Documents
Resources
Learning Center
Upload
Plans & pricing Sign in
Sign Out

Menu

VIEWS: 29 PAGES: 10

  • pg 1
									      Welcome to the Business Climate Change Emissions Calculator fo




This calculator complies with the World Resources Institute (WRI), the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Gre
International Standard Organisation (ISO) 14064 Standard for entity-level greenhouse reporting.
This calculator is consistent with the The National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting Act (NGERS) methodoligies and calculations
ange Emissions Calculator for Nursing Homes




siness Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Greenhouse Gas Protocol and the
ouse reporting.
rting Act (NGERS) methodoligies and calculations
To commence your calculation you will need to gather some information:
* Electricity bill of your nursing home (quarter x 4)
* Gas Bill of your nursing home if you have gas (quarter x 4)
* The Petrol / Diesel / LPG Consumption of your nursing home (monthly x 12)
* The amount of waste or rubbish taken away from your nursing home (Fortnightly x 26)
That‟s all you need!.




You now have an estimate of your greenhouse gas emissions.
Calculating your organisations greenhouse gas emissions is easy AND it can save
your business a substantial amount of money whilst doing your bit to reduce
greenhouse gas emissions.
The complex science behind greenhouse gas emissions and the effect on the environment has been
agreed upon. The methodology for calculating your emissions is scientifically valid, based on global
protocols and is in keeping with Australia Government reporting methods. Our Busines Climate
Change calculator backbone and processing structure calculate data provided to yield a report on
emissions and savings that would be valid in any market world wide.
The carbon emissions and $$$ saved calculation bottom line is simple> the more you consume the
higher your emissions, the less you consume the lower your emissions. By reducing your greenhouse
gas emissions you consume less and you save money.
You can calculate your emissions using our Business Climate Change Calculator which is a very
quick and simple way to get a handle on your carbon footprint. The Action Plan dovetails with our
calculator and is designed for the Aged Care industry to show you the ten most effective actions
nursing homes can do right no to save money and reduce their emissions. All ten steps have a worst
case pay back of two years in terms of $$$ investment.

To commence your calculation you will need to gather some information:
* Electricity bill of your nursing home (quarter x 4)
* Gas Bill of your nursing home if you have gas (quarter x 4)
* The Petrol / Diesel / LPG Consumption of your nursing home (monthly x 12)
* The amount of waste or rubbish taken away from your nursing home (Fortnightly x 26)
That‟s all you need!.
Your electricity bill and gas bill will have on them how many kwh (electricity) or kj (gas) you have used.
If this is a monthly bill, multiply it by 12 to get a yearly estimate, by 4 if it is a quarterly bill.
Most organisations outside of the transport industry do not have a good handle on how much fuel their
vehicles use. If yours does fantastic enter those numbers. If not, you can make an estimate for the
year based on how much fuel purchased last week. If your organisation has no “company” cars then
the answer is 0.
Very few organisations have a good handle on their waste. Your cleaning contractor or in the case of
nursing homes, rubbish collector will know how much waste they took away from you last year. You
can make a rough calculation based on the size of your master bin/skip. Work out your bin/skip size
in cubic meters (height*width*depth) multiple that by how many collections you have in a year and
You now haveoverestimate tonnes you will havegasreport under mandatory reporting and we can help
If your site is an 25,000 of your greenhouse to emissions.
you if need be. trading starts the price of carbon will be $20 a tonne. This will be reflected in higher
When emissions
electricity prices, higher fuel prices, higher tip charges and these prices will be passed on to your
business. The cost to your business is shown.
Back to Menu
                Enter Annual Data Here                                                                         Back to Menu
            Emissions                              kg CO2e                kg                    Tonnes                 Percentage
             source           Amount       unit     \unit                CO2e                    CO2e                   emissions

              Electricity         0        KWh        0.89                0           kg CO2e    0.00    tonnes CO2e      0%

                     Gas          0         Mg        0.07                0           kg CO2e    0.00    tonnes CO2e      0%

                     ULP          0       Litres     2.600                0           kg CO2e    0.00    tonnes CO2e      0%

                   Diesel         0         kg        3.00                0           kg CO2e    0.00    tonnes CO2e      0%

                     LPG          0         kg        1.80                0           kg CO2e    0.00    tonnes CO2e      0%

                  Waste           0         kg        1.00                0           kg CO2e    0.00    tonnes CO2e      0%


                                                                          0          kg CO2e    0.00      tons CO2e


Greenhouse Coefficients derived from AGO Factors and Methods Oct 2008.

Am I likely to be directly captured by Emissions Trading?                       No              Total
What are my additional costs under and emissions trading scheme?                $0    Greenhouse Emissions Here
What is my emissions target for 2050?                                            0
                                                          Action Plan

Do you remember your last lighting         Tell Me More
upgrade?


                                           Tell Me More
Have you ever de-lamped?

Are your lights switched off when not in   Tell Me More
use?


                                           Tell Me More
Do you use ozone washing machines?

Is your hot water system set between 50    Tell Me More
and 60 degrees?
Action Plan                                                 Back to Menu


 Is your hot water system appropriate for    Tell Me More
 your organisation?


                                             Tell Me More
 Is your hot water system on all the time?

 Do you use a surface treatment on
                                             Tell Me More
 concrete and masonry?

 Is your office equipment off when not in    Tell Me More
 use?

 Is your air conditioner usage matching
                                             Tell Me More
 your needs?
                                                        Frequently Asked Questions
Is that really how simple it is?
Yes. For over 85% of all businesses that is how simple it is. Electricity and Gas use plus your transport use plus yo
annual reports of Westpac and ANZ, who both publicly report their emissions, you will find that they have a similar e
and Gas use plus your transport use plus waste.

I’m not really that happy/comfortable with my petrol or waste estimations accuracy….
That‟s fine, this is the first step and you are not expected to be perfect. But at least your on the way to reducing ope
emissions and savings. One of the first things you could is to set up a system so that you can record how much fue
help profile accuracy eg. ask your waste contractor to provide you additional information on your invoices on how m
nursing homes electricity is going to easily be your biggest emission factor, if it is not you probably over estimated y
use.

What is this about carbon neutrality?
To be honest carbon neutrality is purely marketing spin. It is not a solution to global warming. Basically you calculat
purchase enough trees or alternative offsets to match it. The reason we have global warming is that there is not eno
capture everyone‟s emissions. That is to say there are not enough trees in the world for everyone to go carbon neu
everyone to reduce their emissions as the worlds population expands and we consume more.

Why can’t I just enter how much we paid for our last gas/petrol/waste bill?
Each company has different prices they pay for electricity/petrol/waste per kwh/litre/tonne so it is near impossible to

A few of those actions seem easy….
Yes they are. You will probably think of many, many more actions you can undertake. No-one knows your busines

Okay I want to do a lighting upgrade, or delamp, or change the way we air condition, how do I do this, who
 The first consideration is, is this right for my organisation? Do the pay back periods make sense? Some obviously y
cost others will take a little longer. Discuss it with your staff, asking if it makes sense to them as they will be the one
If the answers are yes then we can help you. We will cut through the green spin and give you an action plan based
achieved by business in your field. Developing and implementing a staged action plan is very straight forward and b
allocation with roi defined. We can also connect your business with reputable service providers who, who know wh
simple, save you money and reduce your emissions.

The 4 E’s to program implementation;
Emissions assessment
You are now on your way to reducing your carbon emissions and the operational cost of your business
Engagement
Once you have decided on your plan you need to engage your staff in the process and harness their commitment
Education
The undertaking of your initiative, its purpose, the positive effects it will have must be shared with your staff, custom
with the broader community.
Ethics
Increasingly, Corporate and Social Responsibility (CSR) is being integrated into every „thinking‟ businesses approac
business. In the rapidly changing business environment customers now expect all business to behave responsibly,
profitable whilst having an understanding of what they consume in the operation of their company and its impact. As
each undertake to nurture programs that benefit their broader community.
 ed Questions                                         Back to Menu


 d Gas use plus your transport use plus your waste. If you look at the
ons, you will find that they have a similar emissions profile. Electricity




 t at least your on the way to reducing operational greenhouse gas
 tem so that you can record how much fuel and implement processes to
 al information on your invoices on how much waste they removed. For
 , if it is not you probably over estimated your waste or petrol/diesel/lpg



 to global warming. Basically you calculate your emissions and then
ave global warming is that there is not enough trees or carbon sinks to
n the world for everyone to go carbon neutral. The only solution is for
 we consume more.


 kwh/litre/tonne so it is near impossible to work out how many units of


n undertake. No-one knows your business like you do. The simple

we air condition, how do I do this, who do I use?
 k periods make sense? Some obviously you can do right now for no
akes sense to them as they will be the ones that will help you the most.
 n spin and give you an action plan based on outcomes (case studies)
  action plan is very straight forward and be matched to budget
able service providers who, who know what they are doing, will keep it




ational cost of your business

 process and harness their commitment

ve must be shared with your staff, customers, supply chain and possibly



d into every „thinking‟ businesses approach to how they go about their
xpect all business to behave responsibly, doing their best to remain
 ration of their company and its impact. As important are the initiatives

								
To top