Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Planning Data and Tools

These data and tools from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and other organizations can help Federal agencies with greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation planning for:

Buildings

Table 1 features data and tools to help with GHG mitigation planning for buildings.

Table 1. GHG Mitigation Planning Data and Tools for Buildings
Data or Tool Source Description Planning Use
Buildings GHG Mitigation Worksheet Estimator Federal Energy Management Program Estimates savings and costs from GHG reduction strategies

Evaluate GHG Reduction Strategies

Estimate Costs to Implement GHG Reduction Strategies

Prioritize GHG Mitigation Strategies

Emissions & Generation Resource Integrated Database (eGRID) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Environmental characteristics data on U.S. electric power generation

Collect Data to Evaluate GHG Emissions Profile

Analyze Data to Evaluate GHG Emissions Profile

Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) U.S. Energy Information Administration
- CBECS U.S. Climate Zones U.S. Energy Information Administration Map of climate zones in states and regions

Collect Data to Evaluate GHG Emissions Profile

Analyze Data to Evaluate GHG Emissions Profile

- Region-Specific CBECs Values U.S. Energy Information Administration Spreadsheet to help rank potential for energy efficiency upgrades

Benchmarking to Prioritize Sites for Emissions Analysis

Portfolio Manager ENERGY STAR® Tracks and assesses energy and water consumption across an entire portfolio of buildings

Evaluate GHG Emissions Profile

Evaluate GHG Reduction Strategies

Carbon Footprint Tool U.S. General Services Administration Helps calculate GHG emissions and determine reduction strategies

Evaluate GHG Emissions Profile

Evaluate GHG Reduction Strategies

Emission Factors and Global Warming Potentials U.S. Energy Information Administration Features GHG emission factors and global warming potentials for preparing emission inventories and calculating emission reductions

Evaluate GHG Emissions Profile

Evaluate GHG Reduction Strategies

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Vehicles and Mobile Equipment

Table 2 features data and tools to help with GHG mitigation planning for vehicles and mobile equipment.

Table 2. GHG Mitigation Planning Data and Tools for Vehicles and Mobile Equipment
Data or Tool Source Description Planning Use
Alternative Fueling Station Locator U.S. Department of Energy Alternative Fuels Data Center Finds alternative fueling stations by address, zip code, or route

Determine Vehicle and Refueling Trends to Minimize GHG Emissions

Green Vehicle Guide U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Provides data on the environmental performance of vehicles

Petroleum Reduction Strategies to Improve Vehicle Fuel Efficiency

Petroleum Reduction Planning Tool DOE Alternative Fuels Data Center Helps to reduce vehicle fleet petroleum consumption and GHG emissions

Petroleum Reduction Strategies to Improve Vehicle Fuel Efficiency

Prioritize GHG Mitigation Strategies

AutoChoice U.S. General Services Administration Offers an array of deeply discounted vehicle solutions to meet all of an agency's automotive needs

Prioritize GHG Mitigation Strategies

Carbon Footprint Tool U.S. General Services Administration Helps calculate GHG emissions and determine reduction strategies

Evaluate GHG Emissions Profile

Evaluate GHG Reduction Strategies

Climate Leadership in Parks (CLIP) Tool National Park Service Helps parks measure and strategize to reduce their carbon footprints.

Evaluate GHG Emissions Profile

Evaluate GHG Reduction Strategies

2012 Guidelines for GHG Conversion Factors UK Dept. of Energy and Climate Change/Dept. for Environmental, Food and Rural Affairs Provides conversion factors that allow activity data to be converted into kilograms of carbon dioxide equivalent

Evaluate GHG Emissions Profile

Evaluate GHG Reduction Strategies

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Business Travel

Table 3 features data and tools to help with GHG mitigation planning for business travel.

Table 3. GHG Mitigation Planning Data and Tools for Business Travel
Data or Tool Source Description Planning Use
traveltrax U.S. General Services Administration Helps identify opportunities for reducing business travel

Collect Data to Evaluate GHG Emissions Profile

Corporate Social Responsibility Toolkit Global Business Travel Association Helps measure the maturity of travel corporate social responsibility initiatives

Prioritize GHG Mitigation Strategies

Carbon Footprint Tool U.S. General Services Administration Helps calculate GHG emissions and determine reduction strategies

Evaluate GHG Emissions Profile

Evaluate GHG Reduction Strategies

Climate Leadership in Parks (CLIP) Tool National Park Service Helps parks measure and strategize to reduce their carbon footprints

Evaluate GHG Emissions Profile

Evaluate GHG Reduction Strategies

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Employee Commuting

Table 4 features data and tools to help with GHG mitigation planning for employee commuting.

Table 4. GHG Mitigation Planning Data and Tools for Employee Commuting
Data or Tool Source Description Planning Use
Commute Method Switching Impact Tool Federal Energy Management Program Estimates the GHG reduction impact of employees switching to commuting methods

Evaluate GHG Reduction Strategies

CommuterChoice.com Received support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Transportation Helps employers create customized solutions to their employees' commuting challenges

Assess Site Factors That Affect Options for GHG Profiles

Telework.gov: Tools and Resources U.S. Office of Personnel Management and U.S. General Services Administration Helps explore telework issues and implement effective telework arrangements

Evaluate GHG Reduction Strategies

Cost Per Person Model (CPPM) U.S. General Services Administration Benchmarks and computes the cost per person for telework

Estimate Costs to Implement GHG Mitigation Strategies

Carbon Footprint Tool U.S. General Services Administration Helps calculate GHG emissions and determine reduction strategies

Evaluate GHG Emissions Profile

Evaluate GHG Reduction Strategies

Climate Leadership in Parks (CLIP) Tool National Park Service Helps parks measure and strategize to reduce their carbon footprints.

Evaluate GHG Emissions Profile

Evaluate GHG Reduction Strategies

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