Frequently Asked Questions
What is climate change?
Climate change is the largest environmental challenge facing the world today. Rising global temperatures are bringing changes in weather patterns, rising sea levels, and increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather. The effects are being felt both in the UK and worldwide. Climate change is caused by the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
What are greenhouse gases?
Greenhouse gases are a category of gases that include carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide. Emissions to the atmosphere of each of these gases causes global warming to varying degrees. Of the greenhouse gases, carbon dioxide is expected to be responsible for about two-thirds of the anticipated future warming.
What causes greenhouse gas emissions?
Human activities release greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere. This includes using electricity generated from fossil fuel power stations, burning gas for heating, or driving a car. Within the UK it is estimated that business activities account for about half of all emissions.
Why are emissions measured in carbon dioxide equivalent?
All greenhouse gases emitted to the atmosphere are converted into the equivalent amount of carbon dioxide, based upon their impact on the climate. This allows emissions to be tracked by a single metric.
Can Bootprint help reduce my company's carbon footprint?
Yes, Bootprint can help reduce your company's carbon footprint. The first stage to do this is to calculate and measure your emissions, Bootprint can then provide suggestions for the most cost-effective way to reduce your emissions.
How are emission calculations done?
Bootprint uses conversion factors to convert activity data (e.g the number of miles driven in a car) into the equivalent amount of greenhouse gas emissions. This converts the impact from each greenhouse gas emission into the equivalent amount of carbon dioxide in order to give a single metric for the impact of the emissions on the planet.
What kind of support is available?
Support levels depend on which plan you are on. Standard plan users get access to email support. Premium and Enterprise plan users will have access to premium email and phone support.