albert has been helping the production industry to measure its impact since launching a calculator back in 2011. In that time, over 1300 production companies have used the tool and over 7500 production footprints have been calculated. This report looks at the industry’s impact from 2017- 2019.
The latest data shows that one hour of TV contributes the equivalent of 9.2 tCO2e/hr which is a 10% drop from 10.2 tCO2e/hr in 2017.
To reach this figure, albert asks productions to measure their impact in a number of areas including the production office, studios and stages, days in the edit, materials, disposal, travel and accommodation. Questions are asked on a range of different activities from number of flights taken to litres of paint used on set. Brought together, the data allows albert to work out the average impact of an hour’s worth of broadcast television across all genres.