Our GHG Rule Services include:

  • Non-Applicability Documentation
  • GHG Monitoring Plan and Procedures Preparation
  • GHG Emissions Calculation for Annual Reporting
  • Audit of GHG Monitoring Plan and Procedures
  • Serving as Designated Representative's Delegated Agent for Submission for Annual Reports to U.S. EPA
  • Training

Additional GHG and Sustainability Services:

  • Facility Carbon Footprint Determination
  • Development of GHG Calculator for Industrial Sectors
  • Product Life Cycle Assessment and Carbon Footprint Determination
  • Industrial Energy Use Audit and Management
  • Carbon Offset Project Quantifications
  • Sustainability Assessment
  • Sustainability Program Development
  • Renewable Energy Feasibility
  • Implementation, Management, and Results Tracking
  • ISO 14000 Systems with a Sustainability Focus by KERAMIDA's FastTrack™ System - the fastest and most cost-effective way to develop a Management System

Carbon Footprint Evaluations

KERAMIDA completes Scope 1, Scope 2, and Scope 3 Carbon Footprint determinations for corporations and governmental units. Our carbon footprint evaluations are used for Green Product certifications and include organizational and operational footprint boundaries (facility itself, product life cycle, suppliers), quantification factors, identification of emission sources, quantification methods, emission factors, source activity data, and voluntary or regulatory program requirements.  KERAMIDA also develops carbon footprint tracking tools customized to each client’s needs and provides services for data acquisition, input, and validation.  KERAMIDA counsels clients on strategic communication of carbon footprints and reduction goals.


Greenhouse Gas Project Experience:

Carbon Footprint for Food Manufacturer
KERAMIDA completed a Greenhouse Gas Inventory for a food manufacturer in order to meet the requirements of Walmart’s Sustainability Product Index. The inventory was completed under the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) protocol and included Scope 1 and 2 emissions. Limited Scope 3 emissions for packaging manufactured off-site was also included. Sources of emissions beyond energy use include water and wastewater treatment emissions. 

Carbon Footprint for the Products of Medical Equipment Supplier
KERAMIDA completed a Carbon Footprint for a leading international medical and hospital equipment supplier for its Global Headquarters manufacturing facility. A team of key leadership staff representing product development, operations, engineering, and sales was advised by KERAMIDA on the appropriate boundaries to set for the carbon footprint and how to best communicate the results throughout the company. The Carbon Footprint included Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions and a request from suppliers for Scope 3 emissions. KERAMIDA also performed carbon footprints for the products of two of the client’s suppliers. After compilation of one year of carbon footprint data, KERAMIDA provided the client with carbon footprint tracking tools to manage future years of data and set reduction goals. 

GHG Inventories for Wood Furniture Manufacturing Facility
KERAMIDA performed greenhouse gas inventories for twelve wood furniture manufacturing facilities throughout the U.S. using the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) protocol. KERAMIDA also tailored the inventories to meet local emission factors associated with local electrical power generation facilities. 

Energy Audit and GHG Inventories for Wood Furniture Production Facility
KERAMIDA performed an energy audit of the wood furniture production facility and corporate offices which included a greenhouse gas inventory and recommended energy conservation projects. KERAMIDA also provided the greenhouse gas inventory in the format required by the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA). 

GHG Inventories for Metalcasting and Printing Supply Corporation
KERAMIDA worked with the corporate headquarters to provide a process by which the corporation’s metalcasting and printing supply, and other manufacturing facilities can perform their own greenhouse gas inventories. This project included providing greenhouse gas inventory formats tailored to different types of production facilities owned by the corporation and providing training to their plant personnel on greenhouse gas emissions calculations and energy conservation projects.

U.S. Department of Energy - Metal Casting Energy Use and CO2 Reduction Study
KERAMIDA performed a study of energy use in foundries and best practices for energy use reduction and CO2 generation reduction by manufacturing processes for the U.S. Department of Energy. The objective of this pioneering work was to conduct an energy and facility analysis of the metal casting industry to determine the theoretical minimum, best practice, and actual energy usage for different metals and processes used in the metal casting industry. This study also listed the work practices used by the best performing facilities to provide practical guidance to the industry for energy and CO2 emission reductions. The study was published in 2004 by the U.S. DOE Industrial Technologies Program and is titled, "Theoretical/Best Practice Energy Use in Metalcasting Operations." KERAMIDA was selected by the U.S. DOE and conducted the study and wrote the peer-reviewed publication for U.S. DOE under subcontract to Advanced Technology Institute in 2003-2004 for a budget of $100,000.

Greenhouse Gas Inventory for the City of Cincinnati
KERAMIDA performed a greenhouse gas (GHG) emission inventory update for the City of Cincinnati, Ohio. The inventory was conducted using the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives (ICLEI) Clean Air & Climate Protection (CACP) 2009 software applied to energy use for the 2009 calendar year. The update included comparing 2009 community and government GHG inventories to the baseline year, 2006, and evaluating specific projects implemented to reduce GHG emissions, energy use and cost. The ICLEI protocol and CACP software were used to compare current year energy use and GHG emissions to the base year and to explain the differences with individual projects, national energy trends, or climate change effects on the City of Cincinnati. A summary of the results were published in the Climate Protection Action Plan (The Green Cincinnati Plan).

CO2 Emissions Reduction Strategy for a Major European Aluminum Producer
KERAMIDA performed a study for Indirect CO2 Emissions for a major aluminum producer and developed a winning CO2 emissions reduction strategy to successfully address the anticipated impact from the European Union’s CO2 regulations - Phase I (EU Emissions Trading Scheme Directive 2003/87/EC and resultant National Allocation Plans). The reduction strategy focused on the role of energy efficiency on indirect CO2 emissions and the assignment of benefits from the resultant CO2 credits. The study presented calculations of penalties resulting from CO2 emissions exceedances for each of the years of the regulatory implementation period. The study, furthermore, included an assessment of the legal framework for emissions trading at the International, European, and National levels.


GHG Monitoring Plan and Procedures

KERAMIDA has provided services for: 

  • Citizens Thermal Stationary Fuel Combustion
  • Citizen Gas Local Distribution Companies (GHG Supplier)
  • Knauf Glass Production Plants
  • Steel Dynamics Iron and Steel Production
  • Nucor Steel Iron and Steel Production
  • Crawfordsville Electric Light & Power Stationary Fuel Combustion

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Training

KERAMIDA has extensive experience providing companies with specific training on the potential and real impacts of greenhouse gas regulations and climate change legislation. The training is tailored to all levels of management from CEO and legal counsel to compliance and operations managers. KERAMIDA has also provided similar training to trade association groups on the specific impacts to their market sector.

 

Our GHG training has included:

  • KERAMIDA Workshops
  • Cummins U.S. Facilities Webinar
  • Taft, Stettinius & Hollister and Clients Webinar
  • Barnes & Thornburg and Clients Workshop
  • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum Workshop
  • Greenbaum, Doll & McDonald Workshop
  • Knauf Employee Training
  • Steel Dynamics U.S. Facilities Webinar
  • IMA Members Webinar
  • MEC Conferences
  • AFS Training Workshops

GHG Memberships

KERAMIDA is a member of The Climate Registry and has provided GHG services to many multi-facility industrial clients, national industrial associations, law firms, and state organizations.

GHG Partnerships

Monitoring Solutions is a full service manufacturer dedicated solely to CEMS. With over 25 years of experience, they design and manufacture both extraction and dilution systems, and supply opacity, flow and oxygen systems for stack monitoring.


Praise for our Greenhouse Gas Services:

I want to thank you for your help with the very challenging greenhouse gas emissions issue. Your knowledge and prior work are so valuable to our current efforts on behalf of the industry.
— Executive Vice President, American Foundry Society
 

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