EDF, NAFA create greenhouse gas calculator

The Environmental Defense Fund and NAFA Fleet Management Association has activated the Fleet Greenhouse Gas Calculator, enabling fleets to track emissions reductions

The Environmental Defense Fund and NAFA Fleet Management Association has activated the Fleet Greenhouse Gas Calculator, enabling fleets to track emissions reductions.

"Fleet managers today face immense pressures from all sides to cut costs – and reducing emissions is one way to do so," said Jason Mathers, Green Fleet project manager for EDF. "Our goal in launching this online calculator is to put fleet managers in the driver's seat when it comes to measurement, efficiency and cost savings."

The tool is designed to minimize data entry for fleets while maintaining accuracy. The calculator estimates greenhouse gas emissions from fuel consumption data. The data calculates carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrous oxide (N20), methane (CH4), and hydro fluorocarbons (HFCs) emissions.

The results estimates the savings based on their prominence among greenhouse gas from transportation source as reported in the Inventory of U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Sinks: 1990-2006.

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