Ms. Cavanaugh has extensive experience managing environmental assessments, regulatory audits and compliance, greenhouse gas inventories, and construction-related planning, permitting, and monitoring programs. She has successfully completed projects on time, under budget and without environmental incident for large multinationals, municipalities, utilities and First Nations.
Romilly has conducted numerous greenhouse gas (GHG) projects for a wide variety of clients including airlines, manufacturers, construction companies, professional associations and major sporting events. She was responsible for inspecting facilities, identifying all emission sources, compiling energy consumption data, calculating GHGs, setting GHG targets with clients, recommending reduction strategies, writing annual emission reports and training clients to track and evaluate their emissions in-house. Reduction programs focus on fuel switching, building and equipment efficiency, software improvements, behaviour change and staff training.
Romilly has successfully managed life cycle assessments (LCA) for leading manufacturers of consumer products, in order to assess the impacts of their products’ manufacturing, distribution, consumption and disposal, using key indicators such as climate change, water and energy consumption, human health effects, resource depletion and ecosystem quality. These studies have been used to assess the environmental benefits of sustainable approaches to product design and manufacturing. Clients included a leading garment manufacturer and a sustainable paper producer. Romilly is able to provide a detailed evaluation of up to 15 impact categories using the latest in LCA software and methods. She adeptly completes each step in the LCA process, including data compilation, literature review, impact modelling using industry-standard SimaPro software, collaboration with NGO review panels and report preparation. Once key issues have been identified, she is able to recommend innovative approaches to mitigation, based on effective sustainability strategies.
Romilly has prepared detailed EIAs for various infrastructure development projects. The EIAs described each project’s impacts on resources such as the aquatic environment, hydrology, land, wildlife, vegetation, public facilities and parks, recreation, aesthetics, air quality, the soundscape, archaeological artifacts and cultural resources. In addition, she addressed any residual impacts through the creation of mitigation plans.
Romilly has managed environmental issues on various large-scale construction projects. Responsibilities consisted of preparing environmental impact assessments (EIAs), acquiring permits and approvals from all levels of government, reviewing engineering drawings and recommending revisions to protect environmental resources, monitoring construction and site restoration, collecting environmental samples, training contractors and employees, and preparing contractor specifications, contingency plans and regulatory reports.
Romilly has successfully managed environmental audits for a variety of clients. These included regulatory compliance evaluations and identification of environmental risks and liabilities. Generally, audits were conducted in conjunction with a company's Environmental Management System or in relation to property acquisitions or divestitures. Compliance with internal company policies and all applicable regulations were evaluated, including federal, provincial and local requirements.
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