Hugo Neu Corporation Sustainability Seminar: Decarbonizing Public Infrastructure Projects

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Department of Civil, Environmental and Ocean Engineering

Speaker: Steven Eget M.Eng. ’04, Vice President, WSP

ABSTRACT

Government is showing a commitment to help drive global decarbonization through public procurement. An agreement at the UN’s COP28 conference included provisions that established a pathway for this through disclosure of embodied carbon in construction materials, completion of Lifecycle assessments and mandating low carbon materials. Similarly, Governor Hochul signed Executive Order 22 that sets new goals for the environmental performance of State agencies including the use of low carbon materials in major construction projects. The presentation will provide an overview of these requirements and how public agencies are planning and achieving compliance with the requirements. The presentation will also provide an overview of ASCE New Sustainable Infrastructure guidelines and how they can be used to compliance with these mandates.

BIOGRAPHY

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Steven Eget is an environmental engineer with almost 30 years of experience in environmental engineering, sustainability, permitting and compliance. Steve specializes in providing these services to government agencies in the Metropolitan New York area. His experience includes service as Environmental Engineer of Record on some NYC Metro area’s largest infrastructure projects such as Second Avenue Extension Phase 2, LaGuardia Airport Terminal B Expansion and Port Authority Bus Terminal Replacement. Most notably, he served as project manager on the $55M Pre-Construction Services Contract with NYC Housing Recovery Office on its Post-Sandy Build It Back Program.

In his current position at WSP, Steve leads the operations of the Downstate NY Earth and Environment Business Line. Steve is a professional engineer in multiple states, received a Bachelors in Engineering from Rutgers University and his master’s in environmental engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.


ZOOM LINK:

https://stevens.zoom.us/j/95307506814

WEBSITE:

https://www.stevens.edu/sustainability-seminar-series

SPONSORED BY:

Hugo Neu Corporation
Geosyntec Consultants 
WSP
Brown and Caldwell 
Dewberry 
H2M architects + engineers
Lozier Inc.
The Catalyst Group

CONTACT:

Dr. Dibs Sarkar
[email protected]