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The Personal Greenhouse Gas Emissions Calculator
Entry ID: Greenhouse-Gas-Calculator-99
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Summary
Abstract: The Climate Change Calculator is an interactive software tool designed to raise user's awareness of the greenhouse gases they produce through their daily activities and lifestyle choices. This Canada-specific tool will help people of all ages learn about their contributions to greenhouse gas emissions and will suggest measures they can take to reduce emissions.

The Climate Change Calculator collects information from the user by identifying their province or territory of residence and by characterizing their key lifestyle choices. The user is guided through a graphical Canadian household containing icons on home heating and cooling, appliances, transportation and recreation. For each feature, the user is lead to a screen where multiple-choice questions are answered sequentially. This information is then used by the Calculator to estimate personal CO2 emissions. In addition, a useful reporting function shows a graphical emissions breakdown for each feature. This report or "scorecard" can be accessed at any point in the exercise by simply clicking a button. Throughout the calculator software, a convenient and sophisticated Help system will provide answers to user questions.

Service Citation
Originators: Climate Change Calculator
Title: Calculateur Des Changements Climatiques / Climate Change Calculator
Release_Date: 1999-10-01
Provider: Climate Change Calculator and contributing sponsors
Edition: Phase III
URL: http://www.epa.gov/cleanenergy/energy-resources/calculator.html
ISO Topic Category
CLIMATOLOGY/METEOROLOGY/ATMOSPHERE
ENVIRONMENT
Access Constraints
Phase II version involved the development of a fully functional CD ROM version
of the software. Phase III version is downloadable from the Climate change
Calculator web site.
Use Constraints
Minimum system requirements: 486 processor or equivalent, Windows 95/98 or NT
4, 8MB RAM, 20 MB hard disk space, Shockwave, web browser (Version 4.0 or
greater browser), Screen resolution of 800 x 600


The calculator requires Shockwave,
http://www.macromedia.com/shockwave/, to run.
Distribution Media
Distribution_Media: electronic
Distribution_Size: 20 MB
Distribution_Format: HTML
Personnel
TYLER B. STEVENS
Role: SERF AUTHOR
Phone: (301) 614-6898
Fax: 301-614-5268
Email: Tyler.B.Stevens at nasa.gov
Contact Address:
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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City: Greenbelt
Province or State: MD
Postal Code: 20771
Country: USA
Creation and Review Dates
SERF Creation Date: 1999-10-27
SERF Last Revision Date: 2013-06-03
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