Private companies, cities, states, municipalities and other government agencies are increasingly interested in quantifying, tracking, and mitigating greenhouse gas emissions. Greenhouse gases include carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, and synthetic (high-GWP) gases.
For our clients, we develop GHG emission inventories (also known as carbon footprints). We also develop future forecasts of these GHG emissions to form a baseline corresponding to the client’s anticipated business as usual operations. Often, our clients will request assistance on developing GHG data management systems, which can range from simple spreadsheets to sophisticated, yet easy to use, web-based tools. We also develop tailored GHG mitigation plans by combining all of the elements above along with recommended GHG reduction actions to achieve the client’s GHG reduction goals (e.g. carbon neutrality, intensity-based targets, etc.).
In their GHG management plans, companies should also assess the risks posed by a changing climate. These risks include those stemming from a failure to manage their own emissions or as a result of external factors brought on by climate change. These could include sensitive facilities or business operations or supply chains affected by rising sea levels, reduced precipitation, and higher average temperatures/temperature extremes,
We are also called upon to perform third-party validations of GHG reduction plans or verifications of GHG assertions. For example, we were recently retained by the Climate Change Secretariat of the Province of Ontario to perform a third-party validation of expected GHG reductions associated with the province’s Go Green Action Plan. We have also conducted dozens of third-party verifications under the California Climate Action Registry, the Climate Registry, and the Climate Action Reserve.
TranSystems regularly performs work for private companies, cities, states, and other government agencies.