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Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile for Vehicles and Mobile Equipment

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Step 2

To gain a good understanding of a Federal agency's Scope 1 vehicle and mobile equipment greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the agency must first collect the necessary data to profile any emissions sources then analyze the data in a way that will clarify the most viable strategies and alternatives. Emissions cannot be managed until they are measured.

Through the use of fleet/vehicle management information systems, as well as reporting to the Federal Energy Management Program and General Services Administration, agencies are increasingly collecting and documenting useful data elements at the headquarters-and sometimes at specific site -levels.

While rolled-up, agency-level data are useful for assessing agency progress and strategically targeting achievement of certain petroleum reduction activities, mitigation planning is most effective when site and even vehicle-specific data are available. Understanding fleet profiles, mission needs, and vehicle usage at this high level of detail facilitates informed vehicle and equipment decision-making.

For evaluating an emissions profile, learn more about:

  1. Data collection
  2. Data analysis.

Next Step

After collecting and analyzing data for evaluating an emissions profile, the next step in GHG mitigation planning for vehicles and mobile equipment is to evaluate GHG reduction strategies.

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