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Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Inventories

In 2009, President Obama signed Executive Order (EO) 13514, “Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy and Economic Performance,” which required all agencies to submit a comprehensive GHG inventory and establish a percentage reduction target. GHG reporting will help Forest Service understand its emission profile and improve environmental performance in six environmental footprint areas: energy, water, green purchasing, fleet and transportation, waste prevention and recycling, and sustainability leadership.

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Acronyms

BOC Budget object code

BTU/GSF British thermal units per gross square foot

CH 4 Methane

CIO Chief Information Office

CNG Compress natural gas

CO 2 Carbon dioxide

EPAct Environmental Policy Act

EPEAT Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool

FAST Federal Automotive Statistical Tool

FTE Full-time employee equivalent

FY Fiscal year

GGE Gasoline gallon equivalent

GHG Greenhouse gas

GSA General Services Administration

IT Information technology

kWh Kilowatt hours

LPG Liquid petroleum gas

MTCO 2e Metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents

MWh Megawatt hours

N 2O Nitrous oxide

NFC National Finance Center

USDA U.S. Department of Agriculture

VPN Virtual Private Network

VTC Videoconference

 

Environmetal Protection Agency (EPA) ----- Climate Leaders Program

 

Pilot Locations

There are pilot locations which represent the broad geographic and administrative diversity of the Agency. Once completed, these pilot demonstration sites will allow us to develop an Agency wide template to inventory our GHG emissions and make changes in a corporate wide approach.

Greater Yellowstone Area

Region 5/PSW Research Station

Washington Office Yates Building

Tongass National Forest

 

Last Modified: 03/16/2011