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Environmental Due Diligence

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We help clients identify the current environmental condition of properties, as well as potential liabilities associated with past practices that occurred at or near the site.

Our EH&S consultants have extensive experience evaluating properties for potential environmental hazards, safety and regulatory compliance issues, business or transactional risks, and geological concerns.

Our team offers a full scope of environmental due diligence services, including site assessment; risk analysis; compliance consulting; permitting assistance; and remediation consulting during mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions, and the transfer of business operations to new locations.

Our Services
  • EH&S Compliance Consulting - Permitting & Regulatory Compliance
  • EH&S Risk Assessments
  • EH&S Support for Property Development, Transition & Transaction - Building Oversight Services, Ecological Studies, Environmental Monitoring, Environmental Sampling (Soil, Water & Air) & Site Characterization
  • Energy Transition, Impact Assessments & Permitting Services
  • Environmental Surveys to Identify & Assess Endangered & Threatened Species, Regulated Materials, Wetlands
  • Industrial Hygiene Services to Identify & Assess Asbestos, Indoor Air Quality Issues, Lead, Legionella & Mold
  • Mergers, Acquisition & Divestiture Services
  • NEPA Services
  • Phase I Environmental Site Assessments
  • Phase II Environmental Site Assessments
OUR PROFESSIONALS
  • Certified Hazardous Materials Managers
  • Certified Industrial Hygienists
  • Certified Safety Professionals
  • EH&S Compliance Experts
  • Energy Transition, Impact & Permitting Experts
  • Engineers
  • Environmental Scientists
  • Epidemiologists
  • Geologists
  • Hydrogeologists
  • Licensed Site Remediation Professionals (LSRP)
  • Statisticians
  • Toxicologists
OUR CLIENTS
  • Construction Professionals
  • Corporations
  • Developers / Owners
  • Financial Institutions
  • Government Agencies
  • Insurance Professionals
  • Legal Counsel
  • Municipalities
  • Property Managers
  • Real Estate Professionals
  • Risk & Administration Managers
  • Utilities
Phase I Environmental Site Assessments

A Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is key to any commercial, industrial, or special use real estate transaction, examining the present and historical usage of a property to aid transactional decisions. Our environmental experts assess a site to determine its environmental condition and quantify the potential risks. Our Phase I Environmental Site Assessments are performed by environmental experts who meet and exceed the EPA’s AAI Standard requirements.

Phase II Environmental Site Assessments

When environmental issues are identified in a Phase I ESA; a Phase II Environmental Site Assessment is conducted to uncover additional details about the site. Our EH&S consultants conduct thorough Phase II site investigations to help clients pinpoint contamination risks and evaluate the presence of hazardous materials.

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