Larry Freiburger is Director of Operations at AET Group (AET). Larry joined AET in 2001 and has over 45 years of experience in project management and construction engineering with over 15 years experience in solid waste management. Within the waste industry he has extensive experience in feasibility studies, composition studies, recovery facility optimization, public consultation, facilitation and stakeholder engagement. Working with industry, federal, provincial and municipal governments and industry associations, Larry brings technical and analytical expertise in waste characterization, waste assessments, waste minimization and long term waste management planning. He has completed over 700 waste projects across Canada and has developed waste management and optimization programs for several public and private industries.

Larry is a sought-after speaker on waste having spoken on a variety of topics including Planning & Implementing Your Municipal Waste Audit; Waste Audits Made Easy: Planning and Implementing Your Waste Audit; IC&I Waste Diversion: Obstacles & Opportunities, Implementing an Effective Waste Reduction Program; Recovery and Recycling of Vinyl Waste in the Construction and Demolition Industry; Current Issues and Future Trends in Waste Management; Green Energy Act: Applications for Brownfield’s and Waste; and, Integrated Solid Waste Management: The Myths & Realities.

Larry is a graduate of Construction Engineering Technology from Conestoga College of Applied Arts and Technology. He is a Certified Energy Advisor with Natural Resources Canada a Certified Environmental Professional with Eco Canada and a LEED Accredited Professional with both the Canada Green Building Council and United States Green Building Council.

Larry volunteers his time with a number of organizations including a past member of the Board of Directors with Ontario Waste Management Association; past Co-Chair of the Environmental Affairs Committee at the Ontario Waste Management Association; member of the Resource Recovery Committee at the Ontario Waste Management Association; Vice Chair Recycling Guideline Working Group at the Ontario Waste Management Association; Executive Board of Directors for Mary-Allen Neighborhood Association at the City of Waterloo; Executive Board of Directors of Solar City Cooperative at the City of Kitchener and Committee Member at CREW. He enjoys spending time with his children and grandchildren in the outdoors, camping, hiking and scuba diving.

Education

Construction Engineering Diploma

Conestoga College

Professional Registrations

  • Certified Energy Advisor, NRCan
  • Certified Environmental Professional (Waste Management), Eco Canada
  • LEED Accredited Professional, CaGBC and USGBC
 

Publications

  • OWMA Waste Edge, Fall 2009
    LEED to Planet, People and Profit
  • OWMA Waste Edge, Winter 2008
    The Study of Waste
  • MWIN Municipal Matters, Spring 2006
    Are We Missing the Bigger Picture

Presentations

  • Current Issues and Future Trends in Waste Management,
    4th Annual Overview of Environmental Legislation. Conference, September 22, 2010
  • Interactive Panel: Green Energy Act/Applications for Brownfield’s and Waste,
    Canadian Environmental Conference, November 5, 2009
  • Waste Audits Made Easy: Planning and Implementing Your Waste Audit,
    School Boards Environmental Representatives Association, September 2009
  • Getting Your Hands Dirty: Planning & Implementing Your Municipal waste Audit,
    Federation of Canadian Municipalities Webinar, June 2009
  • Green Building Technologies and there Barriers,
    MWIN Annual General Meeting, June 2009
  • Energy Retrofits – Process & Incentives,
    REEP/University of Waterloo Earth Day Event, April 2009
  • IC&I Waste Diversion: Obstacles & Opportunities,
    Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo, November 2008
  • Implementing an Environmental Waste Reduction Program,
    Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo, November 2008
  • Construction Solid Waste Management Overview,
    Viceroy, April 2008
  • Integrated Solid Waste Management: The Myths & Realities,
    Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo, November 2007
  • Greening Your Business,
    University of Waterloo Environmental & Business Conference, March 2007
  • Developing a Waste Reduction Strategy,
    Canadian Waste & Recycling Expo, March 2006
  • Solutions to Stimulate Reuse and Recycling of Vinyl from Construction and Demolition Waste,
    Vinyl Council of Canada, December 2005