The carbon footprint of your consumption

Your carbon footprint tells the amount of greenhouse gas emissions you produce, for example, when you drive a car, go to sauna or eat cheese. In terms of cheese, the emissions from growing the animal feed for cows all the way to cheese production are taken into account. 

Examples of carbon footprintExamples of carbon footprint

See how much carbon dioxide is produced by various everyday things.

  • Annual energy consumption of a one-bedroom apartment: about 600 kg
  • Visit to Thailand: 1,250 kg
  • Driving from Helsinki to Oulu and back in a passenger car: 206 kg
  • A metro ride for the length of the whole metro line: 1.4 kg/person
  • Milk 1 l: 1 kg
  • Cheese 1 kg: 13 kg
  • Beef 1 kg: 15 kg
  • Pork and chicken 1 kg: 5 kg
  • Fish 1 kg: 1.5 kg
  • T-shirt: 7.2 kg
  • Smartphone: 190 kg

See also


Energy advice for customers

We offer energy advice for homes, housing companies, builders and home renovators. Find out also about the new energy solutions.


Consumption mapping

In consumption mapping, we guide you to identify the items that run up your home energy bill.


Advice on purchase and use of appliances

We provide an advisory service on the purchase and sensible use of energy-efficient home appliances and building service technology. 


Advice on home building service technology

We help you to use your home heating and ventilation systems and the related technology as efficiently as possible. 


Group visits for schoolchildren

You are welcome to pay us a visit with schoolchildren.


Energy Gallery

Our energy exhibition on the third floor of Sähkötalo tells the story of energy and its significance.

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