GES Conference Informs, Engages Clients from Across the US
GES hosted our second Technologies & Trends Conference in Annapolis, Maryland at the end of September. The two-day event, themed “innovation starts here,” was attended by more than 80 clients, regulators, and technology partners. The product of many months of work, the event was planned and coordinated as a joint effort of GES’ Marketing and Engineering/IRSP groups. All of GES’ major clients were represented, both as attendees and speakers.
Forty presentations were given on topics ranging from regulatory changes to issues in site assessment, remediation, liability management, promising green technologies, and trends in UST site management. Between sessions, outdoor technology demos allowed attendees to learn more about the topics discussed. An exhibit room held technical posters and sponsor displays.
The conference goal was to bring together industry experts to share real-life experience and future perspectives. Tony Kull, company owner and CEO, opened the conference, welcoming guests and highlighting the unique opportunity for sharing among peers. Presentations throughout stressed lessons learned, new challenges, and promising developments.
Post-conference survey results provided very positive feedback with 100 percent of respondents noting that they would recommend this conference to others. One commented, “GES puts together a great opportunity to visit with knowledgeable people, and brings the industry together to experience up-and-coming technologies.”
HypeAir Named Green Technology of the Year
Belladaro Realty, a national brownfield real estate development company, recently awarded GES’ HypeAir technology the Green Remediation Technology of the Year Award! The award recognizes the best "green" soil and groundwater remediation technology. Our patented technology uses naturally occurring compounds such as oxygen, ozone, hydrogen peroxide, and air to rapidly break down contaminants into harmless by-products, such as water and carbon dioxide. The use of HypeAir involves less time and energy than competitive solutions and ultimately reduces greenhouse gas emissions. We have used the HypeAir process at over 300 sites in the US since 2003!
GES Launches Environmental Management System Program
In an effort to become more environmentally sustainable, GES recently launched a grassroots environmental management system that allows everyone to participate! To help offices get started, a LiveGreen toolkit was designed along with a podcast that includes helpful tips for green leaders.
“I’m very excited about offering this new program to the offices,” said Ed Van Woudenberg. “The GES EMS offers us all a chance to work together to make a positive impact on our environment.”
Our Michigan office recently created a green team and successfully piloted an EMS for their office. The results? Savings in operational costs and waste! So, the toolkit we created implements key successes from their pilot test.
GES Ranks #19 on Top 20 All-Environmental Firms
Engineering News Record (ENR) recently published its list ranking the Top 200 Environmental Firms in all environmental fields. GES ranked number 19 on the Top 20 All-Environmental Firms list and number 65 overall, moving up from number 67 last year. This is GES' second year on the Top 20 list. Companies are ranked on reported gross revenue in 2007 for environmental services and products provided to domestic and international markets.
EBJ Recognizes GES
EBJ BUSINESS ACHIEVER OF THE WEEK: GROUNDWATER & ENVIRONMENTAL SERVICES
This week we recognize Groundwater & Environmental Services Inc. (GES; Neptune, NJ), winner of a 2007 EBJ Business Achievement Award for the continued successful deployment of its patented HypeAir chemical oxidation technology. In broad use by Fortune 100 companies, mobile HypeAir units have been used at more than 150 sites throughout the United States since 2004 at an average cost below $100,000 per project. As of the end of 2007, GES had achieved site closure or attainment monitoring at more than 30% of these sites. The HypeAir technology involves the injection of naturally occurring compounds such as oxygen, ozone, hydrogen peroxide, and air to rapidly break down contaminants into harmless by-products, such as water and carbon dioxide. According to GES, the use of HypeAir involves less time and energy than competitive solutions and thus reduces greenhouse gas emissions.