2010 KY EXCEL Champion Award Applicant
Linebach Funkhouser, Inc. (LFI), a professional environmental firm based in Louisville, Kentucky, has been an Advocate Level Member of the Kentucky Excellence in Environmental Leadership (KY EXCEL) program since 2009. A key component of the KY EXCEL program is the completion of voluntary environmental projects by its members. In accordance with this goal, LFI has been proud to offer a series of seminars to encourage positive environmental stewardship through education.
LFI conducted a series of seven half-day environmental workshops during 2009 and 2010 in the Kentucky cities of Mayfield, Lexington, Louisville, Owensboro, Bowling Green, Florence, and Jeffersonville, Indiana. Approximately 50 people attended the workshops entitled “Basics of Assessing & Remediating Environmentally Affected Property – What Non-Technical Decision Makers Should Know”. The workshops were specifically designed to provide the decision makers involved in acquiring, developing, and managing environmentally affected properties with a working knowledge and understanding of technical environmental components associated with affected properties. Information was provided on Phase I and Phase II Environmental Site Assessments and remediation options in a simple and straight-forward manner to give non-technical professionals the proper tools to make informed decisions.
The workshops included presentations by staff members from the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection’s Brownfields Program. They provided information on the basics of Brownfields as well as information on funding mechanisms in-place to encourage property redevelopment.
Established in March of 2002, LFI’s full-time staff of 18 professionals routinely provide expertise on a wide range of projects throughout the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. By carefully managing our client base and workload, LFI senior personnel stay directly involved in the oversight of each project so that clients receive personalized attention from highly experienced professionals. LFI’s diversified staff includes experts in regulatory negotiation, environmental permitting and compliance, remediation, and Brownfields redevelopment. LFI is also very flexible in establishing workable contractual conditions and providing prompt responses to meet tight schedules.