Enroll Now

211 GHG Information Management Systems


Many companies are taking action to manage their greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, a cause of climate change. Establishing a GHG Information Management System (IMS) is a critical and valuable step towards reducing staff burdens associated with developing a verifiable and auditable inventory, institutionalizing processes, enhancing data quality, streamlining reporting and increasing analytical robustness. This course will introduce fundamental concepts and processes for a GHG IMS in a project management framework from the early planning stages through system deployment. The purpose and objective of this course is to explain the fundamental concepts and processes for a GHG IMS, including project planning, identifying important organizational attributes and associated data to be monitored and measured, identifying critical GHG IMS functionality, translating those requirements to an overall GHG IMS design and strategies for implementation and deployment.

This course was designed with the assumption that most corporations will be purchasing a “pre-packaged” greenhouse gas information management system (GHG IMS) solution from a software vendor versus building a custom GHG IMS internally. Although most concepts within the course, such as planning, identifying GHG IMS requirements, deployment, etc. can be applied to building a custom GHG IMS, this course does not focus on the technical development of a custom GHG solution.

The course includes quizzes and exercises to help you learn to apply key lessons. A Certificate of Proficiency is available and requires the passing of an exam for an additional fee.


  1. Overview of Greenhouse Gas Information Management Systems
  2. Organizational GHG Accounting and GHG IMS Key Concepts
  3. Planning and Scope Definition
  4. Requirements Phase – Overview, Data Collection and Calculation Methodology
  5. Requirements Phase – Inventory Quality Management, Data Analysis and Reporting, User Interface, Integration and IT Considerations
  6. Evaluation Phase
  7. Design Phase
  8. Implementation Phase
  9. System Development Deployment

Who should attend:

Anyone with an interest in GHG management, in particular, GHG inventory managers, corporate environmental and sustainability managers and auditors. This course is designed for individuals that may have the following GHG IMS role: project managers, implementation consultants, system administrators (“power users”), GHG data managers, end users, etc. The course is not designed for IT professionals that will be developing custom GHG IMS solutions.


It is highly recommended that learners take the Basics of Organizational GHG Accounting or have prior GHG accounting experience prior to taking this course.

Approximate number of working hours to complete: 16 to 20

Availability: This course is available 24/7.


Headshot of Erika Barnett

Erika Barnett

Erika is a Project Manager at the Greenhouse Gas Management Institute. Her main responsibilities fall within the Education Program, and include overall coordination of program initiatives, facilitating cohort training, and …

View Profile

SKU: N/A Category: