VP Environmental Health, Safety & Sustainability at Samuel, Son, & Co
ISEN 470 Sustainability in Water and Wastewater (0.5 credit)
Patrick Boyle is an adjunct professor within Northwestern's Master of Science in Energy and Sustainability (MSES) Program.
He is the irector of Corporate Sustainability at Sloan Valve Company. . He has more than 20 years of experience in the environmental health, occupational safety and sustainability field and has master’s degree from the Stuart School of Business at Illinois Institute of Technology in Environmental Management and Sustainability.
Patrick has championed Triple Zero campaigns for zero water wasted, zero waste to landfill, and zero energy growth programs and has successfully developed and implemented Management Systems based on ISO 18001 and ISO 14000 standards. He has developed corporate responsibility strategy plans, implemented programs to drive corporate citizenship and championed environmental stewardship throughout his companies to foster a culture of sustainability. He developed Sloan’s continuing education program and educates national architecture, design and engineering firms to promote the importance of sustainability and water stewardship. Patrick has presented training sessions on water efficiency and sustainability issues at national conferences and universities and has written numerous articles for various trade publications.
He works closely with global manufacturing facilities to identify environmental impact reduction strategies, initiated and manages product Life Cycle Assessments, Environmental Product Declarations and Health Product Declarations, interfaces with the new product development teams to advocate for clean tech design and implemented green chemical alternatives to replace hazardous materials.
He is the Chairman for the United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Water Efficiency Technical Advisory Group (WETAG), is the Ex Officio Chairman of the Board for the Illinois Green Alliance (previously USGBC Illinois Chapter) and is also on the Board of Directors for his local Chamber of Commerce. He volunteers his time to help develop environmental, safety and sustainability plans for local school districts. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two children and on occasion brewing craft beer at home.