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Measuring Emissions: Detailed Guide 2020

Publication date:  December 2020
Publication reference number:  ME 1527

This detailed guide is part of a suite of eight documents that comprise Measuring Emissions: A Guide for Organisations. It is for New Zealand-based organisations wishing to self-report their greenhouse gas emissions and encourages best practice in greenhouse gas monitoring and reporting. 

The suite of guidance documents:

•    explain how to produce an inventory
•    provide the latest emissions factors for common sources of emissions in New Zealand (based on the latest national inventory)
•    help organisations easily calculate their emissions through an interactive spreadsheet
•    provide examples to show what a greenhouse gas inventory and greenhouse gas report look like.

The detailed guide is for users who need to know the methodologies used to work out the emission factors for each emission source.

Suite of documents

2020 Quick Guide The go-to document explaining what has changed since the last update, how to produce an inventory, and what data you need to work out emissions from your activities
2020 Emission Factors Summary Quick look up tables providing the main emission factors for each emission source
2020 Interactive Workbook Use this to work out your organisation’s emissions and produce an inventory (simply input your activity data)
2020 Emission Factors Workbook As above but in excel format across multiple tabs
2020 Emission Factors Flat File Simple format for integration with software
Example GHG Report Shows what a finished inventory report might look like 
Example GHG Inventory Shows what a finished inventory might look like (Excel)

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