Snapshot 25 Aug 2016

Welcome to our savings calculator.

Cutting waste and saving energy gives you more money for the important things. It also benefits our environment.

Our calculator will tell you how you’re doing today, gives you savings ideas as you’re going along and also measures your carbon footprint. The questions will take around 10 minutes to go through. It’s based on your household as a whole, and don’t worry if you don’t have all of the information to hand – good estimates will do just fine.

First of all, tell us about yourself

About You

Email address

We need your name and email address so we know who you are - we'll never pass this data onto third parties.

Organisation

Choose which PACT organisation you're part of. If your organsation is not listed, the just get in touch with us at pact@wspgroup.com - We'd love to tell you more about what Pact is and the whole programme

When you’re done, click the ‘next’ button.

This page covers your energy and water use.

Your Home

Occupants

Specify how many people live in your home. We use this to approximate your share of the total energy use.

Tenancy

This matters because you have more options to reduce energy if you own your home

Hours occupied per day

Heating is by far the largest use of energy in our homes. Making sure this is off when you're not in is the best way to cut your bills.

Energy

Electricity

Only change this if you pay a small premium for non-standard electricity

Electricity Prices

Checking your energy supplier if you can is probably the single most effective way to cut your bills

Boiler

80% of home greenhouse gas emissions come from heating - that's why a modern, well serviced boiler makes a big difference to your heating cost and cuts carbon

Energy Usage

How much did you and your family spend on fuel each month last year? (provide figures in )

Remember that you might spend more in different seasons, so think about the year as a whole.

Energy Usage

We can estimate carbon emissions from your energy spend

Other Fuels

Other fuels includes heating oil, wood, peat

Water Usage

Even water has a small carbon footprint - to treat water you drink and also your waste water

Energy Usage

How do the following statements apply to you?

Spending
This section covers your typical family spending. Estimates work just fine here

Home improvements

How much did you and your family spend on the following items at home in the past 12 months? Enter your figures in .

Home improvements

Include your spend on painting, decorating, new boilers and building an extension here

Furniture

Around 40% of our carbon footprint usually comes from the carbon it takes to make the stuff we buy.

Electronics

Around 40% of our carbon footprint usually comes from the carbon it takes to make the stuff we buy.

Food and drink

How much did you and your family spend on food and drink in a typical month?

Meat

Meat and dairy are among the largest contributors to the world's growing carbon footprint. This is because producing meat means intensive use of pesticides, chemical fertilizers, energy and feed.

Did You Know?

After cutting down on meat, buying seasonal food is the best way to reduce your food carbon footprint. It’s also cheaper, tastes better and supports British farmers.

Pets

It might seem strange, but due to the food that pets consume they have a surprisingly high carbon footprint.

Other spending

How much did you and your family spend on the following in a typical month?

Other Spending

Around 40% of our carbon footprint usually comes from the carbon it takes to make the stuff we buy.

Waste and Recycling

Wastage

One of the best ways to save money and cut your carbon footprint is to cut down on the stuff we throw away - and that includes the amount going for recycling because that's still waste.

Now record each of your vehicles (including hired cars)

Now record each of your vehicles (including hired cars) that you used (as a driver or passenger) for the last year. Where you are not reponsible for any mileage of the vehicles you have listed, make sure you record this so that we can omit it from your carbon footprint.

Main Vehicles

Now we will consider any public transport

Now we will consider any public transport you use in your daily commute (that's travel to and from your work, college or school) over the last 12 months. You can also use this section to account for any other regular journeys that you make on public transport.

Your Daily Commute

If you only cycle, walk or use a personal vehicle (e.g. car or motorcycle) to get to work, school or college just answer no here.

If you only cycle, walk or use a personal vehicle (e.g. car or motorcycle) to get to work, school or college just answer no here.

Return Journeys

Estimate number of return journeys in an average work week (not a holiday period).

Transport Modes Used

What proportion of each public transport mode did you use in your daily commute in the past 12 months?

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Holidays or other long journeys

Now think about the holidays or other long journeys you’ve taken by plane, train, cruise ships or bus over the past year outside work. Tell us about each of these by clicking ‘add a new journey’. If you holiday by car, your holiday emissions are already covered in previous sections.

Add a new journey