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Your Current Household Emissions Enter your data Pounds of carbon dioxide/year The Basics How many people live in your home? 1 How do you heat your house? 1 Enter 1 for natural gas, 2 for electric heat, or 3 for oil Transportation On average, how many miles do you put on your car(s)? 1 231 miles/week is about average in the United States per vehicle What is the average gas mileage for your car #DIV/0! If you don’t know your car’s 12,100 pounds is about average pe fuel economy, you can look it up at https://www.fueleconomy.go v/feg/byclass.htm. Home Energy What is your average monthly electric bill? $ 0 0 $100 is about average in 16,290 pounds is about average fo the United States for a household of two people over a yea Our calculations assume that you pay 10 cents/kWh. We estimate y emissions based on the national average mix of fuels used to gene electricity. Your actual emissions may be higher or lower depending your electricity provider's power mix. What is your average monthly gas bill? $ 0 0 $105 is about average in 11,000 pounds is about average fo the United States for a household of two people over a yea Our calculations assume that you pay What is your average monthly fuel oil bill? $ 0 - $130 is about average in 14,500 pounds is about average fo the United States for a household of two people over a yea $130 is about average in 14,500 pounds is about average fo the United States for a household of two people over a yea Our calculations assume that you pay $2.37/gallon Waste Based on the number of people in your household, Total Waste the box at right shows your estimated greenhouse Emissions Before gas emissions from waste. However, if you currently Recycling recycle certain materials, your waste emissions may be lower. 1,018 2,036 pounds is about average for Which of the following products do you currently household of two people over a yea recycle in your household? Do you recycle newspaper? 2 - enter 1 for yes and 2 for no Do you recycle glass? 2 - enter 1 for yes and 2 for no Do you recycle plastic? 2 - enter 1 for yes and 2 for no Do you recycle aluminum and steel cans? 2 - enter 1 for yes and 2 for no Total Waste Emissions After Recycling 1,018 Your Total Emissions #DIV/0! 41,500 pounds is about average in United States for a household of tw people over a year What You Can Do to Reduce Your Emissions Pounds of CO2 you Suggested actions could avoid On the Road 0 #DIV/0! Are you in the market for a new car? Buy a vehicle more miles per gallon pounds/yr that gets more miles per gallon than your current one. The Fuel Economy Web site (www.fueleconomy.gov) can help you Give your car a break. Reduce the number of #DIV/0! miles you drive by this amount. miles per week pounds/yr Walking, biking, carpooling, telecommuting, and using mass transit At Home Turn down your thermostat by - degrees F on winter nights number of degrees pounds/yr Dropping the heat at night can make a difference. Replace 75-watt incandescent light bulbs with - 25-watt ENERGY STAR lights. enter the number of bulbs you pounds/yr will replace You'll get the same amount of light for less energy and lower month By replacing the five most frequently used lights in your home with ENERGY STAR qualified lighting, you can save about $60 each yea energy costs. Replace your old refrigerator with an ENERGY STAR 2 - model. Will you take this action? enter 1 for yes and 2 for no pounds/yr 2 - Replace old gas or oil furnace or boiler with an enter 1 for yes and 2 for no pounds/yr ENERGY STAR model. Will you take this action? Turn up your air conditioner thermostat by - degrees F number of degrees pounds/yr Replace single-glazed windows with ENERGY STAR 2 - windows. Will you take this action? enter 1 for yes and 2 for no pounds/yr Waste Are you willing to start recycling the material(s) you don't 2 - currently recycle (review the items you checked in the waste emissions section above)? Are you willing to start recycling the material(s) you don't currently recycle (review the items you checked in the enter 1 for yes and 2 for no pounds/year waste emissions section above)? Could you also recycle magazines? 2 - enter 1 for yes and 2 for no pounds/year If you took all the actions listed above, you would reduce your emissions by #DIV/0! pounds or Your new total annual CO2 emissions would be #DIV/0! pounds unds of carbon dioxide/year enter 1 if this represents your miles per week or 2 if it's your miles per year Pounds of carbon dioxide/year ,100 pounds is about average per vehicle over a year Pounds of carbon dioxide/year ,290 pounds is about average for a usehold of two people over a year. pay 10 cents/kWh. We estimate your verage mix of fuels used to generate ay be higher or lower depending on x. Pounds of carbon dioxide/year ,000 pounds is about average for a usehold of two people over a year. Pounds of carbon dioxide/year 4,500 pounds is about average for a usehold of two people over a year. 4,500 pounds is about average for a usehold of two people over a year. Pounds of carbon dioxide/year 036 pounds is about average for a usehold of two people over a year. Pounds of carbon dioxide/year Pounds of carbon dioxide/year Pounds of carbon dioxide/year Pounds of carbon dioxide/year Pounds of carbon dioxide/year Pounds of carbon dioxide/year ,500 pounds is about average in the nited States for a household of two ople over a year #DIV/0! .fueleconomy.gov) can help you find efficient vehicles. #DIV/0! mmuting, and using mass transit are good options. #DIV/0! e a difference. #DIV/0! for less energy and lower monthly bills. y used lights in your home with you can save about $60 each year in #DIV/0! FALSE #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0! #DIV/0! ##### of your total Equation explanations Assumptions Emissions = (number of miles driven per week * weeks in a year) / pounds of CO2 emitted per gallon = 19.4 average household fuel efficiency * pounds of CO2 emitted per emissions of greenhouse gases other than CO2 = 100/9 gallon * emissions of greenhouse gases other than CO2 Emissions = (average monthly electric bill / price per kWh) * average US price per kWh = $0.1 electricity emission factor * months in a year emission factor (electricity/kWh) = 1.37 months in a year = 12 Emissions = (average monthly gas bill / price per thousand cubic price per thousand cubic feet = $13.83 feet) natural gas emission factor * months in a year emission factor (natural gas/thousand cubic feet) = 120.6 months in a year = 12 Emissions = (average monthly fuel oil bill / price per gallon) fuel oil price per gallon = $2.37 emission factor * months in a year emission factor (fuel oil/gallon) = 22.28 Emissions = (average monthly fuel oil bill / price per gallon) fuel oil emission factor * months in a year months in a year = 12 Emissions = number of people in household * average lb CO2 average lb CO2 equivalent. generated from waste per pe equivalent. generated from waste per person per year If your household recycles newspaper, then, number of people in average number of pounds of CO2 equivalent per perso household * average number of pounds of CO2 equivalent per person per year that could be saved by recycling newspaper If your household recycles glass, then, number of people in average number of pounds of CO2 equivalent per perso household * average number of pounds of CO2 equivalent per person per year that could be saved by recycling glass If your household recycles plastic, then, number of people in average number of pounds of CO2 equivalent per perso household * average number of pounds of CO2 equivalent per person per year that could be saved by recycling plastic If your household recycles metal, then, number of people in average number of pounds of CO2 equivalent per perso household * average number of pounds of CO2 equivalent per person per year that could be saved by recycling plastic Total waste emissions before recycling + emission reduction from recycling newspaper + emission reduction from recycling glass + emission reduction from recycling plastic + emission reduction from recycling metal Total emissions = emissions from vehicle use + emissions from electricity + emissions from natural gas + emissions from fuel oil + emissions from waste Emission reduction = annual emissions from vehicles - (number of pounds of CO2 emitted per mile = 19.4 miles driven per week * weeks in a year) / your current car's fuel emissions of greenhouse gases other than CO2 = 100/9 efficiency + increased fuel efficiency) * pounds of CO2 emitted per gallon * emissions of greenhouse gases other than CO2 Emission reduction = (miles avoided per week * weeks in a year) / pounds of CO2 emitted per mile = 19.4 your current car's fuel efficiency (or your new car's fuel efficiency if emissions of greenhouse gases other than CO2 = 100/9 you plan to buy a more efficient car) * pounds of CO2 emitted per gallon * emissions of greenhouse gases other than CO2 Emission reduction = CO2 emissions from heating * percentage of percent fuel consumption decrease per 1 degree = 0.5 energy source allotted to heating * percent fuel consumption decrease per 1 degree * number of degrees thermostat is turned Emission reduction = number of 75-watt incandescent light bulbs emission factor (electricity/kWh) = 1.37 replaced * annual kwh savings per lamp * electricity emission factor annual kWh savings per lamp = 73 Emission reduction = (average kWh/year old fridge - average emission factor (electricity/kWh) = 1.37 kWh/year new fridge) electricity emission factor annual kWh savings = 380 average kWh/year old fridge = 820 average kWh new fridge 440 Emission reduction = (average MMBtus/year of old model - average average MMBtus/year of old model = 115.71 MMBtus/year of new model) emission factor average MMBtus/year of new model = 90 emission factor (fuel oil/gallon) = 22.28 emission factor (natural gas/thousand cubic feet) = 120.6 Emission reduction = percent of total electricity emissions accounted percent of total electricity emissions =.16 for by air conditioning * percent emission reduction per degree * percent emission reduction per degree = .05 electricity emissions * number of degrees increased * assumed assumed percentage of the year air conditioner is in use percentage of the year air conditioner is in use average single glazed windows annual energy loss (Btu) Emission reduction = (average single glazed windows annual energy average low-e annual energy loss (Btu) = 9,450,000 loss (Btu) - Low-e annual energy loss (Btu)) emission factor emission factor (fuel oil/gallon) = 22.28 emission factor (natural gas/thousand cubic feet) = 120.6 Emission Reduction = number of people in household * (average average number of pounds of CO2 equivalent per perso number of pounds of CO2 equivalent per person per year that could be saved by recycling newspaper + average number of pounds of CO2 equivalent per person per year that could be saved by recycling glass + average number of pounds of CO2 equivalent per person per year that could be saved by recycling plastic + +average number of pounds of CO2 equivalent per person per year that could be Emission Reduction = number of people in household * (average number of pounds of CO2 equivalent per person per year that could average number of pounds of CO2 equivalent per perso be saved by recycling newspaper + average number of pounds of average number of pounds of CO2 equivalent per perso CO2 equivalent per person per year that could be saved by recycling average number of pounds of CO2 equivalent per perso glass + average number of pounds of CO2 equivalent per person per year that could be saved by recycling plastic + +average number of pounds of CO2 equivalent per person per year that could be saved by recycling metal) Emission Reduction = number of people in household * average average number of pounds of CO2 equivalent per perso number of pounds of CO2 equivalent per person per year that could be saved by recycling magazines r gallon = 19.4 gases other than CO2 = 100/95 /kWh) = 1.37 as/thousand cubic feet) = 120.61 llon) = 22.28 t. generated from waste per person per year = 1010 s of CO2 equivalent per person per year that could be saved by recycling newspaper = 184.3 s of CO2 equivalent per person per year that could be saved by recycling glass = 25.6 s of CO2 equivalent per person per year that could be saved by recycling plastic = 46.6 s of CO2 equivalent per person per year that could be saved by recycling metal = 165.8 r mile = 19.4 gases other than CO2 = 100/95 r mile = 19.4 gases other than CO2 = 100/95 decrease per 1 degree = 0.5 /kWh) = 1.37 /kWh) = 1.37 ld model = 115.71 ew model = 90 llon) = 22.28 as/thousand cubic feet) = 120.61 emissions =.16 n per degree = .05 e year air conditioner is in use = .42 dows annual energy loss (Btu) = 37,800,000 rgy loss (Btu) = 9,450,000 llon) = 22.28 as/thousand cubic feet) = 120.61 s of CO2 equivalent per person per year that could be saved by recycling newspaper = 184.3 s of CO2 equivalent per person per year that could be saved by recycling glass = 25.6 s of CO2 equivalent per person per year that could be saved by recycling plastic = 46.6 s of CO2 equivalent per person per year that could be saved by recycling metal = 165.8 s of CO2 equivalent per person per year that could be saved by recycling magazines = 47.7