Estimating Greenhouse Gases (GHG)
Jim Newton, P.E., DEE
This eight hour course provides valuable information for those individuals who participate in the operations and management of organizations and any other individual who is required to estimate GHG emissions. Completion of this course will provide the student the necessary information and testing to meet the continuing education requirements in order to renew their licenses. It was designed by an instructor who has developed and implemented numerous similar training courses.
This course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.
At the conclusion of this course, the student will be able to:
The intended audience for this course is any professional who is involved in the operation and management of organizations that are looking to reduce greenhouse gases and any other individual who must estimate GHG emissions and establish a carbon footprint.
Benefit to Attendees
Attendees of this course will under stand how to estimate GHG emissions from the generation of electricity and how to develop a carbon footprint inventory.
In response to a scientific consensus linking greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from human activities to global climate change, many organizations are looking inwards to identify opportunities to reduce GHG emissions not only from their operations, but also from the electricity they purchase from outside utilities.. Organizations can inventory the emissions from their operations in order to track their performance and ensure that their actions do reduce GHG emissions, but how do they estimate the GHG. This is extremely important given the cap and trade legislation being considered by the US Congress.
The World Resources Institute’s (WRI) GHG Protocol Corporate Accounting and Reporting Standard helps companies and other organizations to identify, calculate, and report GHG emissions. It is designed to set the standard for accurate, complete, consistent, relevant and transparent accounting and reporting of GHG emissions by companies and organizations, including information on setting organizational and operational boundaries, tracking emissions over time, and reporting emissions. It also provides guidance on GHG accounting and reporting principles, business goals and inventory design, managing inventory quality, accounting for GHG reductions, verification of GHG emissions, and setting a GHG target.
This course is deigned to provide a standardized method for quantifying and reporting GHG emissions associated industrial operations.Course Content
This course is based upon the following documents:
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This course discusses how to estimate GHG emissions.
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