Greenhouse Gas Handbook Update Helps Shape Climate-Smart California Planning
The Handbook provides methods to quantify GHG emission reductions from various measures, primarily focused on project-level actions. The Handbook also includes a method to assess potential benefits of different climate vulnerability reduction measures, as well as measures that can be implemented to improve health and equity, again at the project level. Work also included updating the California Emissions Estimator Model (CalEEMod).
Handbook development involved CAPCOA, the Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District (SMAQMD), the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD), Fehr & Peers, and ICF, in addition to Sonoma Technology. Funding partners included the California Department of Transportation, BAAQMD, SMAQMD, the California Department of Public Health, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).