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CALCULATE YOUR CARBON FOOTPRINT

Calculating your carbon emissions is not an exact science and there are many tools out there to help you, but currently there is no one-stop-shop. However here are 4 free-to-use tools that will give you a pretty accurate picture, particularly when used together. After using these calculators, you should have a figure in either kg/year or tonnes/year CO2 which you can use to consider your reduction targets and options for offsetting.

 

Creative Green Tools

This is the most detailed calculator and therefore requires you to have a detailed set of data.

It has options to either calculate your footprint for a building or a project. The building option is the best to work out your day-to-day footprint.

It is geared towards businesses with their own premises but would work if you use a coworking space too. If you only work from home then the Carbon footprint for individuals (below) will probably work better for you.

It does require you to sign up but this is free and straightforward.

 

Carbon Footprint for Business

This calculator requires less data than the Creative Green Tools option, and does not include a section for waste.

It is geared towards businesses with their own premises but would work if you use a coworking space too. If you only work from home then the Carbon footprint for individuals (below) will probably work better for you.

 

Carbon footprint for individuals

This calculator is geared towards individuals rather than businesses but is a good one to use if you only work from home.

It also includes a section on secondary (embodied) carbon which none of the others do, so it is worth completing just that section using this calculator and adding it to the total if you have used another calculator as well.

 

The Carbon footprint of your digital activities

This calculator should be used in addition to one of the above in order to include the footprint of your digital activities.

Some of the data is given for the population as a whole rather than individuals so you will need to divide the total by the population (both are displayed) to get your individual footprint

If you would like more support on your carbon-reduction journey then Cardiff Animation Festival can work with you to provide advice and create a roadmap specific to you and your business. Please get in touch [link] to find out how we can help.