras will accurately identify any thermal anomalies, inefficiencies or insulation weak spots, meaning that you can make the necessary modifications and improvements.

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About Testo Limited

We offer an extensive range of instruments for many parameters and applications including; Temperature, Humidity, Velocity, Gas analysis, RPM, Pressure, Light, pH, Sound. testo instruments are widely used in the following sectors: HVAC-R: heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration. Process Industry: manufacturing industries, service companies and utilities. Food Sector: including food manufacture, transport, storage, distribution and retail. Thermal Imaging: for building surveys, maintenance, electrical inspections and production monitoring.

Posted on April 15, 2013, in Commercial, flue gas, Health and Safety, hEATING, Home, hvac, Industry, Latest News, News, Thermal Imaging, thermography and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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