Methodology

The Make an Impact Calculator is a web-based calculator that allows individuals to calculate their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions footprint. The calculator is structured to allow users to input a minimal amount of data to receive the most accurate emissions profile based on location, a personal home energy profile and personal transportation choices. 

This paper provides information on the data sources, methods, and assumptions used in the Make an Impact Calculator. 

This paper discusses three topics: 

  1. Scope of the Calculator 
  2. Overview of the Emission Factors in the Calculator 
  3. Emission Estimation Methodologies 

Download the methodology here.

 

The Make an Impact Energy Savings Pledges allow individuals to commit to pledge items to reduce their personal carbon footprint and realize dollar savings. 

This paper provides information on the data sources, methods, and assumptions used in the Make an Impact Energy Savings Pledges. 

Download the Energy Savings Pledges methodology here.