Without understanding our personal carbon footprint, it can be hard to identify the home and lifestyle changes needed to lower it, but now there’s a solution.

According to a 2016 report by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), 37 per cent of UK carbon emissions were attributable to heat. If you’re on a mission to lower your carbon footprint, a great place to start is by improving the energy efficiency of your property, through measures such as insulation, secondary glazing and draught-proofing.

You can also make lifestyle changes, as our co-founder Mukti Mitchell highlighted in a recent television interview, including buying high-quality, durable and reusable products, and shopping locally. These are just the tip of the (metaphorical and yet all-too-real and shrinking) iceberg. To fully grasp how small steps such as these could quickly add up to a measurable and meaningful difference, you need a carbon footprint calculator, and Mukti has just the tool for the job. 

Mukti is a director of Carbon Savvy, a company dedicated to helping people improve their quality of life while reducing their carbon footprint. Carbon Savvy has just launched the most comprehensive carbon calculator in its suite of three easy-to-use online tools. The cutting-edge platform uses intuitive and intelligent design to maximise simplicity, accuracy and actionability. 

Visitors to the Carbon Savvy website can choose between a taster calculator, which takes about a minute to use, a popular five-minute version and now, for those wanting to drill down into the detail, there’s a 45-minute full calculator. You’ll get an insight into your personal footprint and helpful tips on how to reduce it.

‘What puts our new calculator in a class of its own is how it captures the detail and interconnectivity of a real-world, personal carbon footprint within the bigger national picture, and then gives guidance on how to reduce that footprint,’ says Mukti.  

You can access the suite of carbon footprint calculators on the Carbon Savvy website. And if you decide to take steps towards reducing your footprint by retrofitting energy-saving solutions to your home, why not start by booking a consultation with one of our friendly experts?

If you’re looking for an even deeper understanding of how to save CO2 in all lifestyle areas, Mukti is presenting the 2022 Carbon Ambassadors Course, which is sponsored by Mitchell & Dickinson. The course has been hailed as the most comprehensive, positive and uplifting of its kind. It runs over eight weekly sessions, from 6 May to 24 June 2022, and features an exciting list of guest speakers, including Mike Berners-Lee (How Bad are Bananas?), Jane Davidson (former Welsh environment minister) and Lucy Pedlar (a pioneering green architect). You can find out more and book your place via TicketTailor.