Presentation will be given by:
Karin Holland, Haley & Aldrich, Deborah Taege, The Boeing Company
During the past few years, significant breakthroughs have occurred in the sustainable remediation field, enabling more and more remediation project teams to effectively incorporate sustainable practices during remedy selection and implementation. However, the methodologies employed when integrating sustainability considerations have generally been inconsistent, caused in part by the lack of a broad ranging, widely applicable sustainable remediation framework. As a result, remediation project teams evaluating the sustainability of projects may find it difficult to compare sustainability attributes between diverse remediation sites. Additionally, regulatory agency personnel have not been provided a consistent approach to include, validate, and incorporate sustainability into their decision making.
A flexible framework for incorporating sustainability into the remedial action process has therefore been developed by the Sustainable Remediation Forum (SURF). The framework integrates sustainable concepts throughout the remediation project life cycle while ensuring long-term protection of human health and the environment. The framework is relevant to sites of varying size and complexity and is complementary to existing regulatory frameworks. The present will provide an overview of the SURF framework and applicable case studies to illustrate framework applications.
About the Presenters:
Karin S. Holland, LEED AP, REA I, is a Senior Sustainability Specialist at Haley & Aldrich with over seven years of experience in environmental consulting in Europe and in the U.S. She is responsible for leading the application of sustainability thinking to remediation, property development, and due diligence services at Haley & Aldrich, Inc. She has worked with multiple clients on sustainable remediation projects throughout the remediation lifecycle. She is on the Sustainable Remediation Forum (SURF) Board of Trustees and actively participates on the Interstate Technology & Regulatory Council (ITRC) Green and Sustainable Remediation committee and the International's Green and Sustainable Site Assessment and Cleanup Task Group. Ms Holland earned a Masters in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge, United Kingdom and a Master in Law and Environmental Science from the University of Nottingham, United Kingdom.
Deborah Taege is an Environmental Engineer with over 10 years of experience in the environmental field focusing on remediation projects. She works for The Boeing Company as a remediation project manager and holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in environmental engineering from Michigan Technological University.