Ruby Canyon Engineering Receives ANSI Accreditation under ISO 14065

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Ruby Canyon Engineering is the first environmental engineering company in the Rocky Mountain Region to receive accreditation by the American National Standards Institute as a third-party greenhouse gas (GHG) validation/verification body.

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Ruby Canyon Engineering (RCE), an engineering consulting company whose main focus is greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, received its American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accreditation under ISO 14065, meeting the requirements for GHG validation and verification bodies, on October 9, 2009.

Now that RCE is accredited as a third-party GHG validating/verifying body – the first in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Region – the company, under ISO 14065, is accredited to perform validations and verifications of GHG inventories and projects for the following programs and registries:

  •     Climate Action Reserve
  •     The Climate Registry
  •     California Climate Action Registry
  •      Chicago Climate Exchange
  •     American Carbon Registry

Companies in need of third-party GHG validation/verification services are turning toward ISO 14065 accredited verification bodies. After 2010, nearly all GHG programs and registries will require that all third-party GHG validation/verification services be performed by an ISO 14065 accredited entity.

RCE Vice President Michael Coté said, “The purpose of having a qualified third party perform greenhouse gas validation and verification activities is to provide confidence and transparency to parties that depend on the accuracy of greenhouse gas credits or offsets for their business, like project developers, investors or brokers. The ISO standards require that RCE declare competencies, has systems in place to maintain impartiality and provide a reasonable level of assurance for their verification statements.”

About Ruby Canyon Engineering
Ruby Canyon Engineering Inc. (RCE) was founded in 2005 as an organization dedicated to facilitating greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction projects. RCE is well versed in all aspects of the carbon project cycle and registering projects in today’s voluntary carbon market in the United States (Climate Action Reserve, Chicago Climate Exchange, American Carbon Registry) and internationally (Kyoto protocol, Voluntary Carbon Standard). RCE provides a broad range of technical consulting services to companies wishing to conduct GHG inventories, report emissions to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and plan carbon management strategies. The company’s expert services as a technical assistance provider include developing corporate GHG inventories, emissions management, emission reduction project identification, baseline methodology development, project documentation and monitoring, economic feasibility studies and third-party validation and verification. RCE received its American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accreditation under ISO 14065 – requirements for GHG validation and verification bodies – in October 2009. To learn more about Ruby Canyon Engineering, visit http://www.rubycanyoneng.com.

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