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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.




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               Pounds of carbon dioxide/year
 ,500 pounds is about average in the
nited States for a household of two
 ople over a year
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mmuting, and using mass transit are good options.




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##### 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

				
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