CleanMetrics Newsletter - April 2021
We make emissions accounting fast, easy, affordable and scalable.
Welcome to the Earth Day edition of our newsletter. We present three case studies - one each in the food, apparel and infrastructure sectors - that demonstrate how our LCAs are used to quantify the climate benefits of customer products. If you have wondered about your digital carbon footprint, we offer a new and insightful analysis. We also introduce Rapid Carbon Footprinting, our new service offering.
Insight: Should you be worried about your digital carbon footprint? Our analysis shows that the carbon footprint of Zoom calls and Netflix streaming videos is surprisingly small. The real emissions problem for consumers is in the consumption of physical goods and services like food and transportation.
Case study: Hungry Planet's plant-based meats generate 42-89% lower GHG emissions than conventional meats, use 62-91% less water and require 52-79% less agricultural land. The choice of protein is one of the most powerful tools that we can deploy to meet climate goals.
Case study: Quickstream Solutions' plastic maintenance shafts have lifetime carbon footprints 38-137 times lower than concrete manholes, with a potential to save hundreds of million metric tonnes of CO2e.
Case study: Dhana's circular jackets made with used clothing materials have just a third of the carbon footprint of those made with virgin materials and a negligible water footprint.
Rapid Carbon Footprinting: RCF is our new streamlined and highly automated method for carbon footprinting products and companies. We are introducing this as a service offering that reduces the time and cost of product LCAs and corporate GHG inventories by an order of magnitude. Check out our plans and pricing.
If you have any questions or suggestions, please reply to this email and we'll get back to you.

Best regards,
Kumar Venkat
President & CTO
Susan Cholette
VP - Consulting Services & Customer Training
4804 NW Bethany Blvd., Suite I-2, #108
Portland, Oregon 97229, USA