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  • GreenWare`s Greenhouse Gas Performance Software.

    In December 1997, member countries of the United Nations reached agreement to reduce their total greenhouse gas emissions under the Kyoto Protocol. By 2005, all member countries will have to report on their progress. Such international action reflects the immediate need to tackle the issue of greenhouse gas emissions and their impact on climate change. As the world looks to the new millennium, ...


  • Greenhouse Gas: You can`t manage what you can`t measure

    The world is readying itself for greenhouse gas (GHG) regulation coming with the next US administration. Because GHGs have so far not been regulated, the imposition of restrictions on emissions has the potential to drive a fundamental restructuring of our carbon-based economy. If analysts are correct, the “right” to emit GHGs, which today is “free” in the United States, could cost industry up to ...

  • 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

  • QuadOa and OGI: how EPA regulations are changing the way we look at gas leaks

    Earlier this year, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published Regulation 40 CFR, Part 60, Sub-part OOOOa, commonly known as Quad Oa, and finally brought optical gas imaging (OGI) firmly into the mainstream. This presents a major shift in the way fugitive emissions are regulated, and the technology that can be used.  Detecting and acting on gas leaks is naturally a major ...

  • International Organization for Standardization Develops GHG Standards with ClimateCHECK

    Since 2002, ClimateCHECK co-founder Tom Baumann has worked with the International Organization for Standardization to author the ISO 14064 International Greenhouse Gas Standard and related protocols, to develop and deliver related training courses, and to design and manage GHG programs. Baumann was the main author of ISO 14064-2 between 2002 and 2006, when it was published. He continues to ...


    By ClimateCHECK

  • International Organization for Standardization Develops GHG Standards with ClimateCHECK

    Since 2002, ClimateCHECK co-founder Tom Baumann has worked with the International Organization for Standardization to author the ISO 14064 International Greenhouse Gas Standard and related protocols, todevelop and deliver related training courses, and to design and manage GHG programs. Baumann was the main author of ISO 14064-2 between 2002 and 2006, when it was published. He continues to serve ...


    By ClimateCHECK

  • 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

  • First class of GHG Verifiers graduations from CSA America Personnel Certification program

    The first class of verifiers has been officially certified under CSA America’s Greenhouse Gas Personnel Certification program. The program is designed for individuals who perform third-party greenhouse gas (GHG) verification services in regulatory and voluntary markets. The development of the voluntary certification was led by CSA America with the assistance of industry stakeholders, including ...


    By CSA Standards

  • Reduce Your Carbon Emissions

    Saving Energy is easier than you think!The average American generates about 19-20 tons of carbon dioxide each year. Simple activities such as watching television, sending an email message, cooking and making a phone call produce carbon emissions, but there are many simple and inexpensive ways to reduce your carbon emissions ( and your energy costs) beginning today.According to Evan Mills, a ...


    By BSC Sustainability Services

  • Measuring gases in AD and landfill – Which is the right product for your application?

    With over 30 years' experience in the landfill and biogas sector, Geotech is synonymous with gas analysis, supplying monitoring equipment to over half of the UK biogas and landfill market, with a further 4000 portable gas analysers sold throughout the world.  Geotech's product portfolio is tailored to satisfy a multitude of environmental monitoring requirements; our clients tell us the ...


    By Geotech

  • Case study - Measuring gases in AD and landfill – which is the right product for your application

    With over 30 years’ experience in the landfill and biogas sector, Geotech is synonymous with gas analysis, supplying monitoring equipment to over half of the UK biogas and landfill market, with a further 4000 portable gas analysers sold throughout the world.  Geotech’s product portfolio is tailored to satisfy a multitude of environmental monitoring requirements; our clients tell ...


    By Geotech

  • Measuring gases in AD and landfill – Which is the right product for your application?

    With over 30 years' experience in the landfill and biogas sector, Geotech is synonymous with gas analysis, supplying monitoring equipment to over half of the UK biogas and landfill market, with a further 4000 portable gas analysers sold throughout the world.  Geotech's product portfolio is tailored to satisfy a multitude of environmental monitoring requirements; our clients tell us the ...


    By Geotech

  • 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

  • Using your EMS to improve energy efficiency

    Why an EMS Approach? With increased pressure to address energy and climate change issues, many organizations are leveraging their environmental management system (EMS) as an important mechanism for implementing energy efficiency initiatives. This phenomenon is not entirely new. The EMS approach has frequently been used across a broad array of sectors to facilitate energy improvements. But ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Count that carbon

    Reducing greenhouse gas emissions is a significant effort that requires a great deal of planning and implementation, but tracking and reporting this reduction is a whole other process that many California companies are now being required to do. Two thousand and nine marks the first year of required emissions reporting under California’s groundbreaking Assembly Bill 32 (AB 32), part of the ...


    By Intelex Technologies Inc.

  • 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 ...

  • CDM monitoring & reporting for carbon credits case study

    Abridged from a Wastecon 2008 Presentation and Paper by Mitchal L. Cassel LANDTEC, Colton, California The project sites The project is in Brazil and obtains certified emission reductions (CER) or carbon credits for a large scale, waste handling and disposal, clean development mechanism (CDM) project. Methane emissions are being reduced through collection and destruction of ...


    By Geotech

  • 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.

  • Reckitt Benckiser - CSR data management system advice and comparison case study

    The Challenge Reckitt Benckiser (makers of Cillet Bang, Dettol, Vanish, Gaviscon, Strepsils and many other leading household brands) needed a fully flexible, internet based Environmental and Health & Safety system to run across 150 global sites with up to 300 users. They needed a robust, low cost system that could support their dynamic sustainability strategy and cope with both internal ...


    By SustainIt Solutions Ltd.

  • Mandatory Carbon Reporting for London Stock Exchange Listed Companies

    In June 2012 The UK’s Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg announced a new mandatory carbon reporting requirement for all main board companies on the London Stock Exchange (list of 1,370 companies here). This follows a public consultation last year where the majority supported making GHG ...


    By Accuvio

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