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Health Impact Assessment (Hia) and Enviroatlas: Integrating Ecosystem Services Into the Decision-Making Process-Guide (2015, Final)
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Aug 28, 2015]
This document was created to highlight the many ways that the U.S. EPA EnviroAtlas suite of ecosystem services tools can be used to aid in the Health Impact Assessment (HIA) process. Ecosystems provide numerous services and benefits to individuals, communities, businesses, and ot...
Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool Benefits Module: Theoretical Documentation
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Aug 01, 2020]
The Watershed Management Optimization Support Tool (WMOST) was developed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) to facilitate integrated water resources management. The new Benefits Module for WMOST enables stakeholders to calculate the value of additional ...
National Water Infrastructure Adaptation Assessment: Part II, Smart Urban Designer (SUD) and Application Case Studies
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Oct 08, 2020]
This report “National Water Infrastructure Adaptation Assessment: Part II, Smart Urban Designer (SUD) and Case Studies” is a part of the research effort undertaken by the EPA Office of Research and Development (ORD) Water Systems Division (WSD) on national water infrastructure as...
City-based Optimization Model for Energy Technologies:COMET- New York City Documentation
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Mar 24, 2020]
EPA/ORD developed City-based Optimization Model for Energy Technologies (COMET) which is designed to examine energy consumption and management scenarios under various environmental policy scenarios implemented at city- and state-level. Initial application of the COMET is piloted ...
Framework for Assessing Biogenic CO2 Emissions from Stationary Sources
(PUBLISHED REPORT)
This revision of the 2011 report, Accounting Framework for Biogenic CO2 Emissions from Stationary Sources, evaluates biogenic CO2 emissions from stationary sources, including a detailed study of the scientific and technical issues associated with assessing biogenic carbon dioxide...
Vulnerability of Waste Infrastructure to Climate-Induced Impacts in Coastal Communities
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Jul 09, 2019]
This study was conducted under Air, Climate and Energy (ACE) research program of EPA’s Office of Research and Development. The initial draft of the report was prepared by RTI International in Research Triangle Park, NC under U.S. EPA Contract Number EP-D-11-084, Work Assignment 4...
Global Change Assessment Model (GCAM)
(PUBLISHED REPORT)
The Global Change Assessment Model (GCAM) is an integrated assessment model that links the world's energy, agriculture and land use systems with a climate model. The model is designed to assess various climate change policies and technology strategies for the globe over long tim...
Test Report - CleanCook Model A1 Stove with Alcohol Fuel - Air Pollutant Emissions and Fuel Efficiency
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Sep 15, 2015]
Test results were obtained in accordance with ISO (International Organization for Standardization) IWA (International Workshop Agreement) 11:2012 that was unanimously affirmed by more than 90 stakeholders at the ISO International Workshop on Cookstoves on February 28-29, 2012 in ...
Test Report - In Stove 60-Liter Institutional Stove with Wood Fuel - Air Pollutant Emissions and Fuel Efficiency
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Apr 25, 2016]
Test results were obtained in accordance with ISO (International Organization for Standardization) IWA (International Workshop Agreement) 11:2012 that was unanimously affirmed by more than 90 stakeholders at the ISO International Workshop on Cookstoves on February 28-29, 2012 in ...
Test Report, BioLite Home Stove with Wood Fuel, Air Pollutant Emissions and Fuel Efficiency
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Feb 12, 2015]
Test results were obtained in accordance with ISO (International Organization for Standardization) IWA (International Workshop Agreement) 11:2012 that was unanimously affirmed by more than 90 stakeholders at the ISO International Workshop on Cookstoves on February 28-29, 2012 in ...
Test Report - StoveTeam International, Ecocina Stove with Wood Fuel - Air Pollutant Emissions and Fuel Efficiency
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : May 11, 2016]
Test results were obtained in accordance with ISO (International Organization for Standardization) IWA (International Workshop Agreement) 11:2012 that was unanimously affirmed by more than 90 stakeholders at the ISO International Workshop on Cookstoves on February 28-29, 2012 in ...
Life-Cycle Assessment of Cookstove Fuels in India and China
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Jul 17, 2016]
A life cycle assessment (LCA) was conducted to compare the environmental footprint of current and possible fuels used for cooking within China and India. Current fuel mix profiles are compared to scenarios of projected differences in and/or cleaner cooking fuels. Results are repo...
Life Cycle Assessment and Cost Analysis of Water and Wastewater Treatment Options for Sustainability: Influence of Scale on Membrane Bioreactor Systems
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Dec 19, 2016]
changes in drinking and wastewater infrastructure need to incorporate a holistic view of the water service sustainability tradeoffs and potential benefits when considering shifts towards new treatment technology, decentralized systems, energy recovery and reuse of treated wastewa...
Evaluating the Air Quality, Climate and Economic Impacts of Biogas Management Technologies
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Sep 05, 2016]
Anaerobic digestion is a natural biological process in which microorganisms break down organic materials in the absence of oxygen. When anaerobic microbes metabolize organic waste – i.e., the carbon-based remains of plants, animals and their waste products, e.g. animal manure, se...
Evaluating Urban Resilience To Climate Change: A Multi-Sector Approach (Final Report)
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Jan 19, 2017]
EPA is announcing the availability of this final report prepared by the Air, Climate, and Energy (ACE) Research Program, located within the Office of Research and Development, with support from Cadmus. One of the goals of the ACE research program is to provide scientific informat...
Peer Review of March 2013 LDV Rebound Report By Small and Hymel
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Jul 31, 2015]
The regulatory option of encouraging the adoption of advanced technologies for improving vehicle efficiency can result in significant fuel savings and GHG emissions benefits. At the same time, it is possible that some of these benefits might be offset by additional driving that i...
Development of a Digital Aquifer Permeability Map for the Pacific Southwest in Support of Hydrologic Landscape Classification: Methods
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : May 31, 2016]
Researchers at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Western Ecology Division have been developing hydrologic landscape maps for selected U.S. states in an effort to create a method to identify the intrinsic watershed attributes of landscapes in regions with little dat...
UNIVERSAL INDUSTRIAL SECTORS INTEGRATED SOLUTIONS MODEL FOR PULP AND PAPER MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY – UISIS-PNP
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Feb 13, 2015]
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has developed a model for the pulp and paper sector that provides an integrated approach for investigating, developing, and evaluating strategies for reducing the emissions of interest. The Universal Industrial Sectors Integrated Sol...
A Comparative Analysis of Life-Cycle Assessment Tools for End-of-Life Materials Management Systems
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Nov 20, 2015]
We identified and evaluated five life-cycle assessment tools that community decision makers can use to assess the environmental and economic impacts of end-of-life (EOL) materials management options. The tools evaluated in this report are waste reduction mode (WARM), municipal s...
Predictive Seagrass Habitat Model
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Sep 28, 2015]
Restoration of ecosystem services provided by seagrass habitats in estuaries requires a firm understanding of the modes of action of multiple interacting stressors including nutrients, climate change, coastal land-use change, and habitat modification. We explored the application...
The Impact of Traditional and Alternative Energy Production on Water Resources: Assessment and Adaptation Studies
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Jun 23, 2015]
Water, fuel and energy issues are intricately related and cannot be addressed in isolation. With increasing population, increasing energy demand, continued migration towards and population growth within water stressed regions of the U.S., and with the continuing impacts of climat...
Assessment of the Impacts of Global Change on Regional U.S. Air Quality (External Review Draft)
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Jul 10, 2008]
<p>This report was prepared by the Global Change Research Program (GCRP) in the National Center for Environmental Assessment (NCEA) of the Office of Research and Development (ORD) at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). It is intended for managers and scientists worki...
EPA U.S. Nine-region MARKAL DATABASE, DATABASE DOCUMENTATION
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Apr 01, 2014]
The evolution of the energy system in the United States is an important factor in future environmental outcomes including air quality and climate change. Given this, decision makers need to understand how a changing energy landscape will impact future air quality and contribute ...
Smart Energy Resources Guide
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : May 05, 2008]
Remedial actions taken to clean up hazardous waste sites for environmental restoration and potential reuse are often sources of diesel and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Many remediation systems, such as pump-and-treat (P&T), may operate for many years, demanding electricity fr...
MARKAL SCENARIO ANALYSES OF TECHNOLOGY OPTIONS FOR THE ELECTRIC SECTOR: THE IMPACT ON AIR QUALITY
(PUBLISHED REPORT) [Published : Sep 30, 2006]
This report provides a general overview of EPA’s national MARKAL database and energy systems model and compares various scenarios to a business as usual baseline scenario. Under baseline assumptions, total electricity use increases 1.3% annually until 2030. Annual growth in ele...