EMISS: A Program for Estimating Local Air Pollution Emission Factors Related to Energy Use in Buildings. User's Guide and Reference Manual.
EMISS: A Program for Estimating Local Air Pollution
Emission Factors Related to Energy Use in Buildings.
User's Guide and Reference Manual.
Petersen, S. R.
NISTIR 5704; 33 p. October 1995.
Sponsor:Department of Energy, Washington, DC
Available from: National Technical Information Service
Order number: PB96-109566
air pollution; emissions; manuals; computer programs;
life cycle cost; energy conservation; carbon dioxide;
sulfur dioxide; nitrous oxide
EMISS is a computer program used to generate data files
with regional or local air pollution emission factors
for use with the NIST BLCC (Building Life-Cycle Cost)
program. BLCC uses these emission factors to calculate
air pollution emissions associated with energy use in
buildings and reductions in those emissions attributable
to energy conservation measures. Three types of
emission factors are currently included in EMISS data
files: carbon dioxide, sulfur dioxide, and nitrous
oxide. Emission factors are specified separately for
six different end-use energy types: electricity,
distillate and residual fuel oil, natural gas, liquid
petroleum gas (LPG), and coal. Emission factors for
fossil fuels can be regionalized or localized by
specifying the percentage of sulfur in the fuel, the
heating content of the fuel, and the end-use combustion
process at the building site. A data base with
state-specific electricity emission factors and U.S.
average sulfur content of fossil fuels provides default
data for use in setting up a regional or local emission
factors file. EMISS is intended for use on an IBM or
compatible PC running under DOS.