Scotian Carbon Services Certified to Count Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

DARTMOUTH, NS – June 2, 2010 – Scotian WindFields Inc is pleased to announce that Gay Harley, Manager of their Scotian Carbon Services division is part of the first graduating class of CSA (Canadian Standards Association) certified Greenhouse Gas Inventory Quantifiers recently named by North America’s pre-eminent certification standards body.

“By engaging certified professionals and using recognized international standards and protocols, businesses give consumers assurance that their environmental claims are real,” said Dan Roscoe, Chief Operating Officer of Scotian WindFields. “Certification is essential. Without it, companies throw around meaningless labels like sustainable, green, and eco-friendly. These claims ring hollow in the ears of consumers, unless they can back them up with solid accounting principles.”

Tracking greenhouse gas emissions through certified inventory management practices also allows savvy businesses to assess and control costs associated with energy consumption and carbon output. Carbon footprints and inventories that are performed according to international standards mean that businesses are measured against a universal benchmark. Establishing a rigorous greenhouse gas baseline gives managers a realistic snapshot on which to base decisions, projections, and emissions reduction strategies.

Supply chain management of carbon impacts is a significant key to market access with major retailers. Suppliers across Canada are waking up to a new reality that requires carbon footprinting across the board. Greenhouse Gas Inventory Quantifiers help suppliers open the door to new markets by guiding and standardizing carbon footprints.

Ms Harley earned this designation by participating in a rigorous beta examination process which tested knowledge and skills in greenhouse gas accounting fundamentals such as inventory boundary setting, management planning, data collection and emissions calculations.

Certifications and standards are a crucial element in the emergent field of greenhouse gas accounting. With the importance placed on environmental accountability in today’s marketplace, businesses and consumers need to know that claims of low carbon impact, or carbon neutrality are valid. Only third party certification based on recognized standards provides that level of assurance.

Scotian Carbon Services provides carbon management and offset brokerage consulting services throughout Atlantic Canada.

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About Scotian Carbon Services
Scotian Carbon Services (SCS) is a division of Scotian WindFields. SCS was established to provide practical expertise to guide businesses through the confusing landscape and regulation of the new carbon economy. SCS also helps business take advantage of opportunities by providing professional consultation in carbon credit registration and sales. Our staff has experience in international carbon credit project development and sales as well as certification in domestic carbon management.

About Scotian WindFields Inc
Scotian WindFields Inc is a Nova Scotian corporation that is dedicated to ensuring Nova Scotians take ownership of the province’s abundant renewable energy resources and carbon assets. In association with eight Nova Scotian community-owned WindFields Community Economic Development Corporations, Scotian WindFields Inc is dedicated to providing scalable renewable energy and carbon management solutions that meet the needs of all energy consumers from utility installations to small scale systems.

About the Canadian Standards Association (CSA)
The Canadian Standards Association is a not-for-profit membership-based association serving business, industry, government and consumers in Canada and the global marketplace. As a solutions-oriented organization, we work in Canada and around the world to develop standards that address real needs, such as enhancing public safety and health. Advancing the quality of life. Helping to preserve the environment. Facilitating trade.

For more information contact:
Gay Harley
Manager, Carbon Services
Scotian Carbon Services
gharley@scotianwindfields.ca
902-449-4167
www.scotianwindfields.ca/carbon