Organizations can begin with good intentions when they set out to reduce their environmental impacts. Without an adequate framework to guide their efforts however, the results can be less than optimal. We recognize that the best results come from an integrated approach, in which:
· All stakeholders are involved
· Brainstorming uncovers as many options as possible
· All costs and benefits are accounted for
Nature has no wastes. Our cities however, are not designed on nature’s cycles, but on a straight path from mining/harvesting through use to disposal.Industrial ecology (sometimes referred to as eco-efficiency, industial symbiosis, or eco-industrial planning) is the practice of reforming our community designs based on nature’s principles, such that “waste” energy and materials from one organization become resources for others.
GHG Inventory Management Systems help organizations to model and measure their greenhouse gas emissions, as a first step toward making meaningful reductions. The Management Systems are based on the ISO 14064 standard, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change and World Resources Institute guidelines, and the consulting work includes identifying and quantifying the benefits of greenhouse gas reduction projects within the organization.