Over the last few years I’ve been increasingly home based for work. This has happened because of well understood reasons :-
- Increase of geographically distributed teams and working communities
- Improvement of technology in broadband and mobility services – both corporately and domestically to enable home working
Though this has increased the use of domestic energy use – heating and electric consumption to facilitate this transition, the overall net benefit has been in my favour.
Achieved through reducing the time and cost of regular commuting into work.
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So on the face of it 31000 km in 4 years doesn’t sound insignificant. But as I said before the interesting part is in the trends.
Carbon consumption per Year:
2008 – 43 Trips – 2186 Kgs (including Flight to Boston Ma. to attend Enterprise 2.0 Conference in June 2008 – 1159Kg)
2009 – 35 Trips – 1200 Kgs
2010 – 26 Trips – 670 Kgs
2011 – 18 Trips – 359 Kgs
2012 – 9 Trips – 117 Kgs
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Obviously 2012 is still very much in progress at the time of posting, so I expect 2011 to turn out to the lowest overall to date, and there will be an increase in 2012.
But the ability to be a home based worker is a great boon, especially in the light of the recent panic buying of fuel.