ROI Influencers: Environment 2023 — M to Z

The school’s efforts with solar farms and electric buses are laudable, but its efforts on a transformative geo-exchange for carbon-free heating/cooling on the West Windsor Meadows Neighborhood (formerly the Lake Campus) could have tremendous impact on sustainable architecture and development in the future. This is “college research” that could have tremendous real-world and real-time impact at a time we need it most.


Company played key role in 25.6-megawatt project in Mount Olive Township that turned a former 65-acre Superfund site into a clean, revenue-generating asset that enabled Mount Olive to recoup $2.3 million in taxes. CS Energy ensured the integrity of the landfill’s protective cap through settlement analyses, resulting in detailed site preparation and careful construction execution.


For more than 35 years, she has represented a broad range of clients, from Fortune 100 corporations to individuals, in all aspects of environmental law, including corporate and real estate transactions, penalty and enforcement matters and cost recovery actions. Minuskin’s practice encompasses Superfund sites, brownfields redevelopment, Industrial Site Recovery Act, due diligence, disclosure obligations, environmental insurance matters, site remediation, utility entities, regulatory compliance and permitting issues.


Established in 1995, Bayshore is one of the largest recycling operations in the Northeast and home to nine separate, but related recycling businesses, specializing in solutions for proper, environmentally sensitive recycling and solid waste management. The firm’s DEP-licensed and -approved facilities have become a premier destination for the recycling of concrete, asphalt, brick, block, bulky waste, construction debris, non-hazardous petroleum-contaminated soil and other diverse materials.


He has led campaigns to fast-track New Jersey’s clean energy economy via offshore wind, solar and energy efficiency programs, to rejoin New Jersey in the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative program, oppose the expansion of fossil fuel projects and expand electric vehicles across the state. He has also led campaigns focused on New Jersey’s drinking water quality and protection of the state’s watershed lands and serves as president of ChargEVC, an electric vehicle coalition.


Postorino is the president and one of the owners at AWT Environmental Services, a regional site remediation contractor based in Old Bridge. Postorino has a B.S. in environmental engineering and MBAs in management and accounting and has been in the industry for 34 years. He and his brothers acquired the company from their father in 1993 and have redirected and grown the company tenfold in that time.


The League of Conservation Voters has a high goal: To build political power to protect people and the planet — because our Earth is worth fighting for. The organization, however, doesn’t just shoot from the hip. The LCV uses detailed research to support its position, as it did recently when it found against a misinformation campaign regarding whale deaths and the offshore wind industry — a campaign it said was taking energy away from the real discussion to be had on climate change.


The chapter’s more than 20,000 are a powerful force that aims to push back against years of discriminatory environmental policies, responsibly promoting clean energy sources such as wind and solar. The goal is to promote the responsible use of the earth’s ecosystems and resources — and educate others on how to do so. Ramos-Busot recently succeeded legendary leader Jeff Tittle, who retired in 2021 after more than two decades in the role.


He is an expert in environmental risk management, investigation, remediation (vapor, soil, ecological and groundwater media), post remediation care and Brownfields redevelopment with more than 25 years of environmental consulting and contracting experience. Richardson has a broad range of project experience from preliminary site evaluations and underground storage tank closures to comprehensive subsurface investigation and remediation services under federal and state environmental regulatory programs.


He advises clients in regulatory compliance, cost recovery litigation, redevelopment, brownfields, transaction negotiation and risk analysis. His broad background includes environmental and brownfield redevelopment matters involving solid and hazardous waste regulations, the Licensed Site Remediation Professional program, ISRA/ECRA, CAFRA, voluntary cleanups, medical waste regulations, wetlands regulations, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, underground storage tanks, stream encroachment (flood plain) regulations, waterfront development, Meadowlands, Highlands, Pinelands and CERCLA (Superfund).


Roman, who founded Envision Environmental in 1997, has more than 35 years of experience in environmental consulting, including: multifacility due diligence and liability assessments for acquisitions, mergers and divestitures; legacy property evaluation and management; environmental site assessments, investigations and remedial actions; Natural Resource Damages claims negotiations; third-party review services; building decontamination/decommissioning; review/selection/implementation of remedial technologies; and multimedia environmental compliance consulting.


She is an environmental planner, civil engineer and social scientist with more than three decades of environmental, infrastructure and land use planning experience. As executive director, she develops collaborations with diverse groups of stakeholders and communities to create visions for the redevelopment of their brownfield sites and guides them through the brownfields redevelopment processes. She also conducts educational forums on brownfields and brownfield-related topics.


With more than 30 years of industry experience, Sartor has worked on many high-profile environmental and development projects in the Northeast region, such as Atlantic City’s Borgata Hotel and Casino and the Hoboken South Waterfront — combining his real estate experience in environmental, site/civil and geotechnical engineering with his construction management for these large-scale mixed-use development projects. He was instrumental in developing PS&S’ Renewable Energy Group and its Sustainable Development Group.


He has been involved in the development of the LSRP program and the New Jersey Site Remediation Reform Act. He is recognized as an expert in complex regulatory and transactional matters, including brownfields redevelopment, site remediation and ISRA, permitting and counseling, due diligence and enforcement defense. His practice serves a wide array of industries and businesses, including brownfields redevelopers, the energy, manufacturing and pharmaceutical sectors and environmental consulting and engineering firms.


Sheehan brings deeps experience in both the public and private sector in all aspects of energy and the environment. He worked at the Board of Public Utilities for nearly three years, as both its ombudsman and director of its Division of Clean Energy. Sheehan has brought and defended matters before state and federal regulatory agencies. His experience includes legislative, regulatory and litigation elements of energy, water, clean energy and solid waste.


Hard to find a legislator who will have as much impact over environmental issues — particularly the state’s clean energy goals. As head of the Senate Environment Committee, Smith has been at the forefront of discussions past, present and future — and recently led seven-hour meeting on how to expand renewable energy use and production in New Jersey to slow accelerating climate change.


The firm, founded in 1976 by William St. Pierre, has earned an excellent reputation for providing comprehensive engineering services with a long history of working with the DEP on a wide range of Brownfield Redevelopment Projects and stormwater management issues. St. Pierre, who has worked in the civil engineering field for more than 35 years, specializes in geotechnical and environmental engineering.


A frequent speaker on environmental issues, participates in regulatory stakeholder groups, she has been involved with startups, acquisition evaluations and corporate reorganizations. A recognized thought leader and industry expert, Straka serves as an environmental adviser to business and construction trade groups — and is the founder and chair of the Environmental Business Council, the state’s largest environmental trade association. She has worked with several colleges to develop their environmental programs.


Concrete is one of the largest greenhouse gas emitters in the world. And, while a number of developers are looking to change this, we’ll give credit to Sudler, which has been out in front in the use of a product (CarbonCure) that reduces CO2 by an average of 25 pounds per cubic yard by injecting carbon dioxide waste collected from other industries into wet cement mix, forming a mineral known as calcium carbonate that makes the concrete stronger.


His practice includes the representation of clients with respect to a wide variety of land use and redevelopment projects, energy infrastructure projects, environmental permitting and compliance, site remediation and related litigation. He has represented private developers on significant development and redevelopment projects throughout northern New Jersey.


He founded Whitestone in 1994 and currently functions as Whitestone’s CEO and president, responsible for more than 125 employees in 10 branch offices along the East Coast.  He started his career in 1987 as an enforcement officer in the Environmental Protection Agency’s Superfund Program and currently is an LSRP frequently retained as a technical and regulatory expert in support of brownfield redevelopment and environmental litigation efforts.


She co-founded Matrix in 1990 and has helped it grow into one of the state’s leading full-service engineering and environmental services firms. An advocate for finding ways to keep more women in the technical engineering industry, she has served on a number of organizations, including the National Society of Women Engineers, the New Jersey Association of Women Business Owners and Women for Affirmative Action.


Winslow leads a growing team of environmental, engineering and planning professionals completing projects throughout the state for real estate, industrial and public sector clients. Current projects in the firm’s portfolio include land use consulting, due diligence, brownfield cleanups, resiliency solutions and infrastructure-related engineering, as well as nature-based solutions to meet corporate ESG commitments.

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