1st Edition

Environmental Compliance Guide for Facility Managers and Engineers

By Rengasamy Kasinathan Copyright 2023
    394 Pages 40 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    A practical guide for facility engineers and managers to understand the impact of environmental regulations when applied to operating equipment in any industry or facility. It lays out a clear road map on how to learn the essential steps and how to use the proper tools. Based on the author’s 39-year experience, this concise material discusses real-life applications and case studies adopted and implemented successfully in many NYC facilities and appropriate for large cities. It will help facility engineers comply with various rules and regulations of the jurisdictions of EPA, state, city, and local agencies and properly itemize reporting requirements.

    Features include:

    • Guides facility engineers and managers with a clear and logical exposition of topics, developments, and valuable regulatory frameworks for appropriate preparation and compliance

    • Provides detailed explanations of procedures for emission reduction and improved efficiency and productivity

    • Emphasizes the importance of continuing education in compliance to prevent high penalties for facilities

    • Includes real-life applications and case studies on reducing energy baseline and current operating methods, providing formulas and calculations

    • Addresses regulatory knowledge for operating systems in cities with a dense population in the US and countries with similar regulatory frameworks

    This book will benefit professionals, engineers, facility and project managers, building and grounds supervisors, code compliance managers, and heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) systems contractors and installers in hospitals, universities, schools, and other facilities.

    Chapter 1. Environmental Regulations and Jurisdictions Chapter 2. Agencies and Their Regulations as Applicable to Facilities Chapter 3. Facilities and Operating Systems Chapter 4. Permitting, Estimations of Pollutions, Testing, Monitoring, Recordkeeping, and Reporting Chapter 5. Streamlining of Regulatory Burdens Chapter 6. Roles and Responsibilities of the Facility-Operating Personnel Chapter 7. Environmental Audits and Mitigation Chapter 8. Enforcement and Economic Incentives Chapter 9. Compliance Management Systems Chapter 10. International Pollution Prevention Pacts, Treaties, and Accountabilities Chapter 11. Case Studies for Compliance in Facilities Chapter 12. Ethics for Engineers


    Dr. Rengasamy Kasinathan has over 39 years of engineering experience in energy, environmental, and facility management, concentrating on air, waste, water, and energy related pollution control and mitigation. He has created several pollution prevention strategies and compliance mitigation measures which are being used by many NYC based clients including NY Times, Columbia University, New York University, Albert Einstein College of Medicine and majority of NY hospitals such as Presbyterian, Montefiore Hospitals. Dr. Kasinathan also teaches to facility operating personnel the appropriate use of technology associated with controls and instrumentation as regulated by government mandates. Dr. Kasinathan holds several engineering licenses and certificates. He obtained his BE in Chemical Engineering from Annamalai University in 1980, MS in Energy and Atmosphere from New York University, received his Ph.D in Bio Process Engineering from NY State University, Syracuse, and an MBA from the Fayetteville University of North Carolina. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (P.E.) in New York, Florida and North Carolina, diplomate of America Academy of Environmental Engineers and a Registered Industrial Professional Hygienist. He is the Founder of EES PC in 1998 and has been awarded several prestigious contracts from the State, Federal, local and private organizations. His firm is a certified MWBE by Empire State & New York City Government.