Enhanced GSA Carbon Footprint Tool Simplifies Measuring, Managing, Tracking, and Sharing of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Data
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Enhanced GSA Carbon Footprint Tool Simplifies Measuring, Managing, Tracking, and Sharing of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Data

Free Online Tool Uses Advanced Analytics to Help Federal Agencies Achieve Executive Order 13514 Compliance

WASHINGTON — (BUSINESS WIRE) — August 27, 2012 — U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), the leader in federal sustainability initiatives, continues its commitment to a clean energy economy and a more sustainable government with the release of a new version of the GSA Carbon Footprint Tool.

GSA will continue to offer the GSA Carbon Footprint Tool to all federal agencies to assist them as they compile their annual comprehensive GHG inventory and track progress towards achieving their GHG reduction goals. There continues to be no charge to use this tool. New advanced analytics features will help users to verify the validity of data, identify underperforming facilities, and take corrective actions. The redesign was based on extensive internal user experience audits, focus groups, and input from over 30 federal agencies.

The redesigned GSA Carbon Footprint Tool is easier to navigate, helps users find and share key information faster, and offers better support for mobile devices. The redesign focuses on helping agencies save time and money associated with implementing GHG reductions under Executive Order 13514.

Highlights of the GSA Carbon Footprint Tool’s redesign include:

By the end of 2012, GSA will release a Building GHG Reduction Planning module that will allow agencies to review the potential cost, payback period, return on investment, and GHG emissions reductions associated with building energy conservation measures. This feature will incorporate money-saving strategies in the initial planning processes so that agencies can focus their efforts on the implementation phases.

The GSA Carbon Footprint Tool is free to government agencies. It is in use at over 30 federal agencies and currently has over 800 registered users. Learn more at https://www.carbonfootprint.gsa.gov.