Business Carbon Offset Calculator
Power usage is a major contributor to a business’s carbon footprint. Enter your data below to calculate your consumption, or if you want faster results, call your utility company and request renewable energy.
Is your Carbon Offset Tax Deductible?
- If we don’t know the square footage of our space, how should we estimate it?
If you’re in a co-working space, estimate 100 square feet per person. If you are in a standard office, estimate 150 square feet per person.
- Do we estimate full-time employees? Part-time employees? Or both?
If possible, group employees into “full.” For example, if you have 2 part-time employees who each work 50%, then count that as 1 employee. You can add part-time employees up to 2 decimal points. For example, a part-time employee who works 10 hours a week would account for 25% of a full week and can be logged as .25.
- What if my company owns a fleet of vehicles?
Please contact Cool Effect for assistance.
Reduce Your Business Footprint
Small changes can have a big impact. Switch to energy efficient lightbulbs and motion sensors. Try cutting red meat from team lunches, recycle responsibly, and compost if you can. Corporate-sponsored travel can increase your footprint dramatically. To calculate corporate travel go to Carbon Offset Flights.
- Use renewable energy sources
- Put your computers to sleep at night
- Choose energy-efficient, ENERGY STAR certified IT equipment
- If you have a data center, improve air flow to keep it cool
- Use reusable coffee mugs, glasses, and other dinnerware
- Purchase compostable paper supplies
- Refrain from printing when possible
- Replace bottled water with a filter
- Use virtual meeting tools when possible
- Choose train travel over air travel
- Look for flights using biofuels, take a nonstop, and pack light
- Carbon Offset Flights
Why Offset with Cool Effect?
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