Assess Potential Agency Size Changes that Impact Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Buildings
Significant changes in agency size and operations can impact future energy demand and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions at an agency, program, and worksite level. It is recommended that agencies estimate the impact of the following types of changes may have on energy demand.
- Floor space and energy intensity as a result of new construction and acquisition
- Occupancy levels
- Planned demolition and decommissioning of facilities (e.g., Base Closure and Realignment Commission within the U.S. Department of Defense)
- Large data centers or other equipment needs
- Type or level of energy-intensive operations carried out (e.g., laboratory use, hospital or medical clinic activity).
This information can be used to create a business as usual projection for building GHG emissions in 2020. In the subsequent planning steps, estimates of the agency's building emission reduction potential will be developed and compared against the business as usual case.
- Step 1
Assess Agency Size Changes
- Step 2
Evaluate Emissions Profile
- Step 3
Evaluate Reduction Strategies
- Step 4
Estimate Implementation Costs
- Step 5
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