Frequently Asked Questions

Ecobase is a web-based carbon calculator and carbon management program that provides comprehensive and affordable carbon accounting and management solutions. It helps for organizations of all levels to measure, track, report and manage their carbon footprints.

Looking forward, businesses will encounter significantly increased pressure to reduce their contribution to climate change. Some of the anticipated issues and risks influencing businesses include more stringent regulatory requirements, government commitments, rising operational costs and shifting consumer values. Many businesses will likely experience a greater degree of scrutiny over their carbon footprint and will need to develop carbon accounting and management policies and strategies to remain competitive in the marketplace.

Subscribers get access to an easy-to-use comprehensive tool set to measure, track, report and manage their organization’s greenhouse gas inventory. Features include:

  • Greenhouse gas accounting platform
  • Dynamic reporting and graphing
  • Reduction planning and analysis tool
  • Carbon offset calculator
  • Performance showcase widgets
  • Help resources and tutorial

Yes. Ecobase uses the accounting guidelines of “The Greenhouse Gas Protocol” published by the World Resources Institute and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. This Protocol is the international accounting tool most widely used by government and business leaders.

All data used in EcoBase are based on credible, published sources, including the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Environment Canada, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and U.K. Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA). Each year, we undertake a thorough review of all data sources to update EcoBase with the most current information available.

EcoBase contains extensive online help resources and tutorials to get you up and running in no time. If you require customized support, EcoBase's team of experts can provide you with the assistance you need at an affordable price.

Yes, EcoBase can be used anywhere in the United States or Canada. EcoBase’s data sources are customized for each state and province.

Please contact us at or 1-800-469-7830 if you’re interested in using EcoBase for a country other than Canada or the US.



Yes, in the Premium version you can provide varying levels of access for multiple users to access EcoBase from different departments or computers. 

Yes, you can set your own targets based on how quickly you want to reduce your carbon footprint. 

No, all of the greenhouse gas emissions factors are built into the system and EcoBase does all of the calculations for you. The step by step instructions built into the program make measuring your carbon footprint easy.