Environmental Action: Estimating Green House Gas Emissions
Robert P. Stevens, P.E., DEE
This course presents
a method and information sources for estimating Green House Gas emissions from
manufacturing facilities. Reasons for estimating these emissions can include
benchmarking to other facilities or achieving greater awareness of environmental
impacts. At the completion of this course, the student should understand methods
for estimating Green House Gas emissions and how to use the information for
monitoring the impact of a specific facility. Course contents include: (1) Why
Estimate Green House Gas Emissions; (2) Green House Gas Sources in the US; (3)
How to Estimate Green House Gas Emissions; (4) Example of Estimating Green House
Gas Emissions; (5) Monitoring Emissions over Time; (6) Implementing Controls
with new Projects; (7) Communicating Results; and (8) References and Information
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
the conclusion of this course, the student will have learned the following:
At the conclusion of this course, the student will have learned the following:
Audience and Benefit
This course is intended for those who understand the importance of Green House Gases and wish to estimate these emissions at one or more facilities. The course should also be useful for the engineer or manager who wishes to monitor these emissions at a facility to meet environmental improvement goals such as those included with ISO 14001 certified Environmental Management Systems.
This course will benefit the audience immediately by describing an approach to estimate and present Green House Gas emissions quantities. A longer-term benefit will be the ability to include consideration of Green House Gas emissions when developing and evaluating manufacturing options.
Green House Gas
emissions are linked to Global Warming and the potential for climate change.
While there is some scientific uncertainty about the exact link, it is clear
that there will be an increasing awareness and concern regarding increased Green
House Gas emissions and their control/reduction. A basic skill required for
engineers with the manufacturing sector will be the ability to estimate Green
House Gas emissions and monitor changes in emissions over time. This course
presents basic information on why and how Green House Gas emissions should be
estimated. Other information is furnished on how to benchmark estimates to industrial
sectors and suggested approaches to monitor emissions over time. At the completion
of this course, the student should have sufficient understanding of Green House
Gas Emissions to incorporate this concept into new project planning and to effectively
communicate results to managers, employees, and the interested community.
The course content is in a PDF file (86 KB) Environmental Action: Estimating Green House Gas Emissions from Manufacturing . You need to open or download this document to study this course.
Once you finish studying the above course content, you need to take a quiz to obtain the PDH credits.