INTRODUCTION

The Environmental Data in Region Details contains information about the Selected Region and Data Year. From the Regions screen, click the View Region Details button or click the name of the region. Note that all the data in Region Details is nominal; it is not adjusted for inflation.

ENVIRONMENTAL DATA DETAILS

IMPLAN’s environmental data consist of ratios representing physical emissions or inputs per dollar of Industry Output, with the physical unit depending on the particular pollutant or input under consideration. For IMPLAN’s environmental ratios, we use the EPA’s USEEIO data (version 2.0). While the ratios are Industry-specific, the EPA data have somewhat less Industry-specificity than the IMPLAN data, such that some EPA ratios are mapped to more than one IMPLAN Industry; in other words, some IMPLAN Industries have the same environmental ratios. These ratios can be applied to the IMPLAN modeling system in order to gain insight into the environmental impacts associated with economic impact scenarios.

Below is the list of the 12 broad categories of environmental data we have, pulled directly from the USEEIO model:

  • Criteria and Hazardous Air Emissions 
  • Commercial Non-Hazardous Waste Excluding Construction 
  • Commercial Non-Hazardous Waste From Construction Activities 
  • Commercial RCRA-Defined Hazardous Waste 
  • Greenhouse Gasses
  • Point Source Industrial Releases to Ground 
  • Land Use
  • Mineral Extraction
  • Nitrogen and Phosphorus Releases from Agriculture 
  • Pesticide Releases
  • Water Withdrawals 
  • Point Source Releases to Water

REGION ENVIRONMENTAL SUMMARY

This top table totals each of the twelve accounts of environmental categories by the 546 IMPLAN Industries and the units for each:

    • Criteria and Hazardous Air Emissions 
      • Examples:  
        • Nitrogen Dioxide 
        • Chromium III 
        • Formaldehyde 
        • Styrene 
        • Chlorine   
    • Commercial Non-Hazardous Waste Excluding Construction 
        • Examples: 
          • Tires 
          • Ash 
          • Aluminum Cans 
          • Paper Bags  
    • Commercial Non-Hazardous Waste From Construction Activities 
        • Examples:  
          • Asphalt Pavement 
          • Bricks 
          • Cardboard 
          • Glass 
          • Drywall  
    • Commercial RCRA-Defined Hazardous Waste 
      • Examples: 
        • Dried Paint 
        • Sodium Azide 
        • Waste Oil 
        • 2-Butanone 
    • Greenhouse Gasses 
      • Examples:  
        • CO2 
        • N2O 
        • Sulfur Hexafluoride  
    • Point Source Industrial Releases to Ground 
      • Examples: 
        • Ammonia 
        • Lead 
        • Zinc compounds 
        • Mercury 
        • Anthracene  
    • Land Use 
      • Examples:  
        • Land use by m2*a  
    • Mineral Extraction 
      • Examples: 
        • Copper 
        • Lead 
        • Gold  
    • Nitrogen and Phosphorus Releases from Agriculture 
      • Examples: 
        • Nitrogen 
        • Phosphorus  
    • Pesticide Releases 
      • Examples: 
        • Pyraclostrobin 
        • Imazamox 
        • Carbaryl  
    • Water Withdrawals 
      • Examples: 
        • Water, fresh (emission and resource) 
        • Water, saline  
    • Point Source Releases to Water 
      • Examples:  
        • Formaldehyde 
        • Nitrogen 
        • Zinc 
        • Aluminum

REGION ENVIRONMENTAL DETAILS 

The Region Environmental Details shows the total unit value by each of the 546 IMPLAN Industries.

  • Environment Name = the emissions output by each environmental category
  • Environmental Unit = all unit values are measures of mass in kilograms (kg) except Land Use unit values are square meters per year (m2*a), part of Mineral Extraction in megajoules (MJ), and part of Point Source Releases to Water in becquerels (KBq)
  • Environmental Output = Total output of emissions by each environmental category
  • Unit per $ of Output = Ratio of physical environment unit value per dollar of Output

SORTING

The title bar displayed across the top of each Environmental table contains buttons that can change the viewing attributes of the table. Column titles act as sorting buttons. Initially most views are sorted by Industry or Commodity code in ascending value (first row is 1 last row is 546). To change the way all fields in the table are arranged, click on the title of the desired column. All data in the table will be sorted in descending order (highest values listed at the top of the table) relative to the column title. To change how the data is sorted, click on another field. When the view has been sorted by a column other than Industry Code, the selected column title will appear with an arrow to its right indicating that the table has been sorted by this column header.

DOWNLOADING

The download function allows data to be exported as a CSV or PDF by clicking on the Dashboard Actions icon in the upper right corner of the table. 

This will prompt a popup. Click download.

 

 

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Updated November 8, 2023