Climate Change Studies and Impact Evaluations

Changes in weather patterns — including heat waves and incidents of climate cooling or air stagnation — have the potential to directly affect emission levels and particulate matter produced by a wide range of stationary sources, including factories, refineries, and power plants.

Understanding the effects of climate change and whether any corrective actions are possible for major or area sources could directly impact a facility's long-term air quality targets or the data supporting a regulatory permit application for stacks or vents.

Geosyntec's air practitioners understand the latest science surrounding the environmental mechanisms that contribute to global climate change as well as the mitigation steps that can reduce the buildup of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. We frequently conduct detailed climate change studies and impact evaluations to help clients better understand how changes in the weather affect their facilities, their operations, and their bottom line.

These studies typically examine temperature and precipitation trends influenced by climate change and apply modeling tools to weather patterns that can help identify strategies for mitigating climate change effects. We then help clients estimate the costs, benefits, and economic impact of installing a wide range of emission control technology and systems and propose strategies for clients to reduce or even harness their greenhouse gas emissions.

We specialize in state of the practice innovations that address multiple air quality concerns, including ozone and particle pollution, hazardous or toxic air pollutants, atmospheric deposition, and visibility.

Lead Consultants

  • Kate Graf, PEE
    Kate Graf is a Principal Engineer based in Pennsylvania with more than 20 years of experience focused on providing air quality services to industrial clients. Her experience spans environmental eng ...
  • Daniel Elliott, Ph.D.
    Dan Elliott is a Senior Consultant based in New Jersey with more than 25 years of global experience managing and performing environmental due diligence assessments, characterizing and quantifying e ...
  • Elaina Modlin, P.E.
    Elaina Modlin is a Principal Environmental Engineer based in Florida with more than 20 years of experience focused on a wide variety of environmental services including regulatory compliance and pe ...
  • Curtis Laush, Ph.D.
    Curtis Laush is a Senior Physical Chemist based in Tennessee with more than 20 years of professional experience focused on the detailed analysis, monitoring, tracking, and management of air emissio ...
  • Lynn McGuire, P.E.
    Lynn McGuire is a Senior Principal Engineer based in California with more than 34 years of experience as a subject matter expert in process and environmental engineering consulting applied to the g ...
Geosyntec Consultants
Geosyntec is a consulting and engineering firm that works with private and public sector clients to address new ventures and complex problems involving our environment, natural resources, and civil infrastructure.

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