emissions inventory audit Articles

  • DCWASA’s certifiable, utility-wide GHG inventory

    ABSTRACT In response to increased emphasis on sustainability and the reduction of carbon/greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, The District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority (DCWASA) and its program managers have developed comparisons of options intended to lower the AWTP’s GHG inventory (also called “carbon footprint”). These comparisons have used different assumptions as tothe carbon density of ...


    By Cambi AS

  • Minimizing Refrigerant Emissions in HVAC Systems

    Managing the operation and maintenance of a facility's air conditioning equipment has always been a major responsibility, as chillers often represent the single largest electrical load in a facility. Since the annual cost of operating chillers is a major ...


    By IHS

  • Flint Hills Resources (FHR) case study

    A wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries - one of the largest privately owned companies in the world - Flint Hills Resources (FHR) operates 3 oil refineries in the United States, a petrochemical processing facility in Illinois, and petroleum marketing and distribution interests in Canada. FHR first implemented the e3 Compliance Management system as an enterprise solution in 2001. In 2003 the ...


    By e3 Solutions Inc.

  • Direct Energy case study

    A wholly owned subsidiary of Koch Industries - one of the largest privately owned companies in the world - Flint Hills Resources (FHR) operates 3 oil refineries in the United States, a petrochemical processing facility in Illinois, and petroleum marketing and distribution interests in Canada. FHR first implemented the e3 Compliance Management system as an enterprise solution in 2001. In 2003 the ...


    By e3 Solutions Inc.

  • Cytec Industries Inc.

    West Paterson, NJ Strategic program approach, audit for 40 CFR Part 98 readiness Keywords:  GHG emissions reporting, data collection Marc Karell and CCES performed an audit of the initial steps taken by Cytec to prepare for the federal Mandatory GHG Reporting Rule (40 CFR Part 98). Cytec’s self-evaluation was that only two operating plants were impacted by the ...


  • FedEx case study

    A leading Fortune 500 company, FedEx is widely regarded as the pre-eminent small package transportation company in the world, with offices and service in 220 countries. Since 2004 FedEx has utilized the e3 Solutions Environmental Management (EMIS) system to track emissions, waste shipments, compliance management, site remediation, facility inspections and audit information for thousands of North ...


    By e3 Solutions Inc.

  • MANAGING GREENHOUSE GASES IN THE DEVELOPING CARBON MARKETS

    Introduction On February 16, 2005, the Kyoto Protocol entered into force following Russia’s ratification after a lengthy period of uncertainty. Although the US and Australia have stated that they will not ratify the Protocol, here, too, there are initiatives by state governments and by the private sector to reducegreenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Firms are now faced with important strategic ...


    By ENVIRON

  • Energy and carbon management are cornerstone to risk mitigation strategies

    The landscape for national compliance reporting thresholds for facilities was about to dramatically increase in scale and the company did not have the resources and systems to measure, manage and report the required data in a timely and accurate manner. This organization with vast resources deployed across much of Western Canada was suddenly exposed to an alarming degree of financial risk for ...


  • Spectra energy`s EPASS achieves efficiencies tracking GHG data with integrated EHS platform

    As the cleanest burning conventional fuel, natural gas has an important and growing role to play in a low carbon 21st century energy economy. Spectra Energy is one of North America's premier natural gas infrastructure companies and dedicated to advancing the environmental attributes of this clean, efficient and domestically abundant resource. The company's leaders recognize that building ...


    By IHS

  • World Bank chooses NILU as air quality adviser in Hanoi

    The World Bank (WB) has chosen The Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) to evaluate plans for better air quality in Hanoi, Vietnam. NILU will thus work closely with the Vietnamese Department of Natural Resources and Environment (DONRE) to secure the highest standards in all the elements of DONRE´s ambitious plan for improving air quality in the Vietnamese capital.  NILU´s main tasks are ...

  • Multi-billion dollar energy company

    Headline: Carbonetworks enables one of the leading energy companies in North America to manage their carbon emissions. Business Problem The landscape for national compliance reporting thresholds for facilities was about to dramatically increase in scale and the company did not have the resources and systems to measure, manage and report the required data in a timely and accurate ...


  • Manufacturers see competitive advantage from energy & carbon reductions

    With operations in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Brazil, Argentina and other global regions, Becker Underwood creates and produces specialty bio- agronomic and colorant products for turf management, agriculture, seed treatment, wood recycling, aquaculture, vegetation management, forestry, structural pest control and many other industries. As a global enterprise serving clients in these ...


  • Climate Change Verification Comes Of Age: ISO 14064

    Since the mid 90’s SGS has been providing Greenhouse Gas Verification services for our clients, and now, with the rise in prominence of Climate Change and the release of ISO 14064, this service is coming into its prime. SGS is accredited for, and active in, all the credible schemes around the globe. From Kyoto Projects to the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, from the California Climate Action ...


    By SGS North America Inc

  • Staff spotlight: atmospheric chemist addresses California air quality issues

    With over a decade of experience addressing West Coast air quality issues, Dr. Charles Lee, Managing Consultant in Trinity’s Irvine, California office, is a valuable resource on air quality, greenhouse gas (GHG), and risk related issues such as permitting requirements, air quality monitoring, source testing, auditing, GHG verifications, and health risk assessments. Dr. Lee is particularly ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Cost Containment: Beyond the Obvious

    Utilities today can implement a number of different initiatives to help them contain costs and maximize profits. Some of those, such as switching to a more efficient fuel source if possible, can produce obvious results that are relatively easy to calculate. But there are other initiatives, though less obvious, that can produce significant results at the bottom line. One such cost-containment ...

  • Multi-billion dollar global manufacturer

    Headline: Carbonetworks helps leading manufacturing firm Becker Underwood gain a strategic advantage from carbon and energy management. With operations in the US, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Brazil, Argentina and other global regions, Becker Underwood creates and produces specialty bio- agronomic and colorant products for turf management, agriculture, seed treatment, wood recycling, ...


  • November 2005 - Regulatory Update

    The Onyx Environmental Services - Environmental, Health, Safety, and Transportation department is pleased to present the Monthly Regulatory Update. The update contains a brief summary of the proposed and final rules from EPA, OSHA, and DOT published in the Federal Register in the past calendar month. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions regarding the Monthly Regulatory Updates, ...

  • Southern California Association of Governments geared up for a greener and more sustainable region

    Challenge As part of its planning efforts, Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG) wanted to get data on the energy and water usage of all commercial, industrial, and residential operations and facilities in the region to: Inform and improve regional transportation and local city planning; and Meet its SB 375 target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from ...


    By FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS)

  • Achieving

    Introduction The leak repair requirements, under Title VI Section 608 of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990, require that when an owner or operator of an appliance that normally contains a refrigerant charge of more than 50 pounds discovers that refrigerant is leaking at a rate that would exceed the applicable trigger rate during a 12-month period, the owner or operator must take corrective ...


  • Sunoco`S Ecat system uses ESS software to drive title V compliance accountability and efficiency

    'Managing compliance is a part of everybody's job,' said Patti Johnston, Sunoco's Manager of Health, Environment, Safety and Medical Systems. 'It's simply a requirement of doing business.' Johnston is the project manager for eCAT – the electronic Compliance Assurance Tool that's helping Sunoco stay on track with Title V compliance. The software that powers Sunoco's eCAT system is Essential ...


    By IHS

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