Improved Carbon Accounting for Biogas Projects Underway

  The following is an article originally published May 11, 2023, by Business Wire.

Improved Carbon Accounting for Biogas Projects Underway

EcoEngineers hired by American Biogas Council to lead project and BIOGAS AMERICAS workshop

DES MOINES, Iowa–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The American Biogas Council (ABC), a national trade association and voice of the U.S. biogas industry, has engaged EcoEngineers (Eco), a renewable energy and carbon consulting, auditing and advisory firm, to plan, develop and publish a new carbon accounting methodology to measure the carbon intensity of all biogas projects by the end of 2023. Biogas systems recycle organic material into renewable energy and soil products.

“Outside of the transportation sector in California, no accepted standard exists to measure the total carbon impact of biogas projects,” said Patrick Serfass, executive director of the ABC. “Methane and carbon dioxide are already being emitted from the organic waste our society produces. Biogas systems reduce emissions, but their carbon intensity often ranges from a 50 – 700% reduction in carbon emissions compared to fossil fuels. That’s huge. To help meet climate goals, guide policy, and make better decisions on how to use our resources, better math is needed. That’s why we’ve hired EcoEngineers to lead this project for us.”

Using existing frameworks, such as the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) pathway for RNG and the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol, this new methodology will develop a strong science-based carbon accounting framework that can be used to more accurately measure the carbon intensity of biogas projects, looking at the whole lifecycle from feedstock to end use of all project products.

As part of the methodology development process, Eco will seek wide input into key assumptions related to LCA boundaries, baselines, and emissions factors. The first opportunity will be a workshop, led by Eco, at BIOGAS AMERICAS, May 16, 2023, 2 – 4:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Grand Chicago, to present the preliminary methodology framework and gain input from attendees. BIOGAS AMERICAS is the largest biogas conference and tradeshow in North America.

“The demand for proper accounting in carbon reduction and removals has never been stronger,” said Shashi Menon, CEO, EcoEngineers. “Corporate business entities across the spectrum are looking for ways to incorporate transparent, verified disclosures of carbon reduction and removal into product strategies, supply chains and operations across their whole value chain. The American Biogas Council is helping the US industry, governments, and corporate America prepare for this and provide a clear environmental label for biogas products.”

A lifecycle methodology will create a more rigorous standard and crediting mechanism for all kinds of carbon markets. It allows communication between biogas projects developers and buyers of biogas, RNG, digestate and electricity. More specifically, it will allow disclosures of carbon intensity scores to biogas buyers. A universal carbon accounting methodology for all biogas project types will prevent two customers, who purchase gas from the same project, from reporting it differently.

“And beyond biogas, this new methodology will act as a framework for developing similar methodologies in other industries,” added Menon. “It could be game-changing.”

To find out more about the BIOGAS AMERICAS 2023 workshop, “Measuring the Carbon Impact of Biogas & RNG Projects,” or to register, please visit,

About EcoEngineers

EcoEngineers is a consulting, audit, and advisory firm with an exclusive focus on the energy transition. From innovation to impact, we help our clients navigate the disruption caused by carbon emissions and climate change. We help companies stay informed, measure emissions, make investment decisions, maintain compliance, and manage data through the lens of carbon accounting. Our team consists of engineers, scientists, auditors, consultants, and researchers with deep expertise on global fuels policy, energy and carbon markets, and alternative solutions to meet energy demands. Eco was established in 2009 to steer low-carbon fuel producers through the complexities of emerging energy regulations in the United States. Today, our global team is shaping the response to climate change by advising businesses across the energy transition. Together, we can create a world where clean energy fuels a healthy planet.

About American Biogas Council

The American Biogas Council is the voice of the US biogas industry dedicated to maximizing carbon reduction and economic growth using biogas systems. We represent more than 370 companies in all parts of the biogas supply chain who are leading the way to a better future by maximizing all the positive environmental and economic impacts biogas systems offer when they recycle organic material into renewable energy and soil products. Learn more online at, Twitter @ambiogascouncil, and LinkedIn.

EcoEngineers Has Established Itself In California To Help Companies Navigate The Carbon Disruption And Energy Transition

  The following is an article originally published March 17, 2023, by the California Business Journal.

EcoEngineers Has Established Itself In California To Help Companies Navigate The Carbon Disruption And Energy Transition

By Susan Belknapp, Senior Writer, California Business Journal
Tanya Peacock

From the Race to Zero by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Net Zero Government Initiative, and the California Climate Commitment, the challenge is on at the global, federal, and state levels for companies and organizations to achieve carbon neutrality. The UN and the U.S. have deadlines of 2050, but California’s goals are more aggressive, with a deadline of 2045.

There is no denying that it must be done, but how do organizations achieve it? How do you begin to put policies and processes in place to meet these goals and even more importantly, how do you completely redesign, rebuild or retrofit equipment, buildings, and entire factories or fleets, to run with greater environmental efficiency?

Enter EcoEngineers, a consulting and auditing company specializing in energy transition issues, establishing itself in California to help companies navigate the carbon disruption. EcoEngineers started in Des Moines, Iowa, in 2009 and works with clients across the U.S., Brazil, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia. The firm is comprised of engineers, scientists, policymakers, auditors, and analysts with expert knowledge in sustainability policies, technology, and the carbon marketplace.

EcoEngineers helps companies achieve their clean-energy and carbon goals in three ways: initial education through EcoUniversity, EcoConsulting, and EcoAuditing. EcoEngineers’ consulting practice is further organized around regulatory engagement, lifecycle analysis (LCA), asset development, and compliance. Its auditing group exclusively audits carbon claims and helps prevent greenwashing. (However, doesn’t provide auditing services to its consulting clients when there is a conflict.)

“We’ve been around for about 13 years and always considered ourselves a California company,” says Shashi Menon, CEO, EcoEngineers. “We’ve been working for the majority of the renewable fuel producers in California since the inception of the low-carbon fuel standards (LCFS), in 2010. We show people how to take control of the ‘E’ in ESG and manifest their own environmental destinies in a good way.”

ESG is Environmental, Social, and Government initiatives that are being embraced by public and private entities worldwide to implement practices and social equity and instill the policies that keep them on track for measurable change.

“We’ve always admired California and its leadership in setting goals for decarbonizing the entire economy,” says Menon. “We’ve been on that journey with the state since our founding. The net zero goal for 2045 requires, I think, at least a quadrupling of renewable and zero-carbon energy resources. When we talk about electrifying everything, that will require an entire makeover for the grid including generating from offshore wind farms and clean hydrogen.”

California, with its sheer size, economy, number of large corporations, and aggressive goals could be considered ground zero for net zero. If California can do it – by deciding to do it – as the world’s fourth-largest economy, then all other states, countries, and municipalities can do too.

To help lead the delivery of its services in the Golden State, EcoEngineers brought on Tanya Peacock as managing director for California to help expand its energy-transition practice. Peacock, who is chairperson of the California Hydrogen Business Council, is considered a hydrogen expert and will also lead the hydrogen sector, companywide.

Expanding hydrogen is central to many of California’s plans to meet emissions goals, as evidenced by its investment of up to $115 million to build 200 hydrogen refueling stations by 2025, which will make the No. 1 fuel cell electric vehicle market in the U.S.

Peacock attended recent United Nations climate conferences and has worked with U.S., French, and Canadian utilities to help with decarbonization efforts focusing on hydrogen and biomethane, in particular. She’s held board and leadership roles at the American Gas Association, Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas, American Biogas Council, and the California Stationary Fuel Cell Collaborative. She’s considered an expert in California’s cap-and-trade program and clean energy policy.

“We’re building an expanded team around Tanya to help our clients navigate the energy transition,” says Menon. “During our history, we’ve helped the industry adapt to the disruption of carbon policies, regulations, and reporting, and now all have become urgent. Industries, whether they agree or disagree, whether they want to or not, are being forced to respond in some way. We sit at the intersection of policy, regulations, technology, and carbon markets. And those have to come together synergistically for this to be successful and we show people how to do that.”

Menon and Peacock are quick to point out that sustainability and profitability are not mutually exclusive. In fact, ’s been shown that once companies have enacted serious environmental overhaul practices, their efficiency increases at such a rate that it not only recoups the investment but adds to it.

“Many people think adapting to climate or carbon regulations is always a high cost and that’s not true,” says Menon. “Many of our clients are profiting from it. Some have tripled their bottom line. They’re doing the right thing and recouping their investments. Teaching them the way to achieve this is also our expertise and then our clients learn how to further take advantage of this as they go on.”

To further illustrate the depth and breadth of what they do, Peacock gets more granular about the types of projects EcoEngineers can do. They work with clients from small companies to massive refineries, anywhere in the world.

“We have deep experience with hydrogen but we can also help with solar and wind, batteries, or other types of energy generation or storage resources, in the short-, medium- and long-term,” says Peacock. “We’ve worked with a wide range of companies – from Central Valley food processors to start-ups; from transit operators and fleets to solar and hydrogen project developers.

All these entities are seeking guidance on transitioning their operations to 0 emissions or low emissions, and we can help them by providing a full assessment of every step in the process they’ll need to achieve their goals. This starts with stakeholder education, then creating an to going live and meeting goals. There needs to be a lot of analysis of current operations and where the decarbonization opportunities lie.”

Menon underscores that Peacock is the right person to help EcoEngineers, its clients, and California meet and exceed their environmental aspirations.

“Throughout her career, Tanya has consistently developed and advanced practical low-carbon fuel policy priorities in the State of California and across the world through advocacy, legislation, and regulation,” said Menon. “Tanya’s experienced leadership and deep knowledge of hydrogen will help bring this safe, clean energy source to maturity.”

If you’re an organization ready to start your carbon conversion journey, the first step is to get educated. EcoEngineers can provide the knowledge to help get you started.

How Businesses Can Take Advantage Of The Carbon Economy

  The following is an article originally published Jan. 6, 2023, by Forbes.

How Businesses Can Take Advantage Of The Carbon Economy

By Shashi Menon, EcoEngineers

What’s your carbon intensity score? I think this will be an important question for businesses as carbon intensity (CI) and carbon neutralization create enormous business opportunities in the very near future spurred by the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) recently signed into law.

In the landmark legislation, $369 billion will be devoted to climate and energy-related research and development, much of it in the form of high-tech solutions to reduce carbon emissions. Additionally, it expands clean energy tax credits and invests over $200 billion in clean energy manufacturing, energy efficiency and electric vehicle sales.

I see the American economy profoundly affected by the Inflation Reduction Act in the coming decade, and this is backed by the numbers as presented in a Credit Suisse report on the IRA. The report includes that the IRA’s total spending is likely to exceed $800 billion, with so many people and businesses predicted to use the tax credits.

This is where CI scores come in. The tax credits proposed in the IRA align payment amounts to carbon reduction by measuring CI scores of fuels and projects. This could be worth a lot for businesses that are ready to transform risk mitigation into opportunity.

All this won’t happen overnight, though, and there are permitting pain points, aging infrastructure and low agency staffing issues that are likely to slow down the rollout. But no matter where you stand on the global warming debate, the Inflation Reduction Act puts a lot of money on the table; and those who understand the in-and-outs of the ever-evolving clean-energy space and the language of carbon accounting and carbon markets can cash in.

Do you know how to seize the opportunity?

All of us, corporate leaders as well as average Americans and homeowners across the country, should lift our understanding of green policy, carbon offsets and more. It’s something known as carbon literacy. This is a necessary step to convert the financial risk of climate adaptation or risk mitigation into a neutral or even profitable scenario.

So, this begs the next question: where to begin?

Management models need to begin by recognizing the paradigm shift triggered by the IRA and by incorporating some healthy habits crucial to navigating the energy transition. My experience as a consultant in this space has uncovered six critical things you can do immediately to start:

1. Stay informed. With so much reported and written on carbon (oftentimes incorrectly), you will need a reliable source of curated information along with solid advice, interpretation and predictive models to enable you to make informed decisions on time.

2. Measure emissions. Life-cycle analysis (LCA) that measures emissions from operations, supply chains, end-of-life disposal and more is critical to the energy transition because you cannot reduce what you do not measure. You will need to adopt a proper methodology to measure emissions, compare them against a baseline and report it in a way that makes sense to the business, regulators and customers.

3. Engage with policy. The clean energy market is a rapidly evolving sector, yet regulatory requirements are often unclear. When you actively participate in the regulatory process, you better understand regulatory risks and can better determine a project’s viability. Usually, better laws and standards will also be implemented as a result.

4. Plan your future. Create a plan for your business to navigate the energy transition that includes seizing available market opportunities. These plans and project execution are complex and often require sound foundational knowledge across regulations, energy markets, technologies, carbon accounting and project management.

5. Measure and report. Measurement, verification and reporting must be transparent to create confidence in the marketplace. Identify how and why data represents risk, which data will support the move to derisking, and who is responsible for accurately monitoring this data.

6. Verify claims. The sixth and final healthy habit is to secure third-party verification of all your carbon reduction claims. We live in a fragmented and mostly unregulated marketplace for emissions reductions, and organizations that adopt clear and transparent measurement, verification and reporting standards will stand out from the pack.

Adopting these habits can allow your governing boards and executive teams to protect the financial future of the assets under your management as the pendulum swings away from unchecked energy consumption to controlled and sustainable development. Measuring your carbon intensity to get a tax credit might seem strange and new—just like it was strange and new when Netflix started mailing out DVDs or Apple started offering downloadable songs for sale. Today there is a whole generation of people who only know streaming entertainment. Similarly, I think CI scores will become ubiquitous in the near future and part of basic labeling.

So, what’s your CI score? If you don’t know, it may be time to find out.  

Shashi Menon

For more information about the EcoEngineers and the services we offer, contact Shashi at

Must Read: 16 Tips for Success for Selling in the Modern Age

EcoEngineers is Quoted in this Article from Forbes

 Being open to adopting new methods to capture potential customers and retain current ones helps ensure that a salesperson is able to foster long-term business relationships. To help salespeople embrace varying selling practices, 16 Forbes Business Council members each share one piece of advice for the “modern salesperson.”

The advice from business leaders ranges in topic from empathy and audience to customer location. EcoEngineers CEO Shashi Menon emphasizes the expanding carbon economy and the need to understand the customer and gain their trust:

“Clients and prospects are often worried about the changing world around them,” he says. “The “modern salesperson” needs to understand the client’s emotional journey and inspire them to put trust in you during difficult times.”

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Clean Hydrogen Fuel Has Important Potential for Decarbonization Goals

  The following is a press release originally published Jan. 24, 2023, on

EcoEngineers is broadening its sustainable solutions with a considerable focus on hydrogen fuel.

  EcoEngineers works with a spectrum of organizations across all industries and is among the top auditing and consulting firms in the United States for energy transition and clean fuel solutions. They have placed a particular focus on clean (zero and low carbon) hydrogen fuel due to its potential for decarbonizing several sectors of the economy, especially industries that are hard to decarbonize because they have high process heat requirements, such as steel, cement, and glass production. Other areas where EcoEngineers sees hydrogen fuel as particularly promising for decarbonization include heavy-duty trucking, transit (buses) marine, and railroads as well as refineries and fertilizer producers.

Tanya Peacock

The company recently appointed a new managing director to grow the energy transition practice.

Headquartered in Des Moines, Iowa, EcoEngineers has satellite offices and teams working with clients across the U.S., Brazil, Canada, Europe, Asia and Australia.  The California location recently appointed a new managing director, Tanya Peacock, who will take the reins for the expansion of the company’s energy transition practice with a strong focus on the hydrogen fuel sector. “Throughout her career, Tanya consistently has developed and advanced practical low-carbon fuel policy priorities in the State of California and across the world through advocacy, legislation, and regulation,” said CEO Shashi Menon at EcoEngineers in a recent news release announcing the new hire. “Tanya’s experienced leadership and deep knowledge of hydrogen will help bring this safe, clean energy source to maturity.” Peacock is vice chairperson at the California Hydrogen Business Council and has attended the United Nations climate conferences as part of the California delegation. She worked in collaboration with the United States, Canadian, and French utilities for the advancement of global decarbonization, with a spotlight on hydrogen fuel and biomethane.

Overcoming barriers to the adoption of clean hydrogen fuel.

As promising as EcoEngineers finds clean hydrogen fuel to be across many industries, it also recognizes that there remain challenges in the way of its wide adoption. Primary among them is high cost. That said, the company underscores that as electrolyzer technology continues to improve, the cost of the production of green H2 is falling.  The same can be said as the cost of the renewable electricity used to power the electrolyzers steadily drops. Moreover, several countries are developing hydrogen strategies that involve current or upcoming Hydrogen production incentives. These help to make sure that producing and using this form of zero-emission energy will be competitive with greenhouse gas emission producing fossil fuels such as natural gas.

EcoEngineers is working with a variety of organizations to guide their energy transitions.

EcoEngineers provides auditing, consulting and advisory services to a wide range of organizations in all industries to guide them through their energy transition and offer clean fuel solutions. The program is supported by professional engineers, scientists, carbon analysts, and regulatory experts who provide proven expertise through the entire clean energy continuum, including education, regulatory engagement, life-cycle analysis, asset development, compliance management, audit, and verification.

4 Considerations for Building Out Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

  The following is an article originally published Nov. 14, 2022, on the website Route Fifty, which connects state and local government leaders with technology and innovation ideas.

Policymakers and businesses will need to make important choices about chargers as more EVs hit the road. Here are some key things to keep in mind.

By Daniel Ciarcia, EcoEngineers

  COMMENTARY  — The quiet hum of electric vehicles is starting to replace the roar of internal combustion engines on our roadways as the world moves toward zero-emission transportation solutions.

In 2021, EV sales grew worldwide by an estimated 109% from 2020 and were on a similar trajectory in the first half of 2022. AutoPacific forecasts that almost 700,000 full-battery EVs will be sold in the U.S. in 2022, with that number predicted to reach 2.5 million by the end of 2027.

As the number of electric vehicles on the road increases, it is imperative to scale up charging infrastructure.

This is a challenge and an opportunity for local governments and businesses. With $5 billion from the National Electric Vehicle Infrastructure, or NEVI, program headed to states and $2.5 billion in additional grant funds for local charging infrastructure, now is the time for states and municipalities to ramp up their focus on EV chargers.

NEVI will fund the installation of at least 500,000 additional charging stations in the United States by 2030. Funds from the program will be dispersed to states over five years, with the priority being to build chargers in Alternative Fuel Corridors, mainly along the interstate highway system. With NEVI in mind, real estate owners, charger operators, municipalities and others need to think about how and where to install EV charging stations.

First-to-market adopters of public EV charging stations will benefit. For instance, EV owners who can get a fast charge at a convenient retail location will be more likely to shop there while charging. In addition, EV charging stations provide business owners extra revenue streams through charging fees and integrated marketing — all while showcasing the retailer’s commitment to sustainability.

 Considerations for EV Charging Stations

EV drivers have unique needs. That means user-specific charging scenarios are required to support a variety of driver behaviors, which differ from the traditional gasoline fueling station model.

For example, long-distance drivers require fast-charging stations near highway exits. Although most EV owners currently charge their vehicles at home, many drivers live in apartments or housing where it might be difficult to install private charging stations. These drivers will need to seek out neighborhood locations, such as municipal lots, garages or on-street stations.

Similarly, EV fleet operators might have longer distances or shorter dwell times than the average commuter and might desire direct current fast-charging stations along their heavily traveled routes. For example, delivery trucks and city buses looking to charge will want charging ports in locations along their existing routes for maximum efficiency.

Companies and governments will need to plot out the logistics of charging stations thoughtfully. Some factors owners and operators should consider include:

1. Charging power and plug type. All EV charging stations are not created equal because vehicles recharge at differing rates. Determining the power level to offer is critical in terms of cost and user experience. The plug type is also important to consider because there are multiple plug types in use today, even though the industry is moving toward a standard.

2. Access to grid power. It is preferable to install EV chargers close to power service to reduce the size and cost of installation. In some cases, integration with on-site renewable energy production is ideal because it can generate some or all the electricity needed for charging. It is vital to work with your utility provider to ensure that the grid can supply sufficient power and with the local jurisdiction to obtain the needed permits and inspections.

3. Review building codes for Americans with Disabilities Act compliance. Some EV drivers might require accommodations when using charging stations, and local codes are being developed requiring a certain number of spaces to be wheelchair accessible. In addition, plugs aren’t always located in the same place on EVs. It is important to ensure the parking location has ample space for the driver to access the plug on their EV — which might be on any side of the vehicle — and that it is in a safe and secure area so that individuals with disabilities can access the area.

4. Social equity. As electric vehicles continue to move beyond the early adopters in urban areas and into the mainstream, it will be essential to ensure all citizens have access to charging equipment. This means proper infrastructure planning must include equitable coverage in underprivileged communities and rural America.

EV adoption is going to continue to accelerate. To stay ahead of the curve, government, real estate owners, and other stakeholders need to develop sensible, achievable and scalable charging infrastructure plans.  


Daniel Ciarcia

Daniel Ciarcia is the EV Services Director at EcoEngineers and has more than 20 years of experience in clean-technology product management, strategic planning, and business development. He is EcoEngineers’ expert on electrification and electric vehicle (EV) implementation. He brings a winning track record in product and service development of a wide variety of energy and environmental sectors. For more information about the EV market and electrification, contact Daniel at

EcoEngineers Expands Presence in Canada with Senior Regulatory Strategist

Lisa Hanke is the second political strategist to join EcoEngineers in 2022

EcoEngineers is proud to announce that senior political strategist, Lisa Hanke, has joined our team as Regulatory Engagement Director. Ms. Hanke has over two decades of experience in advising companies, government and environmental groups on sustainability issues and international clean fuel policies.

Lisa Hanke

She leads EcoEngineers’ regulatory engagement practice that provides analytics and advocacy around low-carbon fuel policies, carbon pricing, and greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation in all national and sub-national environmental markets in North America and Europe. Ms. Hanke is the second senior political strategist to join EcoEngineers in 2022, the first being John Larrea, who leads California-focused engagements from Sacramento.

“We are thrilled to have Lisa on board,” says EcoEngineers CEO Shashi Menon. “One of the most pressing issues facing businesses today is understanding the impact of climate policies on business operations. Lisa understands clean fuel policy better than anyone else and she has a broad global view. She sits at the intersection of Canada’s new Clean Fuel Regulations, and the U.S. and European markets.”

Prior to joining EcoEngineers, Ms. Hanke was Director of Government & Stakeholder Relations at the Canadian Fuels Association and Director of Government Affairs for clean fuel companies Enerkem and Iogen. Ms. Hanke holds a Public Relations Diploma and a Leadership and Management Certificate and from Algonquin College in Ottawa, Ontario. Ms. Hanke has advocated for biofuels and renewable energy under the low-carbon fuel standards in Canada, British Columbia, the United States, the European Union, California, and other emerging markets. She will be based in Ottawa, Canada, and can be reached at

Help us in welcoming Ms. Hanke to the team and join her at the Scaling Up 2022 conference in Ottawa, Ontario. She has been tapped to moderate a panel titled “Clean & Low Carbon Fuel Standards.”

EcoEngineers helps organizations create sustainable solutions for a better tomorrow. Our talented team of engineers, scientists, auditors, consultants, researchers, and analysts live and work at the intersection of low-carbon fuel policy, innovative technologies, and the carbon marketplace. Our people are trusted guides who help navigate the ever-changing energy landscape, providing the right tools, guidance, and knowledge to reduce your carbon footprint, and to assess the potential risk to your business from the uncertainties caused by a changing climate and low-carbon policies. Through our systematic approach, we deliver value and proven expertise through the entire clean energy continuum, including education, regulatory engagement, life-cycle analysis, asset development, compliance management, audit, and verification.

EcoEngineers’ New Quality Assurance Program (QAP) Protocol Accepted

As one of the first QAP providers, we are continuing to evolve our protocols to meet producer needs 

EcoEngineers is proud to announce that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) has approved our recently revised Quality Assurance Program (QAP) protocol for biodiesel producers participating in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). Producers that are accepted into our QAP and meet the recordkeeping requirements of 80.1454(j)(1)(i) and (ii) will now be able to generate Q-RINs on renewable fuel produced from separated food waste or biogenic waste oils/fats/greases (i.e. UCO) feedstocks.

EcoEngineers was one of the first QAP providers to be approved by the USEPA. Our detailed, hands-on protocol is supported by a team of highly trained compliance auditors, compliance specialists, and an in-house engineering team. We strive to help our clients protect their investments, optimize the value of their products, and successfully connect them to appropriate markets.

We are very pleased to have the USEPA approve our protocol and look forward to helping our clients take advantage of this program. To understand whether your company meets the EPA recordkeeping requirements, or for guidance on how to become compliant, contact EcoEngineers today at

EcoEngineers helps organizations create sustainable solutions for a better tomorrow. Our talented team of engineers, scientists, auditors, consultants, researchers, and analysts live and work at the intersection of low-carbon fuel policy, innovative technologies, and the carbon marketplace. Our people are trusted guides who help navigate the ever-changing energy landscape, providing the right tools, guidance, and knowledge to reduce your carbon footprint, and to assess the potential risk to your business from the uncertainties caused by a changing climate and low-carbon policies. Through our systematic approach, we deliver value and proven expertise through the entire clean energy continuum, including education, regulatory engagement, life-cycle analysis, asset development, compliance management, audit, and verification.

Must Read: 3 Ways Businesses Can Avoid Greenwashing

EcoEngineers is Quoted in this Article from Forbes

When a business spends more time marketing itself as sustainable than it does mitigating its environmental impact, it’s called greenwashing. This can cause more harm than good for the planet. Read how Rhett Power describes, “3 Ways Businesses Can Avoid Greenwashing,” in this Forbes article.

The act of corporate greenwashing isn’t new, but it’s become more prevalent because for today’s consumers, sustainability has become the expectation — not the exception. “Business leaders have learned that if they can effectively message their environmental initiatives, they’ll win consumers’ hearts and minds for life,” Power writes.

The article goes on to give business owners a few tips on how to effectively, and honestly, navigate reporting their efforts, including one important tip from EcoEngineers co-founder and CEO Shashi Menon:

“Businesses must hold themselves accountable for their carbon footprint. They need to honestly communicate what they’re doing about it and admit the limitations they face. This level of honest communication and self-accountability is lost when businesses always try to be perfect.”

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