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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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NOTE: [PDF] links require Acrobat Reader from Adobe.

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/

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/

Combustion Calculations Spreadsheet
Abstract: Compute the expected exhaust gas flows and estimated pollutant emissions from a coal-fired boiler and an MSW incinerator are available for downloading.
Source: Envirometrics Inc.
URL: http://www.envirometrics.com/news/index.html

Core Performance Measures
Abstract: Core performance measures agreed upon by EPA and the States, under NEPPS - for air, waste, water, and enforcement & compliance. The package is intended to link goals, indicators, core performance measures, and planned outputs into one manageable site.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency Office of Solid Waste
URL: http://www.epa.gov/ocirpage/nepps/measures.htm

Corporate GHG Accounting - Download GHG Calculation Tools
Abstract: Downloadable spreadsheets and guidance to help calculate greenhouse gas emissions from cross-sector and sector-specific industrial operations. (Must register to download)
Source: GHG Protocol Initiative
URL: http://www.ghgprotocol.org/calculation-tools

Eco-Economy Indicators
Abstract: Highlight the twelve trends that the Earth Policy Institute tracks to measure progress in building an eco-economy.
Source: Earth Policy Institute
URL: http://www.earth-policy.org/index.php?/publications/C39

Environmental Indicators Technical Report [PDF]
Abstract: These factsheets profile New Jersey's set of environmental indicators for air quality, water resources, drinking water, pollution prevention and mercury.
Source: New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
URL: http://www.state.nj.us/dep/dsr/techrep.pdf

EPA Landfill Methane Outreach Program
Abstract: (scroll down) Guidance for determining environmental and energy benefits of a landfill gas utilization project - Also calculates avoided emissions from coal, or fuel oil, or natural gas by using methane from a landfill.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/lmop/

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/

NIST-NOAA-INDUSTRY Workshop on Atmospheric Measures and Standards: Improving the Scientific Basis for Informed Decisions on Atmospheric Issues
Abstract: The goal of this workshop was to identify current and future atmospheric issues relevant to the U.S. economy and industry, and to identify the technical specifications of needed fundamental measurements, standards, and air quality programs.
Source: National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) and National Oceanic & Atmospheric ?? (NOAA)
URL: http://www.cstl.nist.gov/div837/Division/meetings/pastmeetin
gs/AtmWorkshop/AtmosphericWorkshop.htm

Particulate Matter Calculator
Abstract: Downloadable program, available for states (and others) to calculate filterable particulate matter (PM) emissions. Output: controlled filterable PM-2.5 and 10 emissions.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency
URL: http://www.epa.gov/ttn/chief/software/pmcalc/

Puget Sound's Air Quality Index
Abstract: Based on the National Pollution Standards Index system, this Index provides daily status of air quality in the Puget Sound region.
Source: Puget Sound Clean Air Agency
URL: http://www.pscleanair.org/airq/aqi.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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