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Annual GHG and Sustainability Data Report for FY 2016 Reporting

The Federal Energy Management Program's (FEMP) Annual GHG and Sustainability Data Report, Version 7.0, is to be used by top-tier Federal departments and agencies for comprehensive reporting of fiscal year (FY) 2016 energy, costs, square footage, and associated operational data. Updates to the FEMP 2016 Annual GHG Data Report workbook incorporate reporting and accounting changes stemming from Executive Order 13693, Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade and the associated Implementing Instructions.


The Data Report is a Microsoft Excel workbook collecting agency-aggregated data necessary for calculating Scope 1, 2, and 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the commonly used, native units of energy consumption and fugitive emissions, as well as activity data for estimating Scope 3 indirect emissions. It provides users with the summation of their calculated emissions, as well as the performance results for other energy/sustainability goals.


In addition to providing reporting capability for Executive Order (E.O.) 13514 GHG goals, the Data Report collects required data elements for measuring agency progress toward:

  • Facility energy intensity reduction goals (24% in 2013, 30% in 2015 versus 2003) under 42 U.S.C. 8253(a)
  • Renewable electricity use requirement (7.5% in 2013) under 42 U.S.C. 15852
  • Water intensity reduction (12% in 2013, 26% in 2020 versus 2007) and reporting for non-potable industrial, landscaping, and agricultural use under E.O. 13514
  • Facility metering requirements under 42 U.S.C. 8253(e)
  • Compliance with Federal energy-efficiency standards for new construction under 10 CFR Parts 433, 434, and 435, 72 FR 72565
  • Energy-efficiency and renewable energy investment information for FY 2013.

Also available now and on the FEMP website is the FY 2016 Annual Energy Reporting Guidance including two new attachments: 1) Guidance to Receive Credit on Energy Performance Goal to Normalize for Weather in Benchmarked Building and 2) Guidance to Receive Credit on Energy Performance Goal for Energy Intensity Improvements in Goal-Excluded Buildings. These guidance documents explain how to report these credits now allowed under Executive Order 13693.

Changes and new features from the FY 2015 reporting workbook include:

  • This year's workbook has been updated to use EPA's eGRID2012 baseload and non-baseload factors for regional electricity generation. The fuel emission factors and high heating values (Btu conversions) and Global Warming Potential (GWP) factors for methane, nitrous oxides and refrigerant components are unchanged from last year's workbook and are sourced from EPA's GHG Emission Factors Hub.
  • Energy Intensity Performance is now compared to FY 2015 base year (with alternative path available for agencies exceeding the FY 2015 goal) with adjustments for measured annual savings in Goal-Excluded facilities and weather normalization for benchmarked buildings.
  • New Clean Energy performance metrics added to Tab 4.5 Performance Summary, with Alternative Energy data entered on Tab 4.3 and thermal renewable energy data entered on Tab 2.2 (as in prior years).
  • GSA Travel Trax no longer available for business travel reporting; agencies must use short-, medium-, long-haul air mileage methodology in Tab 3.14.

The Data Report also accepts outputs from the Federal Automotive Statistical Tool (FAST) to calculate the GHG emissions from Federal covered fleet fuel use.

Voluntary Reporting

Available is the Full Service Leased Space Data Report, for voluntary reporting of Scope 3 emissions from fully serviced leased space where the agency does not purchase energy directly.


Report Revisions

As a reminder, any revisions to FY 2008 through FY 2014 data must be submitted in the appropriate prior-year Data Report. This is because prior years used the Sixth and Seventh Editions of eGRID factors for electricity emissions embedded in those workbooks. FY 2012 and FY 2013 Data Reports used the eGRID Eighth Edition factors. FY 2014 and FY 2015 Data Reports used the eGRID Ninth Edition factors and updated heat values and GWPs. If you plan to revise prior year data, be sure to request from me the Data Reports of record for your agency.

Informational webinars will be held on September 21 and 28, 2016. Please register below:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Instructions for submittal of the Annual GHG Data Report and associated material for FY 2016 annual reporting in January 2017 are now available.

The point of contact for comments and questions is:

Mr. Chris Tremper
Federal Energy Management Program, EE-2L
U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20585-0121
(202) 586-7632

Last Updated: December 23, 2016
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