Sustainable Business Practices

GRS project engineers and managers incorporate sustainability concepts and life-cycle thinking into remediation treatment design, construction, operation, maintenance and monitoring projects. Materials used and energy consumed in a remedial cleanup make an impact beyond the site and GRS assesses best available practices and identifies possible remedial options. Our project team considers social and economic impacts to the community as well as the project and applies green best management practices to all phases including design, construction, operation, monitoring, maintenance, and system optimization.

Sustainable Business Practices

The core elements of a GRS green cleanup strategy involve consideration of:

  •  Total energy use reduction
  •  Renewable energy sources
  •  Air pollutant and greenhouse gas emission reductions
  •  Water use reductions and impacts to water resources
  •  Material management and waste reduction
  •  Ecosystem protection of the site and surrounding areas
  •  Community impact

Learn More about EPA’s Green Remediation BMPs for In Situ Thermal Technologies.

Using GRS Provides Significant Advantages  — When incorporating green principles and practices into its ISTR projects, GRS determines the best available technologies, which often are combined to maximize energy and contaminant recovery efficiencies. Using a conceptual site model allows testing and refinement during system construction and operation for Sustainable Business Practices.

GRS has in-house design build capabilities of a new generation of equipment that uses 30% less operational energy. Power control units and control systems are optimized in GRS’ UL listed 508 panel shop.

On ISTR projects, GRS applies both SiteWise™ and Sustainable Remediation Tool (SRT) models to evaluate the environmental footprint, worker safety and sustainability of new technologies. High resolution imagery is captured during the design, construction and operation phases to evaluate the recovery process. Control systems are monitored remotely by project personnel.