GHGProof is designed to help local and regional governments explore and analyze the impacts of land-use planning on greenhouse gas emissions and public and private energy costs.

It is designed to be a simple model that uses standard GIS analysis and an excel-based tool. It is fully transparent and open source for non-profit purposes so communities can easily adapt it to their own context if required.

Communities can use the model to set targets, develop strategies to achieve targets, evaluate development proposals and design their community plans.

The model helps communities address, state and provincial legislation that mandates the consideration of greenhouse gas emissions in land-use planning such as:

- British Columbia's Bill 27- Green Communities Act
- California's SB 375- Sustainable Communities and Climate Protection Act
- Washington Senate's Bill 6580- Growth Management Act

Please contribute your ideas and experience using the model in the discussion forum here.

The model was developed with support from the Fraser Valley Regional District and Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.

Communities where GHGProof has been used:

  • Abbottsford
  • Kent
  • Comox
  • Town of View Royal
  • Capital Regional District
  • Village of Queen Charlottes
  • Islands Trust
  • Lasqueti Island
  • Masset

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