Spotlight

April 28, 2014 Climate Registered Member Exelon Corporation surpasses ambitious goal to eliminate carbon emissions seven years ahead of schedule.

April 18, 2014Cool Planet Member The Grand Del Mar undergoes retrofits and reduces energy consumption to shrink its carbon footprint. Learn more about the resort's green initiatives here.

April 18, 2014 Natural Capital Leaders Index recognizes Registry member PG&E as the only US "Decoupling Leader" for growing revenue while simultaneously reducing their environmental impact .

February 18, 2014 Natural Capital Leaders Index recognizes Registry member PG&E as the only US "Decoupling Leader" for growing revenue while simultaneously reducing their environmental impact .

February 18, 2014CDSB releases CDSB Framework Draft Consultation to promote and advance disclosure of environmental information. The expanded framework includes information on natural capital, namely forest risk commodities and water. Learn more here.

February 7, 2014Join the Climate Action Reserve for NACW, the longest running and most anticipated conference for discussing climate policy and carbon markets. The event will be held in San Francisco, March 26-28. More info here.

December 16, 2013The Natural Resource Agency released 'Safeguarding California: Reducing Climate Risk', an update to the 2009 California Climate Adaptation Strategy." Link "Safeguarding California: Reducing Climate Risk.

December 16, 2013Registry Members the California Department of Public Health and UC Irvine receive the 2013 Governor's Environmental and Economic Leadership Award for Sustainable Practices. Congratulations!

December 10, 2013Small Businesses: Enter to Win a Free Year of Registry Membership by Completing the Small Business Survey. Due January 10th.

November 13, 2013UC Berkeley meets its aggressive GHG reduction goal two years ahead of schedule.

October 29, 2013Don't miss the 2014 A&WMA Annual Conference & Exhibition "Navigating Environmental Crossroads", June 24-27 in Long Beach, CA. Learn more and see the call for abstracts..

October 21, 2013Early Registration is Now Open for the 2014 Climate Leadership Conference, hosted February 24-26 in San Diego, California. Best Rates Expire December 12, 2013. Learn MORE.

October 15, 2013 The Climate Registry co-authors white paper that demonstrates how to address the climate impacts of California's water systems.

September 19, 2013 Architectural Digest featured Registry member Sokol Blosser's new tasting facility in the October issue. The facility conforms to Living Building Challenge standards and features a green roof and cantilevered overhangs that reduce heat and glare.

September 19, 2013 Registry member PG&E Corporation released its 2012 Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report and is named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index for continued leadership on issues of social, environmental and corporate responsibility.

September 17, 2013 Registry member Exelon Corp. is the top ranked U.S. electric utility in CDP's Global 500 report. Reporting and verifying through The Climate Registry gives the company the highest quality carbon data and a better CDP score.

August 9, 2013 UCLA rated one of the most sustainability universities in the nation by Princeton Review's Green Honor Roll.

August 6, 2013 Delta Air Lines has lowered its annual GHGs by 8.5 million metric tons, an 18.4% reduction since 2005.

August 2, 2013 Ford's 2014 F-150s will give customers the option to run on natural gas.

August 1, 2013 Shell leads on climate change with a self-imposed carbon emissions tax.

July 31, 2013 Manitoba introduces strategy for North America's first petcoke and coal heating ban as well as mandatory reporting.

July 29, 2013 Tower Companies is the first two-time winner of the DC Mayor's Sustainability Award.

July 22, 2013 3Degrees offers perspective on The Registry's recognition of RECs. Contact 3Degrees if you would like to purchase RECs to reduce your organization's carbon footprint.

July 18, 2013 Exelon presents its 2012 Corporate Sustainability Report, ensuring accurate accounting of GHGs by using The Registry standards.

July 16, 2013 Abt Associates announces its membership, alongside industry leaders, with The Climate Registry.

July 10, 2013 Known for its longtime commitment to environmental sustainability, the city of Davis was crowned the state's "Coolest California City" by the Air Resources Board.

May 22, 2013 USPS wins a whopping 10 awards in the Federal Green Challenges Award.

April 23, 2013 Tom Bowman of Registry member Bowman Design Group shows small businesses how to reduce GHGs and cut costs.

April 22, 2013 Delta releases 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report and is recognized in the Wall Street Journal. Delta CEO Richard Anderson said, "At Delta, we believe that transparency goes hand in hand with sustainability."

April 22, 2013 Registry Board Member Mary Nichols named one of Time's Top 100 of 2013. Congratulations, Mary! The recognition is well deserved.

April 19, 2013 Bentley Prince Street President & CEO, Ralph Grogan, wins SBC's Lifetime Business Achievement Award. Congrats from The Climate Registry!

April 19, 2013 Registry members Timberland and Clif Bar sign the Ceres Climate Declaration.

April 17, 2013 Innovative member Ford to cut vehicle waste 40% by 2016.

April 09, 2013 California Air Resources Board names Richard Corey new Executive Director. The Climate Registry congratulates Richard on his new position.

February 26, 2013 Hershey joins The Sustainability Consortium

January 29, 2013 Registry members dominate the GEELA awards, California's highest environmental honor. Sapphos Environmental, City of San Diego, Aquarium of the Pacific, State of California Department of General Services and Alamenda-Contra Costa Transit District win awards in different categories. Learn more here. www.calepa.ca.gov/awards/geela

January 3, 2013 Registry member WRI and WBCSD released a sustainable procurement guide for wood and paper-based products. download

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List of Verification Bodies

The firms listed below have been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) to conduct GHG inventory verification services for Members of The Climate Registry:

ANSI’s Accreditation Committee will consider additional Verification Bodies for accreditation on an approximately quarterly basis.

Advanced Waste Management Systems, Inc.
6430 Hixson Pike
Hixson, TN 37343
USA
http://www.awm.net
Rob Ellis
Director, Western Region
423-843-2206
robellis@awm.net
Cameron-Cole, LLC
50 Hegenberger Loop
Oakland, CA 94621
USA
http://www.cameron-cole.com
Chris Lawless
Director, Greenhouse Gas Management Services
510-777-1858
clawless@cameron-cole.com
Conestoga-Rover & Associates (CRA) Limited
651 Colby Drive
Waterloo, Ontario N2V 1C2
CAN
www.craworld.com
Brent Boss
Program Manager
519-884-0510 ext. 2268
bboss@craworld.com
Conestoga-Rover & Associates (CRA) Inc.
651 Colby Drive
Waterloo, Ontario N2V 1C2
CAN
www.craworld.com
Brent Boss
Program Manager
519-884-0510 ext. 2268
bboss@craworld.com
Det Norske Veritas (U.S.A), Inc.
155 Grand Avenue, 5th Floor
Oakland, CA 94555
USA
http://climatechange.dnv.com
Shruthi Poonacha Bachamanda
Senior Consultant
510-891-0461 ext 44212
shruthi.poonacha@dnvgl.com
Environmental Services, Inc.
7220 Financial Way, Ste. 100
Jacksonville , FL 32256
USA
http://www.esicarbon.com
Janice McMahon
Forestry, Carbon, & GHG Services Director
330-833-9941
jmcmahon@esinc.cc
ERM Certification and Verification Services
http://www.ermcvs.com Shaun Walden
Client Account Manager
Shaun.Walden@ermcvs.com
First Environment, Inc.
91 Fulton St.
Boonton, NJ 07005
USA
http://www.firstenvironment.com
Michael Carim
Environmental Specialist
973-334-0003
mic@firstenvironment.com
ICF Consulting Canada, Inc.
277 Wellington Street West, Suite 808
Toronto, ON M5V 34E
CAN
http://www.icfi.com
Julie Tartt
Manager
416-341-0127
Julie.Tartt@icfi.com
KPMG Performance Registrar Inc.
777 Dunsmuir Street
Vancouver, BC V7Y 1K3
CAN
http://www.kpmg.com
Chris Ridley-Thomas
Vice President
604-691-3088
cridleythomas@kpmg.ca
LRQA, Inc. (formerly Ryerson, Master and Associates, Inc. (RMA))
1330 Enclave Parkway, Suite 200
Houston, TX 77077
USA
http://www.lrqausa.com
DeAnn Sarver
Vice President, Business Development
866-971-LRQA (5772)
Sales-USA@lrqa.com
Lucideon CICS Inc. (formerly Complete Integrated Certification Services Inc.)
2204 Timberloch Place, Suite 110
The Woodlands, TX, 77380
USA
http://www.cicsglobal.com
Kurt Teuscher
President
281-292-8606
kurt.teuscher@cicsglobal.com
NSF International Strategic Registrations, Ltd.
789 N. Dixboro Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
USA
Jeanette Halliday
Business Development Manager, NSF-ISR
Toll Free:(888) 673-9000 ext. 3804; Direct:734-827-3804
Mobile:734-883-7803; Fax:734-827-7164
halliday@nsf-isr.org
Perry Johnson Registrars Carbon Emission Services, Inc.
755 W. Big Beaver Road, Suite 1380
Troy, MI 48084
USA
http://www.pjr.com
Alyssa Gavin
Accreditation Manager
248-663-0311 ext. 4737
agavin@prjces.com
QMI-SAI Global
20 Carlson Court, Ste 100
Toronto, ON M9W 7K6
CAN
http://www.saiglobal.com
John Fraser
Product and Development Manager, Environment
800-465-3717; 416-401-8671
john.fraser@qmi-saiglobal.com
Ruby Canyon Engineering Inc.
743 Horizon Court, Ste. 385
Grand Junction, CO 81506
USA
http://www.rubycanyoneng.com
Michael Coté
Vice President
970-241-9298
mcote@rubycanyoneng.com
SCS Global Services
2200 Powell Street, Ste 600
Emeryville, CA 94608
USA
http://www.scscertified.com
Dr. Robert J. Hrubes
Senior Vice President
510.452.8007
rhrubes@scscertified.com
Stantec Consulting Ltd.
130 Somerset Street
Saint John NB E2K 2X4
Canada
http://www.stantec.com
Joe Harriman, Ph.D., P.Chem.
Regional Discipline Leader, Climate Services
506-634-2185
Joe.Harriman@stantec.com

HOW TO SELECT A VERIFICATION BODY

Members of The Climate Registry have two options for selecting a Verification Body:

  1. Members can select an ANSI-accredited, Registry-recognized Verification Body from the list provided above.
  2. Members can select a Verification Body that is proceeding through ANSI’s GHG Accreditation Program to become accredited to The Climate Registry’s protocols.

NEW: Multiple Program Matrix – Updated September 17, 2014

The Registry developed this resource to assist Members of The Climate Registry that are additionally reporting to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and/or the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP). This matrix lists ANSI-accredited Verification Bodies and ANSI Applicants eligible to perform verification services for The Climate Registry as well as CARB and MassDEP.

Members should note that The Climate Registry will accept verification statements only from ANSI-accredited, Registry-recognized Verification Bodies. In choosing an ANSI applicant, please keep the following considerations in mind:

  • If the Verification Body does not succeed in attaining accreditation within nine months of the rendering of a Verification Statement, the Verification Statement will not be accepted by The Registry and the Member must have their inventory re-verified by another Verification Body.
  • In such a case, the Verification Body will be liable for the costs of the verification services it provided to the Member. This liability must be explicitly included as a contractual term between the applicant Verification Body and the Member.
  • Note that a Verification Body cannot become accredited until it has fulfilled the requirement for a witness assessment and, therefore, it must secure at least one client for verification services prior to becoming accredited. Starting December 31, 2009, Verification Bodies that are ANSI applicants may enter into a contract with a Registry Member only in order to fulfill ANSI witness assessment requirements, as further explained in the policy announcement issued on August 24, 2009.
  • Verification Bodies are allowed one year from the time they apply to ANSI’s accreditation program to attain accreditation. As such, Members should ask Verification Bodies when they expect to complete the accreditation process and make sure the timing is acceptable.
  • A Member’s emissions report will not be made public until its Verification Body has been accredited.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE ACCREDITED?

In order to attain accreditation, these Verification Bodies completed a rigorous assessment process in which they demonstrated independence, impartiality and competence to successfully verify GHG emission inventories. ANSI’s assessors evaluated the Verification Bodies through:

  • Desktop review of the Verification Body’s management systems and procedures
  • Onsite assessment consisting of a visit to the Verification Body’s office to interview personnel and review records
  • Witness assessment consisting of observation of a Verification Body conducting a facility visit as part of its verification activities for a client

This assessment is completed to ensure the Verification Body’s compliance with requirements defined in:

  • International Standard ISO 14065:2007, Greenhouse gases – Requirements for greenhouse gas validation and verification bodies for use in accreditation or other forms of recognition
  • International Standard ISO 14064-3:2006, Greenhouse gases – Part 3: Specification with guidance for the validation and verification of greenhouse gas assertions
  • The Climate Registry’s General Verification Protocol, Version 1.0, May 2008

The following Verification Bodies are currently proceeding through ANSI’s accreditation program:

ANSI GHG ACCREDITATION PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS

SES Inc.
6750 Antioch Road, Suite 305
Merriam, KS 66204
USA
http://www.ses-corp.com/
Rob Dobson
Director of Carbon Verification Program
913-307-0058 ext. 18
rdobson@ses-corp.com
TÜV Rheinland Energie und Umwelt GmbH
Am Grauen Stein
51105 Cologne
Germany
http://www.eco-tuv.de
Roland Wollenweber
Manager
+49 221 806 3553
Roland.Wollenweber@de.tuv.com
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