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ebcne-presentationThe EBC is committed to supporting its members by providing an array of programs and events that highlight cutting edge environmental and energy technologies, discuss management and regulatory developments, and create networking opportunities for those in attendance.

EBC Programs and Events are open to all and are fee-based. Attendees are from companies that manufacture equipment, provide services in the areas of engineering and consulting, are involved in solid and hazardous waste management, are based in remedial and emergency response, work in analytical testing, are based in the fields of investment, lending, and finance, as well as governmental agencies and non-profits.

EBC Committee Meetings are open to EBC members only and provide an opportunity for EBC members to meet in a small group and hear from federal and state officials and private sector experts. Meeting topics include technical, regulatory, and management issues as well as potential business development opportunities. Some committee meetings also include committee program planning and active recruitment for leadership and speaking opportunities in future EBC programs.

Please visit the EBC Program Policies section for information about cancellations, refunds and special registration rates.

Virtual Programming

In 2020 EBC moved quickly to convert all EBC in-person programming to a virtual, webinar format in response to the global coronavirus pandemic. Through a survey of the EBC Board of Directors and a subsequent discussion at the 2020 EBC Board of Directors Retreat, EBC developed a “Top 10” list of best practices our Board Member companies had implemented in response to the pandemic.

Virtual operations are a “new normal” and we hope this list of best practices will help you achieve successful remote project team coordination and business development. Through sharing best practices we can continue to foster the growth of the environmental and energy industries in New England and beyond.

We’d like to hear from you! Please let us know what you and your firm have learned from this transition to remote work in response to the global coronavirus pandemic. Share with your community through a public Google Doc – link below.

Submit Your Best Practices Here

Top 10 Best Practices for the New Remote-Work World

Developed through a survey and discussion of the EBC Board of Directors

Staff Support

  1. Provide resources and equipment to update employee home offices.
  2. Emphasize mental health: encourage use of PTO and sick time, schedule period check-ins, prioritize daily breaks, allowing flexible work hours.
  3. Distribute regular engagement surveys to gauge status of staff.
  4. Recognize challenges for field staff vs. office staff and provide support as needed, e.g., providing seat covers, gloves, and N95 masks to those traveling by air to job sites.

Scheduling Changes

  1. Schedule meetings with childcare needs and personal time in mind, e.g., limit meetings to 50 minutes or less, avoid meetings over the lunch hour.
  2. Utilize online dashboard platforms to assist in: scheduling meetings, creating deadlines, and accessing reports.
  3. Implement plans for field workers to navigate each city or state’s COVID-19 safety requirements and to keep key staff members from sharing space.

Health and Safety

  1. Utilize phone apps for daily COVID-19 screening.
  2. Develop a corporate response team to create COVID-19 health and safety strategies for periodic testing, tracking worksite safety requirements, staff health and safety training, and safety plans.
  3. Incorporate trust into management practices and build confidence in remote work where it doesn’t already exist.

We’d like to hear from you! Please let us know what you and your firm have learned from this transition to remote work in response to the global coronavirus pandemic. Share with your community through a public Google Doc – link below.

Submit Your Best Practices Here

View What Others Have Submitted

Stay Healthy & Informed

EBC encourages you to stay informed on news and developments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are federal and state resources to help you safely navigate the global coronavirus pandemic:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Vaccines

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Connecticut COVID-19 Response

Massachusetts COVID-19 Updates and Information

New Hampshire Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19)

Rhode Island COVID-19 Information