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Scott Freiburger

Managing Director & CEO

Scott Freiburger is Managing Director and CEO at AET Group (AET). As the founding principal of AET, Scott pioneered the development, implementation and monitoring of solid waste management programs for the construction and IC&I industries. The programs were designed to put industry in compliance with regulations, reduce waste generation and increase waste diversion. Since 1998, Scott has positioned AET as a leading and sought after multi-disciplinary environmental consulting, auditing and scientific services company through numerous mergers and acquisitions.

Scott has 22 years of experience in environmental consulting and auditing, providing technical advice and senior management including first-hand expertise in municipal solid waste management, regulatory compliance, drinking water systems, management systems and public consultation. He has contributed to the environmental field through numerous publications including articles, technical papers, presentations and speaking engagements.

Scott has provided technical advice and senior consultation on over 1,000 environmental studies including first-hand expertise in solid waste and drinking water quality for numerous municipalities across Canada, accreditation and certification audits for various standards and programs, GHG inventories and verifications, energy assessments and regulatory compliance for both the public and private industry. His strong analytical skills, environmental science background and broad range of environmental consulting and auditing experience combine to provide a solid foundation for the development and measuring of environmental indicators.

Scott is a graduate of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo and has a diploma in Environmental Engineering from Conestoga College. Scott is an Applied Science Technologist, a Certified Environmental Auditor, a Certified Energy Advisor, a Certified Environmental Professional and a Certified Environmental Management System Lead Auditor. He also is a LEED Accredited Professional with the Canada Green Building Council and a Certified Facilitator.

Scott is a results-oriented individual with a passion for developing and fostering positive environmental change. He believes in giving back. Outside of his professional life, Scott enjoys teaching his 3 children about sustainability principles, the natural environment and participating in many outdoor recreational activities including mountain biking, hiking, rock climbing, golf and scuba diving.

Professional Registrations:

  • Applied Science Technologist, OACETT
  • Certified Environmental Management System Lead Auditor, Eco Canada
  • Certified Environmental Auditor, Eco Canada
  • Certified Energy Advisor, NRCan
  • Approved Auditor for Ontario Drinking Water Quality Management Standard
  • Certified Environmental Professional (Water Quality, Waste Management, Energy, Environmental Manager, Sustainability), Eco Canada
  • Registered Environmental Site Assessor, AESAC
  • OHSAS 18001 Lead Auditor, BSI
  • LEED Accredited Professional, CaGBC