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Measuring emissions: A guide for organisations: 2022 detailed guide

Note, this document was last updated on 11 May 2022. The changes from the previous version published on 20 April 2022 include corrections to emission factors for purchased electricity, coal, public rail, and hybrid electric vehicles. Please use the updated version of the guidance.

This detailed guide is part of a suite of eight documents and tools that comprise Measuring emissions: A guide for organisations. It is for New Zealand-based organisations wishing to voluntarily report their greenhouse gas emissions.

Note, this document was last updated on 11 May 2022. The changes from the previous version published on 20 April 2022 include corrections to emission factors for purchased electricity, coal, public rail, and hybrid electric vehicles. Please use the updated version of the guidance.

This detailed guide is part of a suite of eight documents and tools that comprise Measuring emissions: A guide for organisations. It is for New Zealand-based organisations wishing to voluntarily report their greenhouse gas emissions.

 The guide includes:

  •  how to produce an inventory
  •  the latest emissions factors for common sources of emissions in New Zealand
  • help  for organisations to easily calculate their emissions through an interactive spreadsheet
  •  examples to show what a greenhouse gas inventory and greenhouse gas report look like.

The detailed guide is for users who need to know the data sources, methodologies, uncertainties and assumptions used to work out the emission factors for each emission source.

Suite of documents

2022 Quick Guide The go-to document explaining what has changed since the last update, how to produce an inventory, and what data you need to work out emissions from your activities
2022 Emission Factors Summary Quick look up tables providing the main emission factors for each emission source
2022 Interactive Workbook Use this to work out your organisation’s emissions and produce an inventory (simply input your activity data)
2022 Emission Factors Workbook As above but in excel format across multiple tabs
2022 Emission Factors Flat File Simple format for integration with software
Example GHG Report Shows what a finished inventory report might look like 
Example GHG Inventory Shows what a finished inventory might look like (Excel)

If you have any feedback you would like to provide on this guidance, email emissions-guide@mfe.govt.nz.