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Alphabetical Listing of Reference Documents by Title
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Air Quality Index (AQI) - AIRNow
Abstract: The index tells how clean the air is across the U.S., and whether it will affect health. The EPA, state, and local agencies work together to report current and forecast conditions for ozone and particle pollution.
Source: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
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
Combustion Calculations Spreadsheet
Abstract: Compute the expected exhaust gas flows and estimated pollutant emissions from a coal-fired boiler and an MSW incinerator are available for downloading.
Source: Envirometrics Inc.
Core Performance Measures
Abstract: Core performance measures agreed upon by EPA and the States, under NEPPS - for air, waste, water, and enforcement & compliance. The package is intended to link goals, indicators, core performance measures, and planned outputs into one manageable site.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency Office of Solid Waste
Estimating Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Abstract: Provides detailed methods and discussions for estimating greenhouse gas emissions from specific industries and processes, and landfilling.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency - Emission Inventory Improvement Program
Inventory and Report: Seattle's Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Abstract: Inventory on Seattle City's 1990-2000 greenhouse gas emissions; covers projected 2010 emissions, reduction plan, emissions related to the City's internal activities, emissions influenced by City policies and programs, and data collection challenges.
Source: City of Seattle, Washington
NIST-NOAA-INDUSTRY Workshop on Atmospheric Measures and Standards: Improving the Scientific Basis for Informed Decisions on Atmospheric Issues
Abstract: The goal of this workshop was to identify current and future atmospheric issues relevant to the U.S. economy and industry, and to identify the technical specifications of needed fundamental measurements, standards, and air quality programs.
Source: National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) and National Oceanic & Atmospheric ?? (NOAA)
Puget Sound's Air Quality Index
Abstract: Based on the National Pollution Standards Index system, this Index provides daily status of air quality in the Puget Sound region.
Source: Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
Results-Based Performance Measurement/Management Study
Abstract: Presentation on the results-based performance measurement/management system in Florida. Helps identify environmental problems related to air and water quality, and the environmental impacts.
Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection
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