All organizations are responsible for some greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and most can find ways to reduce those emissions.
(PRWEB) May 12, 2015
Specialty Technical Publishers (STP), one of North America’s premier publishers of comprehensive guides helping organizations maintain compliance and mitigate risk, has released a complimentary eBook, Identifying and Managing Greenhouse Gas Emissions, by attorney, environmental compliance consultant and long-time STP contributor Jon Elliott.
“All organizations are responsible for some greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and most can find ways to reduce those emissions. The first step is to identify GHGs being handled and emitted–which might include not only fossil fuels but also refrigerants, degreasers, and other industrial chemicals. This eBook provides guidance and easy-to-use checklists to help organizations search their inventories and activities for GHGs, and to catalog GHG emissions. A future eBook will help readers search for alternatives, within their own activities and those of their suppliers.” Jon Elliott
Identifying and Managing Greenhouse Gas Emissions provides an introductory discussion of steps an organization or facility can take to evaluate its emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs).
These include the following:
- Screening purchasing and inventory records to identity GHGs purchased and used.
- Calculating direct GHG emissions from use of those GHGs.
- Calculating indirect GHG emissions from use of GHGs by suppliers and vendors to the entity.
For readers who want more details, links to helpful resources are provided, at relevant places in the discussion and as a compilation at the end of the document. Download the eBook here.
“We have heard much over the past three or four decades about the environmental dangers posed by greenhouse gases, and yet the problem persists. As populations grow and the world becomes more industrialized, now is the time to assume responsibility and act to ensure that future generations are not left with an insurmountable problem. This GHG eBook is a handy tool to monitor current compliance and to plan a strategy for future economically sensible management and responsible reduction.” Steve Britten, Acting President, Specialty Technical Publishers
STP also publishes Mr. Elliott’s informative weekly blog posts on the STP blog here.
About Specialty Technical Publishers
Specialty Technical Publishers produces technical resource guides covering environmental, health & safety, transportation, accounting, business practices, standards and law, offering comprehensive guidance on key compliance and regulatory issues. STP is a division of Glacier Media Inc., a Canadian information communications company that provides primary and essential information in print, electronic and online media. Glacier’s Business and Professional Information Group publishes directories, technical manuals, research and development materials, medical education, electronic databases, investment information and specialty websites.
About Jon Elliott
Jon Elliott is President of Touchstone Environmental and has been a major contributor to STP’s product range for over 25 years. He was involved in developing 12 existing products, including Environmental Compliance: A Simplified National Guide, Greenhouse Gas Auditing of Supply Chains and Environmental Auditing: Federal Compliance Guide.
Mr. Elliott has a diverse educational background. In addition to his Juris Doctor (University of California, Boalt Hall School of Law, 1981), he holds a Master of Public Policy (Goldman School of Public Policy [GSPP], UC Berkeley, 1980), and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering (Princeton University, 1977).
Mr. Elliott is active in professional and community organizations. In addition, he is a past chairman of the Board of Directors of the GSPP Alumni Association, and past member of the Executive Committee of the State Bar of California's Environmental Law Section (including past chair of its Legislative Committee).