The Climate Challenge: A National Program for Ski Areas

The Climate Challenge is a voluntary program designed to recognize ski areas that are committed to developing greenhouse gas inventories, setting goals for carbon reduction, implementing at least one reduction strategy per year, and reporting progress. Brendle Group is providing ongoing technical support for participating ski areas.

Climate Change Services

Minimize the risks and leverage opportunities posed by climate change with comprehensive climate response planning and analysis. Rising energy costs, effects from the changing climate, and impending regulations on greenhouse gas emissions have placed the issue of climate change at the forefront for many of our clients.

  • Climate Action Plan

Climate Mitigation Action Plans

Our engineers and planners target cost-effective opportunities for reducing overall climate impact.

  • Energy consumption assessments and strategies for using renewable energy
  • Transportation, solid waste, and water reduction strategies

Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Planning

We help communities, organizations, and companies adapt to the already changing climate and be more resilient to future changes.

  • Vulnerability assessments
  • Adaptation action prioritization
  • Alignment with climate mitigation planning - comprehensive climate response and organizational change strategies

Greenhouse Gas Inventories

Using established industry protocols tailored to the specific needs of our clients, we perform greenhouse gas inventories. We are well versed in the following inventory methodologies, guidelines, and protocols:

  • Clean Air-Cool Planet
  • Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • Local Governments for Sustainability (ICLEI)
  • World Resources Institute Greenhouse Gas Protocol
  • ISO 14064
  • The Climate Registry

Benchmarking, Implementation, and Performance Monitoring

Beyond inventories, Brendle Group supports clients in developing climate action plans and strategies for reducing emissions, designing and implementing climate programs and developing long-term approaches for achieving climate neutrality.

  • Assistance with vision, goals, and strategy development
  • Facilitation and community involvement