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RESNET SDC1600 – Calculating CO2e Emissions on Metered Data for Ratings

Apr 25, 2024 GeneralProvidersRaters


RESNET has begun the process of developing an ANSI candidate standard for calculating CO2e emissions based on metered data for ratings. 

The purpose of this standard is to provide a consistent methodology for using long-run marginal emission rates by Cambium generation and emission assessment (GEA) region in the calculation of CO2e emissions. The provisions of this standard provide requirements on how to estimate CO2e emissions from measured data on the electricity and fuel consumption of a facility or organization. It is intended for the purposes of complying with standards on disclosure of emissions and of reducing emissions year after year using an Energy Management System.

It has been advocated that the development of standardized methods for assessing emissions embodied in building construction materials needs a standardized method for estimating emissions based on long-run marginal emission rates. The contention is that current methods are inadequate and overestimate emissions for electrical manufacturing processes significantly. The logic is that standards for calculating embodied carbon in the construction materials for buildings will need improved methods for estimating emissions to establish fair and equitable assessments.

The RESNET Standards Development Committee (SDC) 1600 will be the consensus body that will oversee the drafting of the standard and the RESNET ANSI standard development public review and comment process following the “RESNET ANSI Standards Development Policy and Procedures”.

RESNET has appointed the members of the SDC 1600. The members are:

• Chair: David Goldstein, David B. Goldstein and Associates, Inc.

• Vice Chair:  Anna Kelly, North American Strategic Energy Management Collaborative


• Jonathan Arnold, Arnold Development Group

• Michael Browne, Advanced Building Analysis, LLC

• Steve Byers, EnergyLogic

• Philip Fairey, FSEC

• Asa Foss, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

• Leo Jansen, Energy Efficient Homes Midwest

• Brendan O’Brien, American Gas Association

• Roland Risser, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Renewable Power, U.S. Department of Energy

• Craig Sinnamon, Power TakeOff