MACOM Environment and Energy has extensive expertise in managing large multi-faceted carbon management projects, ranging from the preparation of greenhouse gases (GHG) emission inventories to the preparation of Greenhouse Gases life cycle analyses. MACOM has prepared organization-wide and facility-specific GHG emission inventories for the six internationally-recognized. greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs) and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6)) on a compound-specific and total carbon equivalent basis.
A baseline inventory summarizes an entity’s GHG emissions during a specific calendar year and serves as a benchmark for tracking GHG emission levels over time. MACOM has prepared numerous baseline GHG emission inventories for single-facility and multi-facility entities so that annual impacts to an entity’s direct and indirect GHG emissions can be evaluated.
The selection and development of a database during the preparation of the baseline GHG emission inventory assists entities in data collection and emission estimation for future calendar years. MACOM has developed user-friendly database systems for tracking required data elements for annual emission inventories and for preparing annual GHG emission estimates. MACOM has also customized systems for accounting annual GHG emissions and GHG emission reductions to assist entities in tracking and managing their GHG emissions.
MACOM has prepared energy use surveys to assist facilities in quantifying GHG emission estimates associated with energy consumption sources and identifying potential GHG mitigation options. These energy surveys include the evaluation and documentation of energy and/or electricity consumption from mechanical, lighting and process equipment, as well as from stationary and mobile combustion sources.
A life cycle analysis (LCA) identifies the environmental impacts of a project from production to final disposal (from “cradle to grave”). MACOM has prepared comprehensive GHG life cycle analyses to assess overall carbon impact of proposed energy projects to demonstrate the potential benefits to regulators and stakeholders.
MACOM has prepared GHG benchmarking analyses for numerous clients to identify GHG mitigation options for existing operations and to identify options for reducing GHG footprints.
MACOM prepares verifications for reporting entities and determines whether or not an entity’s GHG emission inventory is complete, consistent, accurate, transparent, conservative, and free of material misstatements. We understand that GHG reporting programs have established procedural steps for GHG verification and work with reporting entities to ensure that GHG verification activities are performed in accordance with these procedures.
Based on our extensive experience preparing GHG emission inventories, MACOM identifies GHG emissions sources (indirect, mobile, stationary, process, and fugitive emissions) to be verified. We rank GHG emission sources by magnitude on a carbon dioxide equivalent basis and assess changes in geographic and organizational boundaries.
MACOM evaluates the procedures and systems used in preparing GHG emissions reports, as well as the emission reporting company’s personnel and their training. We assess the uncertainties with associated methodologies and management systems to ensure systemic accuracy and validity — including the management system’s ability to account for the diversity of sources that comprise each emission category, and its ability to appropriately track emissions in all source categories.
MACOM comprehensively assesses the risk of material misstatement associated with the emission reporting company’s management systems, as well as their procedures for preparing the emissions report.