Daily Archives: November 7, 2019

Futurizon carbon emissions: approx zero

It seems to be very fashionable to do carbon audits, so even though I am heavily skeptical of anything related to ‘climate emergency’ and especially wary of anything ‘green’, unlike most ‘green’ organisations and individuals, Futurizon is actually highly environmentally responsible instead of just pretending to be, so I spent a few seconds calculating Futurizon’s:

Travel: Phone, email or Skype encouraged and used wherever possible for client meetings and consultancy. Otherwise, all public transport. 100% of trips are billed to clients, and all trip-related carbon emissions are equivalently clients’ responsibility.

Training, sales, management and other activity-related travel: zero

Waste: minimal paper use (~10 sheets per week) and all is recycled.

Approx 2 printer cartridges per year, recycled.

0.25 computers per year, re-used or recycled

Lighting: approx 98W for 10 hours per day = 0.98kWh/day. All contracted as nuclear or renewables

Computing & comms: total 150W, 10 hours per day, 1.5kWh per day

Heating: all offices are at home so no extra energy for heating

Total footprint is virtually zero, about 2.5kWh per day of energy, sourced from nuclear or renewables, and almost no waste that isn’t recycled. No additional heating or water requirements compared to not working.

Futurizon behaves environmentally responsibly, instead of just rabbiting on about it.