Partly depends on the manufacturers' goals in doing this.
EPA Climate Leaders has certain protocols and requirements if they're looking to fulfill those requirements. GHG Protocol certainly a well-regarded international standard.
There are online calculators all over the place, but I think they don't get you the granularity you'd need (region-specific emission factors, etc.)
Feel free to ask if more questions.
On Jul 20, 2007, at 11:47 AM, Rick Yoder wrote:
Sorry for the cross posting - this is a bigger job in a relatively fast-changing arena, so I thought it best to ask everyone.....
Manufacturers are asking how to assess & quantify what their Greenhouse Gas footprint is (are there tools available?) and if there are manufacturing oriented best practices for reducing GHG.
I've seen the:
- Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator at http://www.usctcgateway.net/tool/
- Greenhouse Gas Protocol at www.ghgprotocol.org which has links to a nice array of calculators
I know... this is such a broad question - what might you add to the two items above?
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