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NFTCar Building Carbon Emissions Calculator is Now available.

Updated: Jan 9

According to data from the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the production of cement, a key ingredient in concrete, is responsible for approximately 5% of global CO2 emissions.

"To calculate the carbon emissions associated with the construction of a building, it's important to consider not just the thickness of the concrete floor, which is typically around 20-30 cm, but also the emissions from other materials used in the construction, such as walls and sealants. When these elements are taken into account, the overall thickness of the floor may balance out to around 40 cm. This allows for a more accurate estimate of the emissions released into the atmosphere during the construction of the property."

The carbon emissions associated with building construction, including the production of cement and other materials, transportation, and waste disposal, can be significant. For example, the carbon emissions from a 1m2 concrete floor with a 40cm thickness will depend on various factors such as the type of cement used, the location of production and construction, and the transportation of materials and waste.

How building carbon emissions is calculated?

To estimate the carbon emissions from a 1m2 concrete floor with a 40cm thickness, you can use the following formula to calculate the amount of cement required:

Cement (in kilograms) = volume of concrete (in cubic meters) x cement density (in kilograms/cubic meter)

You can then use the average CO2 emissions per ton of cement, which is approximately 900 kilograms of CO2, to estimate the carbon emissions from the cement alone. Using this figure, the carbon emissions from 1120 kilograms of cement would be approximately 1000 kilograms of CO2.

Using this formula, the cement requirements for a 1m2 concrete floor with a 40cm thickness would be:

Cement (in kilograms) = (1m x 1m x 0.4m) x (2,800 kilograms/cubic meter)

Cement (in kilograms) = 1120 kilograms

1 m2 building = 1000 kilograms CO2

In addition to the emissions from cement production, there are also emissions from the transportation of materials, construction equipment, and waste, as well as embodied energy in the materials used. The total carbon emissions from a building project can be significant and vary widely depending on the specific circumstances.

With our building carbon emissions calculator, you just have to enter your building/apartment size, and it will show you the ton/CO2 emitted when your property was built. Our calculator will show you how many NFTCars you need to buy to reduce your building footprint to 0.

What is NFTCars?

NFTCars are a unique type of non-fungible token (NFT) that are backed by real-world, high-pollution vehicles. These cars are purchased from well-known car sales websites and are then removed from the government registry and scrapped, with non-parts being reused. Once the car has been decommissioned, an NFT is generated as a representation of the car and its environmental impact. By buying and holding NFTCars, individuals can offset their own carbon emissions and contribute to efforts to reduce pollution and combat climate change.

How is NFTCars calculated to reduce you buildings carbon emissions?

To put these emissions into perspective, you can compare them to the carbon emissions from burning fuel in a car. For example, burning one liter of fuel emits approximately 2.3 kilograms of CO2. The average fuel consumption of a NFTcar over a 10-year period is around 18,850 liters, resulting in CO2 emissions of around 43.36 tons. By dividing the total CO2 emissions from your building project by the CO2 emissions from a 10-year period of driving, you can estimate the number of cars that would need to be taken off the road to offset the carbon emissions from your building.

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