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Did you know that transforming your traditional company office to a beautiful virtual office in Alterland can significantly reduce your operating costs but also have a positive impact on the environment?

The digital transformation of your company's office positively impacts the reduction of your carbon and water footprint in several ways.

See how:

  • Reduced Physical Office Space: By adopting Alterland's virtual office spaces, companies can reduce or eliminate the need for physical offices. This leads to a decrease in the energy consumption associated with maintaining office buildings, such as heating, cooling, and lighting.
  • Decreased Commuting: Employees working in the Alterland virtual environment do not need to commute to a physical office. This significantly reduces emissions from transportation, which is a major contributor to carbon footprints.
  • Lower Resource Consumption: Physical offices often involve significant use of resources, including water for various facilities and paper for printing. In a virtual environment like Alterland, the consumption of these physical resources is minimized, leading to a reduction in water usage and waste production.
  • Energy-Efficient Technology: Although virtual environments and data centers consume electricity, the overall energy use can be lower compared to maintaining multiple physical office spaces. Additionally, Alterland's infrastructure, if optimized for energy efficiency, can further reduce the environmental impact.
  • Promotion of Sustainable Practices: By creating a culture of remote work, companies using Alterland can encourage their employees to adopt more sustainable practices in their home offices, such as using energy-efficient devices and reducing paper usage.


You can calculate how much of your company's carbon footprint your company will reduce in Alterland using our calculator.

Enter your data and the calculator will automatically calculate the result. You can find a description of the methodology we used and the starting data at the bottom of the page.

1. Intro

2. Travel

2.1 Air travels


2.2 Average employee daily commute distance


3. Energy usage

3.1 Electricity


3.2 Car fuel


3.3 Natural gas

3.4 Waste

We have studied the internet up and down the length and breadth to piece together this data. Here are the assumptions we made for the calculation.

* The office worker emissions to be 3.5 kg CO2e per day per person (University of Exeter)

* [GHG (GreenHouse Gas) Protocol]( scopes:

* [scope 1]( - emissions are direct emissions from owned or controlled sources

* [scope 2]( - how corporations measure emissions from purchased or acquired electricity, steam, heat and cooling

* [scope 3]( - emissions are all indirect emissions (not included in Scope 2. that occur in the value chain of the reporting company, including both upstream and downstream emissions. All of the emissions a company is responsible for outside of its own walls—from the goods it purchases to the disposal of the products it sells

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* [IPCC]( The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is the United Nations body for assessing the science related to climate change.

* [Glossary related $CO_2$](

# Flights:

* [CO2 emissions per passenger](

> STEP 4: CO2 emissions per passenger = (Passengers' fuel burn * 3.16) / Seat occupied.

> For flights longer than 3000 km, CO2 emissions per passenger in premium cabin = 2 x CO2 emissions per passenger in economy

# Cloud Providers:

Providers' offset ratio (how much of their emissions they offset):

* [Google](

* [Microsoft](

* [Amazon](

# Estimations based on following authorities:

* [ICAO]( UN specialized agency

* [ICAO Carbon Emissions Calculator (ICEC)](

* [CO_2 generated by passenger in a flight](

* [U.S. Environmental Protection Agency(EPA)](

* Average business electricity consumption (UK)

  • Microbusiness: 5000 - 15000 kWh
  • Small business: 15000 - 30000 kWh
  • Medium business: 30000 - 50000 kWh
  • Large business: >50000 kWh

* Commercial and industrial waste disposal (landfill) 99,77kg CO²e/tonne

* Waste is 0,3 tonnes per [m³] WRAP

# Units

1ton (1 metric ton) = 1000kg (≈2204 pounds, or LBS)