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Greenhouse Gas Measurement Workshop

Monday, December 7, 2009, 1:00pm EST to Tuesday, December 8, 2009, 12:00pm EST
In-Person / Local
Scottsdale, AZ
United States

The United Engineering Foundation (UEF) Founders Society (FS) Carbon Measurement Team has been formed to identify technical issues surrounding green house gas measurement for potential changes in legislation. The team is comprised of industry, government, non-governmental organizations, and academic representatives experienced in green house gas quantification. The team is working with and under the umbrella of the UEF FS Technologies for Carbon Management Project and is a unified effort across all the engineering disciplines.

The team’s objective is to identify gaps, barriers, educational requirements, etc. that would enable an organization to report accurate, consistent, verifiable, timely, and transparent green house gas values. The team’s intent is to learn from early adopters and determine where the greater engineering community can assist in these in these calculations. What issues need to be addressed such that the integrity of proposed legislation can be met with resulting environmental improvement. The outcome of this workshop will determine a path forward for 2010.


Monday, Dec. 7, 2009

1:00-1:15PM Welcome and Workshop Purpose - Dr. Brajendra Mishra, Colorado School of Mines/Dave Gustashaw, Gustashaw Consulting  
1:15-1:45PM General overview and context of GHG measurement to UEF societies - June Wispelwey, Executive Director, AIChE  
1:45-2:15PM Overview and status of proposed legislation and cap and trade discussion - Dr. Miriam Heller, WRI  
2:15-2:30PM Break  
Early Adopter Experiences    
2:30-3:00PM Chuck Hookham, HDR Engineering  
3:00-3:30PM Brian Hoffman, CONSOL Energy  
3:30-4:00PM Sue Hall, Carbon Neutral Business Network  
4:00-4:30PM Daily Wrap-up  
4:30-5:00PM Break  
7:00PM Dinner, working  

Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009

Early Adopter Experiences, cont.    
7:15-8:00AM Continental breakfast  
8:00-8:30AM Dr. Joe Powell/Dr. Mahesh Iyer, Shell Oil  
8:30-9:00AM Subodh Das, Metals Phoenix, LLC
Chuck Hookham, HDR Engineering
9:00-9:30AM Tom Baumann, ClimateCHECK and GHG Management Institute  
9:30-10:00AM Dr. Mary Ann Curran, EPA  
10:00-10:15AM Break  
10:15-12:00PM Roundtable discussion, path forward  


Steering Committee members:

  • Dr. Paul Chalmer, National Center for Manufacturing Sciences
  • Dr. Mary Ann Curran, EPA National Risk Management Research Laboratory (Cincinnati)
  • Dr. Subodh Das, Phinix, LLC
  • Carol English, Cytec
  • Dave Gustashaw, Gustashaw Consulting (facilitator)
  • Chuck Hookham, HDR
  • Mahesh V. Iyer, Ph.D., Shell Global Solutions (US) Inc.
  • Dr. Beth Kujan, Adjunct, County College of Morris
  • Dr. Andy Miller, EPA National Risk Management Research Laboratory (RTP)
  • Dr. Brajendra Mishra, Colorado School of Mines
  • Amy Mussen, P.E., Bentley Systems
  • Darlene Schuster, IfS/AIChE
  • Mary Ellen Ternes, McAfee Taft
  • Richard Wright, ASCE

The United Engineering Foundation Founders Society is comprised of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME), and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The UEFFS has over one million members collectively. Please visit their website,, for further information.