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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
NOTE: [PDF] links require Acrobat Reader from Adobe.

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.
URL: http://www.envirometrics.com/news/index.html

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
URL: http://www.epa.gov/ocirpage/nepps/measures.htm

Corporate GHG Accounting - Download GHG Calculation Tools
Abstract: Downloadable spreadsheets and guidance to help calculate greenhouse gas emissions from cross-sector and sector-specific industrial operations. (Must register to download)
Source: GHG Protocol Initiative
URL: http://www.ghgprotocol.org/calculation-tools

EPA Landfill Methane Outreach Program
Abstract: (scroll down) Guidance for determining environmental and energy benefits of a landfill gas utilization project - Also calculates avoided emissions from coal, or fuel oil, or natural gas by using methane from a landfill.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/lmop/

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
URL: http://www.epa.gov/ttn/chief/eiip/techreport/volume08/

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

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
URL: http://www.cityofseattle.net/environment/documents/Inventory
%20Final%204-11-02.doc

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/

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
URL: https://www.globalreporting.org/resourcelibrary/G3.1-Guideli
nes-Incl-Technical-Protocol.pdf

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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