We provide climate action planning, greenhouse gas (GHG) analysis, climate adaptation, energy audits, conservation consulting, green development analysis, environmental legislation and policy, and public education and outreach related to these services. Rincon’s understanding of California’s landmark climate change legislation as enacted through Assembly Bill 32 (AB 32), Senate Bill 375 (SB 375), and SB 97 enable us to address the challenges of GHG emission auditing . Rincon’s broad experience and expertise provides a unique combination of capabilities, assisting clients in meeting both internal and regulatory sustainable initiatives and growing requirements encountered in today’s business environment.
Climate Action Plans, GHG Inventories, Plastics Ordinances
A Climate Action Plan (CAP) is a customized roadmap to reduce GHG emissions and help prepare for anticipated effects of climate change. CAPs typically include a GHG emissions inventory and forecast; GHG reduction targets; policies and implementation actions to meet the targets; an analysis of GHG reduction potential, costs, and savings for each policy or program; and an implementation and monitoring program.
Rincon also assists local and regional agencies with implementing GHG emissions reduction measures and programs identified in their CAPs, such as plastic bag and other plastics ordinances, alternative energy programs, green building codes, alternative transportation plans, and more.
Energy & Utilities
GHG Reporting and Verification, Energy Audits
Rincon provides strategic and technical assistance in support of California’s Regulation (17 ccr §95100 – §95133) for the mandatory reporting and third party verification of GHG emissions. The firm is certified by the California Air Resource Board (ARB) as a GHG Verification Body, holding the accreditation required to provide third-party verification services of GHG emission inventories reported per the California Mandatory Reporting Rule. Additionally Rincon is certified by the ARB as a GHG Offset Verification Body, holding the accreditation required to provide third-party verification of GHG Offset projects.
GHG Reporting, Energy Audits, Carbon Footprint Life Cycle Analysis, Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Reporting, Waste Reduction
In today’s business environment, Rincon provides clients with the tools and experience necessary to maneuver through the myriad of sustainable initiatives and regulation facing businesses on a daily basis. Rincon can assist facilities in developing their GHG inventories and reports, life cycle assessments, and sustainability audits required to successfully produce their products or services. In addition, our staff assists industrial clients with the comprehensive sustainability reporting required by the Global Reporting Initiative(GRI).
Green Building Review
Rincon has several in-house Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®)-accredited professionals and Build It GreenTM-certified green building professionals who can prepare a Green Building Program Compliance Review in accordance with local requirements. These reviews assess projects for conformance to Green Building General Requirements and Green Building Point System, provide criteria used to determine compliance with Green Building General Requirements and Points, identify and quantify Green Building Points in the Preliminary and Final Green Building Plan, and suggest possible project modifications. Rincon also takes clients through the US Green Building Council’s LEED certification process, from start to finish.