Terrapass Launches New 'Consumer Friendly' Carbon Calculator

You Can't Manage What You Can't Measure

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 - San Francisco, CA

The art of calculating and managing your carbon footprint just got easier!  TerraPass, a leading carbon offset provider, is pleased to launch its new state-of-the art online carbon calculator. They have taken the complex process of calculating your carbon footprint and turned it into a comprehensive, easy and informative customer experience. By developing a deeper understanding for carbon methodology and creating more options for calculation, now both individuals and businesses of all types and sizes can obtain a carbon footprint reading with a few simple inputs of information. The calculator can be found at www.terrapass.com/calculate.

"TerraPass is committed to boosting awareness around sustainability by educating people.   To do that, we provide easy to use tools that help individuals and businesses build a better future for all of us.  This new calculator empowers you with both the knowledge and opportunity to make a difference today," says Christopher Duzich, Vice President of TerraPass. "Use our new calculator and take control of your carbon footprint by making daily decisions that will reduce your impact on the environment."  

The newly revamped TerraPass carbon calculator is the best carbon calculator available to date. Conferring with like-minded experts in the field, this new calculator boasts many new features. TerraPass gathered information from several expert sources (Environmental Protection Agency, fueleconomy.gov, Department of Energy, just to name a few) and combined with the most recent carbon intensity coefficients available from The Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol), the most widely used international accounting tool.  With these resources we are able to take more carbon intensive activities into account, making it easier for customers to get a better view of their carbon footprint in a friendly consumer-facing platform. The TerraPass Carbon Calculator specifically targets three main groups - the individual (you and me), businesses (large and small) and conferences and event (corporate and personal).  Some of the key highlights are:

  • Simple navigation with new easy-to-understand inputs for a more comprehensive carbon footprint
  • Calculate all or select portions of your footprint: Home Energy Use, Vehicles, Public Transportation, and Air Travel; or calculate the emissions associated with your Business Operations or Events
  • Compare your carbon footprint to the US National Average
  • Various payment options to balance your footprint by supporting emission reductions and renewable energy : monthly subscriptions or one-time purchases for each area of your footprint
  • Ability to embed the carbon calculator into other websites, so business partners can offer their customers a chance to calculate their footprint right then and there. Businesses can choose which portions of the calculator to embed depending on their customers' needs.

About Carbon Offsets and Your Carbon Footprint

Did you know a carbon offset is a certificate representing the reduction of one metric ton (2,205 lbs) of carbon dioxide emissions, the principal cause of climate change?  Although complex in practice, carbon offsets are fairly simple in theory. If you develop a project that reduces carbon dioxide emissions, every ton of emissions reduced results in the creation of one carbon offset. Project developers can then sell these offsets to finance their projects.  Based on your carbon footprint calculation you will learn how many carbon offsets you would need to balance your emissions. TerraPass can provide you with the knowledge and products to help you manage your carbon footprint and bridge that gap for you.  It is a win win for you, your community and the environment.

Take steps to manage your carbon footprint and learn more about the TerraPass Carbon Calculator visit  www.terrapass.com/calculate.

About TerraPass

TerraPass, a provider of sustainable carbon emissions solutions since 2004, is one of Just Energy Group's green energy initiatives that can help us all work towards a cleaner planet by pursuing sustainable solutions to climate change. We support projects throughout North America that destroy greenhouse gases and produce renewable energy. The TerraPass products and services provide consumers and businesses with the options and ability to help them reduce the environmental impact of their everyday activities through carbon offsets and renewable energy credits.

Learn more at www.terrapass.com. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest. TerraPass is a registered trade name of Just Energy Resources LLC.

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