CoolClimate Maps

Average U.S. Household Carbon Footprints

Data are from the following paper:
Christopher M. Jones and Daniel M. Kammen, Spatial Distribution of U.S. Household Carbon Footprints Reveals Suburbanization Undermines Greenhouse Gas Benefits of Urban Population Density. Environ. Sci. Technol., 2013, See our FAQ. For a free copy of the paper first create an ACS account and then click here to download the paper. Visit our Data Request Page to download the data.

Average Household Carbon Footprint - Eastern United States

Transportation Carbon Footprint - New York Metropolitan Area

California Scenarios Tool Map

Data are from the following paper:
Christopher M. Jones , Stephen M Wheeler, and Daniel M. Kammen, Carbon Footprint Planning: Quantifying Local and State Mitigation Opportunities for 700 California Cities. Urban Planning.Vol3, No2, 2018,

Sponsoring organizations:
Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory
California Air Resources Board
National Science Foundation

Using the Map Data
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