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 Manual TagsGHGenius 2.2
GHGenius 3.0
GHGenius 3.14
GHGenius 3.16
GHGenius 3.5
GHGenius 4.01
GHGenius 4.02
GHGenius 4.03
Manual
Monte Carlo
 GHGenius 4.03 Manual Volume 2
 Prepared March 2013
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The GHGenius user manual has been updated to version 4.03 of the model. The manual is split into two volumes. Both volumes are organized by sheet in the model.

Volume 1 of the manual documents the structure of the model, the important parameters, and the similarities and differences with the LEM model.

Volume 2 of the manual documents the data and data sources that are used in the model.

The manual is a work in progress. It is the intention to continually update the manual as new versions of the model are released.


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 GHGenius Manual 4.03 Volume 1
 Prepared March 2013
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The GHGenius user manual has been updated to version 4.03 of the model. The manual is split into two volumes. Both volumes are organized by sheet in the model.

Volume 1 of the manual documents the structure of the model, the important parameters, and the similarities and differences with the LEM model.

Volume 2 of the manual documents the data and data sources that are used in the model.

The manual is a work in progress. It is the intention to continually update the manual as new versions of the model are released.


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 GHGenius 4.02 Manual Vol 2
 Prepared October 2012
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The GHGenius user manual has been updated to version 4.02 of the model. The manual is split into two volumes. Both volumes are organized by sheet in the model.

Volume 1 of the manual documents the structure of the model, the important parameters, and the similarities and differences with the LEM model.

Volume 2 of the manual documents the data and data sources that are used in the model.

The manual is a work in progress. It is the intention to continually update the manual as new versions of the model are released.


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 GHGenius 4.02 Manual Vol 1
 Prepared October 2012
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The GHGenius user manual has been updated to version 4.02 of the model. The manual is split into two volumes. Both volumes are organized by sheet in the model.

Volume 1 of the manual documents the structure of the model, the important parameters, and the similarities and differences with the LEM model.

Volume 2 of the manual documents the data and data sources that are used in the model.

The manual is a work in progress. It is the intention to continually update the manual as new versions of the model are released.


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 GHGenius Manual 4.01 Vol 2
 Prepared May 2012
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The GHGenius user manual has been updated to version 4.01 of the model. The manual is split into two volumes. Both volumes are organized by sheet in the model.

Volume 1 of the manual documents the structure of the model, the important parameters, and the similarities and differences with the LEM model.

Volume 2 of the manual documents the data and data sources that are used in the model.

The manual is a work in progress. It is the intention to continually update the manual as new versions of the model are released.


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 GHGenius Manual 4.01 Vol 1
 Prepared May 2012
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The GHGenius user manual has been updated to version 4.01 of the model. The manual is split into two volumes. Both volumes are organized by sheet in the model.

Volume 1 of the manual documents the structure of the model, the important parameters, and the similarities and differences with the LEM model.

Volume 2 of the manual documents the data and data sources that are used in the model.

The manual is a work in progress. It is the intention to continually update the manual as new versions of the model are released.


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 GHGenius 3.16 Input Checklist
 Prepared October 2009
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This is a two page handout that details the user inputs on the Input sheet. Note that it is not comprehensive enough to replace any of the existing documentation, but meant as a quick checklist for model runs. It is accurate for version 3.16 of the model.


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 GHGenius 3.14 Input Checklist
 Prepared November 2008
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This is a two page handout that details the user inputs on the Input sheet. Note that it is not comprehensive enough to replace any of the existing documentation, but meant as a quick checklist for model runs. It is accurate for version 3.14 of the model.

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 GHGenius Monte Carlo Documentation
 Prepared September 2006
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This report covers work on adding a Monte Carlo Simulation tool to the GHGenius model.

One type of spreadsheet simulation is Monte Carlo simulation, which randomly generates values for uncertain variables over and over to simulate a system. Monte Carlo simulations are a means of solving a numerical problem that cannot easily be solved by means such as integral calculus or other numerical methods. A Monte Carlo simulation involves using many iterations of random inputs to determine a set of outputs. Due to the nature of the number of calculations and repetitive algorithms Monte Carlo is a method well suited to computer simulations.

The macro allows up to five input variables to be adjusted in a single run. The user is able to set the type of distribution for each input as well as the expected mean and the standard deviation, or min and max for a uniform distribution.

The output includes the statistical data on mean, median, standard deviation, standard error, variance, skewness, and kurtosis as well as a graphical representation of the results so that the user can see visually the shape of the out distribution. One new sheet has been added to the model as part of this work.

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 Results from GHGenius
 Prepared January 2006
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This report is intended to provide basic information on GHG emissions for the feedstocks, fuels, energy systems, and materials found in GHGenius to researchers who may want to have a preliminary understanding of the GHG emissions impact of their work. The data presented here is primarily based on the default assumptions for fuel production processes in GHGenius. In many cases the data is presented using multiple functional units, per GJ or per tonne for example. In order to keep the size of this document manageable only very brief explanations are provided of the assumptions and methodology used in GHGenius. Users who wish more detailed information should refer to the GHGenius documentation guide that is available at the reports page of the GHGenius website.

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 Introduction to GHGenius
 Prepared January 2006
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This document provides a brief overview of life cycle assessment methodology, the history, and scope of GHGenius. It identifies the pathways in the model, the data sources and the types of results that the model produces.

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 GHGenius Documentation Manual for Version 3.0
 Prepared September 2005
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This report documents the development of the model and provide the user with an understanding of the primary functions of the model. There is a detailed explanation of each sheet in the model including the data that an advanced user may wish to adjust for a more detailed analysis of a particular fuel pathway. There are references to the latest documentation of the Delucchi LEM and a discussion of where there have been deviations in the development of the two models.

This report also includes instructions on how to run the model and the various options available to the user to provide the user with the desired output.

As part of this work, there have been several changes to the model. The model is now an Excel spreadsheet rather than a Lotus 123 file and the model now uses metric units rather than the mixture of units previously used. The change in units has resulted in more uniformity in how each pathway is modelled. The version of the model that accompanies this report is called GHGenius 3.0. There is information on all of the pathways that have been added to the model in the past two years since the last users guide was prepared.

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 GHGenius Documentation Manual
 Prepared for Natural Resources Canada in May 2003
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This report documents the development of the model and provides the user with an understanding of the primary functions of the model. There is a detailed explanation of each sheet in the model including the data that an advanced user may wish to adjust for a more detailed analysis of a particular fuel pathway. There are references to the latest documentation of the Delucchi LEM and a discussion of where there have been deviations in the development of the two models.
This report also includes instructions on how to run the model and the various options available to the user to provide the user with the desired output.
As part of this work, there have been several changes to the model. The version of the model that accompanies this report is called GHGenius 2.2. It now includes some outputs for emissions related to space heating.

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