viernes, 16 de abril de 2021
miércoles, 7 de abril de 2021
Des de avui, l'aplicació SUSLA, que permet calcular en 20 minuts la petjada de carboni i material del teu estil de vida, esta disponible en 7 idiomes (anglès, alemany, espanyol, català, danès, finlandès i suec) per la seva aplicació arreu del mon.
martes, 27 de octubre de 2020
15 UPC students aged between 20 and 31 with diverse cultural backgrounds and 7 different nationalities participated in the evaluation of their pre-COVID-19 and current, COVID-19-influenced lifestyle carbon footprint.
The SUSLA Carbon calculator (www.susla.app), co-developed by UPC under the lead of Prof. Torsten Masseck, has been used for this experiment, allowing for specific assessment of individual lifestyle carbon footprints in the fields of housing, mobility, leisure, food and consumption of goods.
An average pre-COVID-19 lifestyle carbon footprint of 12.9T CO2equ/pers*y has been reported with ranges between 4.4T and 21.6T.
The sectorial distribution of the pre-COVID-19 lifestyle carbon footprint has been dominated by Leisure (29%) and Mobility (23%), followed by Food (22%), Housing (12%) and consumption of Goods (12%).
An average COVID-19 influenced lifestyle carbon footprint of 8.6T CO2 equ/pers*y has been reported with ranges between 5.6T and 20.1T.
The sectorial distribution of the COVID-19 influenced lifestyle carbon footprint shows to be dominated by Food (32%) and Housing (24%), followed by Mobility (19%), Leisure (13%) and Consumption of Goods (12%).
An average overall reduction of lifestyle carbon footprints of the participants of 33% could be stated through this experiment.
Some students describe surprise and concerns about their elevated lifestyle carbon footprints and are generally surprised about the high impact of their pre-COVID-19 mobility patterns, which through COVID-19 related restrictions have changed essentially.
Conclusion are that the COVID-19 pandemic shows to have an elevated contribution to desired and undesired lifestyle changes, which may result in an important reduction of individual lifestyle carbon footprints. Further research might focus on how to maintain desired low-carbon lifestyle changes as well as how to revert undesired lifestyle changes due to COVID-19 through low-carbon alternatives in the future, instead of the return to carbon intensive pre-COVID-19 habits.
lunes, 19 de octubre de 2020
The new SUSLA App is out!
The SUSLA App is the world's first web application that analyzes individual behavior and proposes concrete solutions for the implementation of a sustainable lifestyle. It accompanies users in their everyday life and can measure the effectiveness of new behavioral patterns.
SUSLA Web-App calculates the Carbon and Material Footprints related to your personal
lifestyle. It then offers you options to reduce your footprint through specific
actions, creating your personal roadmap for a more sustainable lifestyle.
SUSLA furthermore gives you information about the specific savings you can achieve through your selected actions and reminds you weekly on their implementation.
We at UPC have co-developed this Coaching App together with institutions in Germany, Finland, Denmark, Switzerland, Mexico and India. We now invite test users in these countries to test SUSLA and give us feedback on its Beta-Version, helping us to further develop the App.
Would you like to live more sustainable and help us in our research?
So please access the SUSLA Web-App under the following link: https://www.susla.app/
If you would like to exchange experiences and connect to other SUSLA users, you can join our Facebook SUSLA community: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2640569172923855/
The App is under constant development and your feedback is very important for its success! So please give us your recommendations on improvements, share with us your user experience or tell us about any problem you might have encountered under the following link: https://www.soscisurvey.de/SUSLA/
[cat] La nova SUSLA App ja està disponible!
¡Ya está disponible la nueva SUSLA App!