Many large corporations have joined the Carbon Disclosure Project to explain how they aim to reduce their carbon emissions – and to encourage others to do the same. CDP seeks information on the business risks and opportunities presented by climate change and greenhouse gas emissions from the world's largest companies.
Human beings are rapidly burning the fossil fuel reserves that were laid down by nature over millions of years and risking the unpredictable consequences of causing rapid climate change.
Most corporations now recognise the problem and are striving to find ways to limit their carbon emissions.
While it is difficult to find alternatives to using fossil fuels for transportation, there is now a practical alternative method of heating buildings without burning fossil fuels. Interseasonal Heat Transfer can now be used to provide on site renewable energy to heat buildings without burning carbon fuels. Interseasonal Heat Transfer captures surplus solar energy in the summer and stores it in a ThermalBank for release when it is needed to heat buildings in winter.
Interseasonal Heat Transfer also captures cold on winter nights, stores this in ThermalBanks™ in the ground and releases it to cool buildings in summer. Renewable Cooling is a more natural form of cooling with a much lower carbon footprint than the standard solution of providing air conditioning powered by electric chillers.
Interseasonal Heat Transfer™ is ideally suited to well insulated new buildings, and can also save carbon emissions in some existing buildings by linking in to existing heat and cooling distribution systems. See: Corporate Social Responsibility - CSR.
Interseasonal Heat Transfer can save over 50% of carbon emissions compared to using a gas boiler for heating.
Interseasonal Heat Transfer can save over 80% of carbon emissions compared to using standard air conditioning and chillers for cooling.
Related links: Carbon Disclosure Project
The Carbon Disclosure Project currently has 655 Signatory Investors, including global investment and finance houses such as Banco do Brasil, Barclays, HSBC, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch & Co., Inc, Mitsubishi UFJ, Morgan Stanley, National Australia Bank, Nedbank and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group.
The Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) is an independent not-for-profit organisation which acts as an intermediary between shareholders and corporations on all climate change issues, providing primary climate change data from the world’s largest corporations, to the global market place. The data is obtained from responses to CDP’s annual Information Request, sent on behalf of institutional investors and purchasing organisations.