EMISS

Generates a file of local air-pollution emission coefficients. Used with the BLCC life-cycle cost program to estimate reductions in emissions associated with energy conservation projects. Three types of emission factors are currently included: carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrous oxide. Emissions factors are specified separately for six different end-use energy types: electricity, distillate and residual fuel oil, natural gas, liquid petroleum gas, and coal.

Keywords

atmospheric pollution, energy-related pollution emissions

Validation/Testing

N/A

Expertise Required

None required.

Users

Distributed in connection with the BLCC life-cycle cost program to several thousand users.

Audience

Federal Energy Managers and energy coordinators; engineers and architects, budget analysts and planners.

Input

Regional or local emissions factors or fuel-specific end-use data.

Output

Preformatted tables of computed emission factors by type of fuel.

Computer Platform

PC-compatible. DOS version 3.0 or higher, Windows 3.x. No special graphics or hardware is required.

Programming Language

Basic

Strengths

Emission factors for fossil fuels can be regionalized or localized. Program contains state-specific electricity emission factors and U.S. average sulfur content of fossil fuels as default data. Users guide included as file with program.

Weaknesses

The quality of the emissions factors depends on the user's knowledge of the factors that contribute to these emissions.

Contact

Company:

National Institute of Standards and Technology

Address:

Office of Applied Economics
Building 226, Rm B226
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899
United States

Telephone:

(301) 975-6134

Facsimile:

(301) 975-5337

E-mail:

Sieglinde.Fuller@nist.gov

Website:

http://www.eere.energy.gov/femp/information/download_blcc.cfm

Availability

Available for download from the FEMP web site.