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Greenhouse Gas Inventory Update

Johnson County is committed to maximizing the economic, environmental, and societal benefits of its operations within the community and has undertaken a comprehensive sustainability program that addresses topics ranging from air quality and energy efficiency to recycling and water resources. As part of its commitment to operating in a more sustainable manner, the County has adopted greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction targets. The Johnson County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) approved a resolution in December 2007 establishing the following goals:

  • Reduce County government operation GHG emissions by at least 33 percent by 2020, below a 2005 baseline
  • Reduce GHG emissions associated with energy use in new and substantially renovated buildings occupied and used by Johnson County Government to zero by 2030
  • Reduce community-wide GHG emissions 80 percent by the year 2050, below a 2005 baseline

This report provides results of the most recent GHG emissions inventories to identify the progress that’s been made in the last seven years. This update was conducted in conjunction with Kansas City, Missouri, in an effort to standardize and streamline the data collection process and realize efficiencies. Additionally, recognizing Johnson County and Kansas City are both part of the larger nine-county metropolitan area, this effort intends to launch further collaboration on sustainability efforts to maximize economic, environmental and societal prosperity in the Kansas City region.

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