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Table of Contents
Background and Overview
Reasons to Measure Environmental Performance
Developing a Measurement System
Calculators and Tools
Where To Go for P2 Help
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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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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

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

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.

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

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

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

Estimating Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Abstract: Provides detailed methods and discussions for estimating greenhouse gas emissions from specific industries and processes, and landfilling.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency - Emission Inventory Improvement Program

Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Management of Selected Materials in Municipal Solid Waste [PDF]
Abstract: An EPA study of 10 types of recyclable materials, resulted in a formula for estimating greenhouse gases associated with recycling these materials.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency Global Warming

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

Inventory and Report: Seattle's Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Abstract: Inventory on Seattle City's 1990-2000 greenhouse gas emissions; covers projected 2010 emissions, reduction plan, emissions related to the City's internal activities, emissions influenced by City policies and programs, and data collection challenges.
Source: City of Seattle, Washington

Measuring Progress in Toxics Use Reduction and Pollution Prevention
Abstract: This project developed and tested a methodology for measuring toxics use reduction progress in MA, under a state law. Results indicate progress in reducing toxic chemical use and generation of toxic byproducts. Contact TURI at (978) 934-3275.
Source: Toxics Use Reduction Institute (TURI)

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

Pollution Prevention Metrics (NEWMOA)
Abstract: Northeast states P2 programs partnered to create common multi-state metrics, both outcome and activity-based. The metrics are listed in this document. A software tool is available to states and local governments to use in evaluating their P2 programs.
Source: Northeast Waste Management Officials' Association (NEWMOA)

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

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

US EPA's Waste Reduction Model (WARM)
Abstract: Calculates greenhouse gas reductions based on waste reduction and recycling efforts.
Source: US Environmental Protection Agency


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