A unique Carbon Efficiency Estimator

We have partnered with Carbon Efficiency Software Ltd to offer dc members access to the Carbon Efficiency Estimator which measures the total amount of carbon a furniture piece uses in its lifecycle is the industry’s first benchmark tool for Carbon Efficiency. 

It allows designers, estimators, and procurement managers to quickly estimate the total amount of carbon a retail display fixture produces in its life cycle. Additionally, users can also produce self-declaration certificates for their customers confirming the Carbon Footprint and Carbon Efficiency. 

Set to accelerate sustainability in the furniture and fixtures industry, the tool is a global first.

Get in touch for a free 7 day trial!

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How does it work?

The online Carbon Footprint Estimator is an intuitive online tool that allows designers to estimate Carbon Footprints and Carbon Efficiency of for products, quickly and easily, usually within a few minutes. 

Step 1

Export your bill of materials from the drawing program to CSV file, totalling the top 5 materials.

Step 2

Identify the sourcing, production and distribution regions – not the exact distances, the tool already has data from over 1000 approved designs. 

Step 3

Enter your basic product details into the calculator, choose your sourcing, production and distribution regions and enter the materials saving each material line. 

Step 4

Once you’ve saved all the data you can create an estimate and print off a PDF certificate. 

Step 5

To create variations, simple copy the estimate by using the Edit button, rename the cert and save. Then make the changes you’d like to create a comparison with the original design. 

What are the benefits?

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Uses unique dc Circular Design Certification data to help designers reduce carbon impacts. The estimate takes less than 5 minutes so you can spend more time on design than admin!


Allows manufacturers to compare their design variations and benchmark against industry averages. Provides an accurate carbon footprint figure that can be reported to clients (90-95%).


Produce a declaration of conformity for sustainable design. Helping customers to make informed decisions about reaching their sustainability goals.

If you have a project you’d like to discuss then book on to a call and we can walk you through the process.
All you need is the material details and weights.