Carbon Footprint Calculator for SMEs created by the Carbon Trust

Carbon Footprint Calculator for SMEs created by the Carbon Trust
  • Post published:September 26, 2019
  • Post category:News

Calculate your organisation’s operational emissions – including electricity energy consumption

The calculator is designed to help UK based SMEs benchmark their corporate emission footprint following GHG Protocol Guidance. It considers emissions from fuel and processes (Scope 1 emissions) and those emissions from purchased electricity (or Scope 2 emissions) for the assets they operate. The tool is not a complete evaluation of an organisation’s footprint however, it has been created to assess selected emission sources over a period of a year, common to the majority of SMEs using an operational control approach.

The tool reports on data covering a 12-month period and measures the following consumption:

  • Fuel consumption
    Fuel consumed by the organisation in its sites and owned vehicles (natural gas, diesel or LPG)
  • Energy consumption
    Electricity used by the organisation within all sites.
  • Top-ups made to air conditioning units
    Many refrigeration, fire protection and air conditioning equipment contain a type of F gas (Fluorinated greenhouse gas), which has a large carbon footprint.

Once you have calculated your organisations carbon footprint and benchmarked the results, you will be looking undoubtedly for initiatives to reduce it.

Commercial lighting schemes can account for up to 40% of typical business electricity use.

Therefore, ways to make lighting more efficient can dramatically reduce energy consumption, save money and reduce your organisations carbon footprint.

Earlsmann lighting provide a full service, detailed in our three step approach from site survey design and specification to supply and installation. Proposed lighting schemes are modelled within Relux software to analyse and precisely calculate the correct lighting requirements. All designs meet CIBSE guidelines and emergency lighting conforms to BS5266, product selection or bespoke manufacturing to final installation.

We have an abundance of proven expertise in creating lighting schemes for the commercial and public sectors. This enables the company to provide a cost-effective solution with maximum energy savings to offset capital costs.