PERSONAL CARBON CALCULATOR
Do you travel regularly for leisure or want to offset your household emissions?
Be part of a better sustainable future. Measure your carbon emissions & offset with New Zealand native trees.
We provide a free carbon emissions calculator for individuals wanting a guide of their potential carbon emissions. The measured results from the calculator can then be used to offset personal emissions with New Zealand native trees here. Note that this calculator cannot be used to obtain carbon positive certification - to become certified please contact us here.
What Is Measured In The Free Calculator:
This free carbon calculator provides a summary of some of the common GHG emissions and is suitable for individuals offsetting.
Be aware that many other online calculators often only show CO2e emissions. Both our free & full version calculators follow the GHG protocol (when measuring data is available) with a breakdown of emission gas types and totals expressed in CO2e. CO2e stands for carbon dioxide equivalent (includes CO2, NO2, CH4)
The data you enter into the calculator should reflect the GHG emissions that you have directly or indirectly created over a 12 month period.
The free calculator cannot be used towards carbon positive certification as it does not cover all of the emissions that are shown in our full version calculator. Our full version calculator also a breakdown of the emissions into scope categories (scope 1, 2, 3) that is required to follow the GHG protocol standards (see the Standards section in 'Become Certified').
Emission Categories In The Free Calculator:
Our free carbon calculator covers the most common emissions from 8 measured areas:
Fuel emissions (including stationary fuels used at home)
Electricity used emissions & transmission/distribution losses from the electricity used
Working from home emissions
Travel emissions (including employee commutes to and from work, public transport, private vehicles, air travel, & accommodation)
Water supply & wastewater removal emissions
Specific emissions related to industries such as importing, primary industries, or construction are not shown in the free calculator. A customised data sheet is provided when you apply for carbon positive certification.
Data & Receipts Required For The Calculator:
Data and receipts that you may need to have available include:
Amount & type of fuels, oils, gas purchased
Amount & type of fuel used in vehicles
Number of work from home days
Commute distances and modes of commute
Records of flights & accommodation
Water & wastewater usage receipts
General Calculator FAQ:
As a guide this calculator takes on average 50% less time to complete than our full version.
If you have the input data readily available then this calculator should take approximately 5 minutes to complete.
Data from this free calculator is not collected, stored, or used by Carbon Positive.