Climate Change

Climate change legislation and greenhouse gas regulatory requirements that could impact the metalcasting industry are receiving increased attention and focus in Washington, DC. Below is information that can help your facility with climate change issues.

Greenhouse Gas Emissions Calculator 

The AFS Committee for Air Quality (10-E) Greenhouse Gas Emissions Working Group has prepared a tool for metalcasting facilities to calculate their direct greenhouse gas emissions from fuel consumption. 

 The primary purpose of this tool is to generate a preliminary estimate of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from a metalcasting facility. It is not intended to be a substitute for a detailed GHG inventory or to meet the reporting and other requirements of any current or future local, state, or federal laws or regulations.  The GHG estimate can, however, help a metalcasting facility determine how Climate Change legislation and GHG emissions regulations may impact their business.

Download the tool by clicking on the appropriate link(s) below:
AFS Greenhouse Gas Calculation Tool (.xls format) 
For more information, contact Jeff Hannapel, AFS Washington Office at 

Theoretical/Best Practice Energy Use in Metalcasting Operations,”  Jim Schifo and Jeet Radia, May 2004.

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Greenhouse Gas Monitoring Plan Template 


Download the model Greenhouse Gas  Monitoring Plan Template, which has been provided as a courtesy from McWane, Inc. This is intended bo be used as a guide. Be sure to consult the final Greenhouse Gas Emissions Reporting Rule to ensure that your facility addresses all requirements applicable to your facility's operations.