Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department
BS in Industrial Engineering
Climate change due to global warming has become a worldwide concern.
Nowadays, people are starting to wake up and realize that changes need to be
made in their lifestyles in order to preserve this earth and provide a better planet
for future generations. Finding a concrete solution to global warming and climate
change has proven to be a very challenging task. Governments have tried
implementing solutions and as a result, corporations have been forced to absorb
or transfer the cost of unsuccessful environmental regulations. Meanwhile,
individuals remain frustrated, wishing they could find a way to help.
The motivation behind this project was to find to ways were individual consumers
and industry could connect and together build the path towards sustainability.
The brainstorming process started with the focus on carbon emissions, and the
damage they create in the atmosphere and how there are some alternatives that
can be used to reduce and eventually mitigate the carbon footprint. Through the
brainstorming process the team realized that the internet was a very useful tool,
not only to gather information and spread awareness on the idea behind carbon
neutrality, but also connect consumers and industry interested in such idea.
After the brainstorming process the team came up with the specific purpose of
creating a website that will connect consumers interested in carbon neutral
products and companies that offer carbon neutral products or are interested in
the subject. The website will serve as an information platform for consumers and
industry on carbon offset projects, carbon credits and the overall idea of a carbon
neutral product or service.
Throughout the project the team researched on topics related to carbon neutrality
and also on how to build a website, and which platform to use. The design step
used the DMAIC process to develop the website according to the goals set for
the project. The project also involves an economic analysis on the cost and
possible revenue from advertisement and other features of the website.
Through the project the team successfully developed the website, and planned
the next 12 months of the website to ensure that it is economically feasible. The
domain for the website is “www.carbonneutralplatform.com”.