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  • 11.15.2012

    What is the New Community Greenhouse Gas Inventory Protocol Anyway?

    With more and more cities and counties planning for a greener future, a key baseline of both an effective sustainability plan and climate action plan is to clearly assess current conditions. Community-scale Greenhouse Gas (GHG) inventories are critical to the development of GHG reduction strategies in both sustainability plans and climate action plans. The new Community GHG Inventory Protocol provides a framework for accounting consistency between inventories and among communities within a larger county, region, or state. read more »

  • 11.15.2012

    Climate and Energy Action Plans: Getting to Implementation

    Climate Action Plans (CAPs) and Energy Action Plans (EAPs) have become important planning tools for communities to articulate how they will meet energy, mobility, and material resource challenges in a carbon-constrained economy. read more »

  • 10.25.2012

    Shannon Stewart Joins ESA’s Energy Team as Principal Technical Associate

    Environmental Science Associates (ESA) is pleased to announce that Shannon Stewart has joined the firm as a Principal Technical Associate in ESA’s Energy practice. Shannon will support clients throughout the firm from our San Diego office. read more »

  • 10.23.2012

    FAA Issues Guidance on Recycling

    The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently issued a Program Guidance Letter (PGL) 12-08 to instruct Airport District Offices (ADOs) on how to implement portions of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (FMRA). read more »

  • 10.21.2012

    Global Carbon Markets Now Open to Wetland Restoration and Conservation

    An initiative led by Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE), aimed at creating greenhouse gas offset opportunities for wetlands received final approval under the Verified Carbon Standards (VCS) on October 4, 2012. This ground-breaking approval paves the way for increased private investment in wetland restoration and conservation projects through the issuance of internationally recognized carbon credits. read more »

  • 10.16.2012

    Lesley Lowe, AICP CTP achieves Advanced Specialty Certification in Transportation Planning

    Environmental Science Associates is pleased to announce that Lesley Lowe, AICP CTP is now an American Planning Association (APA) Certified Transportation Planner (CTP). This credential recognizes in-depth knowledge, experience, and leadership skills in transportation planning. As an AICP Certified Transportation Planner, Lesley is one of less than 100 of the nearly 16,000 AICP members throughout the U.S. have successfully achieved the CTP credential. read more »

  • 10.16.2012

    Peter Costa, AICP Achieves Professional Transportation Planner Certification

    Environmental Science Associates is pleased to announce that Peter Costa, AICP, PTP, successfully passed the Transportation Professional Certification Board's (TPCB) Professional Transportation Planner (PTP) examination. read more »

  • 09.19.2012

    ESA’s PARK(ing) Day Installation Lives On and Supports the Los Angeles River

    Environmental Science Associates, a leading West Coast environmental consulting firm, is joining cities, artists, activists and citizens around the globe on Friday, September 21st who will temporarily transform metered parking spaces into public parks and other social spaces, as part of an annual event called "PARK(ing) Day." read more »

  • 09.10.2012

    ESA Moves San Francisco Flagship Office

    Environmental Science Associates, a leading environmental consulting firm, has moved its corporate headquarters and flagship San Francisco office from 225 Bush Street to 550 Kearny Street, in San Francisco, California. More than 120 staff, including planners, scientists, engineers, hydrologists, and corporate services occupy 32,000 square feet on the 8th and 9th floors. read more »

  • 08.23.2012

    Alexa Washburn Joins ESA’s California Community Planning Team

    Environmental Science Associates (ESA), a leading environmental consulting firm, is pleased to announce that Alexa Washburn has joined our Los Angeles office as a Principal Managing Associate. As part of ESA’s growing community planning and policy team, Alexa will provide large-scale project management and community planning services throughout California. read more »