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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
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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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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
URL: http://www.epa.gov/airnow/

Beyond the Bean Count: Measuring Performance of Regulatory Compliance Programs (by Michael Stahl) [PDF]
Abstract: Article examines challenges in measuring performance of government and agencies compliance programs for environmental, health, safety and economic regulations - discusses how programs must go beyond measurement of enforcement activities and records.
Source: The Public Manager
URL: http://www.thepublicmanager.org/docs_articles/archive/Vol28,
1999/Vol28,Issue03/V28N3_BeyondTheBean_Stahl.pdf

Essential EH&S Software
Abstract: A comprehensive (and expensive) industrial hygiene and environmental data system developed and primarily used by the process industry, especially multi-location companies.
Source: Essential Technologies
URL: http://www.ihs.com/products/ehs-sustainability/index.aspx?pu
=1&rd=ess-home_com

Green Suite
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.
Source: Greensuite
URL: http://www.greensuite.com

Indicators Publications by Green Mountain Institute
Abstract: Access to several reports and publications which define indicators, and discuss the benefits and uses of indicator information.
Source: Green Mountain Institute
URL: http://www.gmied.org/pubs.htm

Material Flow-Based Indicators in Environmental Reporting
Abstract: This report explores material flows in the economy which potentially influence the environment. It proposes a measure for resource productivity in the economy and shows how quantitative targets for sustainable resource consumption can be derived and used
Source: European Environment Agency
URL: http://www.eea.europa.eu/publications/environmental_issue_re
port_1998_14

National P2 Results Data System
Abstract: P2Rx centers all offer regional modules to record pollution prevention activity and outcome measures. The goal is to provide an efficient and effective way for analyzing and presenting results of P2 efforts for regions and the entire country.
Source: The Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange
URL: http://www.p2rx.org/measurement/

Oregon Water Quality Index
Abstract: Uses Total Maximum Daily Limit (TMDL) and other monitored water data to calculate an index that describes river water quality in Oregon.
Source: Oregon State Department of Environmental Quality
URL: http://www.deq.state.or.us/lab/wqm/wqimain.htm

Oregon's Progress Board - 2004 -2011 Annual Performance Reports and Measures
Abstract: Tracking and benchmarking statewide progress toward meeting goals in the state's strategic plan. Includes indicators for economics, community safety, environmental health, etc.
Source: Oregon State
URL: http://www.oregon.gov/oweb/pages/performance_measures.aspx

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
URL: http://govinfo.library.unt.edu/npr/library/papers/bkgrd/flad
ep.htm

 


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