greenhouse gas verifier 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 ...


    By CSA Standards

  • 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

  • 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 ...


    By CSA Standards

  • 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

  • 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

  • Understanding GHG verification requirements

    Many organizations are required to report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to the U.S. EPA mandated by the Mandatory Reporting Rule (MRR). Effective December 29, 2009, large sources and suppliers in the United States will begin collecting data on January 1, 2010 and report GHG emissions to EPA by March 31, 2011. Similar to the EPA MRR, many states also have mandatory reporting requirements. The map ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Proposed Revised Guidelines for the DOE 1605(b) Registry

    Introduction On December 5, 2003, the Department of Energy proposed revisions to the DOE 1605(b) registry, which is a voluntary, national greenhouse gas (GHG) i registry. The registry was originally established through Section 1605(b) of the Energy Policy Act of 1992, which directed the DOE to develop a voluntary GHG reporting program. The program guidelines were initially issued in ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Forests for Carbon: Exploring forest carbon offsets in the U.S. South

    Southern U.S. forests remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and store it in the form of carbon in leaves, roots, branches, trunks, soil, and woody debris and other plant litter through a process known as “carbon sequestration.” Through this process, southern forests and other woodlands play a role in regulating Earth’s climate and moderating the effects of global climate ...

  • 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

  • Mandatory Carbon Reporting: It’s coming down the track

    For some companies, reporting carbon emissions will require a major shift in their culture, for others it will be business as usual. Which group are you in? By Michael Gifford, Head of Operations & Delivery Partners and Morgan Jones, Standard Certification Manager The government recently announced that it will be introducing  ...


    By Carbon Trust

  • Understanding GHG verification requirements

    Many organizations are required to report greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to the U.S. EPA mandated by the Mandatory Reporting Rule (MRR).  Effective December 29, 2009, large sources and suppliers in the United States will begin collecting data on January 1, 2010 and report GHG emissions to EPA by March 31, 2011.  Similar to the EPA MRR, many states also have mandatory reporting requirements.  The ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • 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

  • How Carbon Trading Can Help Preserve Coastal Ecosystems

    Introduction The ocean is the largest long-term carbon sink on the planet, storing and cycling 93% of the earth’s CO2 . The ocean’s vegetated habitats, in particular mangroves, salt marshes, and seagrasses, comprise only 0.05% of the plant biomass, but store equal amount of carbon as terrestrial biomass per year, and thus stand among the most ...


    By Climate Institute

  • Peatlands – guidance for climate change mitigation by conservation, rehabilitation and sustainable use

    Peatlands provide many important ecosystem services, including water regulation, biodiversity conservation and carbon sequestration and storage. Because of the enormous size of the peat carbon pool, its high sensitivity for disturbance, the large emissions from a small land area (which continue long after conversion), and the virtual irreversibility of peat carbon losses, any further degradation ...


    By Wetlands International

  • Federal GHG reporting rule proposed

    On March 10, 2009, EPA proposed federal greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting requirements as authorized by the FY08 Omnibus Appropriations Act (H.R. 2794; Public Law 110-161), signed Dec. 26, 2007. EPA developed the rule to collect comprehensive GHG emissions data that can be used to inform EPA and government agencies for future policy decisions. EPA’s rulemaking approach used screening criteria ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • GHG quantification reporting and lifecycle assessment: does one size fit all?

    Corporate and government entities have been developing and reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emission inventories, some for well over a decade. The basis for developing these inventories has evolved from voluntary mechanisms (e.g., sustainability reports; registries like the DOE 1605(b) or The Climate Registry) to regulatory requirements (e.g., EU Emissions Trading Scheme, US EPA Mandatory Reporting ...


    By Trinity Consultants

  • Where do renewable energy purchases fit into a GHG inventory?

    I recently presented at the 7th Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) World Forum Summit, a gathering of experts brought together by Berlin-based think tank Thema1 “to foster and facilitate international discussion on how to assess, reduce, and communicate the impact of goods and ...

  • There’s a new sheriff in town

    There’s a new sheriff in town DOE takes on enforcement of standards  By Marianne DiMascio    It’s likely that you’ve heard of EnergyStar and seen the recent headlines about US ...

  • BioCycle world

    Composters and organics recyclers are encouraged to lend support to the U.S. Composting Council’s education campaign (See “Composting Council Advocates Carbon Offsets In Climate Change Bill,” BioCycle September 2009) by signing an online petition: http://www.petitiononline.com/uscc2009/petition.html. The Solid Waste Association of North America ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

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