Community-wide Greenhouse Gas Inventory Results

In 2022, Larimer County made a list of all the greenhouse gases emitted in the county. Larimer County teamed up with Lotus Engineering & Sustainability, LLC. They estimated emissions from the county's community. This included estimating emissions by jurisdiction in Larimer County.

A greenhouse gas inventory, also known as a carbon footprint assessment, is a list of emissions and their sources. We use greenhouse gas inventories to track future emission changes. The inventory serves as a baseline for this purpose. They can guide strategic climate action planning specific to the community. This is one of many criteria used to focus on strategies and actions in the development of the plan.



Larimer County GHG Emissions by Sector

Review this memo to see the full results and breakdowns of municipalities’ GHG emissions.

A forthcoming Consumption Based Emissions Inventory (CBEI) will account for more of the lifecycle of the goods and services consumed in the County.

You can also view this slide presentation  containing an introduction to greenhouse gases and common questions with answers about the inventory.  






Heidi Pruess, CEP
Climate and Sustainability Program Manager
200 W. Oak, Suite 2200
Fort Collins, CO 80522-1190