1. Energy (renewable/non-renewable)

Campus Clean Energy Efficiency LEED-Certified Buildings Module

This module establishes a process for quantifying on-site GHG emission reductions from improvements in the design of new construction or existing buildings on a college or university campus or K-12 school. The building must meet the relevant additionality performance benchmark. Emission reductions are quantified based on data generated using EPA’s Target Finder tool for each year relative to a crediting benchmark or a three to five year adjusted baseline. 

Approval Date
Wed, 02/12/2014

Campus Clean Energy Efficiency Campus-Wide Module

This module establishes a process for quantifying on-site GHG emission reductions from energy efficiency measures and renewable energy implemented across a college or university campus. This module applies to projects targeting campus-wide emission reductions on existing college and university campuses in the United States (but does not apply to K-12 schools). Campuses may implement project activities that reduce scope 1 stationary combustion emissions and/or scope 2 electricity emissions.

Approval Date
Wed, 02/12/2014

Campus Clean Energy and Energy Efficiency

This modular methodology provides a framework for quantifying GHG emission reductions achieved through gains in energy efficiency and renewable energy deployment on college, university or school campuses in the United States. Specifically, the methodology provides the procedures for quantifying reductions in scope 1 stationary combustion emissions and scope 2 electricity emissions achieved as a result of campus wide interventions or through LEED certification in individual buildings.

This methodology was open for public comment from 22 April 2013 until 21 May 2013. Public comments are closed.

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Approval Date
Wed, 02/12/2014

Revision to “Approved consolidated baseline and monitoring methodology ACM0002”

ACM0002 places a limit of 4W/m2 on the power density of hydroelectric power plants (HEPP) to prevent methane emission from vegetation in the submerged area but also indicates that if there exist no vegetation, methodology revision can be requested. The recommended revision aims at clarification of the methodology and enables application of the methodology to project which have no significant vegetation and therefore do not cause significant emission due to vegetation in the submerged area, without affecting the conservativeness of the methodology.

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Quantification Methodology for Underbalanced Drilling with Natural Gas and Formation Gas Recovery

The purpose of this methodology is to quantify greenhouse gas emissions reductions from underbalanced drilling (UBD) with natural gas as opposed to underbalanced drilling with nitrogen. The opportunity for generating carbon offsets with this methodology arises mainly from direct and indirect greenhouse gas emission reductions through the recovery of formation or produced gas during UBD that would otherwise have been flared.

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Revisions to approved baseline and monitoring methodology ACM0017 “Production of biodiesel for use as fuel” and “Tool to calculate the emission factor for a petroleum distribution system”

The recommended revisions included in this document provide a methodology for transesterified biodiesel from waste oils/fats which are commercialized via a Petroleum Distribution System (“PDS”), to be treated as analogous to renewable electricity distributed via an electricity grid where all electricity is sold to a regulated distributor, who then distributes it to individual consumers (end- users).

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Interception and Destruction of Fugitive Methane from Coal Bed Methane (CBM) Seeps, v1.0

The methodology quantifies GHG emission reductions from activities which capture, use, and destroy methane emitted from coal bed seeps. Projects activities involve construction of a gas interception system to collect and aggregate gas that would otherwise result in fugitive methane emissions.

The methodology is applicable to all projects located at methane seep locations including projects near coal bed methane production operations.

This methodology was open for public comment from 15 June 2010 until 14 July 2010. Public comments are closed.

Approval Date
Tue, 06/14/2011

New Cogeneration Facilities Supplying Less Carbon Intensive Electricity to Grid and/or Hot Water to One or More Grid Customers, v1.0

This methodology quantifies the emission reductions achieved by constructing a new gas-fired co-generation plant that provides electricity to the grid and generates steam/hot water.  Emission reductions result from the displacement of electricity supplying the grid, which would have been produced from more carbon intensive sources. The steam/ hot water that is generated by the project would either have been produced for export to a steam/hot water grid or have been drawn from a steam/hot water grid.

This methodology was open for public comment from 16 November 2009 until 15 December 2009. Public comments are closed.

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Approval Date
Tue, 05/03/2011
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