Methodology for Understanding and Reducing a Project’s Environmental Footprint
Credit: 5 PDH
Subject Matter Expert: Mark Knarr, P.E., CEM, LEED AP BD+C, PMP, CCEA, GPCP
In Methodology for Understanding and Reducing a Project’s Environmental Footprint, you'll learn ...
- A methodology for conducting an environmental footprint analysis of site cleanup activities
- The methodology’s purpose and limitations, the value of footprint analysis, and the level of effort and cost for footprint analysis
- Definitions of metrics aligning with the core elements of green remediation
- A seven-step process to quantify the metrics
Green remediation is the practice of considering all environmental effects of remedy implementation and incorporating options to minimize the environmental footprint of cleanup actions. “Environmental footprint” includes quantifiable metrics, such as energy use and water use as well as air emissions, to fully represent the effects a cleanup project may have on the environment.
Two concepts are central to analyzing the environmental footprint of a cleanup: (1) establish those parameters (metrics) that must be quantified, and (2) establish a straightforward process (methodology) for quantifying those metrics. This course outlines metrics and methodology developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for conducting an environmental footprint analysis of site cleanup activities and describes common approaches to reduce that footprint. These metrics and methodology span all of EPA’s five core elements of green remediation: materials and waste, water, energy, air, and land and ecosystems.
This course is intended for environmental engineers who are involved with projects that remediate contaminated soil or groundwater.
Specific Knowledge or Skill Obtained
This course teaches the following specific knowledge and skills:
- Metrics that comprise each core element
- How to compute those metrics
- 7-step methodology to reducing environmental footprint
- Factors affecting data quality
- Tradeoffs between metrics
- Approaches to reducing footprints for materials and waste, water, energy and air
- Example scenarios
Certificate of Completion
You will be able to immediately print a certificate of completion after passing a multiple-choice quiz consisting of 25 questions. PDH credits are not awarded until the course is completed and quiz is passed.
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