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T E C H N I C A L M E M O R A N D U M
City of Raleigh Operations Data Collection Framework – Data
Needs and Emissions Quantification Assessment
PREPARED FOR:
City of Raleigh, Office of Sustainability
PREPARED BY:
CH2M HILL
DATE:
October 2, 2012
During the CEAP development, it was observed that some City of Raleigh operations gather information internally
that can be used to calculate energy efficiency and greenhouse gas emissions, but this information was not
typically available in a format needed to be most useful for performing the calculations, primarily because it is not
being gathered for that specific purpose. It is critical that the Office of Sustainability obtain the information
needed to clearly track, document and report advances in energy efficiency and reductions in GHG emissions as
strategies are implemented. This information must be gathered and reported in a uniform manner to ensure its
integrity and that values will be comparable to each other over time. The purpose of this memorandum is to:
Summarize the fundamental data needed to prepare the City of Raleigh greenhouse gas (GHG)
emissions inventory consistently over time;
Recommend several frameworks for collecting the requisite data and quantifying the resulting
emissions;
List other City of Raleigh operations that should be considered for inclusion in the GHG
inventory in order to yield a comprehensive inventory; and
Define specific parameters that must be measured in order to track, document and report advances in
energy efficiency
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Greenhouse Gas Emissions Quantification Assessment
The City of Raleigh’s fiscal year (FY) 2007 and 2010 GHG emissions inventories included the following City
operations:
1.
Vehicle Fleet Services
under the Department of Public Works
2.
Buildings
under the management of the Buildings Superintendent
3.
Raleigh Convention Center
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4.
Raleigh Transit Facility
under the Department of Public Works
5.
Solid Waste Services Department
6.
Water/Wastewater Operations
under the Department of Public Utilities
The GHG emission source categories listed below were included in the inventories:
1.
Stationary combustion of fossil fuels
2.
Mobile combustion of fossil fuels
3.
Process-related source
4.
Fugitive emission sources
5.
Electricity Usage