Established over a decade ago, Cameron-Cole’s Carbon Management Services practice is a recognized leader in this field. Our carbon management approach helps our clients accurately determine and account for their carbon-related impacts in their value chain, and effectively reduce them through absolute reductions and/or offsets. Our services are tailored to each organization’s goals, and set within a flexible framework to respond to rapidly evolving domestic and international climate policy and ascribe to leading protocols.
Numerous organizations are required to report their emissions to meet mandatory state and federal reporting requirements. Cameron-Cole assists clients with delineation of boundaries (chemical, temporal, geographical, organizational and operational) and ensures adherence to accounting principles and emissions calculation methodologies. We help clients anticipate the requirements of data collection, new management systems and reporting of results.
Through well tested processes, Cameron-Cole provides clients with the guidance and tools to succeed in a low-carbon economy.
Our services include carbon footprint analysis, carbon strategy development, GHG inventories, action plans and reductions, offset projects, and independent third-party verification. For more information contact or 510.777.1858
American National Standards Institute
Cameron-Cole is an ANSI-Accredited Greenhouse Gas Verification Body— Accreditation #0871— for the following Organization-Level Groups: Group 1 – General; Group 2 – Manufacturing; Group 3 – Power Generation; Group 4 – Electric Power Transactions; Group 5 – Mining and Mineral Production; Group 7 – Chemical Production; Group 8 – Oil and Gas Extraction Production and Refining Including Petrochemicals; and Group 9 – Waste. We provide greenhouse gas emission inventory verification services to organizations in voluntary or regulatory programs that require Verification Bodies (VBs) to carry such accreditation. ANSI is a private, nonprofit membership organization that has served as administrator and coordinator of the U.S. private sector voluntary standardization system for more than 90 years. The Institute oversees the creation, promulgation and use of thousands of norms and guidelines that directly impact businesses in nearly every sector.
British Columbia Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Cap and Trade) Act, Reporting Regulation
British Columbia’s (B.C.) Greenhouse Gas Reduction (Cap and Trade)
Act passed in May 2008. This Cap and Trade Act authorizes hard caps on
GHG emissions, making B.C. the first Canadian province to introduce such
legislation. It also authorizes the GHG Reporting Regulation, which was
enacted in November 2009. The GHG Reporting Regulation sets out the
requirements for B.C. facilities with GHG emissions to report these
emissions to the B.C. Ministry of Environment (the Ministry) each year.
Cameron-Cole is recognized by the B.C. Ministry of Environment as a GHG
verification body. For more information, please contact
California Air Resources Board GHG Verification
The California Air Resources Board has implemented the Mandatory
Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) Reporting rule under the California
Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006 (AB 32). This rule and subsequent
revisions require over 700 facilities, suppliers (of natural gas, CO2,
and transportation fuels) and power entities in California to report
their GHG emissions each year.
Cameron-Cole is an ARB-accredited verification body with sector specialty accreditations for process emissions; transactions; and, oil and gas. Cameron-Cole is also an ARB-accredited verification body under the Compliance Offset Program. Our ARB accredited verification team has collectively conducted over 500 GHG verifications and has over 40 years of GHG verification experience. For more information regarding ARB verification services, please contact or 510.777.1858
The Climate Registry
The Climate Registry (TCR) is a nonprofit collaboration among North American states, provinces, territories and Native Sovereign Nations that sets consistent and transparent standards to calculate, verify and publicly report greenhouse gas emissions into a single registry. Cameron-Cole joined The Climate Registry as a Founding Member in December 2007.
Cameron-Cole is an approved verification body and technical assistance provider for TCR members. Cameron-Cole is among the most active verification bodies within TCR’s program. For more information regarding TCR technical assistance or verification services, please contact or 510.777.1858
Cameron-Cole is a founding member of The Climate Registry and has achieved Climate Registered™ status for eight consecutive emission years by successfully measuring and verifying its carbon footprint according to The Climate Registry’s best-in-class program. The Climate Registry is a nonprofit organization that operates the only carbon footprint registry in North America supported by states, provinces, territories and tribes. For more information, please visit www.theclimateregistry.org
Our verification clients see significant value in getting their GHG emissions inventory verified. Without an accurate GHG emissions inventory, it is very difficult to establish accurate emission reduction targets and track progress toward those goals. Beyond confirming the accuracy and completeness of the reported data, the verification process identifies strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for improvement in the reporting entity’s GHG management system and increases the likelihood the opportunities for energy reduction and energy efficiency cost-savings are being correctly identified and maximized.
We are fully committed to impartiality in the
provision of all of our services. Notably, where we are rendering
judgment in greenhouse gas third-party verifications, impartiality
is paramount to the trustworthiness of information stakeholders need
for decision-making. We recognize the importance of impartiality to
our company’s reputation, and the value we bring to our clients.