More Information on Greenhouse Gases
In This Section
For more information about greenhouse gas (GHG)-related topics, including GHG science, inventories, accounting protocols, and other helpful resources, consult the following websites:
- EPA's Climate Change Website
This site contains basic information about climate change, including GHGs, as well as indicators, supporting science, and effects.
- GHG Emissions
This page, available through EPA’s Climate Change website, provides an overview of GHG emissions and information about national GHG inventories, trends and projections, and methodologies for GHG emissions offset projects.
- U.S. GHG Inventory Report
The most recent U.S. GHG emissions inventory, developed by EPA, is available on this page through the Agency's Climate Change website.
- GHG Emissions
- World Resources Institute (WRI) Public Sector Standard
This page includes information on the GHG Protocol Public Sector Standard, accounting guidance WRI developed to be a flexible management tool enabling government agencies of all types to meet multiple reporting objectives.
- FedCenter’s GHG Program Area
This page includes the latest guidance and information resources to aid federal facilities in managing GHG emissions. This encompasses current guidance, policies, and trends related to climate change/global warming, calculation of carbon footprints, GHG emissions inventories, and the application of offsets to reduce carbon footprints.
- Federal Energy Management Program’s (FEMP’s) GHG Program Page
This page contains resources such as technical assistance and training to help federal agencies calculate and manage their GHG emissions.
- Net-Zero Energy Commercial Building Initiative
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Net-Zero Energy Commercial Building Initiative aims to achieve marketable net-zero energy commercial buildings by 2025. Net-zero energy buildings generate as much energy as they consume through efficient technologies and onsite power generation, and their development can help organizations significantly reduce their GHG emissions.
- Telework Enhancement Act of 2010
This page summarizes the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010, which provides guidance to federal agencies, creates baseline expectations for agency programs, and helps agencies implement telework programs effectively. This Act aims to broaden the federal government's ability to achieve greater flexibility in managing its workforce through the use of telework.