Carbon calculator

We hope to get a picture of the energy used by neighbourhoods in Hastings and Rother as part of the Climate Active Neighbourhoods (CAN) project.
This map will tell us what a neighbourhood’s carbon emissions are now. Without this baseline we won’t know what the positive effects are of installing renewable energy or saving energy and reducing the use of fossil fuels. We are doing this to find out how we can best reduce our neighbourhood carbon emissions and learn what works best.

Notes:

  • This calculator only works for the UK.
  • This calculator was generously shared by Ian Byrne of NEF
  • There is no need to complete the business survey if you work from home.
  • The calculations are based on…2017 carbon intensity data (BEIS)
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1. First select the best description of the electricity source from the drop down below. You can specify two sources; if in doubt use "Average UK Grid Electricity". If you want to calculate emissions from road transport using miles, use the third list to select type, size and fuel of vehicle used. There are separate factors in the main table for trains, buses and aeroplanes. For flights, there is a list by class and general distance - short haul would typically be within Europe or North America and long haul intercontinental. Note that distances are per passenger mile - some tickets quote distances in km.
Main source of electricity:
Second source of electricity:
This calculator allows two types of car to be entered in the mileage box. If the electricity used for charging an EV or PHEV is included in the metered figure, then exclude the relevant mileage from the distance travelled.
Type of first car/bike used for mileage estimates:
Type of second car/bike used for mileage estimates:
Distance & class of air trip used:
2. Now type the annual energy value from your bill or records into the left column. Then click anywhere outside the cell you just filled. The answer will appear in the following (greyed out) column.

HOME / BUSINESS USE

 Energy Value
 Result
Please select if you are filling this in for your home or your business
kWh electricity (main source)
(See notes)
kgCO2e
kWh electricity (second source)
(See notes)
kgCO2e
kWh natural gas
* 0.18416 =
kgCO2e
therms natural gas
* 5.397 =
kgCO2e
litres domestic heating oil (kerosine)
* 2.53232 =
kgCO2e
litres heating oil (gasoil)
* 2.96573 =
kgCO2e
litres of propane/butane
* 1.50807 =
kgCO2e
tonnes of heavy fuel oil
* 3,227 =
kgCO2e
tonnes of coal
* 2,862 =
kgCO2e
tonnes of wood pellets
* 190.2 =
kgCO2e

TRAVEL

 Energy Value
 Result
litres of petrol
* 2.19835 =
kgCO2e
litres of diesel
* 2.60016 =
kgCO2e
litres of Auto LPG
* 1.50807 =
kgCO2e
miles in 1st car/taxi/bike
(see above)
kgCO2e
miles in 2nd car/taxi/bike
(see above)
kgCO2e
miles on a train, tram, tube or coach
* 0.075 =
kgCO2e
miles on Eurostar
* 0.020 =
kgCO2e
miles on a local bus
* 0.197 =
kgCO2e
miles in an aeroplane
(see above)
kgCO2e

AND FINALLY

Floor Area of house or business (m2)
No. of staff or people in your home

RESULTS

Energy used in buildings & processes:
kWh
Total Energy: kWh
Energy per m2
Energy per Employee kWh
Building Use
Total emissions: kgCO2e
equivalent to kg Carbon
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