emission reduction specialist Articles

  • Carbon emissions - carbon formula

    Carbon emissions represent an increasing and potentially significant cost for business.  The case that carbon measurement and reporting systems can help organisations make significant reductions ...


    By Greenstone

  • How to define additionality in relation to greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions

    Companies that have facilities which use refrigeration and air-conditioning systems or heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems have to measure changes which are imposed upon them due to greenhouse gas emissions. Additionality is a measure which compares the level of emissions prior to implementation with the levels after a greenhouse gas reduction project has been introduced. ...


    By Verisae

  • Carbon Reduction Versus Affordable Warmth - the district heating challenge

    Government and European Legislation, Building Regulations and planning requirements are driving the residential new build sector to consider and adopt technologies such as bio-diesel boilers, biomass boilers and heat pumps to support the delivery of low carbon developments. However, some of these more ‘exotic’ solutions have high fuel costs, compared to traditional technologies or ...


    By ENER-G

  • Monitoring and control of CO emissions in parking structures

    Until recent years most parking garage owners and managers did not realize the detrimental effects that carbon monoxide emissions from motor vehicles have on the air quality inside parking garages. With increasing awareness of indoor air quality, astute parking garage owners and managers place great importance on the reduction of CO in parking garages. Ventilation systems are a must for today's ...


    By Conspec Controls Limited

  • Can Composting BMPS Reduce Air Emissions?

    Imagine a scenario where all yard trimmings collected for recycling have to be received, processed and composted under the cover of a building. It would be tough for most yard trimmings composting facilities to survive the expense. Yet this situation could have occurred in Southern California. At one point, the South Coast ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • PERRL project in Canada

    Type     HOFGAS® - Sparky XXL (1000Nm3/h) Commissioning       2004 Site      St.Tite-des-Caps (CA) Situation The landfill site St. Tite-des-Caps is approx. 70 km north east of Quebec. The project was allotted within the framework of the PERRL (Pilot Emission Removals, Reductions and Learnings) initiative with ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • Resourcing for climate change

    Climate change is scientifically, widely recognised to be happening as a result of the anthropogenic input of greenhouse gases (GHG) into the atmosphere. Consequently we need to look at adaptation and mitigation to limit the social, environmental and economic impacts. Allen & York are market leading environmental recruitment specialists with 15 years experience and an expanding Energy team ...


  • British Columbia releases Climate Action Plan and a blueprint for change

    The government of British Columbia has released details on its Climate Action Plan that will take BC three quarters of the way to the stated goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 33% by 2020. BC Premier Gordon Campbell calls it the most aggressive environmental plan in North America. Based on the breadth and depth of issues covered in the Plan, he may be right.'The plan outlines a roadmap ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • 2010 Olympics can be carbon neutral

    The 2010 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games could achieve carbon neutrality through a comprehensive greenhouse gas management plan that includes the use of carbon offsets, notes the David Suzuki Foundation in a report released on January 24. The report, Meeting the Challenge: A Carbon Neutral 2010 Winter Games Discussion Paper, was commissioned by the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC), ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Idaho State University streamlines compliance, develops preventative maintenance program

    While conducting a study of refrigerant equipment and maintenance practices, a facilities management team at Idaho State University (ISU) discovered that the institution lacked an efficient process to gather critical data such as computing leak rates or obtain records regarding refrigerant equipment maintenance history. In addition, the team recognized the need for guidelines and directions to ...


    By IHS Markit

  • 2013: a ‘perfect storm’ in air quality

    As many countries fail to meet air quality targets and large numbers of premature deaths still result from air pollution, Jim Mills, a particulate monitoring specialist and Managing Director of Air Monitors, explains why 2013 will be a pivotal year. In November 2011 Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for the Environment, expressed his determination to make 2013 the ‘Year of ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • Bristol City Council Fairfield High School case study

    About Bristol City Council and Fairfield High School Fairfield High School is a specialist performing and virtual arts college under the authority of Bristol City Council. It is designed as a horseshoe shaped building, rising to a maximum height of six storeys, with a central atrium as the school assembly hall. The school provides a high level of insulation with 100 mm thick mineral fibre ...


    By powerPerfector

  • NHS – Calderstones Partnership NHS Foundation Trust case study

    About the Calderstones Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Calderstones NHS gained its ‘Foundation Trust’ status in 1993, which allows it a larger degree of independence from both the Department of Health and the local NHS Strategic Health Authority than other NHS trusts. It is also classed as a NHS Mental Health Trust, providing specialist care and services for those with learning ...


    By iESCo

  • Waste recycling fuels severn trent works

    Severn Trent Water (STW) has made significant progress in its drive to reduce waste to landfill volumes and increase recycling through the introduction of a processing plant from CDE Ireland, based in Co Tyrone. The plant, which STW has on a rental contract through Biffa, has been processing a variety of waste materials since it was introduced at Minworth Sewage Treatment Works. And the utility ...


    By CDEnviro

  • The lows and highs of the Bonn climate talks

    Two weeks ago, my girlfriend and I left Washington for two very different dates with international climate action. She headed to Indonesia to work with women farmers who are reintroducing native, drought-tolerant crops in order to build resilience to climate change. I, on the other hand, went to Bonn, Germany for the most recent round of ...

  • California’s Renewable Energy plan will save $51 billion a year

    California’s new renewable energy target, proposed by Gov. Jerry Brown during his inaugural address in January, is not only achievable: It would result in as much as $51 billion in annual savings for the state’s residents, according to an analysis by Strategen Consulting that “quantifies the economic and societal impacts” of the governor’s proposed goals. Ahead of ...


    By Triplepundit

  • Cleaner Production in the Mining Industry: Mount Isa Mines

    MIM Holdings Limited has implemented a program of innovations which has enabled the company to open a new mine and add new electricity-using activities while cutting total annual electricity use and carbon dioxide emissions. MIM has committed to the Australian Governmentís Greenhouse Challenge. This Federal and State Government sponsored initiative requires companies to reduce emissions of carbon ...


  • Solo flight tracks global Black Carbon

    On 8th January 2012 a tiny ultra-light aircraft left Ljubljana in Slovenia on a mission to circumvent the globe using the smallest amount of fuel per distance flown whilst recording ambient levels of Black Carbon (BC) – one of the most important measures of air quality in terms of both human health and climate change. UK based particulate monitoring specialist Jim Mills from Air Monitors ...


    By Air Monitors Ltd.

  • The Clean Development Mechanism: Kyoto Comes Home to Roost

    The Clean Development Mechanism - a cornerstone of the Kyoto Protocol which allows industrialised nations to invest in emission reduction projects in the developing world - is inching towards reality. This summer, the European Commission unveiled plans to let companies buy CDM credits to help meet their targets under the EU emissions trading scheme. But long-running controversies over the CDM's ...

  • Improved Factory Lighting: NCI Plastics (VIC)

     NCI Plastics, an injection moulding company based in Victoria, has improved factory lighting, resulting in greater productivity, and making workers feel better about their surroundings. An added benefit has been reduced energy costs. Background In 1994, NCI Plastics (Vic) Pty Ltd, an injection moulding company, had a factory at Northcote in Victoria, which employed 20 ...


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