Evaluate Greenhouse Gas Emissions Profile for Employee Commuting
To fulfill annual reporting requirements under Executive Order 13514, Federal agencies must estimate the total commute miles traveled by employees using each transportation method. While these data are rolled up to the agency level for reporting purposes, effective planning for commuter greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions requires an understanding of employee commute behavior at the worksite level.
For agencies with hundreds or thousands of worksites across the country, worksite level analysis may not be feasible for all locations. It is recommended that agencies focus initial analysis on the largest worksites or clusters of worksites in major metropolitan areas with similar commuting alternatives. For employees at all other worksites, the agency may establish some simple assumptions about viable commute alternatives to estimate their GHG reduction potential as described later in this section.
This section describes the type of agency-wide and site-specific data that should be collected, and how the agency can use that data to plan for GHG emissions reductions in employee commuting. Learn more about how to:
- Survey employees
- Establish commute behavior baseline
- Assess site factors that affect commute options
- Identify clusters of employees with common commute characteristics
- Assess awareness of alternatives and trip reduction programs
- Understand attitudes about commuting alternatives
- Determine incentives to adopt alternatives and barriers to overcome
After evaluating a GHG emissions profile, the next step in GHG mitigation planning for employee commuting is to evaluate GHG reduction strategies.
- 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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