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Carbon Offset Opportunities at the Duke University Health System

dc.contributor.advisor Thomann, Wayne Shown, Erin Wallis, Kimberly Lin, Ye 2012-04-27T03:32:16Z 2012-04-27T03:32:16Z 2012-04-26
dc.description.abstract The Duke Carbon Offsets Initiative (DCOI) is collaborating with the Duke University Health System (DUHS) to obtain carbon offsets that will aid in fulfilling the University’s pledge to be carbon neutral by 2024. This study identified and prioritized financially feasible projects within the DUHS that would lead to carbon offsets. A number of carbon reduction opportunities were identified within the DUHS: medical waste management, renewable energy opportunities, energy efficient kitchen equipment, lighting upgrades, organic waste management, and sustainable tableware. Funding from the DCOI would allow the DUHS to invest in projects beyond what its current budget allows while at the same time generating carbon credits for the University thereby benefitting both parties.
dc.language.iso en
dc.subject efficient lighting
dc.subject sustainable
dc.subject Duke
dc.subject carbon offset
dc.subject hospital
dc.subject climate change
dc.title Carbon Offset Opportunities at the Duke University Health System
dc.type Master's project
dc.department Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Sciences

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