GoldSET© Providing Sustainable value from project design to developent, by supporting the most sustainable solution.
GoldSET© Providing Sustainable value from project design to developent, by supporting the most sustainable solution.
GoldSET©  RESULTS
Communications
Decision Support
Transparency and Rigour
Business Risk Management
Option #1
environment 27%
society 71%
economics 34%
environment
society economics
project cost:$458,765
project duration:10 years
Option #2
environment 64%
society 60%
economics 44%
environment
society economics
project cost:$458,765
project duration:10 years
Option #3
environment 36%
society 50%
economics 51%
environment
society economics
project cost:$591,164
project duration:15 years

Option Analysis – Helping you make the right decision

GoldSET©, the sustainability decision-support tool developed by Golder in response to the client challenge: which project option is more appropriate for your organization?

Forward-looking and innovative organizations are expanding their bottom line to the triple-bottom-line to remain competitive or to improve their overall performance in a rapidly shrinking planet faced with increasingly complex issues.

GoldSET© was engineered as a way for engineers, scientists and managers across all industry fields to implement Sustainable Development at the ground level by influencing the design process towards more sustainable outcomes, providing the means to achieve the "triple bottom line" benefits of environmental stewardship, social equity, and economic performance and better manage impacts and performances across the project life cycle.

Highly versatile, GoldSET© offers a customizable sustainability framework tailored to suit the challenges of a variety of engineering design, construction and operation projects our clients undertake.

As part of our consulting services, GoldSET© supplies a Sustainability or "Triple-bottom-line" assessment framework used to evaluate project-specific solutions.

We seek to achieve technical excellence by leveraging our expertise in technical fields where we are already acknowledged as leaders in order to offer tailored sustainability services based on strong credentials:

  • Site Remediation:

    In keeping with the international trend to move forward with Sustainable or Green Remediation practices, this module was developed in 2007 to support the integration of sustainability principles into remediation projects by offering an approach designed to assess and manage all risks likely to undermine overall project performance. It has since been used repeatedly in Australia, Canada, France, Brazil and the USA.
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  • Mining – Tailings Management:

    Recognizing that mining waste management has become a critical issue within the industry, we have developed modules to support the site and technology selections of tailings storage facilities. The modules take into consideration the economics and technical aspects of the projects, as well as environmental and social issues to ensure that optimized decisions can be made and justified. Projects are on going in Canada and Australia.
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  • Transportation – Pavement:

    Recent evolution in pavement construction and rehabilitation practices requires the industry to review the decision process for selecting pavement technologies on the basis on Sustainable Development requirements. This intuitive framework deploys best practices and allows optimization of operations while minimizing on environmental footprint and reduced life cycle costs.
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  • Water Management:

    In light of emerging regulations and challenges related to water management and scarcity, there is a growing need for increased efficiency in water infrastructure design. The water management module can be adapted to offer a structured approach for optimizing the planning, implementation, and operation of all components related to the water cycle, including water life cycle cost, regulatory risks, energy and greenhouse gas emissions, reuse opportunities, and social acceptability.

  • And more:

    By leveraging our global network of multi-disciplinary professionals, we can develop modules for just about any type of engineering project.