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United Statees Carbon: What is sustainability?

Sustainability is based on a simple principle: Everything that we need for our survival and well-being depends, either directly or indirectly, on our natural environment.  Sustainability creates and maintains the conditions under which humans and nature can exist in productive harmony, that permit fulfilling the social, economic and other requirements of present and future generations.

Sustainability is important to making sure that we have and will continue to have,  the water, materials, and resources to protect human health and our environment.

What is United States Carbon doing?

United States Carbon combines the best in class technology utilizing, SMART WEB, SAETEC and SHOMEL to achieve the most comprehensive approach to reduction of energy in exchange for Carbon Assets. Our software solutions measure energy consumption and create the baseline for the Carbon Assets. Our solution can be offered as software service (SaaS) to large greenhouse gas emitters for corporate social responsibility, reporting and compliance management.

A United States Carbon Sustainability Plan is self-funding.  Benefiting People, Planet, And Profits…at the same time. Contact us today and let us show you how.

United States Carbon aims to make sustainability the next level of environmental protection by drawing on advances in science and technology to protect human health and the environment, and promoting innovative green business practices.

How can I help?

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Government Regulations and Practices

Executive Order 13423: “Strengthening Federal Environmental, Energy, and Transportation Management” of 2007 set policy and specific goals for federal agencies to ”conduct their environmental, transportation, and energy-related activities under the law in support of their respective missions in an environmentally, economically and fiscally sound, integrated, continuously improving, efficient, and sustainable manner.”

Executive Order 13514: “Federal Leadership in Environmental, Energy, and Economic Performance” of 2009 enhances EO 13423 “to establish an integrated strategy towards sustainability in the Federal Government and to make reduction of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) a priority for Federal agencies.”

The Federal Government Sustainability website includes the latest information from federal agencies relevant to developing and maintaining sustainable facilities and to developing and promoting sustainable practices within their environmental programs.

Greening EPA. EPA implements a wide range of programs to reduce the environmental impact of its facilities and operations, from building new, environmentally sustainable structures to improving the energy efficiency of older buildings.

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U.S. Community Protocol for Accounting and Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  • The U.S. Community Protocol for Accounting and Reporting Greenhouse Gas Emissions (Community Protocol) is designed to inspire and guide U.S. local governments to account for and report on greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with the communities they represent.
  • Building on previous advice provided by ICLEI and others, this Community Protocol represents a new national standard that establishes requirements and recommended best practices for developing community GHG emissions inventories.
  • A consistent national standard allows local governments to more easily develop high-quality GHG inventories and measure progress toward their emissions reduction goals and communicate results with their community members.

Step One: Conduct the Scoping Process

  • Consider the GHG emission sources and activities you wish to report on and the stories you wish to convey about GHG emissions associated with your community. At a minimum, the following Five Basic Emissions Generating Activities must be included in the inventory:
  • Use of electricity by the community
  • Use of fuel in residential and commercial stationary combustion equipment
  • On-road passenger and freight motor vehicle travel
  • Use of energy in potable water and wastewater treatment and distribution
  • Generation of solid waste by the community
  • Local governments are strongly encouraged to include other sources and activities in accounting and reporting as well.

Step Two: Perform Emissions Calculations

  • Gather data and use Protocol accounting methods to calculate emissions for selected sources and activities.

Step Three: Complete the GHG Inventory Report

Develop a report that effectively conveys information about GHG emissions associated with your community, meeting the reporting requirements described in Chapter 4.

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