Carbon Footprint Dashboard

When Dashboard Spy reader Jonathan Nell said that the dashboard screenshot he just sent over was really “cool”, I didn’t think he meant it literally. Well, he did. The Carbon Footprint Calculator is a data visualization example featured at CoolCalifornia.org, the portal for a consortium of California agencies and organizations.

The California Air Resources Board, California Energy Commission, Next 10, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Berkeley Institute of the Environment, and the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Lab have partnered to provide the technology to enable Californian individuals and businesses the ability to evaluate their carbon footprint. The carbon calculator provides emission estimates for personal transportation, housing, food, goods and services.

Users navigate through a series of tabs and ultimately wind up at a summary dashboard. Let’s take a look at the six tabs of the carbon calculator. Click on the images to enlarge them.

CoolCalifornia.org Carbon Footprint Calculator - Tab 1 - Home Economic Information

CoolCalifornia.org Carbon Footprint Calculator - Tab 1 - Home Economic Information

Carbon Calculator - Tab 2 - Transportation Data

Carbon Calculator - Tab 2 - Transportation Data

Carbon Calculator - Tab 3 - Cost of Housing and Utilities

Carbon Calculator - Tab 3 - Cost of Housing and Utilities

Carbon Calculator - Tab 4 - Food Expenditures

Carbon Calculator - Tab 4 - Food Expenditures

Carbon Calculations - Tab 5 - Cost of Goods and Services

Carbon Calculations - Tab 5 - Cost of Goods and Services

Carbon Footprint Calculation - Tab 6 - Summary Dashboard

Carbon Footprint Calculation - Tab 6 - Summary Dashboard

The CoolCalifornia.org carbon calculator was created with Crystal Xcelsius.

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