Portfolio Manager calculates your building's greenhouse gas emissions (including carbon dioxide, methane, and nitrous oxide) from on-site fuel combustion and purchased electricity and district heating and cooling. Portfolio Manager also enables tracking of avoided emissions from any green power purchases.
The methodology for calculating greenhouse gas emissions in Portfolio Manager was designed to be consistent with the Greenhouse Gas Protocol developed by the World Resources Institute and World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and is compatible with the accounting, inventory, and reporting requirements of EPA’s Center for Corporate Climate Leadership, as well as other state and NGO registry and reporting programs.
While the emissions calculations are based on the amount and type of energy your building consumes, emissions have no bearing on a building’s 1 – 100 ENERGY STAR score or other energy metrics.
For more detailed information on emissions calculations, refer to the technical descriptions available in the following documents: