We advocate for offsetting ONLY once any available reductions have been made. Projects completed in the tool during 2022 range from 1.5 Kg to almost 130 metric tonnes CO2e. The average project size from 2022’s data was 4.7 metric tonnes CO2e, although for projects with a budget of £50,000+ per shoot day the average was 12.7 metric tonnes CO2e. Generally speaking carbon follows cost – a large scale production will likely have a larger footprint.
You can of course use the calculator to do a rough estimate when you’re budgeting a job – the calculator will give you an offset cost as well as a total co2e amount, as soon as you add the first activity.