Minneapolis Green Zones Workgroup
Amber Haukedahl, Environmental Specialist for Impact7G, has been serving on the Green Zones Workgroup for the City of Minneapolis for the last year. This Workgroup recently received approval from the Minneapolis City Council’s Health, Environmental and Community Engagement (HECE) Committee to implement pilot zones in the City called “Green Zones.” These Green Zones will be home to pilot programs on environmental health, justice, accessibility, and sustainability. This is huge step forward in sustainability for the City! Check out the Green Zone Policy Initiative website: http://minneapolismn.gov/sustainability/%20policies/green-zones.
Ames Environmental, Inc., a provider of professional asbestos and indoor air quality related services since 1988, is excited to announce our new capabilities and services. After a long productive business relationship with staff at Impact7G, Inc., Ames Environmental and Impact7G have combined resources and staff to offer Ames Environmental’s clients a single source of comprehensive environmental solutions. The acquisition took place on November 19, 2015. As of this date, our combined firms will now operate as Impact7G. The acquisition was made to further strengthen our environmental service capabilities. The entire Ames Environmental staff will remain involved with environmental projects.
On August 26, 2015, the Harvester Artspace Lofts project in Council Bluffs was named as the 2013 Region 7 Phoenix Award winner. The Phoenix Award winners represent outstanding brownfield or environmental projects from each of the 10 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regions. A representative with the City of Council Bluffs was on hand to accept the award at the EPA Brownfields Conference in Chicago on September 3, 2015. Impact7G team member Mike Goalen played an integral part in the assessment and cleanup of the former agricultural implement building.
Created in 1997, this environmental award honors individuals and groups working to solve critical environmental or social challenges, transforming blighted and contaminated areas into productive new uses and sustainable development projects. The Phoenix Awards are widely recognized as the outstanding award for achievement of excellence in Brownfield redevelopment.
Impact7G Now Offering In-house Environmental Drilling Services
Through a strategic acquisition and an instrumental equipment purchase, Impact7G now has multiple environmental drilling options for your projects. This month, Impact7G welcomes John Coons of JC Drilling Services. John’s 30+ years of environmental drilling experience is a tremendous complement to our talented staff.
In addition to bringing on John, his drilling staff, and multiple drill rigs, we have also purchased a new Geoprobe(R) direct push track mounted drill rig. This state-of-the art rig is extremely effective in diverse sampling environments and maximizes efficiency on projects of all scales.
Impact7G is now certified to conduct environmental drilling in Iowa, Nebraska, Missouri, Kansas, and Illinois. Give us a call to schedule your next sampling effort and for details on our unmatched pricing.
COMMITTED TO ENVIRONMENTAL AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
Impact7G, committed to environmental and social responsibility, supplied in kind services to help UNI Center for Energy and Environmental Education (CEEE) install a PV Solar learning array.
We set up the software and now the public can have fun learning about PV Solar by using the following link and clicking on the various tabs and options on the site. Enjoy!
IMPACT7G TO LEAD SESSION AT NATIONAL BROWNFIELDS TRAINING CONFERENCE
Impact7G, Inc. has been selected to lead a Learning Lounge session for the National Brownfields Training Conference, taking place in Chicago, Sept 2-4. The session entitled “Brightfield Variables in a Nutshell” will be an outstanding educational opportunity for community leaders interested in renewable energy as a potential redevelopment alternative.
This learning lounge will convey the early feasibility variables that can help determine if a brownfield has the potential to be a “Brightfield.” (Brightfields are brownfields that end up with a renewable energy end use – most commonly solar, thus the term “bright” fields.) Though, in all practicality, the renewable energy could be geothermal, photovoltaic solar, thermal solar, wind, or even biogas.
Brownfields possess many of the attributes that make them ideal for localized distributed clean energy facilities, but this proposed land use is not always considered in the redevelopment planning process. This presentation will be designed to convey those attributes, increase awareness of the potential for local clean energy facilities occupying brownfields sites, and teach the audience the basics of early feasibility analysis for consideration in the redevelopment planning process.
Registration for this informative educational conference is now open at www.brownfieldsconference.org.
For more information, contact Mike Fisher, Vice President
Impact7G, Inc. at (319) 551-1579 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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