Saturday, October 25, 2014

Leonardo Academy Reports

Leonardo Academy’s Guide to Calculating Emissions Including Emission Factors and Energy Prices


Leonardo Academy Releases White Paper on Defining the Impacts of Forest Carbon Sequestration Offsets Leonardo Academy released a white paper today that aims to bring to light an issue that is under-addressed in emissions protocols - how long carbon must be held in forests that receive carbon sequestration credits.  Determining how to recognize and reward existing forest owners for the carbon held in their forest is essential to successfully address climate change.  The white paper, “Defining Forest Sequestration Impacts: Tonne to Tonne-Year Correlations Implicit in Existing Forestry Offset Standards,” introduces a new metric, tonne-years, as a way to account for not only the quantity of carbon emissions specified in a forest carbon sequestration credit, but also the length of time during which that carbon must remain sequestered.  Beyond simply recognizing this new metric, the paper also calls attention to the need to determine an appropriate ratio between tonne-years of carbon sequestration and the capacity to offset a tonne of carbon emissions. 


The Multi-Pollutant Emission Reduction Reporting System
This report describes consensus standards for a multiple pollutant approach to emission reduction reporting and crediting for energy efficiency improvements, production process changes, combustion process changes, and other emission reduction actions. 


Published March, 2005

Energy Efficiency, Water and Waste-Reduction Guidebook for Manufacturers, Proven Ways To Reduce Your Costs and Improve Operations

Published by the National Association of Manufacturer and its research and education arm, The Manufacturing Institute


Released January, 2004

The Energy Savings and Emission Reduction Benefits Delivered by Johnson Controls and Its Customers In the State of Wisconsin - Case Study: University of Wisconsin-Madison


Released November, 2003

The Impact of Sustainable Buildings on Educational Achievements in K-12 Schools


Released November, 2003

The Energy Savings and Emission Reduction Benefits Delivered by Johnson Controls and Its Customers In the State of Wisconsin


Released February, 2002

The Energy Savings and Emission Reduction Benefits Delivered by the State of Maryland Energy Performance Contracts 


Released October, 2001

The Energy Savings and Emission Reduction Benefits Delivered by Johnson Controls and Its Customers 


Published October, 2000

Energy Efficiency Toolkit for Manufacturers, Eight Proven Ways to Reduce Your Costs

A publication developed by the National Association of Manufacturer and its research and education arm, The Manufacturing Institute


Released March 15, 1999

Green Energy Project Reports:


Released July 24, 1998

Energy Savings and Environmental Benefits Delivered by Johnson Controls Energy Savings Performance Contracting Projects


Released May 20, 1998 

The Energy Savings and Environmental Benefits Delivered by the Energy Savings Performance Contracting Industry

A report prepared by Leonardo Academy Inc. for the U.S. DOE Energy Fitness Program, which is now part of Rebuild America Financial Services


Released from December, 1993 - February, 1998 (4 Reports)

Wisconsin Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Cost Study

A series of four reports investigating greenhouse gas emissions for the State of Wisconsin - Prepared by Consortium for Integrated Resource Planning of the University of Wisconsin, Leonardo Academy Inc., and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, with funding from U.S. EPA, and the former U.S. DOE Energy Fitness Program, which is now part of Rebuild America Financial Services

  • Report 1: WI Greenhouse Gas Emissions - Estimates for 1990
  • Report 2: Projections of Greenhouse Gas Emissions for Wisconsin
  • Report 3: Emission Reduction Cost Analysis
  • Report 4: The Economic and Greenhouse Gas Emission Impacts of Electric Energy Efficiency Investments, A WI Case Study

Available Online: Report 4: The Economic and Greenhouse Gas Emission Impacts of Electric Energy Efficiency Investments, A Wisconsin Case Study

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