Understanding the Carbon Footprint of Your Sneakout Stay

Understanding the Carbon Footprint of Your Sneakout Stay

At Sneakout, we're passionate about sustainable travel. We believe in empowering you with information to make eco-conscious choices. Here's a breakdown of how we calculate the approximate carbon footprint when you book a camping or caravan park stay through Sneakout:

1. Electricity Consumption

Your stay's energy usage matters. We assess the electricity consumption of various appliances on the property, including lighting, heating, and any electronics. Each appliance's carbon emission factor (gCO2e/kWh) contributes to the overall electricity-related carbon footprint.


Here's a table listing the carbon emissions of various appliances in a stay. Please note that the values provided are approximate and can vary based on factors like energy efficiency, usage patterns, and location. Carbon emissions are measured in grams of CO2 equivalent per kilowatt-hour (gCO2e/kWh):

Appliance/EquipmentCarbon Emission (gCO2e/kWh)
LED Lights20
Halogen Lights60
Incandescent Lights200
HVAC System (Heating)200
HVAC System (Cooling)800
Refrigerator100
Electric Stove450
Gas Stove200
Microwave Oven400
Dishwasher300
Washing Machine150
Dryer300
Computer60
Television80
Water Heater (Electric)500
Water Heater (Gas)200
Ventilation System150
Elevator50
Coffee Maker100
Hair Dryer200
Iron150
Air Purifier80
Toaster80
CCTV Camera30
Vacuum Cleaner80


Tent Camping

Appliance/ActivityCarbon Emission (gCO2e/kWh or per unit)
LED Camping Light20
Portable Gas StoveVaries, typically low
CampfireHighly variable, not precise
Camping Gas HeaterVaries, typically moderate
Portable Solar ChargerVaries, depends on capacity and sunlight
Disposable BatteriesVaries, typically low
Charcoal GrillVaries, typically moderate

Caravan or Camper Van

Appliance/EquipmentCarbon Emission (gCO2e/kWh or per unit)
LED Lights20
Gas StoveVaries, typically low
Refrigerator100
Electric Heater500
Air Conditioning800
Solar PanelsVaries, depends on capacity and sunlight
Battery Storage SystemVaries, depends on capacity
Portable GeneratorVaries, depends on fuel type
Gas HeaterVaries, typically moderate
Water Heater (Gas)200


2. Heating and Cooling Systems

The type of heating and cooling systems employed on the property influences carbon emissions. Sneakout prioritises listings with energy-efficient systems and eco-friendly insulation, reducing the environmental impact of these essential features.

3. Water Conservation

Conserving water is vital for sustainability. Properties adopting water-saving initiatives, such as towel and linen reuse programs, contribute to lowering the carbon footprint associated with laundry-related energy consumption.

4. Additional Considerations

Beyond electricity and water, we consider waste management practices, material sourcing, and overall energy efficiency. These factors provide a comprehensive assessment of the property's environmental impact.

Guest Contribution to Sustainability

When you choose a Sneakout listing, you actively participate in promoting sustainability. Here's how you, as a guest, contribute:

Energy-Efficient Choices

Embrace energy-efficient practices during your stay to support the host's efforts in reducing electricity consumption.

Water Consciousness

Engage in water-saving initiatives, like reusing towels and linens, to minimise water and energy usage in laundry.

Waste Reduction

Adhere to the host's waste management guidelines for responsible recycling and disposal.

Offsetting Carbon Emissions

Recognizing that complete elimination of carbon emissions may be challenging, we offer carbon offset programs. Guests can choose to offset their stay's carbon footprint by contributing to verified carbon reduction initiatives.

Our Collective Commitment to a Greener Tomorrow

At Sneakout, we're committed to fostering sustainable practices across our community of hosts and guests. Together, we can make every stay matter in the journey toward a more eco-friendly future.

Join Us in Creating Positive Change

Your stay through Sneakout is an opportunity to be part of positive change. Explore and book eco-friendly listings, and together, let's shape a more sustainable travel landscape.

Checkout Other Blogs