Faculty Advisor

Christopher, Peter R.

Center

Copenhagen, Denmark

Abstract

An important step in confronting climate change is assessing greenhouse gas emissions from everyday objects. Collaborating with the Science Shop, our team analyzed emissions associated with foods at the City Hall and Annex cafeterias in the Danish municipality of Lyngby-Taarbaek. Using life cycle assessment, we estimated emissions at 7.29 and 5.67 kgCO2-eq/kg from the City Hall and Annex cafeterias, respectively. Analyzing ten recipes, we found an average 35.7% fewer emissions per unit mass from 'heart healthy' over traditional Danish recipes.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2008

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mathematical Sciences

Project Center

Copenhagen, Denmark

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