Climate Change, Resource Use and Greenhouse Gases

Mitigating the effects of climate change on the natural, built and virtual infrastructure

Noblis helps federal agencies identify the nature, magnitude and likelihood of risks from greenhouse gases and other environmental impacts and actions. We help them mitigate those risks through innovations in remediation, resilience and sustainability as well as alternative decisions and investments. Our solutions help build energy security, reduce impact on the environment, mitigate the effects of climate change and use resources more efficiently.

Our Capabilities

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Climate Change Vulnerability and Risk Assessment

Noblis uses data, innovation and collaboration to identify how climate change affects federal agencies’ missions, facilities and operations from climate change. We assess the energy security, environmental risk and supply chain interruptions facing our federal government clients and develop practical adaptation plans for federal agencies.

Sustainability Reporting and Climate Change Impact Analysis

Noblis develops sustainability reports for Department of Defense (DoD), and other agencies, with the largest carbon footprints and energy and water demands within the federal government. We bring our science, engineering and strategic thinking expertise to address challenges like sea-level rise and carbon emissions, to ensure sustainable missions and critical infrastructure.

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Research and Development (R&D) Portfolio Management

Noblis has developed comprehensive strategies and tools for managing federal R&D portfolios. From proposals to demonstration projects to technology transfer, our portfolio management expertise leverages Noblis’ cloud-based grants management system, RunGrants®, which tailors to specific requirements, to ensure efficient and secure processes.

Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS) Management and Restoration

Noblis provides high-level technical expertise in planning, executing and evaluating PFAS management and restoration activities. As part of our internal R&D program, we have identified a potential PFAS destruction technology. We are developing and conducting a lifecycle assessment process for evaluating aqueous film-forming foam alternatives to ensure they do not pose adverse tradeoffs.

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Environmental Regulatory Expertise

Noblis tracks new regulations and emerging technologies to provide environmental compliance, security strategy and planning expertise. We help clients formulate, implement and update policies for environmental, sustainability and energy challenges. We develop tailored, comprehensive implementation plans and performance tracking metrics that help clients manage risks and realize their short- and long-term goals.

Lifecycle Assessment

Noblis’ lifecycle assessment capabilities help clients select the most sustainable investments to reduce greenhouse gases and energy and water use. Our science and engineering experts develop and implement tools to examine the environmental and economic impacts of systems across the lifecycle, from early design and R&D to operations and sustainment.

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Technology Assessment and Transfer

Noblis provides independent evaluation and testing of critical technologies for clients’ energy and environment missions. We verify and validate performance capabilities and determine whether systems are operationally effective and suitable for intended use.

Economic Analysis

Our climate change and sustainability experts provide insightful economic analysis for climate change adaptation and mitigation, marginal abatement cost curves, regulatory compliance, cost-benefit and effectiveness, social cost of greenhouse gases, input-output models and more. Our teams develop modeling tools that allow our customers to visualize the costs and benefits of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and our Noblis Sponsored Research program enables us to leverage new technologies and methodologies to create innovative solutions.

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Why Noblis?

Noblis stands at the forefront of sustainable and resilient planning and policy making for the federal infrastructure. We combine proven science, technology and business processes with robust domain expertise and tools to ensure crosscutting, holistic solutions. Our experts design and conduct rigorous technical assessments and evaluations in a comprehensive policy, regulatory, and technical framework. Our programs are strategically planned, evaluated, and implemented using lessons learned to ensure implementable solutions.

Through our Centers of Excellence (COEs), we are connecting our staff so that they may better serve our clients. The COEs reach across domain areas and the entire organization to ensure the right capabilities, people, tools, and expertise are applied to our work. This enables us to offer every client the best solutions to fit their needs and challenges.

Impacts & Insights

image of factories with smoke stacks and a clear but cloudy skyThe Value of Accounting for and Reporting Scope 3 Emissions

Noblis is evaluating federal clients’ emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases and designing reduction and mitigation strategies.

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solar panels in front of two tall buildingsDeveloping Climate Resiliency Strategies

Noblis can help federal agencies incorporate climate resiliency into their long-term planning with best practices that help ensure a sustainable future.

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pentagon building aerial viewIncorporating an ESG Framework to DoD Sustainability Reporting and Planning

Noblis has over a decade of expertise in Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting developing sustainability reports for multiple federal agencies, including the DoD’s efforts to effectively address expanding requirements and meet the national defense mission.

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