Portsmouth Morning Buzz - Hampton Roads Green Building Council

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  • Welcome to Portsmouth
  • Special Thanks to Todays Sponsor
  • Special Thanks to Todays Host
  • Special Thanks to all of the City of Portsmouth employees who attend: Dennis Bagley Fred Brusso Donna Corbus Elizabeth Pslams Henry Strickland David Schulte
  • Welcome New Members Tony Arnold Don Bahlman Tara Bevard (EP) Kevin Bulifant Lesile Crew (EP) Melissa Ingram Galen Jones Stella Kelmann (EP) Janelle Logan (EP) Donna Palmer Linda Saksvig
  • Mr. David Koubsky Project Manager Elizabeth River Project Key Note Speaker:
  • Mr. Jonathan Honchar, LEED Green Associate RDS - Recycling & Disposal Solutions of Virginia
  • Turning a Brownfield into a Environmentally Seward in Portsmouth, Virginia
  • Overview of RDS Facility at 3325 Frederick Blvd Property was purchased in 2004 During initial site work in 2005, there was a release of a petroleum product suspected to be diesel range organics
  • An investigation was undertaken to determine the source of the diesel range organics It was determined from the 1970s through the early 1990s Portsmouth Paving had occupied the site manufacturing asphalt The site contained ASTs, which had been removed prior to purchasing the property in 2004
  • However, the contamination was not only on RDS property but also on the adjacent property and no further action was taken In 2009 RDS purchased this adjacent property and then consult DEQ for a Voluntary Soil Remediation to clean up the site DEQ also did not find the remediation necessary since the contamination had not spread rapidly due to its high viscosity
  • RDS spent over $500,000 to fully remediate the site, which took almost 2.5 years The site was completely remediated on June 11, 2012
  • RDS Today The site has been fully remediate, no additional contamination has been found, and all monitoring wells have been removed Currently RDS is under an expansion, adding additional warehouse space, a new office and look for LEED Certification on the project All to better meet Hampton Roads Recycling Needs
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  • Updates on HRGBC Strategic Plan Increase, Engage, Diversify Membership Reaching out to the Banking, Insurance, & Real Estate Industry Growing our Emerging Professional Base 4 new members in the past month Diversify Board Currently Accepting Member Nominees for 7 BOD Openings Green Apple Day Of Service Projects 2 Projects Scheduled for the End of September Earth Day 2014 Actively looking to partner with another green business for a beneficial community event Continue High Quality Of Learning Series Events Learning Series Next Week on Efficient Water Retrofits Sign up for our newsletter @ HRGBC.org
  • Strategic Plan Continued Annual Sustainability Summit W/ Allied Organizations Several Members will attend Submit in DC in September Large Educational Event Event in the works for November, more details to come Communicate Local Sustainable Building Successes High Five Program, more details to come Broaden Financial Base 4 New Additional Annual Sponsorship for 2013/2014 Filterra, Hoffman & Hoffman, Hourigan Construction, & Titan America Work Towards Executive Director Executive Director will be in place by 2017 Develop Chapter Operation Manual Being Drafted Sign up for our newsletter @ HRGBC.org
  • How do we engage the Hampton Roads Community and beyond? Your idea here
  • What can I do? Volunteer Opportunities: Emerging Professionals Advocacy Green Apple Day of Service GBIG Volunteer and Member Engagement LEED for Homes and more Sign up for our newsletter @ HRGBC.org
  • MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES: REGULAR MEMBER - $70 USGBC MEMBER ORGANIZATION EMPLOYEE - $50: For employees of USGBC member organizations. EMERGING PROFESSIONAL - $35: For those out of school and 30 years of age and under FULL-TIME STUDENT - $25 Well help you join today or go to www.usgbc.org/chapters I originally joined HRGBC to obtain CEUs for my LEED certification, but now I realize that theres so much more to the organization. The members certainly have a finger on the pulse of sustainability in Hampton Roads.
  • Coming Soon Networking Happy Hour Tomorrow, July 11th 5-7 pm Todd Jurichs Bistro 150 W. Main St Norfolk Learning Series July 16th; Efficient Water Retrofits
  • A Special Thanks to our Annual Sponsors