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Inventory Tools

GHG Inventory Methodologies, Broward’s Community-wide GHG Inventory Inputs

IntroductionThe first step in ICLEI’s Five Milestone framework for climate protection action is to inventory GHG emissions. Below are a series of resources and GHG inventory tools available to municipalities. Broward County used ICLEI’s CACP software to inventory GHG emissions from government operations and community-wide. The CACP software data inputs for Broward County are also provided.

Methodologies

  • U.S. EPA’s Resources for Inventory Development: EPA assists state and local governments in the inventory process by providing technical assistance and guidance on inventory preparation. State and Local Governments use inventories to track emission trends, set goals, develop strategies and policies, and assess progress.
  • ICLEI Local Government GHG Protocol: This protocol, aimed at local government operations, is the first of a two-step process to write the official Protocol for GHG inventory for all U.S. local governments. Step two will be to release the Local Community Protocol slated for summer 2009.
  • Clean Air and Climate Protection Software: CACP 2009 has been updated to support emissions inventorying and climate action planning based on the principles and methods of the Local Government Operations Protocol (LGOP).
  • Office Carbon Footprint Tool: This tool was created for office-based organizations ("offices") located in the United States to assist offices in making decisions to reduce their GHG emissions associated with their activities.

Data

Training

"How to Develop a Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory- Learning from Broward's Experience"
December 11, 2009

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