LONDON: Scientists claim to have developed a new software that can accurately measure greenhouse gas emissions down to individual buildings and streets.The system developed by US researchers could help identify the most effective places to cut emissions as it combines information from public databases with traffic simulations and energy consumption models, the BBC News reported.

Scientists from the Arizona state university developed the new measuring system, called Hestia using data from a number of sources including air pollution reports, traffic counts and tax offices.

It was then combined with a modelling system for quantifying Co2 emissions down to individual building level.

Kevin Gurney, one of the leaders of the project told the BBC that said his team knows the system is working because it is consistent with exisiting information on emissions.