GHT’s new service offering, carbon accounting, focuses on greenhouse gas benchmarking and reporting for projects and organizations.
Carbon accounting services involve the measurement, reporting, and management of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and carbon footprint. The goal is to quantify the amount of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases that are attributed to the activities of an organization or project. This process is crucial for businesses and organizations working to understand, monitor, and mitigate their environmental impact.
GHT provides Scope 1 and Scope 2 emissions tracking alongside the operational performance of existing spaces. GHT guides emission projections during design to reduce lifetime project emissions.
Using carbon accounting, GHT can provide actionable steps to save energy, reduce emissions, and maintain indoor environmental quality while future-proofing against policy updates.
To further support embodied carbon reductions, GHT can assist with material selection and advise on underreported MEP system components.
Graphic courtesy of WRI/WBCSD Corporate Value Chain (Scope 3) Accounting and Reporting Standard (page 5)
In addition to carbon accounting, GHT works with organizations to benchmark their operational greenhouse gas emissions. GHT can provide guidance to help your team prioritize which emissions to benchmark and track (Scope 1, Scope 2, Scope 3) and assist in reporting and public disclosure.
If your building is subject to Building Energy Performance Standards (BEPS), consider carbon accounting when improving your building’s performance. GHT provides BEPS consulting services, which include assistance with BEPS Cycle 1 compliance and recommendations for positioning your building to comply with BEPS Cycle 2. GHT can support your compliance with BEPS by providing energy efficiency and generation recommendations that also reduce carbon emissions. DC is considering moving toward a greenhouse gas emissions-based standard for future BEPS cycles and Maryland’s Building Energy Performance Standards are based on a net direct greenhouse gas emissions reduction by 2030.
Our experts will work with you to explore options for reducing energy use intensity (EUI), while enhancing indoor environmental quality. In tandem with our energy model offering, we can analyze different space planning arrangements for optimized comfort, minimum energy usage, and sufficient ventilation.