HomeLagumlalang: A Refereed Journal of Interdisciplinary Synthesisvol. 1 no. 2 (2012)

Low Carbon Building: A Greener Future

Michelle S. Cabrera | Sienna Villar | Juzzaine Zerrudo | Glenn S. Banaguas

Discipline: Chemistry, Environmental Science



Carbon emissions released through electricity consumption is the biggest contributor to climate change among all greenhouse gases (GHG). Through identifying consumption of gadget/equipment/apparatus, community was given the knowledge on finding power saving strategies without sacrificing the efficiency of facilities. Using the Bottom-Up approach, the greatest contributors of energy consumption and emission were determined. The results were validated using the Top-Down methodology, an Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) accepted tool. The study conducted comparisons on power expenditures of each school building through emphasizing the types of and how facilities were being used. The findings, although experiment is performed only to a specific parameter, which is the carbon footprint inventory/modeling, are aimed to be a nationwide application to have the future trends of emissions decline. Declarations of results and conclusion of this research will enable the whole community to have a better understanding on how they can trigger intensification or reduction of climate change.