assess real estate environmental risk Articles

  • Integrated Environmental Risk Management in Real Estate Transactions

     Traditional risk management posits a rational, five-step process for managing risks. The outstanding differences between this traditional process and the environmental risk management process lie in the technicality and complexity of step one (identifying and analyzing environmental risk) and of the first part of step two (examining the feasibility of  alternative risk management, ...

  • The Phase 1 Environmental Assessment

    In today’s world where every property is subject to potential environmental risks a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment or ESA is an appropriate action to take. An ESA can help determine if the property has been contaminated by previous or current activities. The ESA can help protect the purchaser of a property from environmental risks prior to the closing on a property.  Lenders ...

  • Reducing risk exposure case study

    Challenge: With the objective of minimizing environmental risk and maximizing marketplace opportunity, Antea Group provides support to a major integrated oil client through environmental program management of key real estate projects throughout the United States and Europe, South America and China. Solution: As part of this program, Antea Group performed due ...


    By Antea Group - USA

  • Perception and acceptable risks – the union of decision-theory, behaviour and the brain

    Acceptability and perception drive risky environmental heath and safety decisions: protecting against nearly infinitesimal risks can involve expenditures of millions or billions of dollars. Societal decision-makers and individual taxpayers are asked to understand numbers that span over more than 15 orders of magnitude, numbers with which most individuals lack experience. For example, we perceived ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Environmental Insurance: Tailored to Fit

     More sophisticated insurance tools are making it earier to protect your property Contaminated properties represent a huge investment opportunity, but much of it lies untapped because of environmental liability concerns. Anyone who buys property that is actually or potentially contaminated should consider it as a risk management option, and they should do so very early in the brownfield ...

  • Impacts of environmental laws on land development and developers in Dhaka City, Bangladesh

    The fast paced land and housing development projects in Dhaka City since 1980s had generated irregularities in developers' real estate projects and policy deviations in the Dhaka Metropolitan Development Plan (DMDP). This paper explores the causes of the irregularities and reasons that trapped many buyers in the developers' unauthorised housing projects and violation of some regulations. The ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Sizing the clean economy: a national and regional green jobs assessment

    The "green" or "clean" or low-carbon economy-defined as the sector of the economy that produces goods and services with an environmental benefit-remains at once a compelling aspiration and an enigma. As a matter of aspiration, no swath of the economy has been more widely celebrated as a source of economic renewal and potential job creation. Yet, the clean economy remains an enigma: hard to ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Development Series: Standard vs Equity Property Condition Assessment (PCA) Report

    Understand the differences between Property Condition Assessment Reports If you’re making a significant investment on a piece of property, you will likely want to know if the HVAC will stop working in a year, or if the roof will need replacing in five, or if the cracking in the brick masonry means there is a bigger issue going on structurally.  So how do you go about uncovering ...


    By PM Environmental

  • Environmental Insurance for Lenders: What is It, and Can It Substitute for Due Diligence?

     This article addresses two aspects of the new environmental insurance policies for lenders (usually referred to as Secured Creditor, or SC, policies): that of the sometimes significant differences among the policies now on the market, and the controversial due diligence issue - whether the policies can be a 'substitute' for environmental due diligence or a Phase I. The four major ...

  • The New Environmental Insurance Products: When Does it Make Sense to Buy Them?

     Part One Introduction Real estate transactions with environmental problems often founder on attempts to shift the liabilities from one party to the other. In transactions with other types of problems, insurance is a popular risk transfer mechanism,  and is regularly used for that purpose, but it is used far less often when there are environmental risks. This so-called ...

  • EPA SUPPORT EXPANDS ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION FOUNDATION MOLD & IAQ TRAINING AND COMMUNICATES A NEW SET OF STANDARDS TO MEDIATE THE MOLD CRISIS

    IAQ/Mold Professionals, Real Estate, Insurance and Financial Industries Reduces Risks from Mold and IAQ Exposure Insurance Carriers and Lenders Back New Mold/IAQ Standards Lack of Standards Now a “Non-Issue” as Industries Unite and Agree No one likes to talk about mold, yet it has quickly become a multibillion-dollar problem for mortgage banking companies, insurance companies, ...

  • How long is my Phase I ESA, Transaction Screen or BEA good for?

    Duration of Reports & Validity of Environmental Due Diligence Reports In an ideal world, environmental due diligence reports would be like honey or soy sauce and last for many years.  Since shelf-life varies on reports, you need to be aware of the limitations and risks of using old or outdated information for current real estate transactions.  Below, we outline the ...


    By PM Environmental

  • Vapor intrusion and indoor air quality due diligence during property transactions

    Vapor intrusion (i.e. the migration of volatile chemicals from contaminated soil and/or ground water through the subsurface into overlying building structures) as a contributing indoor air has become a growing concern for property owners and prospective purchasers in recent years as it can cause significant indoor air quality problems. This is largely due to the increased focus on this issue by ...

  • Driving your growth and profits with brownfields

    Brownfields create economic growth while better protecting human health and the environment. Eligible Brownfield properties generally include property that has been or is being used for industrial, commercial, residential, agricultural or public purposes, is contaminated or perceived to be contaminated and/or functionally obsolete and/or blighted.Being a Michigan native, I will use Michigan as a ...

  • EEA Annual Work Programme 2015

    EEA MISSION AND GOALS In line with its Multiannual Work Programme 2014-2018 (MAWP), the EEA, according to its mission, aims to support sustainable development and to help achieve significant and measurable improvements in Europe’s environment, through the provision of relevant, reliable, timely, and targeted information to policy-making agents and the public. The EEA operates ...

  • Mishandling of Hazardous Materials & Contaminants, Asbestos, Lead, Mould & Fungus, PCB`S

    Untitled Document Everyday in Canada and the United States Hazardous Materials are being removed improperly contaminating the buildings we occupy. The hazardous materials including ...

  • Greening the Built Environment

    ASTM Standards and Products Form the Foundation of Sustainable Construction Efforts Today, a major focal point for the worldwide building industry is the growing demand for sustainable construction. Sustainable, or “green,” construction is focused on the more effective use of resources and ultimately the creation of healthier, energy efficient, more environmentally ...


    By ASTM International

  • Rio+20: Seizing the opportunity for a sustainable future

    The 1992 Earth Summit was a bright moment for the environmental movement. For the first time, presidents and prime ministers—more than 100 in all—were “coming together to save the earth,” as a headline on the cover of Time magazine put it. What’s more, the U.N.-led conference in Rio de Janeiro yielded some genuine results. Among them were major global treaties on the ...

  • Green Buildings: Economics and Policies

    Introduction Green building has received increased attention over the past decade from both environmental economists and policymakers. While there is no single definition of “green buildings” or its related policy, researchers and organizations tend to emphasize resource efficiency in building and reducing the impacts of buildings on human health and the environment. ...


    By Oxford Journals

Need help finding the right suppliers? Try XPRT Sourcing. Let the XPRTs do the work for you