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Table of Contents
Background and Overview
Reasons to Measure Environmental Performance
Developing a Measurement System
Opportunities
Calculators and Tools
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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


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Carbon Footprint Calculator
Abstract: This carbon footprint calculator is intended to provide users with a planning-level greenhouse gas emissions inventory to assist in prioritizing and implementing reduction strategies. It is intended primarily for use by Seattle-area businesses interested in benchmarking and reducing their greenhouse gas emissions. The tool allows you to estimate greenhouse gas (GhG) emissions for your company by entering data about your business activities focused on four areas that tend to have significant greenhouse gas impacts: transportation, energy use, materials purchasing, and waste generation.
Source: City of Seattle
URL: http://www.seattle.gov/archive/climate/

Environmental Monitoring and Assessment Program (EMAP): Western Research Study
Abstract: This research project in 14 western states, seeks to develop and demonstrate tools needed to measure ecological conditions of aquatic resources.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency and Office of Research and Development
URL: http://wa.water.usgs.gov/projects/emap/

Indiana Relative Chemical Hazard Score (IRCHS)
Abstract: This is a method for ranking chemicals by their environmental and workplace hazards. The development team reviewed existing measurement methods and expanded on a system developed by the University of Tennessee.
Source: Purdue University
URL: https://Engineering.Purdue.edu/CMTI/IRCHS/

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

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

 


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