Since the pandemic hit there are have been some obvious benefits of working from home: more time, fewer distractions, and most importantly from an environmental point of view – less commuting.

At Dodo, we want to help to accurately measure the emissions from working from home and commuting.

Working from home

We calculate wfh and commuting emissions using industry white papers such as Eco Act. Here, we look at:

  • Hours in a typical work week i.e. 40 hours

  • The average heat and electricity that's used during this time

  • The typical grid factors to convert this into emissions. Grid factors show the total CO2 from a unit of heat/electricity in the UK.

  • We multiply these figures to generate average emissions for the category.

Commuting

To calculate commuting emissions, we:

  • Take the total number of employees at your company

  • Divide this number by national averages on methods of travel such as by car/train/bus/bike

  • Use industry averages to get the average distance travelled for each mode of transport

  • We multiply these figures to generate average emissions for the category.

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