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EPA's Center for Corporate Climate Leadership serves as a resource center for all organizations looking to expand their work in the area of greenhouse gas (GHG) measurement and management. The Center was launched in 2012 to establish norms of climate leadership by encouraging organizations with emerging climate objectives to identify and achieve cost-effective GHG emission reductions, while helping more advanced organizations drive innovations in reducing their greenhouse gas impacts in their supply chains and beyond.

The Center also recognizes exemplary corporate, organizational, and individual leadership in addressing climate change by co-sponsoring The Climate Leadership Awards with the Association of Climate Change Officers, the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, and The Climate Registry, and serving as the Climate Leadership Conference headline sponsor.


Tools for GHG Measurement and Management

The GHG Inventory Management Plan (IMP) Checklist (DOC) (4 pp, 31K) outlines what components should be included when creating a comprehensive IMP.

The GHG Emission Factors Hub is designed to provide organizations with an updated and easy-to-use set of default emission factors for greenhouse gas reporting. Updated April 2014!

The Annual GHG Inventory Summary and Goal Tracking Form (XLS) (352K) is a tool to help organizations compile and report GHG emissions data in terms of total CO2-equivalent at an organizational level, broken out by emission source type—core direct (e.g., stationary combustion, process, mobile sources), core indirect (e.g., electricity or steam purchases), and optional (e.g., employee commuting, business travel, or product transport)—for both domestic and international sources. The form also includes the ability to report historical totals, a performance indicator (if applicable) that is used to track progress toward a reduction goal, and data on reduction sources such as offset projects and renewable energy certificate (REC) purchases.

EPA's Carbon Footprinting Process for Low Emitters offers a simplified framework for calculating a GHG inventory for low emitters, such as office-based organizations, suppliers, and public institutions including government agencies and universities.

Low emitters can calculate their organization's GHG emissions using the Simplified GHG Emissions Calculator (XLS) (2.2 MB) (This version updated June 2014.)

The EPA Corporate GHG Goal Evaluation Model is a tool for projecting sector specific, business-as-usual GHG intensity improvements in order to assess the aggressiveness of GHG reduction goals. The model incorporates best available forecast data on energy consumption and economic production output from a variety of publicly available sources and has been updated and enhanced with data from 2011.

Learn about How to Engage Suppliers for steps an organization can take to engage their supply chain in GHG management. This emerging practice is an essential piece of GHG management as supply chains often account for more than 75 percent of an organization's overall GHG emissions.

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