The International Facility Management Association (IFMA) Environmental Stewardship, Utilities and Stewardship Strategic Advisory Group recently released the latest guide in its series on sustainability for facility managers, “Sustainability How-to Guide: Carbon Footprint.”

Available for free download from IFMA’s Knowledge Library, the guide, by Sharon Jaye and Trevor Anderson, addresses the critical management tools of carbon footprinting, otherwise known as greenhouse-gas (GHG) inventories. GHG inventories enable organizations to identify and manage their emission sources and can be used to establish baselines for tracking emission trends, develop mitigation strategies, and assess progress. With a detailed overview of the GHG-inventory process and real-world examples, the 71-page guide offers instrumental advice for implementing comprehensive carbon-footprint accounting.

The guide, one of 17 in the Sustainability How-to Guide series, is available for download here.