Greenhouse Gas Tracking
Utility bills provide the necessary energy data to calculate greenhouse gas (GHG) Scope 2 indirect emissions. EnergyCAP can automatically calculate your organization carbon footprint using energy efficiency software, and report on GHG emissions resulting from energy use. You can also track any Scope 1 direct emissions, and EnergyCAP can provide a comprehensive GHG reporting framework to satisfy legislative and policy mandates.
Once you have selected Scope 2 emissions factors, you will be able to report GHG emissions associated with your utilities via standard reports, trend charts and PowerViews at any level of your organization. Emissions data can be segmented by GHG Category, Type, and Commodity. EPA’s eGRID GHG conversion factors are provided with a current EnergyCAP Maintenance Agreement (ECMA), or factors can be entered manually or imported from a source of your choosing.
Source: The Climate Registry, General Reporting Protocol for the Voluntary Reporting Program (March 2008), Table 12.1.
NOTE: the source description from Table 12.1 is as follows: U.S. EPA, Inventory of Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2005 (2007), Annex 2.1, Tables A-31, A-32, A-35, and A-36, except: Heat Content factors for Unspecified Coal (by sector), Naphtha (<401 deg. F), and Other Oil (>401 deg. F) (from U.S. Energy Information Administration, Annual Energy Review 2006 (2007), Tables A-1 and A-5) and Carbon Content and Heat Content factors for Coke and LPG (from EPA Climate Leaders, Stationary Combustion Guidance (2007), Table B-1). A fraction oxidized value of 1.00 is from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories (2006). Note: Default CO2 emission factors (per unit energy) are calculated as: Carbon Content × Fraction Oxidized × 44/12. Default CO2 emission factors (per unit mass or volume) are calculated using Equation 12d: Heat Content × Carbon Content × Fraction Oxidized × 44/12 × Conversion Factor (if applicable). Heat content factors are based on higher heating values (HHV).
(assuming an average heat content of 1,029 Btu / CF)
CO2 Emission Factors
- lb CO2 / MMBtu
- lb CO2 / DK Therm
- lb CO2 / Therm
- lb CO2 / CCF
- lb CO2 / MCF
#2 Heating Oil
(assuming an average heat content of 5.825 MMBtu / Barrel)
(assuming an average heat content of 3.824 MMBtu / Barrel)
(assuming an average heat content of 22.05 MMBtu / Short ton)
CO2 Emission Factors
- lb CO2 /Short ton