greenhouse gas professional Articles

  • So Your Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Monitoring Plan is Complete... Now What?!?

    U.S. EPA's Greenhouse Gas Mandatory Reporting Rule (GHG MRR) codified at 40 CFR Part 98 required that facilities subject to the rule have a complete written GHG Monitoring Plan by April 1, 2010. At a minimum, the GHG Monitoring Plan must identify (1) methods used to collect GHG emissions information and supporting data, (2) personnel responsible for collecting the data, and (3) quality assurance, ...


    By All4 Inc.

  • IHS is Ready to Help Companies Address Emerging EPA Regulations for Greenhouse Gas Emissions

    IHS software, content is foundation for successful carbon management program ENGLEWOOD, Colo.  (December, 8, 2009) – IHS Inc., (NYSE: IHS) a leading global source of critical information and insight, today announced that it is fully prepared to assist companies with the development and implementation of ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Preparing for EPA’s mandatory reporting of greenhouse gases rule

    Recent action by the US EPA to finalize the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) Rule means that environmental managers must now seriously examine whether they are fully prepared to address the imminent requirements. This article provides some assistance by summarizing key points regarding the final versus proposed rule, providing clarification on key questions that have arisen since the ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Staff spotlight: environmental professional leverages industry experience to benefit clients

    Christine Kurtz, a Managing Consultant in Trinity’s Minneapolis office, provides clients in the Upper Midwest with the benefits of her 18 years of experience in both industry and consulting. Christine spent over 16 years in industry prior to joining Trinity. She started out in research and development, moved into process engineering, and then found her passion in environmental management ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Support for the development of professional standards increases as the Environment Sector expands

    With recent events such as the BP oil spill, professionals and employers worldwide are becoming wary of the potential risks they run when dealing with our fragile environment. Industry personnel have become acutely aware of the need for specific competencies, skills, and training within the workforce of the environmental sector. But in a sector where the range of specializations is vast, ...


    By ECO Canada

  • St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal District: Turning Landfill Gas Into Biofuel

    One of the pioneers in biogas use, St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal District has used its landfill gas to fuel vehicles in their local Sheriff’s Department. Born out of the need to deal with open dumps in the late 1970s, the St Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal District’s purpose was to deal with the growing problem. Before its creation, waste was collected by a ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • Six technologies that shaped EH&S

    This year, the Air & Waste Management Association celebrates its centennial. The past 100 years have yielded remarkable technological advances, especially in the area of information technology (IT). Within our professional lifetimes, we have shifted from using manually typed memos and reports, pink telephone message slips and pagers to computer-generated reports, Internet data exchange, e-mail, ...


    By Lexicon Systems, LLC

  • 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

  • Waste materials are an underused resource the construction of Europe`s roads

    Recycled waste material could play a major role in the construction of roads in Europe, bringing both environmental and economic benefits. A new study proposes a scenario where 50% of the asphalt for Europe's roads consists of recycled materials, leading to significant reductions in costs, energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. According to the European Waste Framework Directive, there is a ...


    By European Commission

  • Revive real estate and create green communities in one fell swoop

    I can remember years ago when I entered the green arena. In 2005, I was managing two real estate offices in Sarasota, Florida in the middle of the real estate boom. As the year progressed, I began to hear about green building and the challenges of our current built structure. When I began to understand that our homes and workspaces could be toxic, I was not happy. I began to inquire about ...


  • 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 ...

  • Your role in your firm’s smart energy usage

    It’s the beginning of a new year. Just as people develop personal new year’s resolutions for self-improvement which, we hope, we’ll stick to, people should develop company or professional new year’s resolutions, too. What can you do to improve your effectiveness for your company, which will, as a result, make yourself more valuable to your company (when hard decisions have ...


  • PSEG Transforms Environmental Compliance into Powerful Driver for Operational Efficiency, Sustainability

    As New Jersey’s oldest and largest investor-owned utility provider, Public Service Enterprise Group (PSEG) provides gas and electricity to three-quarters of the state’s population as well as supplying power to Connecticut and New York. PSEG has always been committed to ensuring that its facilities are in full compliance with a multitude of municipal, state and federal regulations ...


    By IHS Markit

  • Viessmann Group/BIOFerm Energy Systems Selected for Municipal Anaerobic Digestion Project with The City of Edmonton and The University of Alberta

    Viessmann Group/BIOFerm Energy Systems Selected for Municipal Anaerobic Digestion Project with The City of Edmonton and The University of Alberta July 8, 2015  Written by Whitney Beadle PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release   Madison, WI –  ...


    By BIOFerm™ Energy Systems

  • Carbon Funds, How They Work

    It could be said that when the average man on the street hears about a new Environmental Fund or Climate Change Funds its easy to imaging the observer visualizing a member of Greenpeace flogging and IPO prospectus on Wall Street. Perhaps destined to be a most undersubscribed offering.In reality many of these carbon fund raisings are employing tried-and-true investment principals such as: ...

  • Questions and answers on sustainable buildings

    Why is this initiative necessary? Almost one half of the EU's final energy consumption and extracted materials, and about one third of water consumption, is related to the construction and occupancy of buildings. The sector also generates about one third of all waste. This results in major environmental impacts. These impacts are the combined result of the different life-cycle ...

  • East coast states again dominate awards for efficiency

    Again East Coast states have won disproportionate recognition in a national analysis of energy efficiency programs, this time from the well-respected American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy. ACEEE named five of the best state-led efficiency programs in a report issued Wednesday. Three of the five awards went to Northeast and Mid-Atlantic programs: Two in New York and one in Maryland. ...

  • WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Introduces Science-Based

    WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global engineering and professional services organization, has released a guide introducing the science-based approach for setting greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets. The new guide is a primer on setting GHG targets that are informed by climate science. It is intended to help ...


    By WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff

  • Measuring Energy and Environmental Success: Metrics!

    February 22, 2011 I recently attended a local environmental conference and a senior manager from a local company gave a stirring talk about the recent investments and upgrades made at her facility to improve sustainability and energy efficiency, including upgrading their boilers and other “roll up your sleeves” strategies. She mentioned that her company noticed significant reductions ...


  • Accelerating the move to a low water economy

    Carry out even a small amount of research into global water scarcity and the statistics can be unnerving. The UN estimates that 2.7 billion people will face water scarcity by 2025, and with climate change accelerating higher salinity levels in a number of regions, water scarcity is now more of a threat than ever. The future for water availability looks very uncertain, but attempts are now being ...

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