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  • 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 ...

  • Recycling America’s land - report on Brownfields redevelopment

    The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) today unveiled a national brownfields report, entitled Recycling America's Land: A National Report on Brownfields Redevelopment (1993 - 2010). This new report estimates the progress 99 cities have made over the past 17 years as it relates to the number of brownfields that have been redeveloped, acres of land reclaimed, new jobs that were created, and ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Turning brownfield land into a successful green space

    Regenerating derelict land into green space is a popular land use policy, but it is not always considered successful. Recent research examines six case studies and concludes that evaluations of greening projects tend to ignore social and environmental impacts. More continuous and focused monitoring is needed. The urban environment is an important area of EU land policy and is the subject of one ...

  • Brownfields - Americas largest untapped Urban resource

    The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) today released a national report on the status of Brownfield sites in 150 American cities. Brownfields are abandoned or underutilized properties where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by either real or perceived environmental contamination. As a result, Brownfields present a major challenge for both small and large cities - primarily due to the lack ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • New Report Shows Brownfield Redevelopment in Cities Leads to More Jobs, Increased Tax Revenue - 99 Cities Surveyed on the Merits of Recycling America`s Land

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) today unveiled a national brownfields report, entitled Recycling America’s Land: A National Report on Brownfields Redevelopment (1993 – 2010). This new report estimates the progress 99 cities have made over the past 17 years as it relates to the number of brownfields that have been redeveloped, acres of land reclaimed, new jobs that ...

  • Landscape quality plays important role in brownfield regeneration

    A new study from Belgium has gathered community views of brownfield regeneration. Results indicate that the often overlooked aspect of landscape quality, such as green spaces, visually-attractive areas and cultural heritage, is important in people’s opinions of brownfield regeneration schemes. There is growing interest in brownfield regeneration across Europe, but it tends to focus on ...

  • 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. ...

  • Model offers insight into long-term costs and payoff of brownfield redevelopment

    It can take six to seven years before the financial benefits of brownfield regeneration projects are realised, according to a new study which focused on redevelopment in Michigan, USA. The study examines liability issues, regulatory concerns, clean-up standards and funding mechanisms, and introduces a new model that informs debate on brownfield redevelopment policies and funding mechanisms ...

  • U.S. EPA Honors Bay Area Graduates of Brownfields Job Training Program

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency joins Oakland-based Cypress Mandela Training Center, Inc. in congratulating 33 graduates who completed Cypress Mandela’s Environmental and Pre-Apprenticeship training programs. These programs, funded in part by EPA’s Brownfields Environmental Workforce Development and Job Training program, are designed to provide minority and low-income ...

  • Land Surveying for Volatile Organics Detection with PID

    Environmental Consultants and contractors have the responsibility of monitoring the remediation of industrial waste sites and closed military bases. With Government pressure to develop brownfield sites, the environmental consultant must identify contamination and ensure clean-up is effective. A simple method is to use PIDs to rule out the presence of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) in ...


    By Shawcity Limited

  • LDA & HCA launch London brownfield database pilot to transform land redevelopment process

    Land redevelopment opportunities, including new homes, in London are set to be transformed, thanks to a new freely available online tool, launched this week by the London Development Agency (LDA) and the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). Open to all, the London Brownfield Sites Database is the country's most comprehensive database of land available for redevelopment. This is accompanied by a ...

  • Despite Struggling Economy, Environmental Business Thrives

    Everybody’s looking for the economy to rebound. There are signs of life here and there, but jobless rates and down markets are still making headlines. One small company, however, is defying the odds. Brownfield Science & Technology, Inc. (formally Brownfield Associates), an environmental consulting company that ...


    By PRWeb

  • PM Environmental Continues Michigan Growth and Affordable Housing Sector Expansion New Regional Manager hired for Grand Rapids Location

    PM Environmental, Inc. (PM) is pleased to announce the arrival of the newest member of our team, Mr. Shawn Shadley. Shadley will be joining the Grand Rapids, Michigan office as a Regional Manager and Senior Consultant and will be focusing on Due Diligence, Building Facilities Services, Site Investigation and Brownfields Consulting Services, with an emphasis on the affordable housing industry and ...


    By PM 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 ...

  • Contaminated land profits up but growth slowing

    Revenue for contaminated land work slowed in 2008 despite the industry as a whole faring well in the economic downturn, according to a new report by Environment Analyst. The research showed the UK environmental consultancy sector grew by 9% in 2008 to reach a turnover of £1.46bn, but a lot of this was due to projects planned for the first half of the year. As the financial crisis emerged the ...

  • Environment and cleantech companies `bright spot` in Ontario economy

    While other parts of the Ontario economy may be struggling, it's full speed ahead for the province's growing environment and cleantech sector. According to a new survey of companies in the field, 73% had hired full-time staff in the past twelve months and 93% said they were likely to hireadditional staff within the coming year. The survey, conducted with members of the Ontario Environment ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • U.S. Remediation Industry Generates $8.07 Billion in Revenues

    The U.S. remediation market grew a modest 2.8% in 2012, generating revenues of $8.07 billion, according to comprehensive annual research conducted by Environmental Business International Inc., the publisher of Environmental Business Journal. Purchase EBJ Vol XXVI No 04 - Remediation Market 2013 (15 charts, 20,000+ words) for $250 ...

  • Asbestos in Soil - new ASTM International standard

    A new ASTM International standard is focused exclusively on testing soil for asbestos. D7521, Test Method for Determination of Asbestos in Soil was developed by Subcommittee D22.07 on Sampling and Analysis of Asbestos, part of ASTM International Committee D22 on Air Quality. According to Alan Segrave, ...


    By ASTM International

  • Bacharach Introduces First Rapid, Low-Cost Portable HVOC Analyzer

    Bacharach Introduces First Rapid, Low-Cost Portable HVOC Analyzer X-Wand® streamlines testing for most common soil and water contaminants in the U.S. NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. – Bacharach Inc. recently introduced the X-Wand®, the first low-cost, portable apparatus to quickly detect and measure halogenated volatile organic compounds (HVOCs) in the field. Unlike other screening tools on the ...


    By Bacharach, Inc.

  • ENSR provides environmental permitting for major new solar energy projects in California

    ENSR is providing environmental permitting and licensing support for four major solar energy projects in southern California. ENSR, part of AECOM, is a leading global environmental services firm. To help secure the environmental permits for these important new energy projects, ENSR evaluated the projects’ potential environmental impacts on water resources, air quality, socioeconomic ...


    By AECOM

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