This tool is intended to estimate the potential emissions reductions available from using salesforce.com's cloud platform. Calculations are based on a model developed by WSP Environment & Energy for a March 2011 research study commissioned by salesforce.com – and updated in 2013. The tool may not take into account all relevant factors particular to each organization. Salesforce.com, its licensors, or suppliers make no representations as to the accuracy of this tool. The tool is provided as is, with no warranties of any kind, including but not limited to the warranties of merchantability, non-infringement, or fitness for a particular purpose.
*Appropriate carbon emissions factors were applied to the energy consumption of specific data center locations for salesforce.com’s fiscal year 2012 from the U.S.EPA’s eGRID2009 Version 1.0, May 2012. For on premises and private cloud assumptions, EPA eGRID US average emission factors were used. Emission factors for equivalent electricity consumption in international locations was derived from IEA data sets: CO2 Emissions from Fuel Combustion (2012 Edition), IEA, Paris, International Electricity Emission Factors by Country, 1999-2002.xls, and International Energy Agency, as cited by EIA for 1605b.