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Energy, Carbon & Climate Service

With a wide network across North America and experience across many sectors, carbon markets and leading carbon pricing jurisdictions (such as California, Quebec and Ontario), and regulating bodies, Golder has positioned itself as a leader in this relatively new area of climate change mitigation and adaptation. This has been accomplished by leveraging our existing experience in environmental compliance, greenhouse gas and energy management. Golder offers you a multidisciplinary team of specialists in climate change and energy to solve your most pressing climate change challenges and help you successfully navigate socially and environmentally sensitive projects in any region of the world

Greenhouse Gases

Golder provides greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory development and verification support, Cap and Trade education and training, carbon market analysis and support, and GHG mitigation through energy services. We also develop climate change mitigation strategies for single facilities or entire global corporate assets, and analyze the risk associated with climate change mitigation on current and anticipated future operations.

  • GHG inventory and management strategy development
  • GHG validation and verification assistance
  • GHG baseline and GHG reduction assessments
  • Financial impact assessment of Cap and Trade on businesses and supply chains
  • Education and training on Cap and Trade and funding opportunities
  • Technical policy support and development
  • Life cycle analysis
  • Permitting and compliance services

Energy Management

Energy planning and design can help minimize energy costs, improve environmental impact, and reduce operational risk. Golder can help:

  • Energy management plans, policies, and strategy
  • Energy efficiency audits
  • Analysis of alternative energy options
  • Evaluation, engineering design, and review of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects
  • Project management, EPC oversight or contracting (construction)

Climate Change Adaptation

Golder’s multidisciplinary team of engineers, scientists, meteorologists and technicians work closely with clients to address the uncertainties of climate change. We offer a wide range of integrated services starting with a comprehensive analysis of climate change projections for a region of interest. These projections are integrated into planning and design support, adaptation planning, vulnerability and risk assessments, and the economics of climate change.

  • Comprehensive review of historical climate change data and future climate projections
  • Regional climate variations analysis
  • Analysis of extreme weather events
  • Climate change information to support planning and design
  • Adaptation planning to address corporate sustainability goals, disclosure requirements and insurance questions
  • Climate vulnerability/risk assessment
  • Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee Protocol (PIEVC Protocol)
  • Cost benefit analysis of coping versus adaptation

Global Network, Local Solutions

Golder's global databases and online networking facilitate cross-industry knowledge sharing among Golder's 8,000 professionals located in 180 offices on six continents. Team members can access the expertise of fellow in-house Golder professionals for the latest in technology advances and industry best practices at any time.

Golder's Energy, Carbon & Climate services consultants often collaborate with other specialised service areas throughout the company such as:

Explore more about Golder's Energy, Carbon & Climate services and other capabilities in your area and around the globe.

For more information, contact:
Sean Capstick (Toronto, Ontario)
Tel: +1 (416) 366-6999

Associated Projects


Energy Management with the Region of Waterloo
Region of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


PV Solar Plant Development
Lancaster, CA, USA


Dokie Wind Project
Chetwynd, BC, Canada

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Software Development

At Golder, we have developed industry leading software programs that we routinely use for the assessment of key environmental issues affecting our clients. Some of these software programs include the following:

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