If you want to make the most of the carbon calculator you need to invest a bit of time collected the right data. This sheet contains forms in Word that you can print off to help assemble the information you need to complete the calculator. It also contains instructions about where to get some of the information from.
If you've got young kids they might want to help them collect this information. It'll teach them how energy is used in your house.
To do this properly you'll need: a) weighing scales, b) tape measure c) plug-in electricity meter d) gas and electricity bills.
Heating the home form
Calculator and database?
The link below takes you to the database and calculator.
You can just dip into the calculator. But the best way to use it is to print off the Forms and spend a week monitoring your current behaviour.
Why do we ask for the information to be stored in a database?
I expect most serious users of the calculator to fill it in a bit at a time to build up a picture of what they do over many sessions. Each tab has a "Calculate it" button so your inputs are reflected on the screen. A "Save it" button also pops us asking you to store it for next time you log on.
The form asks for your email. This is used purely as a password to help you log-on. I won't share it with others.
The form asks for certain information on policy views and income. These are not necessary to fill in but will help me understand the user base and perform further analysis.
The calculator was developed by the fantastic Joerg Baach and myself. Any weaknesses are all my fault and everything that works is his doing.