Carbon footprint calculators for construction
AggRegain Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Estimator Tool - For Aggregates
The Carbon Dioxide (CO2) Emissions Estimator Tool is an Excel based calculation tool which estimates the carbon dioxide saved in selecting different construction techniques and supply alternatives, including the use of primary or recycled and secondary aggregates. The AggRegain Tool is freely available from WRAP.
Asphalt Pavement Embodied Carbon Tool - asPECT
asPECT provides a methodology and calculator to calculate the life cycle greenhouse gas emissions or ‘carbon footprint’ of asphalt used in highways. The project has a freely downloadable Excel based asPECT calculator.
Build Carbon Neutral
The build carbon neutral tool is a website tool that helps developers, builders, architects and land planners approximate the embodied carbon emissions of a project's structures and site.
Environment Agency Carbon Calculator for Construction
The Environment Agency Carbon Calculator for construction is an Excel based tool. The tool can be used to assess and compare the sustainability performance of different design and management choices at the options appraisal stage. It helps highlight where you can make big carbon savings on specific construction projects. It can also be used to help calculate your organisation’s overall carbon footprint from construction and identify ways of reducing it.
PAS 2050 Carbon Calculator for Stoneworks
A free carbon footprint calculator is available from the Natural Stone Specialist website. It is an Excel based spreadsheet that is being made available to the stone industry by Forest Pennant. It was devised by Forest Pennant for the PAS 2050 Carbon Footprinting certification it has achieved on its paving. Read more and download on the Natural Stone Specialist website.
The Highways Agency Carbon Calculator for Construction
The Highways Agency have a carbon calculator for construction. They have developed a carbon calculation methodology, so their business and supply chain have a consistent and transparent methodology for collecting and calculating their carbon emissions. They use the data to calculate an annual carbon footprint for the Highways Agency, including their maintenance, construction and operational (office and travel) activities. The Excel based carbon calculators are freely available.
Transport Scotland Carbon Management System - Carbon Calculator for Road and Rail Schemes
Transport Scotland have developed an Excel based carbon calculator for road and rail projects, which they call their Carbon Management System. It was developed and implemented a Carbon Management System (CMS) as a suite of tools to measure our scope 1, 2 and 3 carbon emissions associated with our construction and maintenance activities across our road and rail schemes. Transport Scotland do not currently offer a direct download link, but they do invite you to get in touch if you would like a copy of their calculator.
Other carbon footprint calculators
There are many carbon footprint calculators and tools for construction. If you would like to discuss carbon calculators further, or if you would like a calculator adding to the list (that is publicly available), please contact us.
Interested in Carbon Footprinting? Download the ICE Database for FREE
If you are interested in finding out more about embodied carbon in construction please download a copy of the ICE database, which is an embodied energy and carbon database of materials. Download by filling in the form below.
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