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Carbon Management for a Sustainable Environment


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Shelley W. W. Zhou
    Pages 1-24
  3. Shelley W. W. Zhou
    Pages 25-67
  4. Shelley W. W. Zhou
    Pages 69-89
  5. Shelley W. W. Zhou
    Pages 91-121
  6. Shelley W. W. Zhou
    Pages 123-160
  7. Shelley W. W. Zhou
    Pages 161-184
  8. Shelley W. W. Zhou
    Pages 185-240
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 241-242

About this book


This textbook presents students with a systematic approach for the quantification and management of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and provides best practices for optimal carbon management and quantification. The book begins with an overview of climate change basics and goes on to discuss carbon footprint measurements, carbon management concepts, and concludes by presenting carbon reduction solutions with applications for green buildings, smart transportation, waste management, and carbon trading and offsetting. The author provides practical examples and carbon management models that support innovative reduction solutions and presents a roadmap for the implementation and development of carbon management strategies, making it a useful resource for both upper undergraduate and graduate students as well as practitioners seeking a comprehensive framework to conduct carbon management.

  • Contains practical examples and carbon management models
  • Provides students and practitioners with a comprehensive framework to conduct carbon management
  • Presents a roadmap for the implementation and development of carbon management strategies


Climate change mitigation Greenhouse effect and gases Emission control Sequestration Carbon management models Carbon neutrality Maturity models Carbon audit Anthropogenic evidence Carbon footprint Emission management Carbon quantification

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Civil & Environmental EngineeringHong Kong University of Science and TechnologyClear Water BayHong Kong

About the authors

Prof. Zhou, has over 15 years’ experience in environmental and carbon management consultancy, new energy and biotechnology and corporate sustainability in Hong Kong, China and Singapore. She holds a PhD in Environmental Engineering from the National University of Singapore and a MPhil in Civil Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). She is a Certified Carbon Audit Professional (CAP), a LEED Green Associate, member of Hong Kong Institution of Engineers and BEAM Professional.

Since the appointment of Adjunct Assistant Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at HKUST in 2010, Ir Prof. Zhou has developed the carbon management course for both UG and MSc students, which is the first and still the only curriculum available in Hong Kong. She has been awarded the EVEM Teaching Excellent Appreciation Award for year 2016-17 and promoted to the Adjunct Associate Professor afterwards.

Prof Zhou has also been active in voluntary engagements with HKSAR Government, NGOs and learned professional societies. She has been a member of HKSAR Government’s Environmental Campaign Committee Environmental Education and Community Action Projects Vetting Sub-committee since 2014 and is just appointed as a member of the Buildings Energy Efficiency Disciplinary Board Panel. She is currently a director of Hong Kong Association of Energy Engineers and a committee member of Hong Kong Institute of Engineers Environmental Division. She used to be the council member of Hong Kong People’s Council for Sustainable Development, the past president of Association of Energy Engineers (Hong Kong Chapter), the member of Hong Kong Green Building Council Public Education Committee, and a core member of the Hong Kong delegation to the UNFCCC, 13th Conference of Parties (‘COP13’) in Bali in 2007.

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