LGOP TOOLKIT

LGOP Buildings

Local governments own, operate, and occupy a large variety of buildings and facilities that emit GHG emissions. Some examples of municipal buildings and facilities include:

  • Owned and leased office space
  • Police and fire stations
  • Recreation centers and facilities
  • Transportation facilities
  • Wastewater treatment plants

Local governments must quantify emissions from all buildings and facilities that they own, occupy or operate. Depending on the type of the building or facility, sources of GHG emissions can include electricity use, natural gas use, refrigerants from A/C units, or any other operation or activity within or attached to a building or facility the local government owns or controls.

Building / Facilities related emissions sources
Chapter 6 of the LGOP provides guidance on how to calculate the GHG emissions from the following emission sources associated with buildings and facilities:

o    Stationary combustion (Chapter 6.1)
o    Electricity use (Chapter 6.2)
o    Steam and district heating purchases (Chapter 6.3)
o    Heat and power purchases from a combined heat & pow