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Greenhouse Gas Assessments & Verification

Greenhouse Gas Assessments & Verification


Greenhouse Gas Assessments & Verification

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Decision-makers in government and the private sector are growing increasingly concerned about their contributions to climate change. They also recognize the need to align their activities, products, and services with emerging greenhouse gas (GHG) initiatives in order to continue to prosper in a carbon-restrained economy. More recently, state regulation has become a driver for GHG emissions reporting and verification, most notably in California and Massachusetts. All these initiatives have provided an opportunity for organizations to demonstrate environmental leadership and participate in policy discussions relevant to their industry. SC&A is currently an accredited GHG verification body with the California Air Resources Board (Executive Order H-13-044). Our services include:

  • Project and organizational GHG inventory assessments
  • Feasibility assessment of carbon-offset projects
  • Third-party verification
  • GHG mitigation

Sample Projects

  • SC&A provided technical support for the development of the U.S. Department of Energy’s greenhouse gas reduction guidance, site assistance, inventory, and monitoring implementation documents, especially on fugitive, process, and “Scope 3” emissions.
  • SC&A has a contract with the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) to assess direct GHG emissions from OPIC’s portfolio projects and verify that emissions estimates are consistent with internationally accepted carbon accounting methodologies.
  • SC&A—as a subcontractor to Southern Research Institute— has worked with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey (PANYNJ) since 2007 to develop annual GHG and criteria pollutant emissions inventories including agency operations, tenant and customer activity, and employee commuting.
  • SC&A staff hellped the New York Power Authority to optimize environmental attributes of a biomass gasification facility. The objective of the project was to maximize the output of emission verified carbon units (VCUs) and renewable emission credits (RECs) for the purpose of reducing PANYNJ’s carbon footprint. The project was assessed against CDM methodology AM0025.

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