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Estimating Environmental Footprints Using SEFA (Spreadsheets for Environmental Footprint Analysis)
Sponsored by: EPA Technology Innovation and Field Services Division
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October 28, 2014, 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM, EDT (15:30-17:30 GMT)

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In 2012, the EPA released the "Methodology for Understanding and Reducing a Project's Environmental Footprint," which presents green remediation metrics associated with contaminated site cleanup and a process to quantify those metrics in order to achieve a greener cleanup. In conjunction with the Methodology, the EPA developed a set of analytical workbooks known as "SEFA" (Spreadsheets for Environmental Footprint Analysis), which can be used to quantify the environmental footprint of a site cleanup. An August 2014 update to the workbooks now offers greater consolidation of data entry, greater flexibility for specifying site-specific parameters, new charts and graphics for presenting results, and expanded user instructions.

This 2-hour internet seminar will provide an overview of SEFA, demonstrate how to use the workbooks, and highlight the updated features. Opportunities will be provided throughout the seminar for participants to submit questions and observations regarding SEFA. Prior to attending this seminar, participants are strongly requested to: (1) read the Methodology or the introductory fact sheet (PDF), and (2) download and review the updated SEFA workbooks.

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