AMEE has the simple but daunting aim of measuring the carbon footprint of everything. Gavin Starks from the organisation outlined their work at the recent Edinburgh Enlightenment Exchange at the Edinburgh International Science Festival (which I reviewed here).

AMEE aggregate environmental and energy data from over 300 sources to enable insight for intelligent decision making. So far they have integrated over 8 million pieces of data and have a search engine that finds and calculates emissions and info-graphics on a variety of topics. They can capture any data from any system. The household carbon calculator uses data from half a million households which can be fed into the system to create a smarter energy grid. They are also working on embedding environmental intelligence into product design, to ensure that new products have as low a carbon footprint as possible.

The AMEE website is well laid out and useful in helping you to reduce your carbon footprint.

As ever, bold text contains hyperlinks that take you to other webpages where you can find out more.



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