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Table of Contents
Background and Overview
Reasons to Measure Environmental Performance
Developing a Measurement System
Opportunities
Calculators and Tools
Where To Go for P2 Help
Complete List of Links

Keywords:
Air monitoring / Air quality / Air quality management / Annual reports / Auditing / Benchmarking (Management) / Chemical tracking / Compliance / Cost savings / Economic analysis / Efficiency / Emissions / Energy consumption / Environmental health / Environmental management / Environmental modeling / Environmental monitoring / Greenhouse gases / Incentives / Life cycle assessment / Materials / Measurement / Quality / Recycling (Waste, etc.) / Reporting / Risk assessment / Risk communication / Risk factors / Safety measures / Toxicity / Waste / Waste management / Water quality


Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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Getting the Most out of Environmental Metrics, by Robert Eaton (Chairman of DaimlerChrysler)
Abstract: Commentary on the impacts of environmental performance on the bottom line, suggests government & industry devise metrics that work for both parties, and use of life cycle management data to assess impacts.
Source: National Academy of Engineering
URL: http://www.nae.edu/Publications/TheBridge/Archives/V29-1Sust
ainabilityEngineering/GettingtheMostOutofEnvironmentalMe
trics.aspx

Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Management of Selected Materials in Municipal Solid Waste [PDF]
Abstract: An EPA study of 10 types of recyclable materials, resulted in a formula for estimating greenhouse gases associated with recycling these materials.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency Global Warming
URL: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/wycd/waste/downloads/r99fin
a.pdf

Guide for Measuring Compliance Assistance Outcomes [PDF]
Abstract: Document helps agencies measure the impact of compliance assistance projects and activities on the regulated community.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency - Office of Enforcement and Compliance Assurance
URL: http://www.epa.gov/compliance/resources/publications/assista
nce/measures/cameasuring.pdf

Measuring Recycling: A Guide for State and Local Governments
Abstract: This guide is designed to help state and local agencies measure municipal solid waste (MSW) recycling. It contains instructions, definitions, case studies, tips, form, and worksheets to help calculate an MSW recycling rate.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/epawaste/conserve/tools/recmeas/index.htm

P2 Measurement Tools (Including P2 and GHG Calculator)
Abstract: Three MS Excel-based calculators are designed to help calculate GHG emissions and cost savings from P2 activities, and to help convert gallons of hazardous materials into pounds.
Source: U.S. EPA
URL: http://www.p2.org/category/general-resources/p2-data-calcula
tors/

US EPA's Waste Reduction Model (WARM)
Abstract: Calculates greenhouse gas reductions based on waste reduction and recycling efforts.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://epa.gov/epawaste/conserve/tools/warm/index.html

 


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