The Carbonostics Tutorials takes you on an insider’s tour of the each application in the Carbonostics suite of tools.
Its serves as a step-by-step guide to the Carbonostics process: from setting up an account, to data input, baseline creation, running the analysis at three measurement levels (facility, brand or organizational), identifying hotspots, exploring comparative assessment scenarios and more.
Carbonostics: Business – run facility level tutorial
- Carbonostics: Brand – run product-level tutorial
Carbonostics Analysis Planners
The Carbonostics Analysis Planner guides users in an efficient data gathering process to ensure that each user has the data needed to begin a Carbonostics analysis.
What data do I need to get started?
Start with what you have. It is advised to begin a Carbonostics analysis with as little or as much information as is readily available. Most often, readily available data will suffice to show where the hotspots are in your product’s lifecycle. The Carbonostics Planner flags the data that is required to run an analysis.
When the hotspots are identified, you can dig a little deeper in this area to get more data and modify your analysis using comparative assessment scenarios.
Example of Carbonostics: Brand product level analysis: Company X spent two weeks interviewing staff and analyzing the energy use in their facility. Upon review of their Carbonostics analysis, they found that energy represented less than 10% of the product’s lifecycle impact and, therefore, could have been estimated.
Lesson learned: Company X should have started their Carbonostics analysis with readily available data and used secondary data from the Carbonostics Database on energy consumption for food processes because the tool will identify the hotspots that need more precise data gathering.