Measures to Reduce GHG Emissions
The Handbook includes a wide range of measures that are frequently used to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and provide other benefits, like improved air quality, energy and fuel savings, and water conservation. This chapter provides methods and data to quantitively evaluate many of the measures. While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to GHG planning, the guidance presented in this chapter has been developed to broadly apply across project types, land use types, and California regions. The emission reduction measures presented in this chapter are categorized into the following nine sectors: Transportation, Energy, Water, Lawn and Landscaping, Solid Waste, Natural and Working Lands, Construction, Refrigerants, and Miscellaneous. Use the navigation on the left to explore quantified measures by sector.
Figure 3-1 illustrates all quantified GHG measures included in this chapter. All quantified measures in the Handbook include a one-page measure factsheet. Figure 3-2 provides an illustration of the factsheet layout and information on how to review the key content of each measure.
In addition to quantified measures with designed fact sheets, Chapter 3 includes many supporting or non-quantified measures. Although not quantitatively evaluated in the Handbook, supporting or non-quantified measures may achieve emissions reductions and co-benefits on their own or may enhance the ability of quantified measures to attain expanded reductions and co-benefits. The supporting or non-quantified measures are categorized into the same nine sectors as the quantified measures. However, they are not presented in the individual sector files. Rather, supporting or non-quantified reduction measures are presented in Tables 3-1 and 3-2 in Chapter 3.