Energy Conservation and GHG resources

Energy efficiency calculators and tools

Energy Star for buildings and plants
This website contains a number of guidelines, links, calculators, and tools for businesses. Check out the left-hand side for specific industry sectors.
http://www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=business.bus_index

Industrial Technologies Energy Reduction Program
This program works with U.S. industries to improve industrial energy efficiency and environmental performance. Check out this page to learn about energy best management practices and new, energy saving technologies.
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/industry/

Building Technologies Program
This site offers information about improving the energy efficiency of new and existing buildings, including residential and commercial buildings with specific information for industry sectors such as offices, retail, health care, lodging, education, and government.
http://www1.eere.energy.gov/buildings/

Your Carbon Calculator
http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/ghgemissions/ind-calculator.html

Kansas State University Engineering Extension
Topics here include energy conservation for homes and small businesses, renewable energies, building energy codes, and sustainability.
http://www.engext.ksu.edu/

Kansas Corporation Commission Energy Programs Division
This website covers a variety of energy topics, mostly within Kansas.
http://www.kcc.state.ks.us/energy/

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Energy efficiency guidebooks

Pocket Guide to Climate Change for Small Business
This trifold brochure (PDF) provides a quick overview of environmental requirements and energy-efficiency tips to reduce greenhouse gases and potentially save money.

Energy Efficiency Pays
This guidebook is designed to assist small businesses with identifying proven no-cost and low-cost energy saving techniques.
http://www.danville-va.gov/DocumentCenter/Home/View/1415

Putting Energy into Profits
Energy Star Guide for Small Businesses
http://www.energystar.gov/ia/business/small_business/sb_guidebook/smallbizguide.pdf

Funding opportunities for energy efficiency projects

DSIRE – Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency
This website is a comprehensive source of information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.
http://www.dsireusa.org/

Federal Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency
This website is a comprehensive source of federal incentives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency.
http://www.dsireusa.org/

Facility Conservation Improvement Program (FCIP)
FCIP is a program enabling public agencies (state, municipalities, counties, and schools) to use a tool known as energy savings performance contracting (ESPC) to access financing for planning and implementing projects.
http://www.kcc.state.ks.us/energy/fcip/index.htm

Energy news

Energy news websites
http://kec.kansas.gov/

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Greenhouse gas news

The Climate Registry
The Climate Registry is a nonprofit organization that provides meaningful information to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Climate Registry establishes consistent, transparent standards throughout North America for businesses and governments to calculate, verify, and publicly report their carbon footprints in a single, unified registry.
http://www.theclimateregistry.org

The Kansas Energy and Environmental Policy Advisory Group
Keep up to date on climate change actions within the state of Kansas. This group’s purpose is to identify opportunities for Kansas to respond to the challenge of global climate change, while becoming more energy efficient and energy independent, and spurring economic growth.


The Climate Leaders
Climate Leaders is an EPA industry-government partnership that works with companies to develop comprehensive climate change strategies. Partner companies commit to reducing their impact on the global environment by completing a corporate-wide inventory of their greenhouse gas emissions based on a quality management system, setting aggressive reduction goals, and annually reporting their progress to EPA. Through program participation, companies create a credible record of their accomplishments and receive EPA recognition as corporate environmental leaders.
http://www.epa.gov/climateleadership/inventory/index.html

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPPC)
The IPCC was established to provide decision makers and others interested in climate change with an objective source of information about the subject. The IPCC does not conduct any research, nor does it monitor climate-related data or parameters. Its role is to assess on a comprehensive, objective, open, and transparent basis the latest scientific, technical and socio-economic literature produced worldwide relevant to understanding the risk of human-induced climate change, its observed and projected impacts, and options for adaptation and mitigation.
http://www.ipcc.ch/

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Greenhouse gas calculators and tools

The Greenhouse Gas Protocol Initiative
The Greenhouse Gas Protocol (GHG Protocol) is a widely used international accounting tool for government and business leaders to understand, quantify, and manage greenhouse gas emissions. The GHG Protocol, a decade-long partnership between the World Resources Institute and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, is working with businesses, governments, and environmental groups around the world to build a new generation of credible and effective programs for tackling climate change.
http://www.ghgprotocol.org

IPCC Guidelines for National Greenhouse Gas Inventories
http://www.ipcc-nggip.iges.or.jp/public/2006gl/index.html

EPA Climate Leaders Technical Resources
This site offers several technical resources for government agencies and private businesses to prepare greenhouse gas inventories.
http://www.epa.gov/stateply/resources/index.html

EPA Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Calculator Webinar
This PowerPoint presentation includes a series of sample questions designed to assist the user in understanding how to use EPA's GHG calculator.

 


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