Columnists: J.P. Brown

J.P. Brown is a sustainability analyst with e3 Solutions, a Toronto-based environmental software company. He also sits on Seneca College’s Environmental Committee, and assisted in the preparation of its Sustainability 2020 whitepaper.

Does District Energy Work, and Can My Business Use It?

According to a report recently released by the International Energy Agency, the world’s energy-related carbon dioxide emissions rose 1.4% in 2012, to a record high of 31.6 billion tons.  Furthermore, the agency reported that the energy sector accounts for about two-thirds of global emissions of CO2 and other greenhouse gases. Obviously, for any business with   …Continue Reading

Legislation Affecting Energy Advisers

Deadline looms for public agencies On January 1, 2012, a new regulation came into effect under the Ontario Green Energy Act of 2009, one that will have consequences for numerous public agencies, and the energy advisers and consultants who service them.  Dubbed Ontario Regulation 397/11: Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plans, the new rule directs   …Continue Reading

Economic Value and Benefits of Landfill Gas as Renewable Energy Strategy

When we talk about renewable energy, our minds tend to immediately evoke images of rooftop solar arrays or endless rows of wind turbines stretching across a rural field.  Very rarely do we think of a mountain of garbage piled high in a landfill just outside of town. However, this landfill represents an equally important, but   …Continue Reading

Scope 3: Worth Tracking?

Those of you who have a fair degree of familiarity with greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reporting are likely familiar with Scope 3.  For those of you who are not familiar with Scope 3, here’s a brief overview. International standards, such as ISO 14064-1, divide GHG emissions into three groups, based on the level of control   …Continue Reading