We have been helping our clients
Navigate environmental regulations for over 30 years
Air Quality Consultants was founded in 1984 by Southern California business owner and operator, Ed Laird. Mr. Laird’s mission for AQC was to assist manufacturing businesses in permitting and compliance reporting to various, state, and federal regulatory agencies. AQC’s senior staff members have served in several advisory positions to government regulatory agencies and helped in assessing environmental impacts from industrial clients and developing emission rules. With the addition of the emissions brokerage and consulting business, AQC continues our mission to provide solutions to our clients, while assessing the impacts of emission markets, understanding the nuances of the these niche markets, and facilitating transactions. Our staff’s experience and relationships in these complex and fragmented markets allows us to provide value while managing environmental compliance and sustainability goals.
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Frequently Asked Questions?
Businesses and organizations of all sizes reach out to us with questions that often start with, “How can my business be carbon neutral?”
These are our most frequently asked questions about the process.
Step 1: Determine the carbon footprint There are a variety of approaches to determining a carbon footprint.
First, you must decide what approach works for your business or organization. Consider what internal resources do you have to devote to this task? What outcome would you like to communicate to your employees and customers?
If you are just getting started, determining your footprint can feel overwhelming. Start with a portion of your business that is manageable, so you are not paralyzed. If you are a large company with public commitments to sustainability goals, documentation will be important.
Step 2: Identify where emissions can be reduced internally
Have you implemented sustainable programs for your employees and customers such as improved recycling, reduction in single-use plastic, paper and other potential waste, meatless meals, employee commuting incentives and conscious business travel?
Step 3: Buy high-quality carbon credits to offset emissions that cannot otherwise be reduced.
There are a range of carbon offsets on the market. Understanding which type of REC or carbon offset credits to purchase is very important. AQC ensures that our buyers are working with a trusted source to esnure only high-quality credits with true environmental integrity are purchased.
Step 4: Share your certificate, badge, and story with employees and customers
Research shows that others will be influenced by your actions and the planet will realize an even greater reduction in emissions