Facility Matrix Element 1,5

Facility Activity: Site Selection, Development, and Infrastructure Environmental Concern: Gaseous Residues

  • Is the site such that the facility can be made operational with only minimal production of gaseous residues?
  • Have plans been made to ensure that any gaseous residues generated in the process of developing the site are managed to minimize their impacts on biota and human health?
  • If any gaseous residues generated in the process of developing the site are hazardous or toxic to biota or humans, have plans been made to minimize releases and exposures?
  • Is it possible to use gaseous residues from the proposed facility to provide heat or power for nearby facilities owned by others?
  • Is it possible to use gaseous residues from the proposed facility to provide process or product feedstocks for nearby facilities owned by others?
  • Is it possible to share employee transportation infrastructure with nearby facilities owned by others to minimize air pollution by private vehicles?

Facility Matrix Element 2,1

Facility Activity: Principal Business Activity—Products Environmental Concern: Ecological Impacts

  • If the activity of this facility involves extraction of virgin materials, is the extraction planned so as to minimize ecological impacts, and have restoration plans been made and funding assured, as appropriate?
  • Do all outputs from the site, including residue streams, have high ratings as environmentally responsible products?
  • Are products designed to use recycled materials?
  • Have all outputs from the site been dematerialized to the fullest extent possible?

Facility Matrix Element 2,2

Facility Activity: Principal Business Activity—Products Environmental Concern: Energy Use

  • Are products designed to require minimal consumption of energy in manufacture?
  • Are products designed to require minimal consumption of energy in use?
  • Are products designed to require minimal consumption of energy in recycling or disposal?


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