Consulting engineers mark Earth Day
April 26, 2010
By Canadian Consulting Engineer
At least two Canadian-based consulting engineering firms celebrated the 40th Earth Day on April 22 with announ...
At least two Canadian-based consulting engineering firms celebrated the 40th Earth Day on April 22 with announcements.
Engineers, scientists and others on staff at Stantec compiled a list of “10 Global Milestones in Sustainability, Spanning 40 Years.” Chronologically the list began with 1970 as the year the first Earth Day was announced and the year that the US Clean Air Act was introduced that first authorized state and federal regulations to limit emisions from stationary and mobile sources. The list also included 1987 as the year of the Montreal Protocol protecting the ozone layer; 1993 as the year the US Green Building Council was created; and 2005 as the year the Kyoto Protocol came into force under the United Nations Framework on Climate Change, which was seen as initiating “unprecedented discussions between global leaders on carbon footprints.”
Morrison Hershfield of Toronto announced it has been accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as a Climate Registry-recognized verification body. The recognition certifies Morrison Hershfield to conduct third party greenhouse gas inventory verifications. The company also appointed Mark Lucuik, P.Eng. as a Director of Sustainability.