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Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc. - Solid Waste Management Consultants

Recent GBB Assignments
In the past few months, GBB has been selected for several new assignments, including:

Waste-to-Fuel Study
City of Plano, TX

Department of Utilities Solid Waste Division Audit
(GBB to evaluate solid waste component)

City of Sacramento, CA
(as subcontractor to Public Financial Management, Inc.)

Implementation of TourSolver™ Route Optimization Software
City of Wilmington, DE

Consulting Services to Manage Construction Waste & Demolition Debris Recycling
Fauquier County, VA

Development of Local Solid Waste Management Plan
Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority, NY
(as subcontractor to Cornerstone Environmental Group, LLC.)

We appreciate the opportunity to assist these clients with their needs.

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GBB will be present at the following industry events. We look forward to seeing you there!

United States Clean Heat & Power Association Spring Forum
Washington, DC
May 5-6, 2011

Harvey Gershman,Speaker
"Waste as a Fuel for CHP; Opportunities and Technologies"

Waste Expo
Dallas, TX
May 9-11, 2011

Harvey Gershman,Speaker
"The Latest and Greatest on the Resurgence of Waste-To-Energy and Conversion Technologies"

North American Waste-to-Energy Conference
Lancaster, PA
May 16-18, 2011

GBB, Exhibitor (#115)
Harvey Gershman,Speaker
"The Latest Updates on Waste-to-Energy and Conversion Technologies; Plus Projects Under Development"

Bob Brickner, Speaker
"Behind the Scenes: Sneak Peak at Procurement of Innovative Recycling & Waste-to-Fuel Conversion System Expected to Yield 80% Diversion"

Waste Conversion Technology Conference
Philadelphia, PA
June 8-9, 2011

Harvey Gershman, Speaker
"The Latest and Greatest on Waste-to-Energy and Conversion Technologies Including Projects
Currently Under Development"

Maryland Recycling Network / SWANA Mid-Atlantic Conference
Linthicum, MD
June 16-17, 2011

Harvey Gershman, Speaker
"Waste Management and Recycling in Maryland: Where are we now and where can we go?"

Waste to Clean Energy Finance & Investment Summit
Orange County, CA
July 12-14, 2011

Harvey Gershman, Speaker
"Waste-to-Energy and Conversion Technologies Development Update & Outlook?"

Nashville, TN
August 23-25, 2011

GBB, Exhibitor

Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County Panel:
"Total Solid Waste Management Planning and Implementation"
GBB Participants: Harvey Gershman (President) and Jack Tucker (Senior Project Manager)

Harvey Gershman, Speaker
"The Latest and Greatest on Waste-to-Energy and Conversion Technologies Including Projects Currently Under Development"

C&D Recycling Forum
Baltimore, MD
September 25-27, 2011

GBB, Exhibitor (Booth #202)

Visit the conference / tradeshow section of our Website for a continuously updated list of events!

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Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.

Gershman, Brickner & Bratton, Inc.
8550 Arlington Boulevard, Suite 304
Fairfax, VA  22031

Phone: 703.573.5800
Fax: 703.698.1306

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GBB Presents: Client Facility Longevity Awards

In 2010, GBB celebrated 30 years in business. Since August 1980, GBB has provided consulting assistance to clients across the U.S. and internationally. As part of the celebration, we have selected a few locations where GBB has provided consulting services to its clients that have led, in part, to the sustainable operations of these systems for more than 20 years:

Springfield Resource Recovery Facility
Town of Agawam, MA

FleetRouteBy the 1980s, the City of Springfield, MA, had to take action on its insufficient landfill capacity, and with GBB's assistance in helping to plan and procure a solution, in 1988 the Springfield modular combustion facility became a reality. Initially designed to process 360 tons of solid waste per day, the facility, with Enercon mass burning technology similar to that in Pittsfield, supplies reliable electricity to Western Massachusetts Electric Company. The facility currently processes approximately 408 tons of solid waste per day, producing about 9.4 MW of electricity. It receives solid waste from 16 communities in Massachusetts and Connecticut, processing between 123,000 and 131,400 tons of solid waste per year. The electricity production from solid waste offsets the purchase of approximately 10 million gallons of oil per year. Enercon's mass-burn, modular combustion technology has proven efficient and reliable.

View case study with an overview of the needs at the time implemented, the selected solution, current status of the facility, and GBB's specific role.

Pittsfield Resource Recovery Facility
Pittsfield, MA

FleetRouteAs the first of its kind in 1979, this facility in Massachusetts addressed one of the most challenging issues faced by the City of Pittsfield at the time. With insufficient landfill capacity for the increasing need for solid waste disposal, the City decided that the best long-term solution should ultimately rely on Enercon Systems' mass burning technology. The system consisted of a modular waste-to-energy (WTE) plant designed to produce steam for sale to a nearby private business. With a capacity of processing 240 tons of solid waste per day, the facility started operating in 1981, and is currently owned and operated by Covanta Energy. After almost 30 years, it still operates 24/7, producing 68,000 pounds of steam per hour. The steam is sold to Crane & Co., Inc., which manufactures the paper on which U.S. currency is printed. The Pittsfield facility experienced community skepticism at first, but has proven that the Enercon technology is reliable and can meet environmental regulations. Moreover, this facility has helped to shape the WTE concept, opening the door to innovative and reliable technologies in the waste management field.

View case study with an overview of the needs at the time implemented, the selected solution, current status of the facility, and GBB's specific role.

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Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority Allocates $117.9M to Solid Waste Management Plan and Moves Forward with New Transfer Station/Baling Operation
GBB Assisted with Procurement of Construction, Operating Services, and Related Equipment

GuamOn February 18, 2011, the Virgin Islands Waste Management Authority (VIWMA) Board of Directors approved the 2011-2015 Capital Improvement Program, which allocates $117.9 million to implementing the Solid Waste Management Plan. A few months earlier, the VIWMA had issued a notice to proceed to Sanitas Partners V.I. for the contract to design, build, and operate a solid waste transfer station with baling system on St. Croix adjacent to the existing Anguilla Landfill. This will bring the Anguilla Landfill one step closer to closure after the new transfer station is fully operational.

GuamGBB, as a subcontractor to the Maguire Group, Inc., assisted the VIWMA in the fast-tracked procurement that led to the contract. GBB's services included exploration of disposal options and costs during the three-year interim period before the new waste-to-energy project proposed to serve St. Croix is operational; scoping the transfer station needs and concept layout; researching selected development issues; preparing a questionnaire for potential contractors; briefing the Authority Board on the proposed project; drafting the request for proposals (RFP) to solicit potential proposers who could offer the needed services; conducting a pre-proposal conference; evaluating proposals and assisting with contract negotiations; and advising VIWMA throughout the process.

GBB also assisted with the related procurement of a portable shredder to be installed at the new transfer station.

Guam"The shredder procurement was on a near-parallel track with the transfer station procurement, as the shredder system with ancillary equipment will be supplied and tested in the new transfer station by a separate contractor," noted Bob Brickner, GBB Executive Vice President, "This will require close coordination with Sanitas Partners V.I., which was charged with building and operating the transfer station and also providing and operating the baling and bale-wrapping equipment supplied through this procurement."

The portable shredding system will be used to process oversized bulky waste, certain construction waste and demolition debris, brush, and yard waste at the new transfer station. It will also be used at certain off-site locations.

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Speaker's Corner

Harvey Gershman"Future Business, Energy and Environmental Case for Recycling"

By Harvey Gershman

In November 2010, GBB President Harvey Gershman made a presentation entitled "Future Business, Energy and Environmental Case for Recycling" during the Association of Ohio Recyclers Conference held in Dublin, OH.

>> PDF of presentation

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