Carbon Reduction - a preliminary set of items

October 21, 2020

The Nutrien PPT from the Oct 21 “Carbon Reduction” event is HERE

The SysEne PPT from the Oct 21 “Carbon Reduction” event is HERE


SIMSA has added four categories to our supplier database, which are:

  • Carbon accounting
  • Carbon reduction consulting
  • Carbon reduction supplies
  • Carbon reduction technology


SIMSA member suppliers in this field include:

Name Contact Contact and Sector


Tanner Kirby of WSP


Jordan Baptiste of Creative Fire


We are heavily involved in “Clean Energy” across the country, we would really appreciate the opportunity to be involved in any capacity.


Creative Fire has been partnering with the Nuclear industry for nearly 20 years, we have been involved in working with industry, governments and private sector organizations in regards to promoting Nuclear as a source of energy. We have developed school literature educating grade schools and technical schools on the use of Nuclear power in Canada as a clean energy source and dispelling some of the myths around Nuclear. Currently we are working with the federal/provincial governments, nuclear power producers (specifically Ontario) and SMR developers, not only with Creative Fire but also with Tron Construction and Des Nedhe. Advocating and creating relationships between communities (land owners) and industry is where a lot of our focus has been currently, as we see SMR deployment in the country being a hot topic for the next decade in energy.


Mark Griffiths of Stantec Engineering


I can confirm that Stantec is very active in this space.  I am not sure how much you know, but most companies use ISO14064 and ISO14065 as the framework for managing GHG footprints.  ISO14064 has three parts to it and for your info I have attached a copy (albeit slightly older version).  Page 6 of 7 has a great schematic of how those two Iso’s are related.


Essentially anyone can undertake ISO14064 parts 1 and 2, but a firm has to be ISO certified to undertake 14064 part 3, which is actually 14065 – the verification piece.  Stantec is able to do all aspects of parts 1 and 2 and is certified to complete Part 3

Tabetha Stirrett of RESPEC Our company has been working with industry to identify if they have suitable locations geologically to inject CO2.


Trevor Brown of Black & McDonald Black & McDonald has an internal ‘Energy & Sustainability’ team who focuses on such projects and initiatives.


Paul Labbe at SaskPolytech


You can add SaskPolytech to the list of organizations who can support SIMSA members with measuring, reporting and reducing their carbon footprint


Dwayne Howatt at CMI Our battery powered vehicles will help reduce carbon footprint.


Bruce Lyle at GMR Electric We are able to provide service in this field particularly around actual efficiency measurements.



Steve Federko at GCM Consultants GCM Consultants works in this field.


Laren Cruise at Tier 1 Energy Solutions Tier 1 has a variety of equipment and procedures to aid in this issue including newly developed methods for reducing or eliminating surface casing vent flow.



The Saskatchewan Research Council (SRC) – Lucinda Wood at – submitted that besides carbon accounting, the following are a list of potential services in the “Decarbonization” Area. Decarbonization is the new buzzword, also trending is “Net Zero”. I prefer Decarbonization which is essentially the reduction in the carbon footprint of your activity. I would divide decarbonization into two subareas:

  1. Carbon accounting – setting the baseline
  2. Reducing “emissions” (GHG emissions) or carbon footprint by:
    1. Reducing carbon intensity of your fuels (switching to lower carbon intensive fuels such as renewables, biofuels, hydrogen etc., or hybrids solutions, gas instead of diesel etcetc)
    2. Reducing energy consumption of your activities (introduction of innovation to make processes more efficient, good maintenance of your energy guzzling equipment)
    3. Reducing actual emissions that your activities might generate (this is really specific to methane emissions from oil wells)


So there is actually a range of services in these areas – I am including SRC’s below as an example.


  1. Carbon accounting:
Life cycle assessment (LCA) to model the cradle-to-grave environmental impacts of products, processes or systems across a host of impact categories.
Greenhouse gas (GHG) calculations to estimate the carbon footprints of corporate operations and/or value chains, products, projects and municipalities.


  1. Reducing emissions:
    1. Alternative and renewable energy assessment, energy storage, smart grids, and energy integration.  Services include technology and product development, testing, validation, demonstration, and pre-commercialization as well as installation and monitoring. Biofuels assessments that include agricultural or animal wastes as feedstocks.
    2. Increasing process efficiency, automation and reliability engineering for heavy equipment.
    3. CeDER (Centre for the Demonstration of Emissions Reductions) platform which consists of a range of services and capabilities to support industry in implementing greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction technologies. These include technology selection from a database of over 400 mitigation technologies, real-world testing, demonstration and independent validation of GHG emission reduction technologies, mobile field capability, all aimed at accelerating the adoption of practical technological solutions to industry.


The Government of Saskatchewan let me know that there are training course specifically designed to provide information on how to measure a facility’s greenhouse gas emissions. These are:

  • ISO 14064-1 Specification with guidance at the organizational level for quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas emissions and removals
  • ISO 14064-2 Specification with guidance at the project level for quantification, monitoring and reporting of greenhouse gas emission reductions or removal enhancements
  • ISO 14064-3 Specification with guidance for the verification and validation of greenhouse gas statements

The Made-in-Saskatchewan Climate Change Strategy is a good source of information on the reporting requirements for facilities within Saskatchewan:


The CSA Group has a service provider list here –

The Service Provider Listing is a feature of CSA Group’s GHG Registries in order to provide a listing of professionals and firms that offer a variety of service related fields such as:

  • Project Development
  • Project Funding
  • Marketing
  • Preparation of validation reports
  • Preparation of quantification reports
  • Preparation of verification reports
  • Preparation of carbon footprint (inventory) reports
  • Additional services to support the voluntary carbon market

As a project proponent, you may request that the verifier demonstrate competence to perform the verification, including participated in training relevant to the use and applicability of the ISO 14064 series of standards. CSA Group’s Learning Centre offers seminars, conferences, on-site training and e-learning formats in English and French and now offers a certification program for individual GHG verifiers.

To become a certified GHG verifier, you must have in-depth knowledge of GHG fundamentals, climate change science principles, as well as generally accepted protocols, standards and methodologies. You will also be required to provide documented GHG and auditing experience as well as achieving a pass score on the certification exam. For guidance on the certification process,

please visit the Personnel Certification Program site. . CSA Group’s certification is the first program in North America for individuals who wish to demonstrate that they possess the competence to conduct GHG verifications.

CSA Group’s Personnel Certification Program for individuals is complementary to accreditation programs for verification bodies, including American National Standard Institute’s Greenhouse Gas Accreditation Program.

ISO 14064-3 requires that the principles of independence, ethical conduct, due professional care and fair presentation be followed. Therefore, conflict of interest must be addressed prior to verifications of the GHG Project, GHG Report, and GHG assertion.

A Service Provider Application Listing must be completed and submitted for consideration to be listed. Download Service Provider Application Listing Form

The listing is always subject to acceptance by GHG Registries.

CSA is providing the following list as a resource. We cannot endorse the following organizations, merely provide the list as a source of information.