Federal Green Challenge Webinar – October 7, 2010
Public Sector Protocols for GHG Emissions Inventories
Date: October 7, 2010
Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am PDT
Participate: Log-in | Phone: (312) 878-0222, access code 155-308-195
Under Executive Order 13514, federal agencies have set target GHG emissions reduction goals and are approaching the next deadline for inventory reporting. This webinar will:
Whether you experienced with emissions inventories or just getting started, this webinar will provide accessible, useful information about the latest protocol standards, guidance and tools.
- Provide an overview of agencies’ inventory and reporting requirements under EO 13514;
- Provide an update on the status of standards and guidance documents being created to assist agencies in the upcoming reporting process; and
- Focus on protocols for tracking Scope 3 emissions, including a presentation on using employee surveys to gather data on the GHG emissions of employee commuting.
|Webinar video: Public Sector Protocols for GHG Emissions Inventories (MWV) (1 hour 39 minutes, 86.3MB)|
Transcript of Public Sector Protocols for GHG Emissions Inventories Webinar (PDF) (38 pp. 181K)
|10:00 am - 10:30 am||Leslie Gillespie-Marthaler - Office of the Federal Environmental Executive, Council on Environmental Quality; Senior OFEE Program Manager||Executive Order 13514: Overview of Inventory Reporting Requirements, Status on Implementation and Next Steps|
|10:30 am - 10:50 am||Chris Tremper - Federal Environmental Management Program (FEMP), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Department of Energy; Program Analyst for Reporting, Guidance, and Interagency Coordination||Update on GHG Emissions Inventory Protocol Guidance and Reporting Portal|
|10:50 am - 11:10 am||Holly Lahd - Climate and Energy Program, World Resources Institute; GHG Protocol Product and Supply Chain Initiative Research Assistant||New Inventory Protocols for Scope 3 Emissions and Case Studies from the 2010 Road Test|
|11:10 am - 11:30 am||Kathy Leotta - WSDOT Public Transportation Division; Demand Management Data and Evaluation Manager||Using Employee Surveys to Gather Data on Employee Commuting (a required Scope 3 inventory emission)|
Office of the Federal Environmental Executive, Council on Environmental Quality
Senior OFEE Program Manager
Leslie Gillespie-Marthaler is currently serving a 2-year detail to the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ), Office of the Environmental Executive (OFEE). Her home agency is the U.S. Army. Leslie has been at OFEE since September 2009, and is responsible for implementation of several of the requirements in E.O. 13514 to include: establishment of Federal agency GHG reduction targets; Federal agency sustainability plans; Federal Guidance on GHG Accounting and Reporting; and agency comprehensive GHG inventories. Prior to starting her detail at CEQ, Leslie was responsible for providing policy oversight and supervision for the Army's environmental management programs and sustainability initiates on behalf of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations and Environment. Leslie holds a bachelor's degree in environmental engineering from the United States Military Academy, a master's degree in civil engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Environmental and Energy Management Program at the George Washington University.
Federal Environmental Management Program (FEMP), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Department of Energy
Program Analyst for Reporting, Guidance, and Interagency Coordination
Chris Tremper is a program analyst with the Department of Energy’s Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) responsible for interagency coordination and reporting and has drafted numerous guidance documents implementing Federal facility energy management requirements. He has supported FEMP is this capacity since 1987. Most recently, he has supported the White House Council on Environmental Quality in implementing Executive Order 13514.
Climate and Energy Program, World Resources Institute
GHG Protocol Product and Supply Chain Initiative Research Assistant
Holly Lahd works with the World Resources Institute's Greenhouse Gas Protocol team. Her work focuses on the development of the GHG Protocol's Product Life Cycle and Scope 3 Accounting and Reporting Standards through a global stakeholder process. She specializes in data collection, data quality assessment, and uncertainty analysis guidance. Prior to joining WRI, Holly worked for the Metropolitan Council of Minnesota on the council's GHG emissions reporting efforts to The Climate Registry. She has also worked with the Minnesota Technical Assistance Program and the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment.
WSDOT Public Transportation Division
Demand Management Data and Evaluation Manager
Kathy Leotta has 15 years of experience as a transportation planner. She joined WSDOT in February of 2009, where she serves as WSDOT's transportation demand management (TDM) data and evaluation manager. In this role she collects and analyzes employee commuting survey data to assess the performance of statewide TDM programs such as the Commute Trip Reduction (CTR) program. Kathy is also working on the state's climate change program, developing approaches for monitoring and measuring vehicle miles traveled (VMT), and analyzing the effectiveness of VMT reduction strategies. Before joining WSDOT, Kathy worked for 11 years at the consulting firm Parsons Brinckerhoff, where she worked on a wide variety of transportation projects including climate change and transportation energy security; TDM and TSM; and transit and HOV planning and analysis. Kathy has an M.S. degree from the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Washington.