, Johan Håkansson
() and Niklas Rudholm
Kenneth Carling: School of Technology and Business Studies, Postal: Dalarna University, SE-791 88 Falun, Sweden
Johan Håkansson: School of Technology and Business Studies, Postal: Dalarna University, SE-791 88 Falun, Sweden
Niklas Rudholm: The Swedish Research Institute of Trade (HUI), Postal: HUI Research AB, Regeringsgatan 60, 103 29 Stockholm, Sweden, and School of Technology and Business Studies, Dalarna University, SE-791 88 Falun, Sweden
Abstract: In this paper, the p-median model is used to find the location of retail stores that minimizes CO2 emissions from consumer travel. The optimal location is then compared with the existing retail location, and the excess CO2 emissions compared with the optimal solution is calculated. The results show that by using the environmentally optimal location, CO2 emissions from consumer travel could be reduced by 22 per cent.
8 pages, November 19, 2012
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