Jim Colmer joined Michigan based, BB&E, LLC, Consulting Engineers and Professionals in 2008 as its Operations Director. Since 1994 Jim has work as an environmental engineer and since 2001 has focused in the area of sustainability. His work includes conducting GSR assessments for the Air National Guard (ANG) as well as advising the ANG in GSR matters. Jim has presented findings from these evaluations at several notable conferences including the AFCEE Technology Transfer; UMass, Amherst; NDIA; and the Battelle International Symposium on Bioremediation and Sustainable Environmental Technologies. Jim spent ten years of his career managing environmental affairs for a Fortune 150 Company where he was active in green product development, identifying and capturing sustainability metrics from global operations, developing and maturing global EMS programs, and working with UN Global Compact initiatives and ILO Human Rights standards for facilities in low-cost countries. Joining the ITRC GSR team in 2010 and he provided support in development of the ITRC GSR Overview Document as well as the GSR Technical and Regulatory Guidance Document. He is also a veteran of the US Navy specializing in advanced electronics and acoustic analysis. Jim earned a bachelor's degree in Civil/Environmental Engineering from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan in 1993. Jim is a Professional Engineer in Michigan.