Cool Climate Network

  • CA


4th Floor, Sutardja Dai Hall
United States

About Us

The CoolClimate Network (CCN) is a division of UC Berkeley's Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL). CCN carries out research on carbon footprint mitigation, develops carbon management tools for public, business and government users and implements best practice programs grounded in behavior research to engage business and individuals in voluntary carbon reductions.

CoolClimate researchers have built the most complete, highest-resolution, peer-reviewed model of carbon footprints associated with transportation, foods, goods and services for households, businesses, organizations and cities. Our accurate cradle-to-gate assessments primarily do three things:

  1. Provide an instantaneous snapshot of the most common sources of emissions and emission reduction opportunities for similar users.
  2. Provide an intuitive understanding of carbon emissions by setting benchmark values to compare a household or organization to their most relevant peers.
  3. Provide clear and customizable actions to reduce carbon emissions with quanitified environmental and financial benefits. This prioritizes actions with the greatest potential benefits for the consumption patterns of each specific household, business, or city.