The spring Sustainability Seminar Series continues on February 21 with the talk "Sustainability Consulting for Non-Profit Community Development and Land Preservation Organizations" by Jeffrey G. Entin of AKRF.
In the engineering business we focus on projects that bring revenue. We find solutions to society’s "traditional" problems – we investigate contaminated sites, develop innovative ways to treat groundwater, or implement capital projects around energy or infrastructure. These certainly help our clients or society. But sometimes our career offers us opportunities to do "good" – to work on green or sustainable projects that bring substantive benefits to our community. I have had the privilege of serving several non-profits on traditional consulting projects as well as on projects deemed "green and sustainable."
My presentation will outline the challenges posed, and the rewards these projects provided. These will include:
- Remediation for preservation of a 350+ acre farm and recreational open space for a land conservation organization
- Technical support for a geothermal well field and LEED Platinum Nature Center for a watershed protection organization
- Addressing indoor air quality and vapor intrusion for an organization teaching renewable energy and building trades to at-risk youth
Jeffrey G. Entin, LSRP, is a Senior Vice President at AKRF, Inc. with almost 30 years of experience advising legal counsel, industry, developers, private equity, and financial institutions in the management of environmental issues and redevelopment of brownfield and contaminated sites. He has been a NJ-licensed Site Remediation Professional (LSRP) since the program’s inception. He serves as a career advisor to college students and alumni, and presents at industry conferences and events. He serves on the Commerce and Industry Association of New Jersey’s Environmental Business Council Steering Committee, and co-chairs its Sustainability and Energy Committee. He is a member of the Brownfield Coalition of the Northeast’s National Sustainable Communities Workshop organizational committee, and serves on its advisory council. He serves on a YMCA Board of Directors and advises non-profit land preservation and outdoor education organizations.
Mr. Entin earned his B.S. in Environmental Science from Rutgers University’s Cook College, and his M.E. in Environmental Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology.
For more information, please contact Dr. Dibs Sarkar at [email protected]
Attendance is free but seating is limited to 30 people. Please RSVP to Dr. Sarkar at [email protected]
For those who are unable to attend in person, the seminar will be live webcast via Stevens WebCampus and Blackboard Collaborate.