Select a Project of some kind. It can be of any particular nature, Capital Works, Operations, Asset, Activity or Facility. Consider the lifecycle of the Project.
1. Building a residential home
You are part of a multidisciplinary team designing a similar Project and your role is to assess what happens to each component of the Project when it has reached the end of its useful life, both within the life of the Project and when the Project itself has reached its end.
What happens to each component after it is no longer required? Can you Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose or Recycle the component? What is international practice compared to Australia? What impact does your assessment have on the design of the Project? Complete your assessment and then submit it and explore the issues of waste minimisation in design with your peers on the discussion board.
Use the template provided to consider waste management options for each component of the Project (minimum 25 rows). (Attached)
Part B – Greenhouse Gas Estimation Exercise
Your task is to use the Threshold Calculator to assess if your organisation / corporation is likely to have obligations to register and report under the National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act 2007 (NGER Act). The tool is available via the link below.
After completing your calculation, read Section 6 from reference given (Carbon Management Framework for Major Infrastructure Projects, 2009). (Attached) Make a recommendation on whether the calculation is sufficient and whether a modified approach should be taken with respect to Section 6 of the reference. (In a separate sheet)
As before; complete your assessment and then submit it and explore the issues of carbon accounting with your peers on the discussion board.