brownfield project Articles

  • Building demonstrates benefits of net-zero water reuse

    A unique research project to demonstrate the effectiveness of net-zero water use buildings is underway at the University of Pittsburgh and the Center for Sustainable Landscapes at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens in Pittsburgh. The decentralized water system at CSL treats all nonpotable water on-site. The university is documenting the benefits and costs of the novel water-reuse system, ...


    By Fluence Corporation

  • Stealth tax or real relief?

    With the closure of yet another consultation into the amendments to the land remediation tax relief legislation (LRR), David McCreadie of Davis Langdon asks are we now closer to understanding the additional benefits this will deliver for those who build on contaminated or derelict land, and is the industry ready to embrace it? While the industry applauds HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) continued ...


    By Newzeye Ltd

  • NJDEP issuing remedial priority scores for contaminated sites

    Very shortly, the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) will be issuing letters to responsible parties containing a draft Remedial Priority Score (RPS) for their particular site. It is unclear how the rankings will be used, but the RPS system has been described as a tool to sort sites out for further discussion. The ...

  • Heavy metal & hydrocarbon contaminated sludge

    Solidification of Heavy Metal & Hydrocarbon Contaminated Sewage Sludge Client: North Lanarkshire Council Project Managers: Jacobs Challenge: The former sewage treatment works were decommissioned in the 1970’s. It is thought that during the closure process, demolition material originating from the ...


    By Soilutions Ltd

  • £16 million refurbishment of London Bridge Station

    Main Contractor: Costain  Groundworks: Substructure Protection Systems London Bridge Station Work at London Bridge railway station is part of the Government-sponsored Thameslink Programme. With completion scheduled before the end of 2018, the station will have more ...

  • Integrated Environmental Risk Management Strategies: Funding Environmental Cleanup from Pre-existing Insurance Policies

    One of the terms used to describe the newest environmental risk management strategies, is the term 'Integrated Environmental Risk Management.' This involves evaluating and 'integrating' both new and traditional resources to help clients manage, control, avoid and ultimately transfer environmental risks. Environmental Services Group & Dispute Resolution Management, Inc. At ...


    By Crystal & Company

  • Lehigh Valley Environmental Conference - A Success Story

    On September 20th, the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce (GLVCC) along with Avogadro Environmental Corporation and the Air & Waste Management Association (AWMA) held the Lehigh Valley’s First Annual Environmental Innovations Conference. The idea started out small and quickly grew as more and more companies expressed interest in having a conference that was focused on local industries and ...

  • Queensland Urban Utilities Upgrades Flood Damaged Site - Case Study

    Adelaide, Australia: Clarke Energy has been commissioned by Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU) to supply two sewage treatment plants (STPs) with new sewage gascogeneration units in Brisbane. Clarke Energy assisting Queensland ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • New Uses for Old Landfills and Dumps? - Sure, if done Right!

    Untitled Document NEWS ITEM AS PUBLISHED IN THE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER EPA BROWNFIELDS 2005 CONFERENCE ISSUE INTRODUCTION Redeveloping property ...


  • 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 ...

  • London 2012: Legacy or Liability?

    After spending hundreds of millions of tax payers’ money on a high profile ‘clean-up’, it has become clear that the 2012 Olympic Park actually remains classified as a contaminated brownfield site. Documents show that the whole area is to have as little as 2 feet (60cm) of “clean” material placed on top of a warning marker layer of orange plastic fabric sheeting, of a type called Terram 1000, ...


    By Shift Soil Remediation LLP

  • Recycling Systems, Inc.: diverting waste material from landfills

    By recovering materials at its own facility and reducing waste travel to landfills, RSI is competitive in a marketplace of giants while providing a platform for sustainability and environmental stewardship. With the rollup of many independent waste haulers in the late 1990s, many construction companies found themselves with few service vendor choices. The family owners ...


    By Waste Advantage Magazine

  • In-situ Technology for Clean up of Halogen Contaminated Sites - Process West case study

    Halogenated volatile organic solvents are found in the soil or ground-water at many former and active industrial sites. Fortunately highly effective remediation technologies are available to restore these former brownfields to a healthy state. The range of technologies includes the traditional approach where the contaminated soil is excavated and the volatile halogenated contaminants are ...


    By Bionomic Industries Inc.

  • Site Closure Strategies: Reducing Remediation Liabilities & Costs

    Industrial companies face the daunting task of managing investigations and clean-ups at thousands of contaminated properties. In staying abreast of new technology and ever-evolving regulatory programs, companies must address many challenges involving regulations, technologies, and expenses. To successfully manage the costs and risks for each project, it is important to: 1) Focus on the ultimate ...


    By AECOM

  • Climate change connections

    MY son has a friend whose mother loves him very much. She loves him so much that she is terrified, absolutely terrified, that something might hurt him. Because she loves him so much and is so afraid that something bad might happen to him, she seems determined not to let anything happen to him. He is not allowed to take city buses, go to his high school football games or ride his bike in the city ...


    By BioCycle Magazine

  • Sinking Costs

    Today there is more pressure than ever for businesses to minimize costs and increase productivity. Companies are always looking for ways to reduce overall costs. Unfortunately, these efforts are often hampered when a company is faced with an environmental investigation. Regulatory agency requirements, such as determining the full horizontal and vertical extent of contamination in soil and/or ...


  • Urban sustainability issues — Resource-efficient cities: good practice

    Our current pattern of resource use is leading to the depletion and, consequently, scarcity of natural resources (1), the degradation of ecosystems and volatile and increasing prices of natural resources. On a planet with finite resources, the challenge is to find a way of delivering greater value and more services with fewer inputs (EC, 2011a). Resources are defined as raw materials, such as ...

  • Power Plant Asset Transactions Managing Environmental Issues

    Deregulation of the electricity industry has spawned unprecedented asset transfer activity among electric generating companies. Many companies are focusing on generation, while a large number of former generating companies are shifting their focus to concentrate on power distribution and communication initiatives. The result is a significant turnover of power plants to new owners as generating ...


    By AECOM

  • 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 ...

  • Companies and people leading the restructured environmental services industry in Canada

    The landscape of environmental service providers in Canada has changed dramatically in the past four or five years, especially with mergers and acquisitions announced in recent months between some fast-growing businesses. Only a decade ago the industry was dominated by a couple of publicly-traded continental companies that gobbled up numerous small and medium-size enterprises to offer customers a ...

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