SWCA completed a thorough third-party review of City of Fort Collins' greenhouse gas inventory methodology, reporting, and mitigation planning. The City has set a goal of reducing its GHG emissions by 7% from its baseline year. This review included review of all City of Fort Collins GHG data, inventory methodology and results, and mitigation planning activities. It also included meeting with City staff and the climate action team to discuss existing program issues and develop a plan for future program upgrades and mitigation strategies. To add in the City’s program development, SWCA developed a detailed process map of all of the City's municipal and community GHG inventory activities. We also provided recommendations for potential GHG inventory and data tracking program improvements.
As a major part of this project, SWCA completed an Energy and Greenhouse Gas Management System for the City. This system was custom designed by SWCA to allow the City to enter and store all it's GHG and sustainability data in a centralized location and move to the City to a more efficient, more reliable, database-driven system for its GHG accounting and reporting. The reporting system provides for the calculation and tracking of GHG emissions mitigation and reductions over time, allowing the City to dig into its GHG emissions profile, and spend less time calculating its emissions and more time managing and reducing emissions.
Schiff Nutrition International, Inc. (NYSE: WNI) develops, manufactures, markets and distributes branded and private label vitamins, nutritional supplements and nutrition bars in the United States and throughout the world. When Schiff needed help meeting Walmart's new sustainability reporting requirements, they turned to SWCA. SWCA helped Schiff complete its baseline greenhouse gas inventory and carbon management reporting to the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). We also helped Schiff understand its water consumption and waste and recycling profile. This project adds to SWCA's track record of helping Walmart suppliers stay ahead of the curve - meeting and even exceeding Walmart's sustainability standards.
SWCA Environmental Performance Group contracted with Sweet Candy Company, a 100-year old producer of quality candies with sales across America, to develop a comprehensive sustainability program. Program development included the following:
Deer Valley Ski Resort has been rated the #1 ski resort in North America three times in the past 5 years, including their most recent #1 rating in 2007.
SWCA Environmental Performance Group worked with Deer Valley to:
Founded in 1869 as a silver mining town, Park City has since left its silver mining roots and is now known as one of America's premier skiing and all-season resort destinations. In 2002, Park City was chosen as a venue site for the Winter Olympics, and is home to three of North America's leading ski resorts: The Canyons Resort, Deer Valley Resort, and Park City Mountain Resort.
As part of its responsibilities under the U.S. Mayors Climate Protection Agreement, Park City Municipal Corporation (PCMC) contracted with SWCA Environmental Performance Group to baseline its government operations greenhouse gas emissions, and also to estimate its 1990 greenhouse gas emissions.
SWCA Environmental Performance Group worked with Park City to complete the baseline carbon inventory on a very aggressive schedule. SWCA Environmental Performance Group generated a publicly available report documenting and explaining the results, with PCMC's greenhouse gas emissions broken out by both department and facility. This reporting structure gave PCMC maximum flexibility with data organized for both planning and reporting purposes.
SWCA Environmental Performance Group helped Zermatt Resort and Spa with:
Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR) was ranked the third most environmentally friendly ski resort in North America by the Ski Area Citizens' Coalition. PCMR contacted SWCA Environmental Performance Group for help determining the resort's current environmental impacts, and SWCA Environmental Performance Group provided PCMR with:
This is believed to be the first Ecological Footprint completed for a ski area in North America.
Connor Sport Court (CSC) is the #1 manufacturer of wood flooring for athletic courts in the USA. CSC partnered with SWCA Environmental Performance Group to conduct a triple-bottom-line baseline assessment of company operations. The triple bottom line assessment focused on CSC's social, environmental, and financial performance. Work performed included:
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October 2012 - SWCA was selected to assist a large power producer with state and federal GHG and air quality permitting in the State of Texas. Read More...
September 2012 – SWCA continues its membership in the Climate Registry and completes its fourth annual corporate sustainability report which includes a GHG Inventory, waste and recycling audit and a water use assessment. SWCA’s report covers all ... Read More...
June, 2012 – SWCA completed an evaluation of emissions for two large municipal water treatment plants and assisted the client in implementing the measurement and reporting of those emissions using the U.S. Community Protocol for US communities deve... Read More...