NurseryFootprint - The Australian nursery Industry carbon footprint calculator

NurseryFootprint is a carbon footprint calculator designed especially for the Australian production nursery industry.

It provides businesses with the ability to calculate greenhouse gas emissions of their enterprise in order to identify emissions reduction opportunities. This tool also provides businesses with the versatility to target the footprints of individual products or activities within the production nursery industry.

The tool also includes a simple cost-benefit analysis function that allows a business to compare the emissions generated per dollar spent on selected inputs (i.e. electricity, fuel and fertiliser) or emissions generated per dollar of income across a product range.

The NurseryFootprint calculator is in the format of an Excel spreadsheet, ensuring that it will run on almost any computer. It relies on data that can be easily collected from business records and automatically applies conversion factors to calculate emissions. The results are presented as tones of carbon dioxide equivalent (or t CO2-e) in numerical and graphical formats.

As well as providing an estimate of the businesss total carbon footprint, it also provides a breakdown of the emissions data into useful categories (energy, fuel, fertiliser, freight, plastics, services, etc.). Data generated can be easily printed or stored for follow up analyses.

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A comprehensive user manual has also been developed to assist businesses in using NurseryFootprint. To download a copy of this user manual, please click on the icon below:


This calculator was produced by Growcom through funding obtained by the nursery levy.

Disclaimer: While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of this calculator, the results should be used as a guide only. This calculator is not to be used as a substitute for formal professional advice nor should it be relied upon as the sole source of information relating to its content. You must determine whether the information is appropriate in terms of your particular circumstances, financial situation or needs. No warranty, either express or implied, is made with respect to the information contained herein. Nursery & Garden Industry Australia Pty Ltd (NGIA) is not responsible for any loss, inconvenience, damage (whether special or consequential) or claims arising out of the use of the information contained on this site.