Researchers Map Carbon Emissions at Street Level
Typically, when we talk about pollution, including carbon emissions, the numbers are talking about entire areas rather than specific locations. Researchers in the US have developed a new software system that is able to accurately map carbon emissions at the street level. The new system allows you to see each individual building, and the carbon emissions that it produces.
The software system is able to generate the street-level carbon mapping by combining information available from public databases with traffic simulations and energy consumption models. The researchers hope that the new software tool will help identify the most effective places to focus on for reducing carbon emissions. Scientists from Arizona State University called the system Hestia.