Homeworking Carbon Calculator
This homeworking carbon footprint calculator is a tool designed to help individuals understand the carbon footprint associated with working from home. It can be a valuable resource in today's world, where remote work has become increasingly common.
To calculate this, the number of FTE (Full-time Equivalent) working hours of which its staff were working from home is multiplied by the conversion factor.
Please note that the heating conversion factor has already taken into consideration both heating months and non-heating months.
The homeworking conversion factors are calculated using the methodology from the Homeworking emission Whitepaper (EcoAct, 2020)
Carbon Footprint Facts about Homeworking
Commuting Savings: By working from home, the average UK employee saves about 0.86 tonnes of CO2 per year by not commuting. That's equivalent to the emissions from driving 2,240 miles in an average car.
Lighting: If you work near a window, you can significantly reduce your carbon footprint by relying on natural light instead of electric lighting. Switching to LED lights can also reduce your lighting-related carbon footprint by up to 85%.
Overall Impact: The Carbon Trust estimates that flexible working practices, like homeworking, could save UK businesses and employees over 3 million tonnes of CO2 per year by 2030. This is equivalent to taking over 1 million cars off the road.