Without accurate carbon and water footprint assessments, organizations lack critical tools to monitor and mitigate climate change and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) risks, make informed decisions using operational data, and establish a science-based approach for regulatory and stakeholder engagements.
Clients rely on Geosyntec’s experts and our carbon and water assessment tools to develop baseline data for current operations, identify “hot-spot” issues, set footprint reduction goals, evaluate compliance options, discern potential and actual environmental risks, and develop energy transition and ESG strategies to reduce potential impact on energy and water resources.
Geosyntec’s services include Scope 1, 2, and 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emission estimation, life cycle assessments (LCA), as well as air and water sampling and testing. An accurate assessment is essential to save costs, enhance business operations, and remain compliant with global energy mandates and requirements. Information and insights obtained from these assessments will help inform clients in improving process efficiencies, reducing energy costs, developing realistic carbon reduction strategies, and conducting materiality assessment for mitigation solutions such as carbon sequestration, carbon offsets, and external partnerships with suppliers, contractors, and communities involved.
Clients rely on Geosyntec to accurately measure emissions from GHG. One of the fundamental aspects of GHG testing is quantifying GHG emissions with the proper level of accuracy and assessing the extent of a client's scope one, two, and three GHG emissions. Accurate measurement of GHG emissions from all levels and across scopes helps us develop an effective and comprehensive energy transition plan for the organizations we work with. Along with GHG assessments, our practitioners also measure atmospheric carbon and methane, and use assessment results to develop strategies to decrease energy and water utilization.
Geosyntec practitioners apply the latest in LCA modeling tools and approaches to innovative low carbon solutions while preparing credible analyses according to ISO standards, guidelines by Intergovernmental Panel on Climate change (IPCC), state regulations, and sector-specific protocols. An LCA evaluates the cumulative environmental impact across various lifecycle stages of a product or a service, including raw material extractions, transportation to processing facilities, product manufacturing, delivery, end use, disposal, recycling, and reuse. An LCA is a unique system analysis tool; it can help clients determine the total environmental impact and identify optimal reduction opportunities beyond their operational boundary through streamlining various processes associated with product manufacturing/a service.
After an assessment, our clients receive an emissions reduction program to identify sources and establish approaches and detailed costs for mitigation and implementation. Though environmental assessments can be complex, Geosyntec renewable energy specialists work with clients to clarify the process. By applying multiple protocols for data collection, our practitioners can help clients minimize risk, improve public perception, satisfy regulations, and ensure accuracy on federal, state, and international agency reports.