We help you find more environmentally friendly solutions for ship interiors:
- Calculation of the environmental impact of ship interiors
- Validated and comparable data to reduce carbon footprint
- Calculating the carbon handprint and emission redution potential
- Consultation for optimizing material solutions and lower emissions
NIT is promoting environmental practices and offers the possibility to achieve environmentally friendly shipbuilding solutions with Carbon Footprint Calculation. Carbon Footprint Calculation provides trustworthy and comparable data of the environmental impact of products and their life cycle. With the calculation, emission factors can be identified and alternative materials can be selected.
Carbon Footprint Calculation states the environmental impact of the specific ship interior area product by product. Calculation includes also the carbon handprint which indicates the positive environmental impact. Results state the Global Warming Potential (GWP) of calculated products in kg CO2e. Developed together with VTT (Technical Research Center of Finland) calculation tool is based on EN 15804 standard that considers different stages of the product life cycle.
Carbon footprint was executed for a public restaurant area in a cruise ship.
Interior area was divided into main material groups and to smaller areas based on their functionality. This created baseline information of lining, floor, ceiling, furniture and steel outfitting materials in different types of ship areas. Calculation was carried out with existing materials and part lists of the area as well as pre-fabrication and interior drawings.
Main factors for carbon footprint were identified along the emission reduction potential by carbon handprint. This enabled to research alternative materials with less carbon handprint and compare the material choices.
For more information about the calculation and method, check here.