I was introduced to Steven through Amory Lovins. Steven was a valued participant in the early stages of the BirdsEye design crit.
Steven J. Strong is Founder and President of Solar Design Associates, Inc., He founded the firm in 1974 after working on the Alaskan pipeline. Over the past 30 years, he has earned the firm an international reputation for the pioneering integration of renewable energy systems with environmentally responsive building design. In 1984, he completed the world's first solar-powered neighborhood. In 1996, he worked with Olympic village architects to power the Summer Games with solar electricity using the world's largest roof-top PV power system. He recently completed the design and oversaw the installation of a new ‘solar skin' for the US Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland. He represented the US on the International Energy Agency's expert working group on Solar Electricity in the Built Environment for 8 years and has served as an advisor on energy and environmental issues to 3 Governors, 8 US Senators, 4 US Congressmen and 3 presidential candidates as well as a number of corporations, universities and utilities. He is the author of The Solar Electric House and Solar Electric Buildings, an Overview of Today's Applications and the editor and contributing author of Photovoltaics in the Built Environment, a Design Guide for Architects and Engineers as well as contributing author to Photovoltaics in Buildings and Building with Photovoltaics. He received the first ‘Inherit the Earth Award' from Connecticut College in 1993 for his ‘pioneering work in furthering sustainable energy'. In the spring of 1999, TIME magazine named him an ‘Environmental Hero of the Planet'. In the spring of 2001, the American Solar Energy Society honored him with its Charles Greeley Abbot award – the Society's highest honor - for lifetime achievement in advancing solar energy. In the spring of 2003, the Audubon Society named him its Environmental Entrepreneur of the Year. http://www. energysolutionsconference.org/ Speakers/speakers.html
Time article http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1599699,00.html
I was introduced to Patrick by Valerie Nelson when she brought him to speak at the Gloucester City Hall almost two years ago. His perspective on resource use as a water and sewer luminary is exciting, broad, and wise.
Wm. Patrick Lucey
Sr. Aquatic Ecologist
Mr. Lucey, the president of Aqua-Tex Scientific Consulting Ltd. is a senior aquatic ecologist with a background in freshwater and marine ecology, resource management and political science. His specialities are managing water resources so that they add value to development projects, and demonstrating how maintenance and enhancement of ecological function can provide cost-savings on infrastructure and result in a healthier environment. He has established a personal reputation as a specialist in design and construction of quality rainwater management systems, streams and wetlands and is respected by both clients and regulators for his ecologically sound, yet innovative approaches to protecting water resources within urban environments. He is a co-author of a report commissioned by the Province of BC, entitled “Resources From Waste: Integrated Resource Management” which reviewed the integration of decentralized wastewater treatment, water reuse and energy capture to create closed-loop urban water and energy systems that make a profit for communities. Mr. Lucey was a Special Advisor to the British Columbia Government on their new Water Policy “Living Water Smart” released last spring.
Bruce is Patrick Lucey’s East Coast protégé and acts as his interpreter and support system (Patrick speaks Canadian).
Bruce Douglas, P.E., vice president of the Water Resources Management group, Stone Environmental, Inc., is a nationally respected soil scientist, hydrologist, and engineer. Bruce has 29 years of experience in evaluating and mitigating environmental concerns from both agricultural and urban activities. He has led numerous projects involving field studies (at field, watershed, and regional scales), modeling, spatial analysis, and engineering to characterize, analyze, and reduce the impacts of nutrients, pathogens, and pesticides on water quality.
Before joining Stone, Bruce ran his own environmental consulting and engineering firm specializing in integrated water resource management services. He has also worked for private engineering consultancies (including Stone Environmental) and the state of Vermont's Department of Environmental Conservation. He specializes in hydrogeological investigations, decentralized wastewater management, distributed stormwater management, water supply protection, and small-scale water supply and wastewater permitting. Bruce holds an M.S. in Plant and Soil Science from the University of Vermont and a B.S. in Hydrology from the University of New Hampshire. He is a Professional Engineer licensed in the state of Vermont.
Stone Environmental is a multidisciplinary team of 30 scientists and support staff headquartered in Montpelier, Vermont. The company specializes in four service areas: water resources and wastewater management, contaminated sites investigation, agrochemical fate and exposure assessment, and information management. Its scientists study the effects of land use on water resources, through the use of computer modeling, GIS spatial analysis, and field investigation. Stone was founded in 1992 and is based in Montpelier, Vermont, a New England state admired for its quality of life and strong environmental values.
Paul is a utilities analyst and expert in right-sizing and efficiency engineering. He has experience with my idiosyncrasies as a result of past building projects and brings a wealth of work and emotional resources to the BirdsEye Team.
Paul Banks is the principal of B2Q Associates, Inc. B2Q offers engineering consulting services for:
...Energy Efficiency Design and Analysis
...Energy Star and LEED Building Certification
...Building System and HVAC System Design
...Cogeneration System Design, Analysis, and Implementation
...Building Commissioning and Retrocommissioning
...Lighting Upgrades and Advanced Lighting Design
...Turnkey Project Implementation
...Utlity Energy Program Development and Review
Their staff of Licensed Professional Engineers, Managers and Designers offer years of experience and are committed to providing engineering services with professionalism and integrity.
Paul Banks is the lead instructor for AEE's Comprehensive 5-Day Training Program for Building Commissioning Professionals. In addition to providing a useful preparatory vehicle for AEE's Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP) program, his five-day program is designed to meet the training requirements of those who need to know the technical details of the commissioning process. Commissioning is the process of ensuring that building systems are designed, installed, functionally tested, and capable of being operated and maintained according to the owner's operational needs. Commissioning also can restore existing buildings to high productivity through renovation, upgrade and tune-up of existing systems. This program will examine all aspects of building commissioning, including project scheduling, roles and responsibilities of the project team, new building commissioning, retro- and re-commissioning of existing buildings, system by system commissioning requirements, TAB and verification procedures, the LEED rating system, project economic analysis, building code issues, and commissioning tools and technologies.
Henry has a history working with Weston Simpson and brings significant municipal experience to this project. We hope that he will facilitate efficient interfacing with regards to the public/ private challenges and opportunities of this project.
Henry Ouimet is Senior Project Manager, Weston & Sampson Engineers, Inc., a full-service environmental and infrastructure consulting firm with over 350 professionals, all committed to excellence in their chosen fields.
Weston & Sampson is partnership formed in 1916 by Robert Weston, a pioneer in the field of sanitary engineering, and business associate George Sampson. Together, they were instrumental in developing innovative approaches to the new science of water treatment. The engineering practices fostered by Weston & Sampson continue to this day as the basis of state-of-the-art treatment processes. One of their greatest merits is their professional staff of engineers, geologists, hydrogeologists, and environmental scientists. For the past century, WSE has been providing environmental and infrastructure-related consulting services for municipal, private, and agency clients throughout New England. Areas of expertise include:
...Road design and transportation
...Operation and maintenance services
WSE has achieved many "firsts" in the field of environmental engineering. They pioneered a chemical treatment to prevent the corrosion of water distribution systems that resulted in conservation, cost savings, and better water quality. They designed an innovative/alternative aquaculture/wetlands type treatment facility that is the first municipal wastewater treatment facility of its kind in the United States. WSE also designed and administered the construction of Septic Tank Effluent Pump (STEP) sewers for the first large-scale STEP system in New England.
David is our resident team engineer. He is responsible for overseeing and connecting multiple facets: from waste remediation/21 E issues, to restoration and demolition and recycling, as well as interdisciplinary cross communication.
For nearly 25 years, David McCarley has provided a wide range of environmental services to clients in private industry, Federal Agencies, State governments and municipal entities as a Program and/or Project Manager. Since 1985, Mr. McCarley has been responsible for DoD/DoE and USACE activities as a Regional, Branch and Department manager with national and international consulting engineering firms. He has maintained certification as a First Responder and On-Scene Incident Commander since 1985 and has supervised numerous emergency response actions involving a variety of hazardous materials/wastes and contaminated media. During his career he has directly managed operations on a wide variety of projects ranging from Phased Environmental Site Assessments (I-IV) to advanced soil and groundwater assessments and remediation under the Superfund Innovative Technology Evaluation (SITE) program, on Superfund Sites, and on EPA Brownfields Assessment Pilot Projects. He has also completed assessment and remediation projects for the DoE, DoD, and the USACE through the BRAC, THAMA, FUDS/FUSRAP and Navy CLEAN programs through direct contracts and as a WBE/DBE subcontractor to larger consulting firms. In addition, Mr. McCarley has served as project manager on complex mixed waste remediation projects with budgets ranging from $150,000.00 to over $25 million. Most recently, he provided Engineering and Management Oversight services for Industrial Hygiene Services (Asbestos, Lead-Based Paint, etc.) on all phases of the Central Artery/Tunnel (CA/T) project in Boston, MA for a firm under subcontract to Bechtel/Parsons Brinckerhoff.
Mr. McCarley has designed and managed over 150 remedial projects, including projects cited by the EPA for their innovative approach (see http://www.clu-in.org/search/t.focus/id/181 ). Other projects on which Mr. McCarley served as Project Manager involving various wastes, contaminated media, and structural components, include:
...RCRA Facility Audits - Nuclear Power Facilities - RCRA Facility Audits involving detailed EPA and State regulatory file review and on-site audits/surveys to determine the presence of regulated Solid Waste Management Units (SWMUs) at 9 dual fossil fuel and nuclear power (Co-Gen) facilities.
...Ship Decontamination, Demolition and Disposal - Developed Technical Compliance Plans and environmental operations for several JV Teams submitting to DOT/MARAD for the removal of hazardous wastes/materials from obsolete vessels in the US Naval Reserve Maritime Fleet. TCP involves assessment of the ships for presence/amount of waste, removing materials from the ship for disposal followed by the ultimate scrapping of the ship in India.
...Underground and Aboveground Storage Tank Systems. Including projects for the DoD, DoE and various private entities. Tank contents ranging from hydrocarbons and solvents to pesticides and low-level radioactive materials.
...DNAPL Contamination - Remediation of PCE/TCE contaminated soil and groundwater utilizing potassium permanganate injection systems, micro-slurry containment systems, and horizontal injection/extraction galleries installed using horizontal drilling techniques.
...PCB Contaminated Soils Site located in southwest Florida. Excavation and removal of 200+ tons of soils contaminated with PCBs. Contract management, project management, and senior technical review of project.
...Pesticide Facility Decontamination . These projects involved the removal, during remedial decontamination and demolition of 8 Colgate-Palmolive (PET Chemical) pesticide production facilities, of pesticide containing solids and liquids from interior surfaces in structures, above ground storage tanks, USTs and in-line pipe residue.
...Polychlorinated Biphenyl Removal. Mr. McCarley designed and implemented an on-site remedial project involving numerous large PCB contaminated heat transfer units and associated piping at a DoD weapons contractor's facility in Jacksonville, Florida.
...RCRA/Mixed Waste Remediation. Mr. McCarley designed and supervised numerous projects involving the removal and disposal, on-site and off-site, of contaminated soils containing volatile chemicals, metals, hydrocarbons and pesticides from RCRA facilities, DoD sites, DoE sites, Hazardous Waste Sites, and during emergency response actions.
...Oil Spill Clean-up. Mr. McCarley participated in the management of oil and jet fuels cleanup from beaches and waterways after tanker accident. Served as safety officer, designed safety plan for Tampa Bay Spill for National Response Corporation (NRC) and Martech, supervised aspects of boom deployment, skimmer construction and operation, and clean-up of Coast Guard vessels. Mr. McCarley has also participated in the remediation of petroleum spills to soils and in open waters such as natural ponds, retention ponds and lakes.
...Hazardous Waste Treatment Impoundments. Mr. McCarley has designed and managed the remediation of liquids and solids from surface impoundments containing up to 3.7 million gallons of water contaminated with heavy metals and volatile solvents from commercial airliner painting and stripping operations, Basin F/Rocky Mountain Arsenal.