Greenhouse Gas Consulting

First Environment assists emission reduction project developers with:

  • Project feasibility for early screening of greenhouse gas (GHG) projects to determine if they’re financially and technically viable
  • Identification of potentially applicable methodologies and registries for proposed GHG projects 
  • Development of new methodologies and/or protocols in consultation with registries
  • Project Design Documents that demonstrate project eligibility, including additionality, data monitoring systems, and GHG emission reduction quantification methods
  • Monitoring plans that specify project sources, sinks, and reservoirs as well as methods for efficient monitoring
  • Emission reduction calculations that conform to methodology equations, are accurate and transparent, and facilitate reduction/offset verification by third party auditors

We also support facilities, corporations, and local governments reporting voluntary and compliance emissions by providing the following services:

  • Developing a GHG inventory summarizing the organization’s GHG emission profile
  • Inventory Management Plans which document the who, what, when, and where of the emission inventory/reporting process, allowing easier assurance audits by third parties and consistency of ongoing reporting
  • Assistance in setting reduction targets that are feasible and efficient

First Environment can also help offset and reporting clients through Third Party Audit Readiness Assistance, including the following: 

  • Verification services procurement by scoping verification needs, identifying candidate suppliers, and preparing requests for proposals
  • Assertion package preparation to provide the verification team with reports, spreadsheets, records, and other evidence needed during audit activities
  • Corrective action assistance with verifier questions and resolving verification issues

Areas of Expertise:

  • Greenhouse gas inventory development
  • Inventory management plans
  • Setting reduction targets
  • Carbon offset project feasibility
  • Methodology/protocol development
  • Project Design Documents
  • Monitoring plans
  • Emission reduction calculations
  • Third-party audit readiness assistance
  • Corrective action assistance
  • Climate change litigation expert witness services

Our Work

Climate Action Plan and Greenhouse Gas Inventory for the Town of Dover

Client: Town of Dover, New York
Location: Dover, NY

Climate Action Plan & Greenhouse Gas Inventory for the City of Hoboken

Client: City of Hoboken, NJ
Location: Hoboken, NJ

Climate Action Plan and Greenhouse Gas Inventory Development

Client: County of Westchester, NY
Location: Westchester County, NY

USAID Building Low Emissions Alternatives to Develop Economic Resilience and Sustainability (B-LEADERS)

Client: International Resources Group
Location: Philippines