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Greenhouse Gas GHG Calculator Tools

The Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) is the most widely used international accounting tool and you can customize this GHG toolset

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Fossil fuel transportation and climate change The Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) is the most widely used international accounting tool for government and business leaders to understand, quantify, and manage greenhouse gas emissions. The GHG Protocol Initiative, a decade-long partnership between the World Resources Institute and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, is working with businesses, governments, and environmental groups around the world to build a new generation of credible and effective programs for tackling climate change.

The GHG Protocol provides the accounting framework for nearly every GHG standard and program in the world - from the International Standards Organization to the EU Emissions Trading Scheme to the California Climate Registry - as well as hundreds of GHG inventories prepared by individual companies.

You can also use the "Tool Customization Manual" to design a customized Greenhouse Gas Calculation Tool

GHG Calculation Tools

The GHG emission calculation tools offer step-by-step guidance on calculating GHG emissions data. Each tool comprises a guidance section and automated worksheets. All calculation tools have been peer-reviewed and tested by experts and industry leaders and represent a "best practice" for emission calculation tools. Allocation of GHG emissions from a combined heat and power (CHP) plant
CO2 emissions from mobile combustion
Designing a Customized Greenhouse Gas Calculation Tool
Indirect CO2 emissions from the consumption of purchased electricity, heat, and/or steam
Measurement and Estimation Uncertainty for GHG Emissions
Revised tool for direct emissions from stationary combustion

GHG Sector-specific Tools

CO2 emissions from the production of ammonia
CO2 emissions from the production of cement (US EPA)
CO2 emissions from the production of cement (WBCSD CSI, version 2.0)
CO2 emissions from the production of iron and steel
CO2 emissions from the production of lime
GHG emissions from pulp and paper mills
GHG emissions from the production of Aluminum
GHG emissions from Wood Products Facilities (english units)
GHG emissions from Wood Products Facilities (SI units)
HFC and PFC emissions from the manufacturing, installation, operation and disposal of refrigeration and air-conditioning equipment
HFC-23 emissions from the production of HCFC-22
N20 emissions from the production of adipic acid
N20 emissions from the production of nitric acid
PFC emissions from the production of semi-conductor wafers

Calculation tools for GHG emissions from service sector companies and office-based organizations

"Hot Climate, Cool Commerce: A Service Sector Guide to Greenhouse Gas Management"
CO2 Emissions from Business Travel
CO2 Emissions from Employee Commuting
CO2 Emissions from Fuel Use in Facilities
Indirect CO2 Emissions from Purchased Electricity
Working 9 to 5 on Climate Change (for use by small office-based organizations only)

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