Projects


Our Offer

At CASE Consultants International, we offer tailored climate services to our clients both in program planning and in applied science. We strive to:

  • Implement Climate Action Plans to  develop and provide authoritative, easily accessible, usable, and timely data, information, and decision-support tools on climate preparedness and resilience 
  • Interpret  scientific projections to conduct studies on climate application in shipping, freight, landscaping, architecture, public health, food security, disaster risk reduction, and water resources 
  • Develop strategic plans and consult on needs assessment, analysis of capabilities, and best practices 
  • Mainstream climate science into the professional practice


Our Approach

CASE operates as an affiliated consultancy, with seasoned practitioners and accredited professionals. Our team’s approach is to engage project partners and stakeholders in a collaborative process to develop creative solutions to their most pressing issues. We draw on a diverse range of experience that informs the approach to customized, yet effective climate services for our clients.  CASE works collaboratively with our projects’ partners and brings targeted resources to the climate related issues our clients face. We begin every process to determine the climate-related aspects of the issues they face  by asking: What does the science say? Why is the science important to our client? How does the science affect our client’s future?

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Our Projects

CASE associates engage in and contribute to many efforts, some publicly available:


 Mainstreaming Climate Science into Professional Practice

See more detail at our Speaking of Climate blog

  • Game-Changing Resilient Infrastructure CASE Consultants International and the American Planning Association (APA) present a continuing education symposium featuring top experts in the field of resilient infrastructure that changes the character of communities. Case studies will be presented to illustrate the importance of these projects to both climate mitigation and adaptation and to the economic future and self-image of communities. These include: North Carolina’s first “green street,” the High Line project in New York City, and several green infrastructure projects in the host city of Asheville, North Carolina. How to get these projects designed, funded and implemented are focal points of the agenda.
  • Climate Wise Brownfields CASE Consultants International, a certified education provider with the American Planning Association (APA), presents a continuing education symposium featuring top experts in the field of brownfields. Topics include city planning, brownfields financing, and climate mitigation and adaptation via brownfields reuse. “Climate Wise Brownfields” allows professionals to earn up to six continuing education credits while networking with industry peers and subject matter experts in Asheville, North Carolina. The symposium benefits professional planners, stormwater managers, economic developers, landscape architects, realtors, property assessors and other practitioners. Featured Speakers: Camilla Warren, EPA Atlanta Regional Office Brownfields project manage; Fred Delk, Executive Director of the Columbia Development Corporation of Columbia, SC/.  Mr. Delk has led the rebirth of Columbia’s downtown through innovative uses of brownfields; and Lee Harrop, Program Director of the Atlanta Beltline, a  $4.8B sustainable redevelopment project. 
  • "Resilient Places:  Planning for Our Future" an educational symposium for regional, town and county planners in collaboration with the American Planning Association and The Collider: February 24-25, 2017, Asheville. Program Chair Mr. Scott Shuford, AICP, Featured speaker Phillip Horne, principal of Altura Advisors, Assistant Vice President at The George Washington University – Columbian College of Arts and Sciences,  “Financing Green Infrastructure,” Altura’s unique and far-reaching funding opportunities for nonprofit organizations, including capital projects such as construction and renovation as well as green tech projects - See Press Release.
  • Invited lecture: McGuirk, Marjorie.  Educating Climate Practitioners: Mainstreaming Climate Science, Thirteenth International Seminar on Climate Systems and Climate Change (ISCS), 11-22 July 2016, Chengdu, China, Beijing Climate Center

  • Glackin, Mary, Marjorie McGuirk, Lenny Bernstein, May 2013. Mainstreaming Climate Change into the Professional Societies – Business Plan for Continuing Education Units, CASE Consultants International, Asheville, North Carolina

  • "Climate Resilient Design in the Southeast" An educational symposium in collaboration with the American Institute for Architects and the Collider: Read the Symposium Summary

  • Future Shock: Climate Resilient Architecture The Mountain Xpress

  • Mainstreaming Climate Change into the Liberal Arts studies by supporting the Climate Change & Society MLA UNC Asheville


Assessing Climate and Transportation

  • Highway Weather Closure Narratives and Impacts - Cambridge Systematic - a Narrative Study of weather's impacts on specific highways by the American Association of  State Climatologists, Glenn Kerr and Marjorie McGuirk, Editors Contributing authors: Lukas Buehler,  Jim Angel, James DeGrand Noland Doeskan, David Robinson, Nancy Selover, Kyle Imhoff, Collin McKallar, Dennis Todey, Stephanie McAfee, Stephanie, Karin Burnbaco, Nicholas Bond.  February 2016.
  • US Dept of Transportation. Regional Assessment of Weather Impacts on Freight, Final Report. Technical Report Cambridge Systematics. Washington, DC: Federal Highway Administration, January 2016 - Researching the weather impacts on trucking freight on the nation's highways, Authors: Daniel Krechmer, Noel Perry, Sarahjoy Gallaher, Marjorie McGuirk, Thomas Burnett, and Katherine Blizzard.
  • Weather Exposure Analysis Report, Cambridge Systematics, CASE Consultants International, Technical report to Regional Assessment of Weather Impacts on Freight, Federal Highway Administration, February 2016. Authors: Marjorie McGuirk, Tom Burnett, and Lucas Buehler.
  • Assessing the vulnerabilities of Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor transportation assets as a result of potential climate change impact
  • Invited Lecture:  McGuirk, Marjorie, Weather and Climate Change Impacts on Transportation Systems, Thirteenth International Seminar on Climate Systems and Climate Change (ISCS), 11-22 July 2016, Chengdu, China, Beijing Climate Center
  • Invited Topic of the United Nation's World Meteorological Organization: McGuirk, M., S. Shuford, T.C. Peterson, and P. Pisano. " Weather and climate change implications for surface transportation in the USA." Bulletin of the WMO, 58, 84-93, 2009
  • Commissioned by the National Research Council's Transportation Research Board: Peterson, T.C., M. McGuirk, T.G Houston, A.H. Horvitz, and M.F. Wehner. 2008. “Climate Variability and Change with Implications for Transportation.” The Potential Impacts of Climate Change on U.S. Transportation. Special Research Report 290, Washington D.C.: National Research Council. Transportation Research Board.


Assessing Climate and Health

  • Climatic Variables and Dengue - Exploring Cases in Southeast Florida. 14th Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW), 22-24 March, 2016 NOAA Burlington, Vermont,  Bunilda Lugo, Ph.D
  • Climate Products and Services Market Analysis: Health Sector Engagement. 14th Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW), 22-24 March, 2016 NOAA Burlington, Vermont, McGuirk, Marjorie.
  • Correlation Analysis of Climatic Variables, Migration, and Dengue Cases in Southeast Florida Enhancing Environmental Health Knowledge (EEK): Vectors and Public Health Pests. Virtual Conference. April 13-14, 2016. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Environmental Health Association, Denver.  Brunilda Lugo, Ph.D.


Are you in a Zika Zone?  Be aware and Prepare!

  • As reported by Business Wire, we've created a product ZikaZoneUSA that helps people answer the question "Are You in a Zika Zone". The Beta test is hibernated pending evaluation of user needs.
  • Business Wire "A new tool in the fight against the Zika virus, ZikaZoneUSA.com, goes live today. ZikaZoneUSA.com pinpoints where recent ecological conditions favor the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the primary vector of the Zika virus. The analysis shown at ZikaZoneUSA.com provides an up-to-date map of where conditions are prime for the Zika-spreading mosquito to breed, bite, and potentially infect humans with the Zika virus." 
  • Zika Zone is a Joint Venture between FernLeaf Interactive and CASE Consultants International


Assessing Climate and Landscape Architecture

  • Tuch, David P., Michael J. Brewer, and Marjorie McGuirk, The effects of global climate change on the landscape: the role of landscape architecture in adaptation strategies,19th Conference on Applied Climatology, American Meteorological Society, Equinox Environmental Consultation & Design, Inc., NOAA’s National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, NC, July 2011
  • Tuch, D., M.J. Brewer, M. McGuirk, F. Grogan, and M. Anderson (2011) Effects of Global Climate Change on the Water Cycle and Water Quality : The Use of Stormwater Best Management Practices to Address Future Impacts. World Environmental & Water Resources Congress Conference, Palm Springs, CA, May 2011.

International Impact

  • Invited expert on special assignment to the United Nations World Meteorological Organization in Geneva Switzerland to complete the Report of the High Level Task Force "Climate Knowledge for Action – A Global Framework for Climate Services – Empowering the Most Vulnerable”, reviewed by expert panels and governments world-wide
  • On special assignment to World Meteorological Organization drafted The WMO Position Paper for the Global Framework for Climate Services (40pp)  (September-October 2009).  Letter of accommodation by the Secretary General of WMO addressed to NOAA leadership for exemplary performance.
  • Consulting and review the climate strategy and implementation plan for Tokelau Government called Living with Change: Enhancing the Resilience of Tokelau for Climate Change and Related Hazards, LivC STRATEGYand LivC ROAD MAP OF ACTIONS


The Melting Arctic and New Trade Routes


Connecting Decisions to Weather and Climate