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Nicole Sullivan

Nicole Sullivan

Climate Services Manager

Nicole is the Climate Services Manager for CarbonBetter, with twelve years of environmental and sustainability experience.

As an Environmental Engineer, Nicole has an extensive background in environmental and sustainability consulting, and voluntary and mandatory air quality and greenhouse gas (GHG) reporting. Over the last ten years, she has provided strategic consulting services within a range of industry sectors, including petrochemical, oil and gas, railroad, and manufacturing.

Her GHG reporting experience includes supporting multiple confidential oil and gas majors and assets in the upstream and midstream oil and gas industry segments in complying with the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) mandatory GHG reporting requirements, while simultaneously supporting corporate and voluntary GHG reporting efforts and helping clients to evaluate GHG reduction opportunities. She also has experience selecting and implementing GHG metrics software applications, including Enablon and Cority.

Her experience with energy management includes conducting energy assessments in accordance with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 50001 energy management standard, and the EPA’s Boiler Maximum Available Control Technology (Boiler MACT) requirements. She has completed energy baselines and full energy assessments, performing calculations to quantify energy savings and return on investment analyses of proposed energy savings opportunities.

Nicole also has experience with climate protocol development. She supported the US National Park Service in developing desert spring sampling protocols to annually monitor springs in the Chihuahuan and Sonoran deserts and determine the impacts of climate change on spring systems. This included protocols to integrate weather monitoring systems into existing sampling plans to identify correlations between weather patterns and animal populations in desert areas near the United States and Mexico border in Arizona.

Nicole holds a MS in Environmental Engineering and a BS in Civil Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology. She is originally from Georgia and enjoys spending her free time outdoors: playing tennis, swimming in Barton Springs, and exploring hiking and mountain biking trails throughout Texas.

Recent Posts from Nicole Sullivan

Edition #2 | Environment Forward
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Edition #2 | Environment Forward

Welcome to the 2nd Edition of Environment Forward. Here are the things that I've been reading (and watching) over the last couple of weeks that have left me feeling both motivated and inspired.

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Edition #1 | Environment Forward
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Edition #1 | Environment Forward

In this new bi-weekly series called Environment Forward, Climate Services Manager Nicole Sullivan shares her perspective on news she's following in the ever-changing and fast-paced world of sustainability.

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Fierce Whiskers Case Study
Case Study

Fierce Whiskers Case Study

Fierce Whiskers is a minority-owned American bourbon distillery, focused on quality and sustainability from grain to glass. They’ve been CarbonBetter since day one by considering the impact of decisions from brand development to construction to grain sourcing and beyond.

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An Old Church Gets a New Life as CarbonBetter HQ
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An Old Church Gets a New Life as CarbonBetter HQ

While repurposing an old building was an important start on our path to create a lower impact headquarters, we also made significant efforts to reduce our impact, including salvaged wood desks and using the original foundation.

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OKO Forests Case Study
Case Study

OKO Forests Case Study

OKO Forests is located in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. OKO began as a reforestation project, creating a buffer zone adjacent to the Kogyae Strict Nature Reserve (KSNR). The project protects and enhances biodiversity while creating sustainability socioeconomic benefits from nearby communities.

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