Carbon Protocol

Many municipalities throughout BC through the Union of BC Municipalities have agreed to be carbon neutral by 2012.  This includes abiding by the “The Workbook” from www.toolkit.bc.ca/carbon-neutral-government and achieving neutrality of their day to day operations.  Because construction is outside of the day to day operations of most municipalities it is possible to use any certified credits gained through the use of trenchless technologies against their daily carbon emissions.  The protocol will be developed under the guidelines of ISO 10464 allowing for the same protocol to be used worldwide with minor adjustments.  The final word in the area of 'additionallity' is still in draft form and therefore the protocol has not yet been finalized.