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Absolute Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Absolute greenhouse gas emissions are the total greenhouse gas emissions without normalization for activity levels and includes any allowable consideration of sequestration.

Sustainability.gov | Federal Greenhouse Gas Accounting and Reporting Guidance

Whole Building Systems

  • Submetering - Impact on Emissions

    Energy efficiency projects, resource management strategies, and energy benchmarking all have two things in common. 1. well-executed programs help t...

  • HVAC - Executive Order 13693 (2015)

    Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade Executive Order (EO) 13693 specifically involves HVAC components in a number of sustain...

  • Planted Roof - Air Cleansing

    Planted roofs contribute to improved air quality by capturing greenhouse gases, particulates, pollens, and molds. The vegetation on a planted roof c...

Materials

  • Gas Burner

    Natural gas is often used in cook-top equipment similar to a residential range. Electric burners can be used in lieu of gas. Coo...
  • Grill and Griddle

    A grill and griddle uses heat elements under a metal surface to cook food. The heat elements can be powered by natural gas or el...
  • Systems Furniture

    Systems furniture is frequently used in open office areas because of its flexibility in being reconfigured and rearranged. It is generally comprised...