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Best Practices

Evaluation Tools for Sustainable Remediation and Risk Management

Considering a sustainable remediation or risk management project? Practitioners that specialize in contaminated sites have developed tools to help you evaluate your options and compare the benefits. The lists of tools below are adapted from Supplement to Framework for Integrating Sustainability into Remediation Projects.

Free online tools and resources

Typically developed by governments, free online tools are an inexpensive way to perform preliminary evaluations.

Proprietary tools

Available through environmental consulting companies, these tools can provide additional expertise during the evaluation.

  • GoldSET Decision Support Tool web icon Uses multi-criteria decision analysis and a standard set of qualitative and quantitative indicators for site remediation, and summarizes results in simple graphic format. Developed by Golder Associates.
  • Green Remediation Framework web icon Uses an existing evaluation tool enhanced by a set of green remediation indicators with an assigned weight factor based on project requirements. Developed by Hemmera with Public Works and Government Services Canada. 
  • BalancE3 web icon Aggregates sustainability metrics and uses statistical methods to prioritize combinations of eight metrics for a given analysis. Developed by ARCADIS.
    Page Updated: 04/05/2016