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Air Quality & Climate Change


Around the world there is a growing awareness that air quality and potential climate change issues have a material impact on business and more specifically on the design, construction and sustainable operation of our clients' assets. ERM’s Air Quality and Climate Change Practice includes a unique combination of more than 500 engineers, scientists, meteorologists and economists working together to address global performance expectations including a broad array of technical and non-technical risks in these areas. From project inception through ongoing asset operation our team’s goal is to provide sustainable long-term solutions to these challenges. In doing so we provide our clients with a competitive edge by proactively addressing air quality, energy efficiency and carbon management challenges to enhance shareholder value.

The Air Quality and Climate Change Practice is characterized by an especially diverse set of services that, taken together, provide the opportunity to make a difference in our clients' day-to-day and long-term performance.

WES Core Air Quality and Climate Change Services

  • Ambient air impact assessments and monitoring
  • Air pollution dispersion modeling
  • Carbon foot printing
  • Carbon management and strategy including marginal abatement cost curves
  • Emissions trading, carbon credits and carbon liability advisory services
  • Emissions inventories
  • Energy and resource mapping and efficiency
  • Emissions measurement, CEM systems, stack testing, GHG measurement, LDAR and smart LDAR
  • Climate change risk, adaptation, mitigation strategy and implementation
  • Air pollution control technology assessment design/build turn key solutions
  • Catastrophic release modeling and upset assessment
  • Facility licensing and siting
  • Emissions trading support and strategy
  • Hazardous air pollutant compliance programs Litigation support