About the methodology

Introduction

This page explains why REC is monitoring how you travel to and from work. First, it cares about your health, the environment, citizens’ safety, global warming not to mention the economy (and the organisation’s contribution to all of those)! Second, by recording your modes of transport to and from the office, we are able to survey and evaluate changes in REC’s so-called modal split. Third, the data will become the basis of a reward scheme for those choosing the most sustainable methods of coming to the office. And finally, as an innovative ‘Smart’ office tool, we would like to test its feasibility before conceivably sharing with third parties. The page has been developed within the ‘REC Mobility Plan’ (to be updated based on SM feedback) proposed by the Smart Cities and Mobility unit. It’s current trial phase runs until summer 2015.

Details

By completing the short survey when you log-in, you are giving us valuable data on your journey to and from work. You are asked to indicate this morning’s mode of transport and afterwards, yesterday evening’s (because both can be different). From this data, we will build a picture as to how REC staff come and go to the office, so that we can evaluate what ‘modal shift’ occurs over time (i.e. whether the supporting measures succeed or fail). Note that if you take multiple modes, ie. you ride the HEV and walk to and from the HEV and the office, you can select ‘multiple modes.’ You will then be asked to split your journey into percentages (roughly in terms of km’s). You are also invited to indicate whether you shared car space as a rider or driver. Thank you for participating in our survey! Click here to see how your travel behavior converts into CO2, fuel and calories saved based on the distance between your home and REC!

Baseline data

Fuel consumption - car: 6.7 (l/100km)
Fuel consumption - motorbike/moped: 4.365 (l/100km)
Fuel consumption - public transport: 0 (l/100km/passenger)
Fuel consumption - HEV-REC Shuttle: 1.5 (l/100km/passenger)
Current fuel cost: transferred from RECtivity (HUF/litre)
Average value for calories burned per km by bike: 20 (kcal/km)
Average value for calories burned per km by walking: 53 (kcal/km)
Average value of bicycle CO2-e emissions: 0.016 (kg/km)
Average value of motorbike/moped CO2-e emissions: 0.11371 (kg/passenger km)
Average value of vehicle CO2-e emissions: 0.153 (kg/km)
Average value of public transport CO2-e emission: 0.04 (kg/passenger km)
Average value of HEV-REC shuttle CO2-e emissions: 0.043 (kg/passenger km)

Methodological Calculations

The following figures are used for the calculations:

  1. On foot/Walking = CO2-e savings in comp. to SOV
    i. CO2-e emitted: no option
    ii. Benzene saved: (km* fuel consumption)/100 = Litres consumed by SOV (= Litres saved)
    Litres consumed by SOV * current fuel cost = Benzene saved by foot in HUF
    iii. Calories burned: Average value for calories burned per km (walking) * km = total calories burned via walking
  2. By bike/Bicycle/roller = fuel and CO2-e savings in comp. to SOV
    i. CO2-e emitted: Average value of bicycle CO2-e emissions (kg/km) * km = total CO2-e emission by bicycle.
    ii. Benzene saved: (km * fuel consumption)/100 = Litres consumed by SOV (= Litres saved)
    Litres consumed by SOV * current fuel cost = Benzene saved by bicycle in HUF
    iii. Calories burned: Average value for calories burned per km (cycling)* km = total calories burned via cycling
  3. Public transport:
    i. CO2-e emitted: Average value of public transport CO2-e emission * km = total CO2-e emission by public transportation
    ii. Benzene saved: (km* fuel consumption)/100 = Litres consumed by SOV (= Litres saved)
    Litres consumed by SOV * current fuel cost = Benzene saved by PT in HUF
    iii. Calories burned: no option (not measurable)
  4. Your car (without REC passengers):
    i. CO2-e emitted: Average value of vehicle CO2-e emissions (kg/km) * km = total CO2-e emitted
    ii. Benzene saved: no option
    iii. Calories burned: no option
  5. Your car (with REC passengers):
    i. CO2-e emitted: Average value of vehicle CO2-e emissions (kg/km) * km = total CO2-e emitted
    ii. Benzene saved: no option
    iii. Calories burned: no option
  6. Someone else's car (as passenger):
    i. CO2-e emitted: no option
    ii. Benzene saved: (km * fuel consumption)/100 = Litres consumed by SOV (= Litres saved)
    Litres consumed by SOV * current fuel cost = total Benzene saved by ride-sharing
    iii. Calories burned: no option
  7. HEV-REC Shuttle:
    i. CO2-e emitted: Average value of REC-Van(s) CO2-e emissions (kg/km) * km = total CO2-e emitted by commuting with the HEV-REC Shuttle
    ii. Benzene saved: [(km* fuel consumption)/100 = Litres consumed by SOV] - (km* fuel consumption-REC shuttle)/100 = Litres consumed by REC shuttle] = Litres saved by REC shuttle
    Litres saved by REC shuttle * current fuel cost = Benzene saved by REC shuttle in HUF
    iii. Calories burned: no option
  8. Telecommuting:
    i. CO2-e emitted: no option
    ii. Benzene saved: (km* fuel consumption)/100 = Litres consumed by SOV (= Litres saved)
    Litres consumed by SOV * current fuel cost = Benzene saved by telecommuting in HUF
    iii. Calories burned: no option
  9. Motorbike/Moped:
    i. CO2-e emitted: Average value of motorbike/moped CO2-e emissions (kg/km) * km = total CO2-e emitted by commuting with motorbike/moped
    ii. Benzene saved: [(km* fuel consumption)/100 = Litres consumed by SOV] - [(km* fuel consumption-2wheelers)/100 = Litres consumed by motorbike/moped] = Litres saved by motorbike/moped
    Litres saved by motorbike/moped * current fuel cost = Benzene saved by moped/motorbike in HUF
    iii. Calories burned: no option