The Climate Bonus

Demonstrating the climate feedback service

Mikko Hongisto, Kaarinen Hyvönen, Arto Kallio, Magnus Melin, Timo Kinnunen, Adriaan Perrels, Merja Saarinen, Ari Nissinen, Caj Södergård

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Abstract

In the Climate Bonus project, a demonstrative GHG-monitoring, reporting, consumer feedback & reward system for households was developed by the research consortium. The created application enables consumers to follow up accumulated GHG-emissions of their household's purchases and to compare results with several reference levels and other users of the system. They can also acquire "bonus points" on the basis of a reduction of emission intensity. The demo version of the service covers foodstuffs, transport fuels and services, home energy and the "other consumption" category, and utilises multi-approach methodology - i.e. combines several data sources and approaches (LCA, I/O, ETS-data) to seek emission factors for a very wide range of product categories. Foodstuffs were registered automatically for the service through a Nutrion Code system (www.nutritioncode.com) that uses the PLUSSA-key card and the information systems of Kesko and Tuulia International Oy. The rest of a household's purchases can be entered manually via a computer interface directly to the Service or by using the optical barcode recognition capabilities of the Nokia mobile phone. Based on the pilot tests, the authors believe that the climate-feedback system could activate notable voluntary emission reduction potentials, provided that the feedback system is widely used.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLife Cycle Assessment of Products and Technologies
Subtitle of host publicationLCA Symposium
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Pages74-86
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-7586-2
ISBN (Print)978-951-38-7585-5
Publication statusPublished - 2009
MoE publication typeNot Eligible
EventSymposium on Life Cycle Assessment of Products and Technologies, LCA - Espoo, Finland
Duration: 6 Oct 20096 Oct 2009

Publication series

NameVTT Symposium
PublisherVTT
Number262
ISSN (Print)0357-9387
ISSN (Electronic)1255-0873

Conference

ConferenceSymposium on Life Cycle Assessment of Products and Technologies, LCA
CountryFinland
CityEspoo
Period6/10/096/10/09

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Mobile phones
Interfaces (computer)
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Hongisto, M., Hyvönen, K., Kallio, A., Melin, M., Kinnunen, T., Perrels, A., ... Södergård, C. (2009). The Climate Bonus: Demonstrating the climate feedback service. In Life Cycle Assessment of Products and Technologies: LCA Symposium (pp. 74-86). Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Symposium, No. 262
Hongisto, Mikko ; Hyvönen, Kaarinen ; Kallio, Arto ; Melin, Magnus ; Kinnunen, Timo ; Perrels, Adriaan ; Saarinen, Merja ; Nissinen, Ari ; Södergård, Caj. / The Climate Bonus : Demonstrating the climate feedback service. Life Cycle Assessment of Products and Technologies: LCA Symposium. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2009. pp. 74-86 (VTT Symposium; No. 262).
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Hongisto, M, Hyvönen, K, Kallio, A, Melin, M, Kinnunen, T, Perrels, A, Saarinen, M, Nissinen, A & Södergård, C 2009, The Climate Bonus: Demonstrating the climate feedback service. in Life Cycle Assessment of Products and Technologies: LCA Symposium. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo, VTT Symposium, no. 262, pp. 74-86, Symposium on Life Cycle Assessment of Products and Technologies, LCA, Espoo, Finland, 6/10/09.

The Climate Bonus : Demonstrating the climate feedback service. / Hongisto, Mikko; Hyvönen, Kaarinen; Kallio, Arto; Melin, Magnus; Kinnunen, Timo; Perrels, Adriaan; Saarinen, Merja; Nissinen, Ari; Södergård, Caj.

Life Cycle Assessment of Products and Technologies: LCA Symposium. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2009. p. 74-86 (VTT Symposium; No. 262).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientific

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Hongisto M, Hyvönen K, Kallio A, Melin M, Kinnunen T, Perrels A et al. The Climate Bonus: Demonstrating the climate feedback service. In Life Cycle Assessment of Products and Technologies: LCA Symposium. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 2009. p. 74-86. (VTT Symposium; No. 262).