Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Reduction Strategies

Questions to Answer

  1. What strategies are most appropriate for reducing your organization's GHG emissions?

  2. What is the GHG impact of implementing those strategies?

For each major emission source identified in the previous step to evaluate greenhouse gas (GHG) emission profile, Federal agencies should review possible strategies for reducing GHG emissions and determine what assets may benefit from each strategy.

This guidance describes technologies, policies, practices, and other strategies for reducing GHG emissions from each major emission source:

It also helps users determine what strategies are applicable to their facilities, employees, or other assets, and estimate the GHG emissions that may be avoided if they are adopted. For example, a facility manager may conclude that recommissioning 40% of its office buildings will reduce GHG emissions by 2,000 MTCO2e (metric tonne carbon dioxide equivalent).

Next Step

Once relevant strategies have been identified, agencies can evaluate relative cost effectiveness of implementing different strategies in the next step, estimate and analyze implementation costs.


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