ASQ - Energy and Environmental Division

Expanding Horizons—Global, Personal, Tools, Networking Solutions

57th Annual Quality Congress
Kansas City, Missouri
May 19–21, 2003

Proposed Green Track Sessions—Energy & Environmental Division

1. Bringing Quality and Environment Together (Session M102)
Monday, May 19, 2003, 1:30PM–2:45PM

Session Manager:

Dr. John Robert Dew
Director, Continuous Quality Improvement
University of Alabama
250 Rose Administration Building
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487
(205) 348-9831, fax (205) 348-9137

This session is a panel discussion among leaders in Quality and Environmental Management. They will discuss the status of integrating quality and environmental management systems and the role of the American Society for Quality and the Registrar Accreditation Board in this movement.Speakers:

Robert H. King, Jr.
President and CEO, Registrar Accreditation Board
600 North Plankiton Ave., Suite 300
P.O. Box 3005
Milwaukee, WI 53201
(888) 722-2440, fax (414) 765-8661

Dr. Stanley Marash
Chairman & CEO
Stat-A-Matrix, The SAM Group
1 Quality Place
Edison, NJ 08820
(800) 472-6477

Tom Mosgaller
Marshall Erdman & Associates
5117 University Ave
Madison, WI 53705
(608) 238-0211

2. Energy, the Environment, and the UN Global Impact (Session M202)
Monday, May 19, 2003, 3:15PM–4:30PM

Session Manager:

Michael I. Gilman, CQE
Stone & Webster Engineering Corp.
3 Executive Campus
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
(856) 482-3055

This session will present the path-breaking industrial manufacturing and architectural design work of William McDonough and Dr. Michael Braungart, who are catalysts for an evolutionary design leap beginning to spread throughout the world. The session will also include a discussion of a scenario through which this and similar work—when combined with the UN's new business initiative (the UN Global Compact)—can be leveraged by ASQ's members to help ensure our profession's future success. McDonough and Braungart work with corporations with over half a trillion dollars in annual sales—companies like Ford and Nike—to redesign buildings, processes, and products to work according to nature's rules. "When we follow nature's rules, growth is good," says Bill McDonough. "The question before us is not growth versus no growth. It is: what would good growth look like? And this is a question of intent, of design. What if we grow health instead of sickness, home ownership instead of indigence, education instead of ignorance?" McDonough and Braungart's work will be presented by way of the award-winning film, "The Next Industrial Revolution" (

Steven G. Brant, Business Futurist
Founder and Principal
Trimtab Management Systems
315 West 33rd Street, Suite 11B
New York, NY 10001
(212) 947-5705, fax (212) 947-5706, cell (646) 373-5347

William McDonough (on tape)
McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry, LLC
401 East Market St., Suite 201
Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 295-1111, fax (434) 295-1500

Dr. Michael Braungart (on tape)
McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry, LLC
401 East Market St., Suite 201
Charlottesville, VA 22902
(434) 295-1111, fax (434) 295-1500

3. The New Green Acres - ISO 9000 for Farms and Ag-Businesses (Session T102)
Tuesday, May 20, 2003, 9:45AM–11:00AM

Session Manager:

Eric Madsen
Intertek Certification Services
(734) 981-8347, cell (734) 576-3777

Quality Systems and ISO 9001:2000 in Agriculture: Implications for an AG 9004 standard.

The introduction and use of quality systems in agriculture at the farm and grain elevator level of the crop and food supply chain is a newly developing field. Faculty and staff from various units at Iowa State University have been leading the implementation of IS0 9001:2000 quality systems at farms, grain elevators and feed mills. The presentation will focus on how this interest and effort started, the changing climate for agricultural quality systems, and the implications for the need for an AG 9004 standard.


Verl Anders
Iowa State University
Center for Industrial Research and Service
2272 Howe Hall, Suite 2620
Ames, IA 50011-2272
(515) 294-1316, fax (515) 294-4925

Brad Savage
Registration Specialist
ISO9000 Lead Auditor
4377 County Line Road
Chalfont, PA 18914
(215) 997-3816, fax (215) 997-3810, cell (267) 252-0721

4. Getting Green in Design and Construction (Session T202)
Tuesday, May 20, 2003, 11:15AM–12:30PM

Session Manager:

Tom Mudge
Washington Group International, Inc.

The session will highlight current "green" building issues, their market implications, and associated opportunities and challenges. The focus will be on best practices and their application to design and construction operations. Issues discussed shall include:

  • Potential environmental aspects/impacts Federal, state and local initiatives/examples International initiatives/examples Green performance metrics: LCA, BEES, EER, USGBC-LEED, CSR New standards activities: ASTM, ISO, FSC/AF&PA
  • Risk management issues: IAQ issues, 9/11 issues, greenwash/FTC


Dru Meadows
The GreenTeam, Inc.
2 West 6th Street
Tulsa, OK 74119
(918) 295-8326, fax (918) 295-8322

Charles Bell
The GreenTeam, Inc.
2 West 6th Street
Tulsa, OK 74119
(918) 295-8326, fax (918) 295-8322

5. Becoming Greener Through Energy Savings (Session T302)
Tuesday, May 20, 2003, 2:00PM–3:15PM

Session Manager:

Saied Gouda
DTE Energy
2000 2nd Ave.
1260 WCB
Detroit, MI 48226-1270
(313) 235-5251

While there are many aspects to "green," one of the most effective means is achieved through energy savings. This session will focus on how environmental progress can be achieved through more effective energy management techniques. Examination of best practices and case studies will demonstrate techniques for environmental improvement through achieving energy savings in your process operations and facilities.

Possible Speakers:

Abed Houssari
Environmental Management and Resources Manager
DTE Energy
2000 2nd Ave.
1260 WCB
Detroit, MI 48226-1270
(313) 235-8292

Dr. Keith Willis
Energy Manager
Detroit Edison
2000 2nd Ave.
1260 WCB
Detroit, MI 48226-1270
(734) 523-0224, cell (313) 587-5061

6. Combining QMS and EMS Auditing for Small-to-Medium Enterprises (Session 402)
Tuesday, May 20, 2003, 4:00PM–5:15PM

Session Manager:

Gary Johnson
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Quality Staff (N276-01)
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
(919) 541-7612, fax (919) 541-5091

While auditing is an important tool for organizations in evaluating their QMS and EMS, auditing can be costly and burdensome for small businesses. The ANSI ASC Z1 Committee is developing a supplement to the new ISO 19011 auditing standard to provide additional guidance on auditing small to medium enterprises. This session will provide guidance on using combined QMS and EMS audits, based on the new ISO 19011 standard, for more effective application in small-business situations. The session will include how to apply ISO 19011 and the supplement to such audits.

Possible Speakers:

Gary Johnson
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Quality Staff (N276-01)
Research Triangle Park, NC 27711
(919) 541-7612, fax (919) 541-5091

Ann Phillips
OmniTech International Inc.
PO Box 5007
Huntsville, AL 35814
(256) 883-3554

7. Community Outreach for Environmental Management (Session W102)
Wednesday, May 21, 2003, 9:15AM–10:30AM

Session Manager:

Jeffrey C. Worthington
Director of Quality
USEPA Office of Environmental Information
1103 Michigan Court
Alexandria, VA 22314
(202) 566-0995, fax (202) 566-0985

Many states encourage "green" in state and local government operations as well as in businesses located in the state. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources summarizes two important efforts to keep Missouri green: The Missouri Environmental Management Partnership and the Discovery Center.Speakers:

State of Missouri’s Outreach and Assistance Center in an Urban Setting

Peter Shemitz
Director of Kansas City Urban Outreach Office
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
4750 Troost Ave.
Kansas City, MO 641101
(816) 759-7313

How Missouri’s Environmental Management Partnership Program Will Encourage Greening of Organizations

James Penfold
Director of the Environmental Assistance Office
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
PO Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0176
(573) 526-6627

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