Introduction to Federal Greenhouse Gas Measurement
Monday, June 14, 2010
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Additional Cost: $50
Space is Limited - Register today!
Hosted by the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), this workshop will be taught by technical experts who will go over the emerging framework for Federal GHG emissions management, including types and sources of emissions, the process of measuring and reporting emissions, and opportunities for emission reductions. The course explains existing and pending federal reporting requirements imposed by cities, states, and regional groups, as well as the EPA. You will learn about the various opportunities to reduce GHG emissions in a variety of sectors: energy, water, waste, health, building operations, land management, purchasing, and transportation.
Attendees will also receive the final Public Sector GHG Accounting Protocol and other materials to help them conduct their GHG inventories.. Attendees will have the opportunity to review a high-level inventory of GHG emissions and learn about the range of GHG inventories federal agencies have completed.
This workshop is for Federal managers who may be responsible for GHG reporting in their agency. This could include Federal facility managers, energy managers, fleet managers, land managers, sustainability managers, health experts, pollution control and toxic release experts, legal staff, and procurement and contracting officials. Registration is open to all Federal personnel.
For more information, contact Rob Hardison at 703-917-7443; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Mr. Jeremy Alcorn
Mr. Alcorn is an environmental scientist with expertise in environmental security, greenhouse gas (GHG) inventories and management, climate change mitigation and adaptation, sustainability, institutional risk management, pollution prevention, and environmental compliance. As a research fellow with LMI, he supports federal clients with energy research and the development of GHG reporting in response to Executive Order 13514. Before coming to LMI, he served as a senior environmental engineer with Concurrent Technologies Corporation (CTC), providing policy research on environmental security for the Army Environmental Policy Institute, sustainability planning support for the Colorado Army National Guard, and technical guidance as a team lead in the U.S. Army’s first bottom-up GHG inventories at multiple installations. In 2003–08, he was an environmental scientist at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), where he provided hands-on, federal-sector support to NASA, the U.S. Air Force, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in federal agency sustainability, GHG inventories, institutional risk management, aerospace pollution prevention, and water security. Before joining SAIC, Mr. Alcorn worked in the local and international sustainability and water protection fields as a Peace Corps volunteer in Central and Eastern Europe. He has participated in numerous conferences and has authored publications on federal GHG management, practical sustainability indicators, environmental security, the risk assessment paradigm for critical infrastructure, and implications of climate change on U.S. access to space.
Mr. Alcorn earned his Bachelor of Science degree in environmental science and political science, with an emphasis on marine sciences, from Allegheny College. During that course of study, he graduated cum laude with honors and studied at both the Duke University, Nicholas School of the Environment, and the Bermuda Biological Station for Research. He has a Master of Science degree in environmental science and policy from George Mason University.
Mr. Rob Hardison
Rob Hardison provides technical advisory services for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Federal Energy Management Program toward the development of a federal greenhouse gas accounting program. He also supports a range of energy and environmental projects, especially those concerning the climate-related impacts of energy use. Before joining LMI, Mr. Hardison attended the University of Washington, where he studied policy development and business management aimed at environmental sustainability. Before that, he served as an Army officer, conducting environmental compliance surveys and developing corrective action recommendations for U.S. Army operations in Japan and South Korea. Mr. Hardison graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental engineering and earned a Master of Public Administration degree in environmental policy and Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Washington in Seattle. He is a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)–accredited professional.
Dr. Rachael Jonassen
As Senior Scientist at LMI, Rachael was the lead author for A Federal Leader’s Guide to Climate Change and coauthored the LMI-WRI Public Sector GHG Accounting and Reporting Protocol now broadly used by the federal government. She has also advised Mayor Bloomberg’s office on PlaNYC greenhouse gas (GHG) reductions as well as the office of the Architect of the Capitol on a strategy for energy and GHG reduction. She drafted key elements of the Army Strategic Plan for Mitigating and Adapting to Climate Change. Dr. Jonassen provides support on policy related matters to elements of the U.S. Intelligence Community. She was a delegate to the 15th Conference of the Parties (COP‑15).
Dr. Jonassen advises the Department of Energy and General Services Administration on implementing federal GHG emissions reduction goals throughout the federal government. She also supports the Army on understanding legal and regulatory barriers to implementation of renewable energy projects. The LMI team supports eight agencies’ efforts at reporting GHG emissions.
Before joining LMI, Dr. Jonassen served as Program Director at the National Science Foundation (NSF). She managed basic research in the carbon cycle as the NSF contribution to the U.S. Global Change Research Program and served on the Carbon Cycle Interagency Working Group. She helped manage the first State of the Carbon Cycle Report, led the effort at international cooperation on bilateral climate change agreements (Mexico, Canada, and EU) in conjunction with the Department of State, and organized the first all-investigators meeting on the carbon cycle. She also served as a lead author of the U.S. Strategic Plan for the Climate Change Science Program. At NSF, her work was cited with the prestigious Director’s Award.
She has taught short courses and webinars on GHG reporting at GovEnergy and other venues. At the George Washington University, Dr. Jonassen holds the rank of professorial lecturer and teaches climate change policy, impacts, and response at the graduate level in the Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science.