All posts by NelsonLee

Industrial Waste Management

Waste! The very word brings images of inefficiency, mistakes, or at least opportunities for improvement! Green Sky supports the generators and the waste management firms. Improving sustainability through enhanced quality, environment, health and safety management systems applications is the path to business success for generators. For the waste management sector, ensuring a viable business, a sound reputation and customer confidence is a key to success. Green Sky has been helping our clients maintain regulatory compliance and demonstrate reduced GHG emissions through the use of recovered / recycled materials from the waste stream.

Sustainable Forest Products

Sustainable forestry has been practiced for two decades or more with good results, but manufacturing has not kept pace until only recently. With the low dollar, now seems to be the right time to invest in sustainability to enhance competitiveness for when the dollar rebounds. In addition, now is the time to monetize the abundant carbon offsetting opportunities available in the forest products sector. Green Sky understands the market and your industry and can assist in developing the projects or in the necessary verification process.

Reducing Greenhouse Gases in Petroleum Facilities

With the latest change in governments and their positions, combined with the continuing changes to our climate it is more important than ever to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Working within the Petroleum sector, Green Sky can identify the opportunities to improve efficiency, decrease greenhouse gases and reduce energy and operating costs. This helps not only achieve a reduction in greenhouse emissions, but it also helps to positively affect your bottom-line, and keep within the environment and health & safety regulations.

Carbon footprint standard under development

With ISO 14064 part 1 nearly at the DIS stage, the standards writing teams are mostly shifting their focus to how to standardize the determination of a product’s carbon footprint. While the teams have life cycle assessment (ISO 14040/44), product labelling (ISO 14025) and other related standards to draw from, specifying how to determine what to include and what to exclude is sure to involve some lengthy and possibly heated debates! First meeting is set for Yogyakarta, Indonesia, roughly February 29- March 4, 2016.

Latest development in greenhouse gas (GHG) standards – news from behind closed doors

ISO is updating its 14064 series of standards! For the past 2-3 years, international members have been meeting live and virtually to propose updates to the international standards, first issued in 2006. ISO 14064 part 1 on quantification and reporting will likely be published as a draft international standard (DIS) this summer. Part 2 on offset projects will not change significantly, but will take a little longer. Part 3 promises to be a major re-write, splitting verification from validation approaches, as just one peak of what is to come. This will likely impact 14065/66 as well.