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Data and analytics for consumption-based emissions.


EcoDataLab’s mission is to address climate change by massively scaling data science solutions.

Our goal is to empower action among governments, organizations, and individuals. We leverage state-of-the-art research, data, and technology to help communities understand their complete carbon footprints and take the most effective actions to reduce their environmental impacts.

We are the first (and only) firm to offer consumption-based greenhouse gas emissions analyses using the best-in-class approach developed by the CoolClimate Network at UC Berkeley.

Our Solutions

EcoDataLab is developing solutions in three key areas:

We're developing new tools to empower cities to conduct consumption-based emissions inventories with ease.

We're pioneering smart policy analysis and planning tools, making the choices easy for policymakers.

We're working with local jurisdictions and nonprofit organizations to help drive individual and community-wide climate action.

Our first offering is consumption-based emissions inventories, analyses, and reports for local jurisdictions. The EcoDataLab consumption-based emissions inventory (CBEI) leverages big data and advanced statistical techniques to predict consumer behavior down to the neighborhood scale. This gives communities unprecedented insight into the emissions associated with their local household consumption, and unlocks new strategies for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

In addition to community-wide inventories, we also offer assistance in analyzing Scope 3 emissions for both public and private organizations. Our approach follows the Greenhouse Gas Protocol standards for Scope 3 accounting. We specialize in emisisons from purchased goods and services (Category 1 and 2 under the GHG Protocol), a frequently omitted category that adds significant context to organizational GHG inventories.

For a sample of our recent work, see the King County Communitywide Consumption-based GHG Emissions Inventory Report, published September 2022; or the New York City Household Consumption-Based Emissions Inventory, published April 2023. Additional reports are forthcoming in late 2023.

Read our recent coverage in The New York Times.

For local governments and public institutions, click here to see sample RFPs we have responded to in the past.

To learn more about our work and for partnership or contract opportunities, contact us:

Our Clients & Partners

City & County of San Francisco, CACity of Seattle, WACity of Austin, TXNew York City, NYCity of Toronto, ONCity of Somerville, MABoulder County, COKing County, WAClallam County, WAC40 Cities
LandWatch Monterey CountyColturaCascadia Consulting GroupAECOMCoolClimate Network