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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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Carbon Footprint Calculator
Abstract: This carbon footprint calculator is intended to provide users with a planning-level greenhouse gas emissions inventory to assist in prioritizing and implementing reduction strategies. It is intended primarily for use by Seattle-area businesses interested in benchmarking and reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. The tool allows you to estimate greenhouse gas (GhG) emissions for your company by entering data about your business activities focused on four areas that tend to have significant greenhouse gas impacts: transportation, energy use, materials purchasing, and waste generation.
Source: City of Seattle
Abstract: Comprehensive (and somewhat expensive), web-based application to track Environmental Health & Safety: flexible, stores data at own site and/or vendor's site server.
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
Industrial Environmental Performance Metrics: Challenges and Opportunities
Abstract: (For purchase) This book is a corporate-focused analysis that examines the metrics implications to businesses as their responsibilities expand beyond the factory gate--upstream to suppliers and downstream to products and services.
Source: Committee on Industrial Environmental Performance Metrics, National Academy of Engineering and National Research Council
Nortel's Environmental Performance Index (EPI)
Abstract: Nortel's EPI is calculated annually, and provides a single overall rating of the corporation's performance against its stated goals. The EPI involves 25 parameters, each weighted according to criteria such as environmental impact and degree of risk.
Oregon's Performance Measure Guidelines For State Agencies [PDF]
Abstract: Guidelines and tools for state agencies to utilize the Oregon Progress Board's performance measures. Offers logic diagrams/models, criteria, development tips, and more.
Source: Oregon Economic & Community Development Department
Sustainability Reporting Guidelines (G3) on Economic, Environmental and Social Performance [PDF]
Abstract: A common, international framework, for any organization, to report on linked aspects of sustainability: economic, social & environmental. Example environmental metric categories include: energy, materials, water, emissions, effluent, waste, compliance.
Source: Global Reporting Initiative
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