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Global Warming Potential (GWP)

A measure of the ratio of the warming caused by a substance to the warming caused by a similar mass of carbon dioxide. Values are typically expressed over a 100-year time horizon. Carbon dioxide's GWP is defined as 1.0. The larger the GWP, the more warming the gas causes. For example, methane's 100-year GWP is 28, which means that methane will cause 28 times as much warming as an equivalent mass of carbon dioxide over the same time period.

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  • Greenhouse Gas Accounting - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...overall emissions Emissions x Global Warming Potential (GWP) = Total Emissions (Tons...have recommended factors for global warming potential in order to convert all emissions
    https://sftool.gov › learn › about › 644 › greenhouse-gas-accounting
  • Resources > HVAC - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...in older systems, contribute to global warming at a much higher rate than a pound...with low global warming potential (GWP) and low ozone depletion potential (ODP)
    https://sftool.gov › explore › green-building › section › 44 › hvac › resources-impact
  • LCA in Building Standards and Certification Systems - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...categories, one of which must be global warming potential (GWP). GBI Green Globes The...the three impact categories must be GWP. Building Product Disclosure and Optimization
    https://sftool.gov › plan › 628 › lca-building-standards-certification-systems
  • Environmental Product Declarations (EPDs) - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...include: global warming potential (GWP), ozone depletion potential, acidification...acidification potential, eutrophication potential, smog formation potential, and primary
    https://sftool.gov › plan › 402 › environmental-product-declarations-epds
  • Life Cycle Assessment and Buildings - GSA Sustainable Facilities Tool

    ...more energy efficient, the global warming potential (GWP) of embodied carbon in
    https://sftool.gov › plan › 403 › life-cycle-assessment-buildings
  • PowerPoint Presentation

    ...to provide a basis for assessing potential recommendations going forward 2)...set of geographically applicable and global effects  Provide a range of costs
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › Iswg › iswg-case-studies › Sustainable Building Study Using Whole-System and Life-Cycle Thinking - JParisi, Nov. 2012.pdf
  • Guiding Principles for High Performance and Sustainable Federal Buildings and Associated Instructions

    Federal facilities investments from the potential impacts of climate change, and 6)...Depleting Compounds and High Global Warming Potential (GWP) Chemicals Do not use ozone
    https://sftool.gov › Content › attachments › guiding_principles_for_sustainable_federal_buildings_and_associated_instructions_february_2016.pdf