Cove.tool's carbon emissions & CO2 percent reduction metric is calculated using Architecture 2030's ZeroTool.org, an online software and platform that uses basic building information to generate Carbon and Energy Use Metrics. From cove.tool native inputs, your project is rerouted through Zero Tools database to output your projects projected total GHG Emissions (metric tons C02e/yr). From this baseline value, cove.tool then returns the value and applies the users system's selection and efficiencies inputs, and their baseline EUI and Target 2030 EUI Difference to calculate the likely percent reduction of GHG Emissions from baseline value. This formula results in the projects CO2 Percent Reduction, giving users a tangible idea of the environmental impact their energy efficient projects can have. Read more about Carbon Emissions here. With the same reduction cove.tool also calculates the amount of Glacial Ice save with a CO2 Emissions Reduction, which you can learn more about here.
About Zero Tool
Architecture 2030 developed Zero Tool to compare a building’s design or an existing building’s energy use intensity (EUI) with similar building types, understand how a building achieved its EUI (via energy efficiency, on-site renewable energy, and/or green power purchases), and set EUI targets.
Find out more here: https://zerotool.org/about/
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