Climate Planning

The De Novo team provides a full and comprehensive range of climate change planning and air quality analysis services, including assessing plan- and project-level impacts ranging from dispersion modeling and health risk assessments to mass emission estimations. We have a successful track record of supporting clients in the completion of plans, permits, assessments, scientific studies, policy analyses, compliance measures, resource management, and public involvement activities. 

Our specialized services include:

• Climate Action Plans
• Health Risk Assessments
• Air Quality Studies
• Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventories
• Project Conformity Analyses
• Regulatory Permitting

Our studies and technical analyses are always completed in accordance with all applicable rules, regulations, and guidance from federal, regional, state, and local agencies.  These include, but are not limited to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, California Department of Transportation, California Air Resources Board, and local air quality management and pollution control districts.  

Our team is experienced applying the following air emissions modeling tools: Urban Emissions Model (URBEMIS), Emissions Factor Models (EMFAC, MOBILE), Road Construction Emissions Model, Direct Traffic Impact Model (DTIM), American Meteorological Society/EPA Regulatory Model (AERMOD), Industrial Source Complex (ISC), Line Source Dispersion Models (Caline/Cal3QHC), and Hot Spots Analysis and Reporting Program (HARP). 


Air Quality and GHG Studies Clients

• BCAG/Caltrans, State Route 99/Neal Road
   Intersection Project
• Post Foods, Emission Control Plan
• Post Foods, Permit to Operate N-1933-20,
   Authority to Construct
• Yuba County/Caltrans, SR 70/Feather River
   Boulevard Interchange
• Neighborhood Partners, Davis Creekside
   Affordable Housing
• TEC Equipment, Inc., Fontana TEC
   Equipment Truck Dealership
• Omni Means, Rocklin Whitney Medical Center
• Omni Means, Rocklin Manor Apartments
• Omni Means, Sunset Hills Townhomes
• Omni Means, Rocklin Sierra
   Gateway Apartments
• AG Spanos Companies,
   El Dorado Hills Apartments

Climate Action Plan Clients

• Foster City Climate Action Plan
• City of Campbell Climate Action Plan

Health Risk Assessment Clients

• Tulare Flying J Health Risk ssessment
• Lathrop Flying J Health Risk Assessment

Air Quality and Climate Clients

• Butte County Association of Governments/Caltrans  
• City of Campbell
• City of Foster City
• Yuba County/Caltrans
• AG Spanos Companies  
• Neighborhood Partners, LLC
• Omni Means, Inc. 
• Pilot Flying J Travel Centers
• Post Foods, LLC