Northwest Association of Environmental Professionals

NAEP Webinar: The National Environmental Policy Act and Sustainability

  • Wednesday, January 08, 2014
  • 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
  • Seattle and Portland (see details for showing locations)


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NAEP Webinar: The National Environmental Policy Act and Sustainability, January 8

Please join us for the first NAEP Webinar of the 2014 webinar series: The National Environmental Policy Act and Sustainability

This Webinar starts at 12:30 PST. We will be showing this Webinar at two locations (you must attend in-person for free viewing; otherwise, you must register individually at

Seattle: Anchor QEA, 720 Olive Way, Suite 1900, Seattle, WA - Galena Conference Room (located across from front desk)
Contact: Josh Jensen,

Portland: Parsons Brinckerhoff, 400 SW 6th Ave, Suite 802, Portland, OR - 8th Floor, right off elevator (follow NWAEP Webinar Signs)
Contact: Scott Polzin,


The National Association of Environmental Professionals (NAEP) invites you to attend an educational webinar on “The National Environmental Policy Act and Sustainability.” This webinar addresses the incorporation of sustainability measures and metrics into NEPA documents and the progress of environmental and energy sustainability in federal agencies. Sustainability will be discussed from the viewpoint of an expert NEPA practitioner, a professional institution, the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI), and the White House Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ).  ISI offers certification in Envision™, an infrastructure rating system developed to help designers, builders and infrastructure owners build and direct infrastructure projects toward increasing levels of sustainability. An increasing number of local governments are now requesting Envision™ expertise in their Request for Proposals. How can these concepts be applied to NEPA documents for infrastructure projects? Should there be a framework for incorporating sustainability ratings into NEPA environmental reviews of infrastructure projects?

Our panel of experienced speakers is as follows:

  • Dr. Robin Senner is a Principal with Arcadis and NEPA/SEPA project manager. He is also an expert-level practitioner in cumulative effects assessment with several publications in this area.  Robin has a special interest in sustainability particularly when appraising project alternatives.  He obtained his doctorate from the University of Texas at Austin - The LBJ School of Public Affairs (Environmental Law and Policy).
  • William J. Bertera is Executive Director of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure ( He is the former Executive Director of the Water Environment Federation, the Rebuild America Coalition and the American Public Works Association. He has also held senior executive and management positions with the International City Management Association, the National Association of Counties and the National Solid Wastes Management Association. He has a BS degree in Business Management and a Masters degree in Public Administration.
  • Jonathan Powers serves as the Administration's Federal Environmental Executive. The Office of the Federal Environmental Executive, housed within CEQ, is responsible for the promotion of environmental and energy sustainability in federal agencies and the implementation of President Obama’s Executive Order on Federal Sustainability including the GreenGov initiative. Prior to joining CEQ, Jon served as the Special Advisor on Energy in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army, Installations, Energy and Environment.  He also served as the Chief Operating Officer at the Truman National Security Project, where he focused on energy security issues.  Jon received a Bachelor of Arts in Education from John Carroll University and a Masters in Global Security Studies from Johns Hopkins University.
  • Mr. Horst Greczmiel joined the Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) in November 1999 as the Associate Director for National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Oversight.  He is responsible for overseeing and implementing the NEPA and CEQ mandates to ensure that federal agencies integrate environmental values into decision-making and served as the Director of the NEPA Task Force.  Mr. Greczmiel received his B.A. from Lafayette College, Easton, PA; J.D. from Rutgers - Camden School of Law, Camden, NJ; and LL.M. in environmental law from George Washington University, Washington, DC.  
  • Moderator: Marie Campbell, NAEP Elected Board Member, Education Committee Chair and President of Sapphos Environmental.

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