The process of cleaning up a hazardous waste site uses energy, water and other natural or materials resources and consequently creates an environmental footprint of its own. In 2012, the EPA released the "Methodology for Understanding and Reducing a Project's Environmental Footprint" which presents green remediation metrics associated with contaminated site cleanup and a process to quantify those metrics in order to achieve a greener cleanup. In conjunction with the Methodology, the EPA developed a set of analytical workbooks known as "SEFA" (Spreadsheets for Environmental Footprint Analysis), which can be used to quantify the environmental footprint of a site cleanup. This 2-hour internet seminar will provide an overview of the SEFA tool, demonstrate how to use the tool and provide case studies on sites where the tool has been used. Opportunities will be provided throughout the seminar for participants to submit questions and observations regarding the SEFA tool.
Prior to attending this webinar, participants are strongly requested to: (1) watch the EPA's Methodology for Understanding and Reducing a Project's Environmental Footprint Internet seminar available at www.clu-in.org/conf/tio/greenercleanups_052213, and (2) download and review the SEFA Workbooks and SEFA Tutorial which are available at www.cluin.org/greenremediation/methodology.