Commuting: the carbon footprint

What is the carbon footprint for commuting to downtown? The Medical Center? We’ve created a formula comparing commutes of employees to various business districts. The calculation utilizes journey-to-work data from the US Census and the calculation of CO2 emissions from gasoline from the EPA.

The carbon footprint in every other business district in Houston is higher, such as 52% higher in the Energy Corridor, 51% in Greenway Plaza, 47% in the Galleria area, and 38% higher in Westchase. Contact Katrina Bayer, Transportation Planning Manager, at 713-650-1470 for a summary.