Posted by Ian on Tuesday, September 28, 2010.

Calculating hotel emissions

Following up on our recent release of an event module for our carbon middleware service, we’re excited to announce the release of a lodging module.

Developers can now use our API to calculate emissions from hotel energy use within their own applications. The calculations use data from the EIA’s Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey and the EPA’s eGRID, which are automatically imported to our database and updated nightly to ensure currency.

Possible applications of the lodging emitter include a company calculating Scope 3 emissions from business travel, a hotel booking website calculating your stay’s emissions, a travel agent adding offsets for lodging emissions to a vacation package… but don’t let us limit your thinking!

We’re hard at work cranking out more emitters, so stay tuned for updates.

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