Greenhouse Gas Accounting: Mapping your Carbon Footprint

Provided by: MEP Courses

For a variety of reasons, many companies are starting to voluntarily track their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to establish their carbon footprint. However, most of these companies struggle with determining what emissions should be included in the GHG inventory and how to determine their GHG emissions in metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalence. This workshop will help clear up the confusions and uncertainties concerning the establishment of a carbon footprint and provide the structure and traits of a well-established voluntary GHG accounting program.

Course Objectives:

  • What a well-designed GHG inventory can do for your company
  • The attributes of a well-designed GHG inventory
  • How to identify the GHGs and their potential emission sources
  • GHG accounting and reporting protocols and standards
  • How to determine the scope of your GHG inventory
  • Where to find GHG emission factors and global warming potentials
  • How to calculate your GHG emissions
  • The steps in normalizing your GHG emissions
  • How to establish your GHG emission baseline
  • Things that should be included in a voluntary GHG emission report.

Recommended Background

  • Recommended for Environmental, health and safety professionals

Course ID


Skill Focus

Smart Business


Purdue University MEP

Employee Type

Leadership, Change Leaders

Method of Delivery

Face to Face

Estimated Effort

4 hours