Cities across the United States are beginning to measure their greenhouse gases and to assess their carbon footprints. In California, cities are expected to meet AB 32 goals for GHG emissions and to return to 1990 levels by 2020. For cities, EcoMotion provides greenhouse gas measurement services. We develop greenhouse gas inventories… and have done so since 1991.
Our team begins with prior measurements and inventories. We examine major community policies and programs that have spurred carbon mitigations, from energy efficiency retrofits, to PACE programs, to bike lanes and community awareness programs. Working with our clients, we then determine the most appropriate baseline year from which to measure further actions.
EcoMotion then tracks and presents data from dozens of sources, including Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions. We get access to utility data. Transportation data is oft complex. In some cases we have done our own traffic counts, applying seasonal multipliers. In other cases, we have used transportation models. The inventories present in stark detail the breakdown of emissions – between municipal and community emissions – and thus lay the groundwork for the subsequent climate action planning process.