QA is one of the most time-consuming and frustrating parts of GHG reporting. Save time and money by using the CFT! Our QA Report can help you quickly identify bad or missing data. The recently-enhanced Change Log can help you keep track of recent changes to your data and improve accountability. Come read more about these new features!
The CFT is committed to you resources from across the federal government to help them reduce their GHG emissions. The EPA has an excellent page on reducing HFC usage we think you should see!
Many government agencies are complex, multi-level organizations. Bureaus, regions, and other types of components may have varying degrees of autonomy or individuality.The utility and GHG data collected every year in compliance with EO13693 is often analyzed only at the agency level, preventing sub-organizations from capitalizing on that data. The CFT has recently added support for any number of organizational levels, giving you enhanced analytical capabilities with little to no additional effort. In this post, we'll walk you through the benefits of one of our most important new features from the past year: organizational hierarchy and data roll-up.
The GSA Carbon Footprint Tool Blog will be a resource for all government sustainability practitioners. We'll be posting all manner of useful content: sustainability news; government sustainability resources and initiatives; and, of course, updates on new and upcoming CFT features!
Visualize your emissions, analyze trends, and drill-down to quickly measure progress against GHG reduction goals. The Enterprise Profile Home page provides an at-a-glance visualization of key metrics. Your agency can view aggregate Scope 1, 2, and 3 GHG emissions, analyze trends over multiple years, and review the emissions of each sub-component (such as Bureaus) to identify those that contribute most to the overall carbon footprint of the enterprise.
Save time by importing up to 90% of your agency's GHG emissions data from existing federal data systems. Import up to 90% of a typical agency's Scope 1, 2, and 3 greenhouse gas emissions data from existing federal databases. GSA can import data from the following data systems, usually in just a few business days:
View your facilities and emissions on a GIS map, incorporating overlays from other open data sources. Display your organization's locations on a single Google-enabled map. View relative emissions site-by-site, visualize net emissions across sites, and review site attribute information-such as LEED Certification status-to identify common characteristics of highly efficient facilities. Data layers can be toggled on or off to review eGRID subregions or other data from open data sources.
Automated download of the DOE FEMP Reporting Portal workbooks eliminates duplication of effort. Reports provide transparency in the GHG inventory process. Each report provides "plain English" descriptions of each equation, shows the user inputs for each category, and displays the calculations that were performed to convert energy consumption data into greenhouse gas emissions. Pre-loaded reports are available for the enterprise, site group, site, and each scenario. For even more control over your data, use ad-hoc reporting to build customized reports.
GSA offers the Scope 3 Commuter Survey as a turn-key solution to help any federal agency capture its Scope 3 Employee Commute information and easily report its emissions to DOE FEMP. GSA has deployed this survey for agencies ranging from the very small (less than 50 employees) to the very large (greater than 500,000 employees). In FY2010, more than 18,000 federal employees completed the commuter survey with 98% of them indicating they were "Very Satisfied" or "Satisfied" with their survey experience. For more information or to request a survey, please visit the Commuter Survey Request page.
Build, view, or QA review your GHG inventory through the GSA Carbon Footprint Tool. Enter site-level data via an intuitive interface that walks your staff through the process step-by-step. With embedded guidance throughout the process, minimal training is required.
Then, use the embedded QA review process to conduct second-party verification of your agency GHG emissions. Users submit data for QA review by an agency administrator. During the review process, administrators can flag unusual data, add comments, and return the data for necessary revisions. The Carbon Footprint Tool manages the process and version control so you can spend more time verifying your data and making corrections.