greenhouse gas certification Articles

  • CSA America launches Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Verifier Certification Program

    Some of the biggest names in business—3M, Wal-Mart, FedEx, Cisco, BASF, Caterpillar, Hasbro and Sun Microsystems to name a few—are realizing the benefits that come with improved carbon management. In fact, twice as many top U.S. companies publicly released sustainability data in 2008 compared with three years earlier—with ethics outweighing economics for the first time as the primary reason for ...


  • Greenhouse Gas Reporting - One step closer to regulation

    Valerie Madarasz is Business Development Manager, Climate Change Services, at CSA America, headquartered in Independence OH. Over the past two years, she has been working with stakeholder groups to develop personnel certification programs for GHG Verifiers and GHG Inventory Developers based on international standards. CSA is a leading developer of safety and design standards for gas-fired and ...


  • Composting generates cash for greenhouse gas benefits

    Chicago Climate Exchange (CCX) recently finalized an initiative to develop a protocol for issuing offsets to projects that avoid greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through composting or other similar approaches. This article explores the development of the new protocol, reviews its key attributes and describes how an entity can earn tradable credits for its GHG mitigation project. In 1992, the U.S. ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • 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 ...


  • Utilisation of landfill gas for the generation of energy

    The gases in landfill sites that develop during degradation processes, largely contribute to the greenhouse effect and additionally harbour considerable safety and health hazards. However, they are also often rich in methane and therefore a potential energy carrier. In many countries much of this potential for the generation of electricity and heat from landfill gas still exists. Furthermore, ...


    By Hofstetter BV

  • An Overview of the F-Gas Regulation Proposals

    By now you should have an appreciation of F-Gas regulations and what it means to you. But in case you don’t, here’s a quick overview in relation to leak detection. Why have the F-Gas regulations come into force? Fluorinated greenhouse gases (F-Gases) are potent greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming and are sometimes referred to as High ...


    By a1-cbiss

  • Nitrous oxide (laughing gas) - Case Study

    Example: Uranium enrichment Similar tasks: Nitric acid caprolactam production When uranium ore is converted into uranium hexafluoride (UF6) for uranium enrichment employing the diffusion process, or also when producing nitric acid and nitrogenous fertilizers for farming, laughing gas is produced by several undesirable side reactions. Thermal decomposition ...

  • Microturbines, Gas Engines Link Biogas to the Grid

    OPPORTUNITIES to produce electricity from methane are being improved continuously as manufacturers introduce new and upgraded equipment to address market needs and varying characteristics of raw biogas. In the renewable energy from organics recycling arena, the two primary types of electricity generation equipment are microturbines and reciprocating gas engines. This article provides a brief ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • `Econometric Analysis on Environmental Sustainability of Gas Based Carbon Economy in 21st Century - - Strategies for Managing Environmental Risks for Sustainable Development of Gas Markets”

    Abstract:On account of growing economies world over and population explosions among Asian / South East Asian Nations, global energy consumptions are expected to increase by 59 - 63 per cent, over a period of 30 years, growing from 382 quadrillion British thermal units (Btu) in 2000 to 607 quadrillion Btu – 620 quadrillion Btu in 2030, representing an average annual growth rate of 2.2 per ...

  • 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 ...

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    emission calculations at airports: a case study from Turkey

    Carbon footprint of airports is managed by Airport Council International (ACI) with the Airport Carbon Accreditation (ACA) programme. It is a 'European Carbon Standard' for airports. The programme assesses and recognises the efforts of airports to manage and reduce their carbon emissions with four levels of certification: 'mapping', 'reduction', 'optimisation' and 'neutrality'. Airports must have ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Making Carbon Assessments Viable

    Amanda Burmeister & Dan Kuipers Receive GHG-IQ Certification Climate change is one of the leading challenges our world faces today. CSA America, a highly accredited standards writing body, has taken the next step in addressing one of the major causes of climate change by developing the Greenhouse Gas Inventory Quantifier (GHG-IQ) certification. The certification was designed to promote ...


    By Viability, LLC

  • Plants at the pump: Reviewing biofuels` impacts and policy recommendations

    As biofuels become a larger part of the social, economic, and environmental strategies of countries around the world, standards and regulations are needed to ensure that biofuels do in fact reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and promote sustainable development. In a world of rapidly rising GHG emissions and growing unease about imported oil, the appeal of renewable fuels is growing apace. ...

  • How to decifer government laws for refrigerant gases (R-22 HCFCs)

    Refrigerant Gas Regulations for R-22 HCFCs: How the Government Mandates Monitoring and TrackingThe U.S. Clean Air Act is a regulation that spells out the EPA's role in air quality, especially in protecting the ozone layer and the tracking and reporting of Greenhouse Gases. The Act is maintained by the House of Representatives. The Clean Air Act has had changes made in the 1990s and again in 2008 ...


    By Verisae

  • 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 Foundation

  • Refrigerant Gases (R-22 HCFCs): Understanding the laws regulating them

    The US Clean Air Act is a congressional law that explains the EPA's task in protecting air quality and the ozone layer. This Act is maintained by the House of Representatives. Major amendments were passed in 1990 and several other changes were made after that with still more pending related to mandatory reporting of Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions.Refrigerant gases are those used in climate ...


    By Verisae

  • Carbon footprint of breton pâté production: A case study

    This study targeted nine different pork pâtés, produced with pork from different meat production systems (conventional, organic and other quality certifications). Besides Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, the study also included a detailed analysis of product nutrition. Results show that the GHG emissions range from 200 g CO2e per 100g of product conventional pork pâtés and 330 g CO2e per 100g ...


    By John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  • The explosion of green marketing claims: FTC jumps into the fray

    Most people would agree that “green” sells. For example, according to the New York Times, consumers spent approximately US$54 million in 2007 on carbon credits to support tree planting, wind farms, solar power generation, and other projects intended to offset greenhouse gas emissions created by driving and flying activities. While there is broad agreement about the impact of green marketing, ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • 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 Group AS

  • M.E. Heuck takes the carbon out of cookware

    Challenge As consumers make more and more purchasing decisions based on a product’s ‘green’ credentials, sustainable products have become more commonplace. Consumers readily abandoned companies that were not certified by a credible sustainability agency or group. Recognizing how important it was to adjust to changing consumer attitudes, Heuck, a renowned worldwide ...


    By FirstCarbon Solutions (FCS)

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