Reducing emissions of greenhouse gases is central to mitigating climate change. For companies, educational institutions, and municipalities, setting science-based targets and then developing an action plan to reach those emission reductions is a critical to decarbonization. Our environmental engineering services focused on air quality began our work over a decade ago tracking and reporting GHGs and developing strategies to reduce GHG emissions from stationary and mobile emissions sources.
While carbon dioxide and methane are two of the most common GHGs, our experience includes “super” GHGs such as hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) that have been typically used in refrigeration, air-conditioning, building insulation, fire extinguishing systems, and aerosols and have a global warming potential as much as 100 to 10,000 times that of carbon dioxide. Our environmental and mechanical engineers work with clients to identify ways to reduce and replace GHGs in order to meet their sustainability and decarbonization goals, as well as permitting and regulatory requirements, including the phase-out of HCFCs and HFCs.