Carbon Management Tools & Resources

Helping your organisation reduce its carbon footprint

How will you start your Carbon Management journey? Creative Carbon Scotland can provide you with access to a number of tools to help you start measuring your key environmental impacts.

Tools from Creative Carbon Scotland

Carbon Management Planning Tool

This new spreadsheet based recording and planning tool allows you to integrate your existing recording with new planning work to help you identify and assess reduction projects.

The Carbon Management Tool is for your internal use only. It will not be used for submitting Carbon Management Plans to funders

Download  Carbon Management Tool 2018 V1.0  here. This version has been updated to use the Carbon emissions factors for 2018 as well as incorporating some updates in response to user requests. We are always pleased to hear from users. If you have any questions or problems please contact Caro Overy (her usual working days are Wednesday and either Tuesday or Thursday).

To collate costs and emissions savings resulting from your reduction projects over the 3 years of your Carbon Management Plan, download our CMP Summary tool.

For Creative Scotland Regular Funded Organisations, this tool can be used to discuss and explain the impacts of your plan with your Green Teams, to ensure board approval and  prepare for submitting your plans to us as part of your funding conditions.

Recording your travel emissions with

Measuring travel is one of the biggest challenges facing artists and cultural organisations when it comes to better understanding their environmental impact. For organisations this is often due to large quantities of data coming from multiple sources. Travel is also often the largest source of emissions for individuals and organisations so we thought it was important to find a way of making measuring travel an easier process for individuals and organisations.  This online tool was especially commissioned by Creative Carbon Scotland to help arts organisations simplify their travel recording. Read more and sign up to

Estimating your Office Energy with the Tenant Energy Toolbox

Use our Energy Toolbox to help calculate estimates of your office space’s energy consumption.

For anyone who rents a studio or office space where heat, light and power are included in the rent. This spreadsheet tool provides a way of calculating an estimate of the carbon footprint of their accommodation. By supplying just the floor area of your office and the number of people working in your organisation you can use the tool to provide information for your annual reporting or for your employees and audiences. You can also use it for a more in depth analysis to help you recognise your best energy saving opportunities. You can find out more about the background and development of the tool, here in our Resource pages

Note: We would always recommend asking your landlord for information on fuel bills if available.

Green Arts Portal

Our Green Arts Portal is a unique resource designed to provide you with support in measuring and reducing your environmental impact. You can access a range of guides in areas including data gathering, building and office energy usage, waste, travel and policies on our Green Arts Portal pages.

How to use Action Lists on Green Arts Portal
When you first visit the Green Arts Portal we recommend that you look through the action lists down the left hand side of your dashboard – these action lists will help to guide your green work. You can consult the resources and links attached to each action to help you complete them. The Action lists are ordered from easiest to most difficult to give you an idea of where to start.

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