What are things I can do to reduce my ecological footprint/carbon footprint?

Dynamhex shows each building owner and resident in Roeland Park tangible steps that they can use to reduce their carbon footprint or environmental impact, which the tool measures as carbon emissions given off from their energy use (electricity, natural gas or other fuels used in buildings, or gasoline from transportation). By identifying sources of energy wastage, such as from poor insulation, or old equipment, each Roeland Park resident can lower their bills while lowering emissions. Beyond replacing structures or equipment, various behavioral measures such as energy conservation - turning off lights when not in use, using timers and smart thermostats to regulate heating and cooling, etc. can save lots of energy and money. These same activities also directly reduce the footprint of each resident and lowers their impact on the environment.

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1. How is this updated each year? How recent is this data?
2. How does Dynamhex measure emissions?
3. If a homeowner makes changes to their home making it more efficient, how is that information gathered?
4. How is the City of Roeland Park using Dynamhex? What is the benefit? How does this tool actually help Roeland Park?
5. What will it do for the average Roeland Parker?
6. How do I use this tool?
7. How will the City use the information gathered?
8. Will this tool help the environment? What can be done with the information learned from this tool?
9. How else is Roeland Park committed to helping the environment/battling climate change?
10. What are things I can do to reduce my ecological footprint/carbon footprint?
11. What does the percentage mean for electrification?
12. How can I be sure you are keeping my data safe? How do you know so much about my home or business?