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  • Innovative funding mechanisms for urban brownfield regeneration analysed

    A recent study highlights the role of the public sector in encouraging private investment in natural and cultural brownfield regeneration projects by analysing four models of financing: public-private partnerships, land value finance mechanisms, urban development funds and impact investment funds. Local governments, it is suggested, are well placed to identify and select the most suitable ...

  • Opex not capex for portable gas analysers on contaminated land and brownfield sites

    The CIRIA compliant GA5000 portable landfill and contaminated land gas analyser can now be leased from Geotech, providing an ideal solution for consultants carrying out ground gas investigations on contaminated land and brownfield sites. Ground gas investigations are typically undertaken as ...


    By Geotech

  • Triad expedites brownfields redevelopment in Fairbanks

    The Fairbanks North Star Borough (FNSB) used Triad in 2006-2007 to assess environmental conditions at a municipal property along the Chena River in Fairbanks, AK. FNSB accelerated the site investigation as part of a brownfields assessment grant received from the U.S. EPA in 2005. Low-level contamination had been identified onsite in past investigations, but its extent and impact on future ...

  • New framework to assess brownfield development potential

    Researchers have proposed a new framework to assess the potential for redeveloping large contaminated brownfield sites. The framework applies a range of spatial assessment methods to analyse remediation costs, economic value and the sustainability of different land-use types, and to recommend suitably mixed land-use options for redevelopment. Redeveloping brownfields can address health, ...

  • Brownfield best practices drawn from German and UK projects

    Two ‘best practice’ case studies of brownfield regeneration in Germany and the UK have been analysed by researchers. Liverpool's and Cologne's two flagship waterfront developments were chosen in order to provide insights for other redevelopment projects. The assessment demonstrates that, if correctly managed, brownfield sites can help stimulate economic development in poor areas. ...

  • New Analytical Service from Eurofins to Meet Brownfield Challenge

    Leading analytical services company Eurofins has launched a new rapid multi-parameter soil and groundwater analysis service, specifically developed to meet the needs of European legislation. The TerrAttesT® service provides cost-effective access to advanced laboratory analysis with a standard five day turnaround for results. However, urgent test data can be provided in just three days if ...


    By Eurofins Scientific

  • Rental partnership announced for portable metal analysers

    Ashtead Technology has been appointed as the exclusive rental partner for the world's top selling range of portable XRF analysers from Niton UK. The agreement will cover UK and Republic of Ireland markets. XRF analysers provide fast, non-destructive, qualitative and quantitative assessment of metals and alloys in a variety of materials. Applications include quality control in manufacturing, metal ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • A week`s work in seconds: Saving time, improving quality in gas analysis on landfill and brownfield sites

    Instant accurate data download or a week of manual data input? That is the choice facing technicians with numerous borehole gas analysis data sets. Those with data download will not wish go back to keying in endless datasets from manual notes with its risk for data entry errors. For technicians using Geotech’s latest Gas Analyser Manager software (GAMS), those days have gone. With one or ...


    By Geotech

  • Advanced vapor barrier technology protects indoor air quality on brownfield redevelopment sites

    A recently developed composite membrane system, Geo-Seal™, offers exceptional chemical resistance for use as a gas vapor barrier on construction sites with environmentally impacted soil and/or groundwater. This new technology was announced in a key platform presentation at the recent Sixth International Symposium on Remediation of Chlorinated and Recalcitrant Compounds in Monterey, ...


    By REGENESIS

  • Policies to limit urban sprawl compared

    There is a growing demand for new settlements in and around urban areas due to social, economic and population factors. However, this can lead to the loss of agricultural land and green spaces that provide essential ecosystem services and contribute to the wellbeing of local people. Several countries, such as the UK and Germany, have attempted to limit the growth of urban areas by encouraging the ...

  • Adama Technologies Enters Final Stages of its Pilot Program of MBS Technology With the Israeli Environmental Office (IDEAC)

    Remediation of one of the Most Hazardous Soils in Israel for the Site of a Large Battery Plant Utilizing the Company's Licensed MBS Technology NEW YORK - Adama Technologies Corporation - (OTC BB:ADAC), a clean tech company specifically dedicated to brownfield remediation with a license of a patented and proven technology, today announced that in conjunction with the Israeli Environmental ...

  • ESG offers enhanced asbestos services

    Environmental Scientifics Group (ESG), the UK’s leading provider of testing, inspection and compliance services is pleased to announce that it has extended its range of UKAS accredited services for analysing asbestos in soils, to include aggregates. ESG now offers a comprehensive three-stage quantification service, using UKAS accredited methods developed in-house, which covers: 1. Screening ...

  • The latest technology in landfill gas analysis

    Part II A of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 sets the minimum standard for contamination when land is redeveloped - as a minimum, sites must not qualify as contaminated land once they have been developed. The utilisation of brownfield sites therefore necessitates environmental investigation work, but Matthew Penfold from Geotechnical and Environmental Assessment Associates (GEA) says ...


    By Ashtead Technology Ltd

  • Ecoforum Conference & Exhibition 2014 on the Gold Coast to feature ESdat Environmental Data Management System

    ESdat Environmental Data Management Software will be demonstrated at the Ecoforum Conference & Exhibition 2014 at Jupiters Casino on the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia from the 29 to 31 October 2014 by the software developers, Earth Science Information Systems (EScIS). The conference themes will include, but are not limited to: • Characterisation of contaminated soil, ...

  • EPA to Meet with Residents of the Edisto Court Neighborhood

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will be participating in a meeting to provide an update regarding its removal assessment to residents of the Edisto Court neighborhood. Representatives from the S.C. Department of Health & Environmental Control will also be present at the meeting hosted by Councilman Moe Baddourah and Edisto Court Neighborhood Association President Bessie Watson. ...

  • Leicester Flood Risk Management Scheme site investigations underway

    The Environment Agency is beginning work with Leicester City Council on a new plan to reduce flood risk in Leicester. This follows additional funding released by the Government after last winter’s floods. As part of the project, the Environment Agency will begin a four week programme of exploratory ground investigations early in January. A significant area of Leicester is at risk of ...

  • EPA budget aims to create jobs, protect human health and the environment

    Administrator Lisa P. Jackson released EPA’s fiscal year 2010 budget blueprint, which takes significant strides to ensure that our air, land, and water are safe and clean. Expanding on the investments of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, this $10.5 billion budget allows EPA to provide real solutions to our economic crisis. It significantly improves accountability and transparency, ...

  • Compact city strategies in Europe compared for trade-offs

    Researchers have recently compared strategies to limit urban sprawl in four European city regions. The ‘compact city’ concept in spatial planning is used to improve sustainability, but there can be trade-offs, especially between environmental and social aspects of sustainability, which vary according to the planning strategy used. The concept of the compact city emerged as a ...

  • Portuguese tax to focus regeneration and increase transparency of development costs

    A study has evaluated the Municipal Urbanisation Tax (MUT) - a specific tax for the construction, maintenance, and reinforcement of urban infrastructure - in the city of Tomar, Portugal. This is a one-time charge applied to new development through land subdivision (Loteamento) or individual buildings, similar to an impact fee, and has a new, simplifed formula which reinforces efforts to contain ...

  • Envirocheck Launch Welcomed by the Environment Industry

    Landmark Information Group has launched a new mapping, land data intelligence and report ordering website designed specifically for environmental professionals.   Envirocheck.co.uk offers the environment industry quick and easy ...


    By Landmark Information Group

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