AEI Environmental Intelligence
Ensuring Eco-conscious, business and excavation practices – for today, and tomorrow. That’s AEI’s commitment to Environmental Intelligence.
What is AEI Environmental Intelligence? For one, it’s about growing smartly.
AEI has been collaborating with the energy industry for decades. However, we collaborate with eyes and ears open, and as such, are developing future options for a more efficient, natural gas-powered fleet. Given Western Pennsylvania’s Marcellus formation, we believe clean gas can complement advancements in High Pressure Direct Injection tech (hPDI), and will be particularly useful for future Dynamic Blending. And of course, we’ve already got an eye on the next generation of skidders, which promise to exceed stringent EPA regulations, but deliver more power for less fuel.
However, what is Environmental Intelligence today? From owner, to office, to operator personnel, Environmental Intelligence is a real part of AEI’s family culture, and embodies the commitment to Accuracy, Efficiency, and Integrity.
> Efficiency: AEI’s specializes in recycling native, on-site materials. A three-fold advantage, this expedites site development; maintains a local Ecosystem; and equally vital, it affects our clients’ bottom line. For example, in Pittsburgh’s Southpointe development, AEI crushed and recycled 250 tons of native stone. By applying our Metso LT rock crusher, we drastically reduce import material cost, in addition to cutting diesel transport pollutants. And because of our local soil knowledge, we’re able to mix native stone, shale, or clay to return ideal compaction rates.
> Integrity: Working hand-in-hand with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, AEI is a leader in preventative, environmental protection. If a site has particularly low perimeter points, we’re the first to install extra silt socks, thereby mitigating erosion. For water runoff collection, we’ll install sediment traps (slow-moving, clean water releases), which function as a natural filter. Our on-site drainage installation – a process both structured and overseen by the PA DEP – constantly helps to move water off site, preventing a downstream “chocolate milk mess.” In sensitive commercial conditions, we’ll deploy water trucks to cut dust, and we’ll work with Western Pennsylvania municipalities to mitigate noise pollution prior to excavation.
> Accuracy: When participating in LEED projects, AEI adheres strictly to the LEED certification process. Our materials use low PFC, LEED-qualified paints; all subcontractor materials are local within 50 miles; and demolition is sorted and cataloged. If completing Marcellus pads/reclamation work, we move the earth back to an original state, including appropriate contours and seedings.