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
When you’re done, click the ‘next’ button.
This page covers your energy and water use.
How do the following statements apply to you?
This section covers your typical family spending. Estimates work just fine here
How much did you and your family spend on the following items
at home in the past 12 months?
Enter your figures in .
Food and drink
How much did you and your family spend on food and drink
in a typical month?
Waste and Recycling
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.
As this is your first snapshot, you don't need to tell us how you travel to work just yet.
At the end of the quarter you will need to provide details of your typical daily commute.
To give you an idea of what your emissions might be, a typical 15 mile (one way) commute will
180kg CO2 to your carbon footprint per quarter in the UK, or 350kg in the US.
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.
Transport Modes Used
Estimating transport modes
Adjust the sliders or type directly to estimate the percentage of each transport mode
(by distance, not time) that you use in your daily commute.
Note that these must not add up to more than 100% in total.
Holidays or other long journeys
Now think about the holidays or other long journeys you’ve taken by plane, train, cruise ships or
the past year outside work. Tell us about each of these by clicking ‘add a new journey’. If you
by car, your holiday emissions are already covered in previous sections.
Add a new journey