Carbon footprint

The carbon footprint of products and services tells us the quantity of greenhouse gas emissions caused by production and consumption. Therefore the smaller the carbon footprint is, the less impact the product or service has on climate change and global warming. The carbon footprint of energy production is generally measured in carbon dioxide emissions per produced energy unit, or per gram of CO2 per kilowatt-hour of electricity and heat.

  • Scope 1 (Umfang 1) - direct emissions: Vehicle emissions, low-temperature utilities.
  • Scope 2 (Umfang 2) - indirect emissions: Heat and electricity consumption and energy loss in distribution system.
  • Scope 3 (Umfang 3) - indirect emissions: Waste, emissions from contractors in construction projects, staff’s air travel, staff’s commuting to and from work.

Calculate your carbon footprint

Reykjavik Energy customers can calculate their carbon footprint from their consumption of heat and electricity purchased from Veitur Utilities and ON Power. The table below shows the calculation quotients that apply to Reykjavik Energy customers who want to estimate their carbon footprint in scope 2.

Calculation quotients for customers in scope 2 2015 2016 2017 2018 Units
For the purchase of hot water 214,23 179,49 162,12 162,12 gCO2-equivalents/m3
For the purchase of electricity 9,80 8,30 7,50 7,40 gCO2-equivalents/kWh

 

Carbon footprint of hot water utility

Emissions per produced unit (g CO2/m3)

 

Total CO2 emissions

 

Carbon footprint of water utility

Emissions per produced unit (g CO2/m3)

 

Total CO2 emissions

 

Carbon footprint of electricity grid

Emissions per produced unit (g CO2/m3)

 

Total CO2 emissions

 

Carbon footprint of wastewater systems

Emissions per produced unit (g CO2/m3)

 

Total CO2 emissions

 

Total footprint of Veitur Utilities

Total CO2 emissions