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2017 Occupational Excellence Achievement Award

2017 Occupational Excellence Achievement Award

National Safety Council

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Award Category: NAICS Code 562910 Remediation Services
Primary Achievement: EA has a well-established safety and health program aimed at keeping employees, clients, and subcontractors safe. Integral to EA’s safety system is employee training, peer-to-peer observation, management review, system audits, and onsite inspections.

The National Safety Council’s Occupational Excellence Achievement Award recognizes companies, units, and/or facilities that have reported injuries and illnesses that involved days away from work equal to or less than 50 percent of the Bureau of Labor Statistics rating for their 6-digit NAICS code and have had no fatalities during a calendar year, 1 January through 31 December.


2016 Business Achievement Award

2016 Business Achievement Award

Environmental Business Journal

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Award Category: Industry Leadership
Primary Achievement: EA was recognized with a 2016 Business Achievement Award in the category of Industry Leadership by the Environmental Business Journal® (EBJ). The honor was presented to EA’s leadership team during an awards banquet held on 22 March 2017 in San Diego, California as part of EBJ’s Environmental Industry Summit XV, hosted by Environmental Business International.

EA was recognized for publishing its inaugural Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report/Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) Statement in 2016. The report reflects EA’s continued success in achieving fiscal goals, while remaining mindful of its broader impact on society and the environment. Accomplishments of EA’s CSR program, as detailed in the report, include the appointment of EA’s first Director of CSR and first Small Business Liaison Officer; establishment of a PBC Committee; continued commitment to public disclosure of CSR efforts based on Global Reporting Initiative guidelines; formalization of a strategic partnership with Water For People; development of a new Supplier Portal to enhance opportunities for small and disadvantaged businesses, as well as to include sustainability considerations in EA’s supply chain; and introduction of a Paid Volunteer Time program for all employees.


2016 Merit Award

2016 Merit Award

American Council of Engineering Companies/Nebraska

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Award Category: Merit Award
Primary Achievement: ACEC/NE recognized EA for the high degree of achievement demonstrated in its preparation of the Little Blue River Basin Water Management Plan (Plan) on behalf of the Little Blue and Tri-Basin Natural Resources Districts (NRDs). In addition to receiving a Merit Award, the project was also recognized as the Category Winner for Studies, Research, and Consulting Engineering Services. Completed in September 2015, the Plan establishes a comprehensive strategy to manage both water quality and quantity in the Little Blue Basin including both surface water and groundwater—an innovative approach within Nebraska.


2016 Leadership Award

2016 Leadership Award

Maryland Green Registry

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EA was one of five organizations recognized with a 2016 Leadership Award by the Maryland Green Registry. The Maryland Green Registry recognized EA for its strong commitment to sustainability, measurable results, and continual improvement. The award ceremony took place on 14 June 2016 in Baltimore, Maryland, during an event held in partnership with the U.S. Green Building Council.


2015 Business Achievement Award

2015 Business Achievement Award

Environmental Business Journal

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Award Category: Growth of New Platform of Services Focused on Emerging Contaminants
Primary Achievement: For more than a decade, EA has been conducting scientific research on the safety and toxicology of a variety of consumer product, industrial, and military constituents, evaluating their potential to cause adverse ecological and/or human health impacts. In the absence of definitive regulatory directives, including targeted cleanup levels, emerging contaminants present unique issues and challenges. EA applies a risk-based approach to evaluate and address potential environmental and public health risks posed by the presence of emerging contaminants in our nation’s water resources.

2015 Merit Award

2015 Merit Award

American Council of Engineering Companies/Nebraska

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Award Category: Merit Award
Primary Achievement: EA’s efforts on the Arnold Lake and Victoria Springs Lake Rehabilitation project were recognized with a 2015 Merit Award by the American Council of Engineering Companies/Nebraska. Undertaken on behalf of the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission’s Aquatic Habitat Program, the project improved the fish and aquatic community, developed fishing and boating access, and modernized outlet structures associated with these lakes. To promote a healthy fish population, the lakes were deepened and fish habitat structures were installed. To create better fishing access for bank anglers, the shoreline was reshaped and Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant fishing piers and parking pads were constructed. To further increase the lakes’ recreational use, new boat docks and ramps were added, and new outlet structures were built to reduce flooding potential.

2014 Business Achievement Award

2014 Business Achievement Award

Environmental Business Journal

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Award Category: Ownership Transition and Industry Leadership
Primary Achievement: EA was recognized for its execution of two key changes in its ownership structure and corporate registration—becoming 100% owned by its Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) and registering as a public benefit corporation under Delaware law. As a 100% ESOP, the economic power generated by EA is fully dedicated to growing the company and building the retirement benefits of its employees. Adoption of PBC status is in perfect alignment with the company’s environmental mission, its employees’ interest in supporting their communities, and EA’s commitment to corporate social responsibility. As a PBC, the company will plan, measure, report, and promote its specific public benefits as it remains focused exclusively on the delivery of professional environmental services.

2014 Honor Award

2014 Honor Award

American Council of Engineering Companies-Maryland

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Project: Bacterial Source Tracking Project on Behalf of the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission
Award Category: Engineering Excellence
Primary Achievement: For 8 years, EA has been employing testing methodologies and data evaluation processes to identify the source of bacteria found in surface waters within Prince George’s and Montgomery counties. Currently, a DNA fingerprint system is being employed on this project; however, given the rapid evolution of the science, the results and methodologies of the program are reevaluated on a periodic basis to ensure the most advanced testing methods are being utilized. In addition, public stakeholder meetings are an integral part of this program and there is routine collaboration with federal and state agencies as well as various citizen groups.

2014 Occupational Excellence Achievement Award

National Safety Council

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Award Category: NAICS Code 562910 Remediation Services
Primary Achievement: This is the second time in the last 3 years that EA’s commitment to occupational safety has been recognized through this national award. EA considers the safety and health of its employees, clients, and visitors, and the prevention of work-related accidents and illnesses, to be of the highest priority. Proactively implemented, EA’s comprehensive and systematic safety and health program has contributed to more efficient and effective operations by improving employee health and morale, and by reducing workers’ compensation costs, lost time, fire and liability insurance premiums, and property damage.

2013 Business Achievement Award

2013 Business Achievement Award

Environmental Business Journal

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Award Category: New Practice Areas
Primary Achievement: Through significant contract wins, the revenue of EA’s new contaminated sediment management practice has more than doubled over the past 3 years. With the addition of key new hires and the establishment of strategically located offices, EA has successfully leveraged the capabilities and experience of two of its core practice areas-hazardous waste assessment/cleanup and dredged material management-to significantly advance its expertise in contaminated sediment investigation, remedial alternatives development, and construction-phase services. The company’s capabilities originate from its long-standing aquatic science and impact assessment expertise, applying lessons learned to develop efficient sediment characterization strategies and effective remedies that restore aquatic function and habitat. EA utilizes a risk-based approach, which includes analysis of proportionate and relative risk, short- versus long-term effectiveness, long-term liability, new technology efficiency/reliability, and sustainability. Combined, EA’s sediment-related practices now constitute 10 percent of the firm's multi-service portfolio.

2013 ACEC Engineering Excellence Merit Award

2013 Engineering Excellence Merit Award

American Council of Engineering Companies-Nebraska

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Project: North Star Wetland Enhancement and Education Project, Nebraska
Award Category: Environmental
Primary Achievement: This very collaborative project achieved both its goals: restore the functional value of the wetland, and enhance the wetland’s ability to serve as a teaching tool for students at North Star High School, which is located on the property. EA was involved in the project from its beginning and was responsible for conceptual, draft, and final design; permitting; and construction oversight. The project includes several unique features such as an Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant sidewalk and ramp that make this living laboratory easily accessible to students with disabilities. Partners on this project included the City of Lincoln, Lower Platte South Natural Resources District, North Star High School, and Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality.

2013 LEED® Gold Certification

2013 LEED® Gold Certification

U.S. Green Building Council

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Award Category: Commercial Interior
Primary Achievement: In keeping with its corporate commitment to sustainability, the Commercial Interior of EA’s new corporate headquarters has been awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®) Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. EA’s 57,500 square foot headquarters is on the third and fourth floors in Merritt Properties’ Schilling Green II located at 225 Schilling Circle in Hunt Valley, Maryland. Earlier this year, Merritt Properties earned LEED Platinum certification for the Schilling Green II, the highest level of recognition that can be achieved for a newly constructed building.

2013 Honor Award

2013 Honor Award

American Council of Engineering Companies-Maryland

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Project: Pawtuxet River Restoration Dam Removal Project in Rhode Island, the largest ecological dam removal project in state history.
Award Category: Engineering Excellence
Primary Achievement: Supporting the Pawtuxet River Authority, EA’s role in this restoration project was to conduct preliminary investigations, support regulatory coordination and application submissions, and provide final design and engineering services through the completion of construction. This highly collaborative and complex project restored 7 miles of free-flowing river habitat to one of the state’s largest and most historic waterways, increasing its velocity and reducing river depth in the adjacent upstream reach by 2-3 feet. The project achieved the goals of reducing flood occurrences, improving water quality, and restoring boating access, in addition to providing full and open passage for native migratory fish.

2012 Business Achievement Award

2012 Business Achievement Award

Environmental Business Journal

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Award Category: New Practice Areas
Primary Achievement: EA has won this award for the growth of its Stormwater Program Management for Transportation Modals practice. EBJ recognized the company for implementing a variety of initiatives that are enhancing the way stormwater is managed by state transportation agencies. This is the sixth consecutive year that EA has been honored by EBJ for outstanding business achievement.

Working on behalf of a variety of state transportation agencies, EA has been instrumental in revising existing stormwater management programs to effectively utilize limited client resources, reduce costs, and enhance pollutant reduction efforts. EA provides complete National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System permit compliance services and technical assistance, including developing strategies for managing Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) baseline pollutant loading and reductions achieved through Best Management Practices (BMPs), and ranking them according to performance and life cycle costs. On the national level, EA prepared the 2012 National Synthesis on Pollutant Load Reductions Strategies for Highway TMDLs and BMPs for Environmental Compliance and Stewardship at Highway Transportation Maintenance Facilities document for the Transportation Research Board. The award also recognizes EA for achieving national prominence in this area during the past 3 years.

Two Awards for EA Honolulu

2012 Mitigation and Hazard Planning Award 2012 Pacific Risk Management Ohana PRiMO Partnership Award
Award Category: Disaster Mitigation and Hazard Planning 2012 Honolulu Award 1 Award Category: Recognition of outstanding partnership efforts to accomplish project or activities that serve to enhance the resilience of Pacific Communities 2012 Honolulu Award 2

Project: American Samoa Tsunami Study
Under contract with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)-Honolulu District, EA, with joint venture partner, Helber, Hastert and Fee, conducted a Tsunami Study Resilience Study to aid hazard mitigation planning in American Samoa.

The results of the project included 12 research topic white papers focusing on pre-disaster planning and mitigation efforts. A web portal was also created as a repository for the study with links to report, relevant thematic maps, participating agency links, and a contact page for public input. An important component of the project was the development of a Post-Tsunami Advisory Council comprised of experts and knowledgeable individuals from USACE, Government of American Samoa, academia, and federal agency and non-governmental organization representatives.

The post-tsunami study was conducted under USACE's Planning Assistance to States program in which USACE and the Government of American Samoa entered into an agreement to collaborate on this project in an effort to establish a resource base regarding current hazard management efforts in American Samoa, and provide recommendations for building natural hazard resilience in coastal communities.

Primary Achievement: By compiling available information about American Samoa preparedness before the tsunami, chronicling the response and recovery efforts made during and after the disaster, and identifying hazard mitigation needs in American Samoa, the study will help inform future disaster mitigation efforts in American Samoa. The study recognizes and builds on the inherent resilience of Pacific Island cultures developed over thousands of years of oceanic living, and Fa'asamoa, the traditional approach Samoans follow to govern village life.

2012 Environmental Council of Rhode Island Award

2012 Environmental Council of Rhode Island Award

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Project: Steel Yard Renewal Project, Providence, Rhode Island
Award Category: Senator H. Chaffee Conservation Leadership Projects.
The Steel Yard Renewal Project was a multi-year, $1.2 million Brownfield cleanup that was completed in late 2010. This project met the stringent preservation standards required of a National Historic Register site, and included an innovative design for passive, onsite stormwater management. As a result of this effort, 2 acres of once unusable land is now a public park, and home to over 100 trees, 0.5 acres of green space, and stormwater-managing wetland plants. The area is now available for concerts, art shows, and other community events.
Primary Achievement: The Steel Yard successfully reclaimed a Brownfield around a historic mill, revitalizing a community with the input of many volunteers. Unusable space is now a public park, created with over 100 trees, 0.5 acres of green space, and onsite stormwater management, bringing the community together for art shows, concerts, and public events.

Two 2011 EBJ Business Achievement Awards

Two 2011 EBJ Business Achievement Awards

Environmental Business International

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Nomination 1: Green Site Remediation Toolbox
Award Category: Technology Merit in Remediation
Primary Achievement: To help foster the use of green and sustainable practices for soil and groundwater remediation projects, EA developed a "Green Site Remediation Toolbox" of procedures designed to apply to virtually any phase of a project's lifecycle. The goal is to: (1) implement safe remedial solutions that are minimally disruptive to the environment, (2) realize energy savings through creative design and value engineering, (3) utilize renewable energy sources whenever practical, (4) embrace waste minimization and recycling concepts, and (5) emit the least amount of pollutants and greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. This approach promotes the use of environmentally preferred products and clean construction techniques, including the use of solar-powered systems, green-fleet equipment, cleaner fuels, and waste-to-energy solutions.


Nomination 2: Toxicity Identification Evaluation Strategies
Award Category: Technology Merit in Water/Wastewater
Primary Achievement: Helping municipalities and industry to more effectively - and at less cost than traditional methods - identify the cause of acute or chronic toxicity in effluent wastewater and sediment. EA scientists pioneered the development and use of this specific series of physical and chemical procedures to identify acute and chronic toxicants of concern. The company has developed national toxicity identification evaluation protocols; presented numerous toxicity identification evaluation papers at scientific meetings; developed and taught short courses; and performed toxicity identification evaluation analyses in freshwater, estuarine, and marine ecosystems at more than 125 locations nationwide.

Two 2011 EBJ Business Achievement Awards

2011 Baltimore County New Directions Award

Baltimore County Chamber of Commerce

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Award Category: Business Hall of Fame Dinner - New Directions Award.
Primary Achievement: Baltimore County has been EA's home since the early 1970s, and is a great match for the firm in terms of generating business, finding qualified employees, and fueling our growth. EA announced that, in 2012, more than 200 EA employees will relocate to the company's new headquarters building at Schilling Green II in Hunt Valley, a building planned for LEED Platinum certification by the U.S. Green Building Council. EA also announced the construction of a new state-of-the-art ecotoxicology and biological testing laboratory facility to be built adjacent to the headquarters.

2011 ACEC/Nebraska Engineering Excellence Merit Award

2011 ACEC/Nebraska Engineering Excellence Merit Award

Project: Groundwater Nitrate Investigations
Award Category: Small Projects
EA's winning project was an investigation of elevated nitrate levels affecting several community water systems in the Lower Platte South Natural Resources District of Nebraska (LPSNRD). The purpose of the study was to identify the sources and extent of nitrate in groundwater and determine how to mitigate as well as prevent similar occurrences in the future.
Primary Achievement: By working collaboratively with the LPSNRD and its stakeholders, EA was able to achieve the objectives of the study, which focused on protecting community drinking water supplies by increasing public awareness and the understanding of nitrate-leaching issues.

Two 2011 EBJ Business Achievement Awards

2010 Business Achievement Award

Environmental Business Journal

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Award Category: New Practice Areas
Primary Achievement: In early 2009, EA implemented a corporate strategy to expand its regional operations and deliver services to a broader spectrum of clients. Since that time, EA's Pacific business unit, with offices in Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, and Guam, has nearly doubled its staff, and more than doubled the number of clients it serves. In July 2010, EA expanded its Alaska presence by opening an Anchorage office to meet the growing needs of its federal customer base. In October 2010, EA acquired Blumen Consulting Group, Inc., a professional services firm based in Kirkland, Washington. Building on a 16-year presence in the U.S. territory of Guam, EA expanded its clientele to include a variety of governmental, commercial, and federal agencies.

2010 NEPA Excellence Award

2010 NEPA Excellence Award

National Association of Environmental Professionals

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Project: Development and Implementation of Masonville Dredged Material Containment Facility, Masonville Cove Environmental Education Center, and Associated Mitigation Plan at Masonville Cove
Award Category: NEPA Excellence
Primary Achievement: "The Masonville Dredged Material Containment Facility addresses the long-term need for adequate placement of Baltimore Harbor's dredged materials, providing over 15.4 million cubic yards of capacity," wrote NAEP in describing the winning project. "Comprehensive planning by five committees enabled the project to successfully utilize existing NEPA reviews, coordinate compatible objectives, review likely alternatives, and select an effective and efficient operation for Baltimore Harbor commerce, which provides annual tax revenues of over $270 million and wages of $2.4 billion per year."

2010 USACE-Honolulu District Awards of Excellence

2010 USACE-Honolulu District Awards of Excellence

Project: Southeast Oahu Regional Sediment Management project and preparation of a planning study for the Army Pacific Command and Control Facility Complex, the future U.S. Army Pacific Headquarters, at Oahu's Fort Shafter
Award Category: EA and its joint venture (JV) partner, Helber Hastert & Fee (HHF), were honored with two Awards of Excellence in recognition of outstanding performance by the USACE-Honolulu District
Primary Achievement: The first project was an initial study for the Southeast Oahu Regional Sediment Management project, Diamond Head to Pearl Harbor, which was completed in 4 months under an expedited schedule. In presenting the award, Todd Barnes, USACE-Honolulu District Chief of Engineering and Construction, stated, "The EA/HHF JV exceeded all expectations in its performance of the contract and all tasks were performed with utmost integrity and professionalism."

The second honored project was the preparation of a planning study for the Army Pacific Command and Control Facility Complex, the future U.S. Army Pacific Headquarters, at Oahu's Fort Shafter. Performed by the EA/HHF JV and additional members of its technical team, the planning study defined four separate, usable phases to meet the programmed budgetary phases of this critical project.

2009 Business Achievement Award

2009 Business Achievement Award

Environmental Business Journal

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Project: Sustainability Program
Award Category: Sustainability Program, Corporate Innovation
Primary Achievement: EA launched its Corporate Sustainability Program in 2008, and since then has invested significant time and resources to incorporate sustainability concepts into its business operations and project delivery systems. Notable program results include a 35 percent reduction in paper use at its corporate headquarters, the recycling of more than 2,000 pounds of electronic equipment, and the purchase of carbon credits to offset the impacts of corporate air travel. Most recently, the company began greening its fleet of vehicles with the addition of several hybrid vehicles.

2009 Award of Excellence

2009 Award of Excellence

Maryland Quality Initiative

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Project: Anacostia East Wetland Restoration Project
Award Category: Consultant Environmental Design
Primary Achievement:Outstanding example of engineering design as well as having a significant, positive impact on the environment.

2008 Engineering Excellence Award and 2009 Engineering Excellence Award National Finalist

American Council of Engineering Companies, Maryland Chapter

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Project: Anacostia East Wetland Restoration Project
Award Category: Environmental
Primary Achievement: Outstanding example of engineering design as well as having a significant, positive impact on the environment.

2008 Business Achievement Award

2008 Business Achievement Award

Environmental Business Journal

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Project: Environmental Management Information Systems Development Practice
Award Category: C&E Firms, New Practices
Primary Achievement: EA was honored for growth in its environmental management information systems (EMIS) development practice. Effectively launched in 2004 when the company was asked by the American Chemistry Council, Inc. (Arlington, Virginia; www.americanchemistry.com) to develop a web-based data-entry, management, and reporting system under the council's Responsible Care program, EA has since grown its EMIS practice to 15 full-time employees and $3 million in annual revenue, with a backlog of $4 million. EA's EMIS capabilities include software and database application development and customization, GIS enhancement, web site development and hosting, data creation and conversion, geo-referencing and map processing, network support services, digital archiving and file management, and training. The clientele for the EMIS service cuts across all of EA's markets, including state agencies and municipalities, the federal government, private industry, and professional associations.

2007 National Environmental Excellence Award

National Association of Environmental Professionals

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Project: Cape Cod Water Resources Restoration Project
Award Categories: (1) NEPA Excellence and (2) Planning Integration
Primary Achievement: Outstanding example of both NEPA excellence and planning integration
NAEP President Mr. Brian Moyer said, "A unique feature of our conference is the National Environmental Excellence Awards competition. The goals of the National Awards Program Initiative—this years' 2007 National Environmental Excellence Awards—are to recognize nationally significant proven environmental achievements from across the country. We recognize outstanding environmental project or program excellence in eight different categories that are submitted each year from a variety of sources such as the Federal, State and Local Agencies, cities and towns, Companies, Groups, Individuals, Environmental Consulting Firms, and our NAEP members that represent a diverse cross-section of outstanding success stories in the environmental field."

2005 National Design-Build Institute of America Excellence Award

2007 Business Achievement Award

Environmental Business Journal

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Project: Munitions Response Services
Award Category: C&E Firms, New Practices
Primary Achievement: EA was honored for growth in its Munitions Response Services practices. Starting with a single project in 1999, the practice today employs 25 full-time professionals, generates $5 million in annual revenues, and as of the end of 2007 had a backlog of about $10 million. EA currently holds 12 prime contracts with the federal government that involve activities and tasks handled through the Munitions Response Services practice. As of the end of 2007, EA was conducting qualitative assessments at 4,342 operational ranges located at 175 active Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard installations in several regions of the United States and within the Pacific Installation Management Command. EA is also completing site inspections at Formerly Used Defense Sites and site inventories at more than 400 state National Guard facilities.

2006 National Environmental Excellence Award

National Association of Environmental Professionals

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Project: Poplar Island Environmental Restoration Project
Award Category: Environmental Stewardship
Primary Achievement: Recognized as making an outstanding, verifiable contribution to the environment and achieving innovation in compliance methodology and integration of decision making with environmental regulatory processes.

2006 County Public Improvement Award

American Council of Engineering Companies Kansas

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Project: Seward County Landfill's Biogas Recovery System
Award Category: County Public Improvement Award
Primary Achievement: The American Council of Engineering Companies of Kansas presents Public Improvement Awards every year in several population categories for both Kansas cities and counties. Created in 1962, it is recognized as an excellent public improvement project providing great benefit to the citizens of the community.

2005 Phoenix Award

2005 Phoenix Award

The Phoenix Award Institute, Inc. (Recognition for Excellence in Brownfield Redevelopment)

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Project:Save the Bay Center, Providence, Rhode Island
Award Category: Regional Award: EPA Region I
Primary Achievement: The Phoenix Awards Institute, Inc., an environmental and service nonprofit organization, is dedicated to honoring the groups that remediate and redevelop brownfield sites. Men and women are recognized who use innovative solutions with revitalization projects that transform blighted sites into new significant community assets. The Phoenix Awards showcase these winning techniques and publicize these premier redevelopment projects as models for other communities around the world.

2005 National Design-Build Institute of America Excellence Award

2005 Communicator Awards Print Media Competition

The Communicator Awards

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Project: Striking a Balance: A Guide to Coastal Dynamics and Beach Management in Delaware
Award Category: Educational Brochure
Primary Achievement: The Communicator Awards is the leading international awards program honoring creative excellence for Communications Professionals. Founded by communication professionals over a decade ago, The Communicator Awards received over 9,000 entries from companies and agencies of all sizes, making it one of the largest awards of its kind in the world.

The Communicator Awards provides winners and their clients the recognition they deserve and gives communications and creative professionals proof and validation that their work is outstanding and highly regarded by their peers.

2005 National Design-Build Institute of America Excellence Award

2005 National Design-Build Institute of America Excellence Award

Design-Build Institute of America

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Project: Design/Build Biogas Recovery System, Cargill Meat Solutions Corp. (Friona, Texas)
Award Category: Industrial/Process Sector under $25 Million
Primary Achievement: Outstanding example of design-build principles, including collaboration in the early stages of the project and the acceptance of single-entity risk. Demonstrated advanced and innovative application of total integrated project delivery and unique solutions for project challenges.

Best of 2005, Award of Merit

New York Construction (McGraw-Hill Companies)

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Project: Griffiss Landfills
Award Category: Environmental
Primary Achievement: A $21.5 million project to cap landfills at the former Griffiss U.S. Air Force Base in Rome, New York, has sealed off tons of military hazardous waste. The Best of 2005 jury was most impressed by the project team's commitment to use local contractors and workers. New Jersey-based Conti Environment & Infrastructure started with in-house staff but transitioned rapidly to a regional workforce, said Rich Hamlin, site superintendent and project manager.

2005 Texas Environmental

2005 Texas Environmental Excellence Award

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)

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Project: Biogas Recovery System, Cargill Meat Solutions Corp. (Friona, Texas)
Award Category: Large Business Technical
Under the Waste Reduction Policy Act of 1991, the TCEQ initiated the Texas Environmental Excellence Awards in 1993. Presented every spring, the awards are given in 11 diverse categories across the public and private sectors. By honoring these winners, the TCEQ hopes to encourage other citizens to initiate like-minded projects and reinforce a spirit of environmental stewardship.
Primary Achievement: Excellent example of an outstanding waste reduction and pollution prevention project in Texas.