Consumption categories and units

1.  FOOD

Units

Enter percentage of food purchased that is wasted rather than eaten in your household.

%

How much of the food that you buy is locally grown, unprocessed, and in-season?

%

Veggies, potatoes, & fruit

[pounds]

Bread and bakery products

[pounds]

Flour, rice, noodles, cereal products

[pounds]

Beans and other dried pulses

[pounds]

Milk, cream, yogurt, sour cream

[quarts]

Ice cream, other fozen dairy

[quarts]

Cheese, butter

[pounds]

Eggs [assumed to be 50 g each]

[number]

Meat

 

Pork

[pounds]

Chicken, turkey

[pounds]

Beef (grain fed)

[pounds]

Beef (pasture fed)

[pounds]

Fish

[pounds]

Sugar

[pounds]

Vegetable oil & fat

solid

[pounds]

liquid

[quarts]

Tea & coffee
[pounds]

Juice & wine

[quarts]

Beer
[quarts]

Garden [area used for food]

[sqr ft]

Eating out [complete meals]

[$]

 

2.  HOUSING

Units

House [living area]

brick house

[sqr ft]

wooden house (US standard)

[sqr ft]

Yard [or total lot size incl. building]

[square ft]

Hotels, motels

[$]

Electricity (also check composition)

[kWh]

enter as fraction. ex. 25% = 0.25

thermally produced (fossil and nuclear)

%

lower course hydro

%

high altitude hydro

%

PV solar (on exisiting roof areas)

%

PV solar (on newly built-up area)

%

wind

%

     geothermal
%
     biomass
%

Fossil gas (natural gas)

city gas

[CCF]

bottled liquid gas

[pounds]

Liquid fossil fuel (oil)

in volume

[gallons]

in weight

[pounds]

Coal

[pounds]

Water, sewer, garbage service

[$]

Straw

[pounds]

Firewood

[pounds]

Construction wood & furniture
[pounds]
Major appliances
[pounds]

Small appliances

[pounds]

 

3.  TRANSPORTATION

Units

Bus, intracity transit

[pers*miles]

Bus, intercity
[pers*miles]
Train, transit
[pers*miles]
Train, intercity (Amtrak)
[pers*miles]

Taxi /rental/other's car

[miles]

average fuel efficiency
[mpg]
Car (your own)
[miles]
average fuel efficiency
[mpg]
Motorcycle
[miles]

average fuel efficiency

[mpg]

Parts for repair

[pounds]

Airplane
[pers*miles]

(e)conomy, (b)usiness or (f)irst class?

 

4.  GOODS

Units

Clothes (if bought used, count them at 1/3 of their true weight)

cotton

[pounds]

wool

[pounds]

fossil based (synthetic)

[pounds]

Durable paper products (books) and hygenic paper products (toilet/tissue paper)

[pounds]

Tools, metal items

[pounds]

Leather

[pounds]

Plastic products and photos

[pounds]

Computers and electronic equipment
[pounds]

Porcelain, glass

[pounds]

Medicine

[pounds]

Hygiene products, cleaning stuff

[pounds]

Cigarettes, other tobacco products

[pounds]

 

5.  SERVICES (rough estimates)

Units

Postal services

international

[pounds]

domestic

[pounds]

Dry cleaning or external laundry service
[$]

Telephone, electronics, photo equipment

[$]

Medical services and medical insurance

[$]

Household insurances
[$]

Entertainment

[$]

Education*

[$]

*Please note that education does not include tuition costs.  These are educational services, like paying for photocopies.

6.  WASTE (assuming everything compostable is composted, and waste equals packaging)

Units

% recycled

Household waste:

paper

[pounds]

%

aluminum

[pounds]

%

magnetic metal

[pounds]

%

glass

[pounds]

%

plastic

[pounds]

%