Technology Behind the Data – Total Hydrocarbon

Technology behind the Data – Total Hydrocarbon Jim Shorey Hydrocarbon gas is commonly measured by instruments with a Flame Ionization Detector Looking at the schematic shown below in Figure 1-1, we see a basic diagram of a Flame Ionization Detector.  The FID detector requires both Air and Hydrogen to mix and be lit into a… Show more

Technology Behind The Data – Carbon Monoxide

Technology behind the Data – Carbon Monoxide, CO By: Jim Shorey CO gas is commonly measured by instruments using Gas Filter Correlation GFC. Looking at the Flow Schematic shown below in Figure 1-2, we see the layout of a CO Analyzer. This unit includes an internal Air Sample Pump, which draws Ambient Air into the… Show more

Launch of Lafarge Canada Inc. Idle-Free Reduction Policy

For over a decade Lafarge Canada Inc. (Lafarge) has been a part of a Western Canada wide anti-idling campaign. This campaign occurred across all of Lafarge’s operations and included not only Lafarge employees but contractors working on behalf of Lafarge. The purpose of the campaign was to recognize that air quality is everyone’s responsibility and… Show more

CRAZ Newsletter October 2021

CRAZ Newsletter October 2021

CRAZ Quarterly Newsletter – October 2021 Top topics: Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) Results for 2021 Quarter 3 Alberta Airsheds Council has prepared this 2020 Alberta Airsheds Air Quality Report EcoSchools Certification Winners Show more

CRAZ Newsletter – July 2021

CRAZ July Newsletter 2021 Need some summer reading? Take a peek at our new Newsletter. You will find articles about the Benefits of Remote Workplaces; AQHI and Air Quality Data; and news that CRAZ is an Emerald Award Winner!       Show more

Benefits of Remote Workplaces

“You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it’s an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before.” – Rahm Emanuel As we approach the end of the COVID-19 pandemic and life slowly returns to normal, we should pause and review what we have learned… Show more

Capping off a great Environment Week- Calgary Region Airshed Zone

2021 Emerald Award Winner Calgary, Alberta, June 4th, 2021 The Calgary Region Airshed Zone (CRAZ) is honored to be the recipient of the 2021 Emerald Awards in the air category; recognizing projects and initiatives that improve air quality. “Showcasing the Albertan environmental projects and initiatives that have addressed and mitigated the effects of local, regional,… Show more

Lafarge Canada Inc. and Calgary Region Airshed Zone celebrate industry collaboration this Clean Air Day

June 2, 2021 Clean Air at the forefront of new Lafarge Sustainability Strategy  Lafarge Canada Inc. and Calgary Region Airshed Zone celebrate industry collaboration this Clean Air Day (Calgary Alberta) As a long-standing industry member of the Calgary Region Airshed Zone non-profit organization, Lafarge Canada Inc. continues to demonstrate unwavering commitment to clean air for… Show more

CRAZ Annual Report

CRAZ 2020 Annual Report On June 1st, 2021, the Calgary Region Airshed Zone held a virtual Annual General Meeting. Great presentations were held: Air Quality Monitoring and Organization Annual Update 2020 Monitoring Update Mandeep Dhaliwal, CRAZ Air Quality Program Manager Tanya Carlson, CRAZ Engagement Program Manager Air Quality Management Municipal Toolkit Air Quality Management Municipal… Show more

Real Costs of Air Pollution in the CRAZ Region

Real Costs of Air Pollution in the CRAZ Region Human caused air pollution has real and significant costs to human health and the economy however these impacts are often difficult to quantify. Fortunately, Health Canada has developed a modelling tool called the Air Quality Benefits Assessment Tool (AQBAT) that can be used to estimate the… Show more