How accurate are Bend’s CO2e estimates?
We use the most detailed data available for every CO2e estimate. Some CO2e estimates are high-resolution; others are lower-resolution, due to a lack of detailed data.
For example: if you purchase a coffee at Starbucks, we uses merchant-specific emissions data published by Starbucks directly. But if you purchase a coffee at a small, independent coffee shop, odds are they don't share sustainability data. In those cases, we fall back to category-based 'cafe' emissions factor, and the error bands on that CO2e estimate will be wider.
We value transparency, and want to pass along as much information as possible about the accuracy of each CO2e estimate. For that reason, we always through a confidence score, along with our CO2e estimate — more info.