IMPLAN is going green! We are excited to announce that our Environmental data is now available in the IMPLAN application. New Environmental indicators are available within the tool from the Region Details of a selected Region and in the Results of your Project.
IMPLAN’s Environmental Data provide powerful insights outside of impact modeling. For example, the environmental data can help a Region understand how its emissions have fallen over time as its Industry mix has changed over time. Or they can help a company illustrate how its emissions are lower than the Industry-average due to the company’s ESG stewardship practices.
From the Region Details, Environmental Data reflective of the Region and Data Year is available by Environment Satellite (our general environmental groupings, listed below). This data is derived from the composition of Industries in the Region and EPA data on emissions by Industry.
Environment Satellites (and the categories they fall into) are listed below:
- Criteria Pollutants (Air)
- Greenhouse Gases (Air)
- Land Use (Resource)
- Mineral Use (Resource)
- Nitrogen and Phosphorus Release to Water (Water)
- Pesticide Emissions (Air, Soil & Water)
- Toxic Chemical Releases (Air, Soil & Water)
- Water Use (Water & Resource)
The Region Environmental Summary shows columns for each of the eight satellite account totals for each of the 546 IMPLAN Industries. The next eight options are for each of the satellite accounts including Criteria Pollutants, Greenhouse Gases, etc. Each satellite has a table for Region Summary, Industry Summary, and Details.
Region Summary shows the detailed Environmental names and tags with their values in the region (for example, within the Greenhouse Gases (GHGs) table, there is a row from Environment Name: carbon dioxide; Environment Tag: co2; along with a row for each of the other types of GHGs). For Environment Satellites containing Environment names/tags that fall into multiple categories (indicated in the bulleted list above), there is a column included for Environment Category.
Industry Summary shows the total for the chosen satellite account, by each of the 546 IMPLAN Industries. The Details table shows you the details for each name/tag in criteria pollutants for each of the 546 IMPLAN Industries.
All Unit Values are measures of mass in kilograms (kg) except for Land Use unit values and Water Use unit values. Land Use measures are in square meters per year (m2*a), and Water Use measures are volume in cubic meters (m3). The Environment Unit column indicates the unit of measure for the Unit Value.
INDIRECT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS
IMPLAN is the leading provider of Input-Output (I-O) data and models in the U.S., providing data and models for the nation, as well as all states, counties, zip-codes, and Congressional Districts, spanning from 2001 onward. The primary purpose of I-O models is to demonstrate the Indirect economic effects that an Industry or activity has on all the other Industries in the economy of interest and in neighboring economies (if desired), due to supply chain spending (input purchases) and household spending (the spending of Labor Income generated by the Industry and its suppliers). In order to do this, I-O models contain data on Industry Spending Patterns, Household Spending Patterns, tax payments, commuting rates, foreign and domestic trade, savings rates, Employment by Industry, and more.
IMPLAN has incorporated the EPA’s Industry-specific environmental data into its I-O framework to automatically estimate the Direct and Indirect environmental impacts associated with the Industry or company being analyzed. With a subscription to the Environmental Data, it is as easy as running an Industry Contribution Analysis (which can be done without any user-supplied information) or an Impact Analysis using user-provided details on the specific company. The results provided by IMPLAN not only include the usual economic categories (Employment, Labor Income, GDP, etc.) but also the associated environmental impacts by Industry and environmental category.
IMPLAN produces Environmental Results based on the Output Effects in each Industry from an analysis and the ratio of Environment Unit Value per dollar of Output in each Industry. You will see the tables in the Results are the same format as those found in Region Details.
These tables further break out the Total Unit Value by Direct, Indirect and Induced.
Environmental Results can be filtered by Region, Impact, Group Name, Event Name, Environment Category, Environment Name, Environment Satellite (another way to switch between tables), Environment Tag, and by Industry!
TO LEARN MORE
- For a custom demo, please submit a request here or call (800) 507-9426.
- To watch a recording of a live IMPLAN Link & Learn: Never too Small To Make a Difference: Environmental Impacts!
Yang, Y., W.W. Ingwersen, T.R. Hawins, M. Srocka, and D.E. Meyer, 2017. USEEIO: A new and transparent United States environmentally extended input-output model. Journal of Cleaner Production, 158: 308-318.
Written May 10, 2021
Updated May 6, 2022