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The carbon reduction research of teaching staff commuting aided by Google Earth: taking Guangzhou University as an example
Author(s): Hongyu Xie; Xixiang Wang; Meichan Zhao; Huaqing Zhao; Zhien Lin
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Paper Abstract

In this paper, taking Guangzhou University as an example, carbon reduction of teaching staff commuting was researched. Firstly, considering carbon emission of teaching staff commuting is come from the fuel consumption of vehicle used to trip, the routes, schedule, vehicle type, fuel type and fuel consumption per 100 km of service express bus, public bus and private car were investigated from relevant department and web questionnaire in office automation system. Secondly, the routes of service express bus, public bus and private car were drawn in Google earth browser to measure distance. Thirdly, combined the bus schedule, school calendar, curriculum timetable of teacher and fuel consumption per 100 km of all kinds of vehicle, the fuel consumption of service express bus, public bus and private car were computed. Fourthly, carbon emission was calculated according to net calorific factor and calorie carbon emission factors of fuel. Finally, the measures of carbon reduction were discussed. The research results show that teaching staff commuting emitted 455.433 tons carbon in 2005-2006 academic year. And reducing usage rate of private car and adding new service express bus line are efficient measure of carbon reduction. Former measure can reduce 33.6891 tons carbon and about 7.4% of original emission. The latter can reduce 7.6317 tons and about 1.68% of original emission.

Paper Details

Date Published: 5 November 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7144, Geoinformatics 2008 and Joint Conference on GIS and Built Environment: The Built Environment and Its Dynamics, 714432 (5 November 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.812860
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Hongyu Xie, Wuhan Univ. (China)
Guangzhou Univ. (China)
Xixiang Wang, Guangzhou Urban Planning Automation Ctr. (China)
Meichan Zhao, Guangzhou Univ. (China)
Huaqing Zhao, Guangzhou Univ. (China)
Zhien Lin, Guangzhou Univ. (China)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7144:
Geoinformatics 2008 and Joint Conference on GIS and Built Environment: The Built Environment and Its Dynamics
Lin Liu; Xia Li; Kai Liu; Xinchang Zhang; Xinhao Wang, Editor(s)

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