• Rockford, Ill.: Modernizing a Century–Old Community Landmark

  • RE3 Focus: Pennoni On Leading Edge of Sub-Slab Depressurization

  • Using GIS To Decipher Large-Scale Remediation Projects

  • Right Place, Right Time


June 2008

Credit Crisis and Brownfields

Credit crisis may not be too strong a term for what is happening to the debt markets in the U.S. and elsewhere today. The scope of the problem is staggering. According to various reports in the financial press, worldwide debt underwriting has decreased by $2.3 trillion and the U.S. accounts…Read more

Nanotechnology: New Waste Stream

It is a daily ritual. Every morning before he leaves for work, San Diego twenty-something Terrance Smalls unplugs his iPod Nano from his home computer, plugs it into his car adapter for the rush-hour commute, and upon arrival, transfers the 4-gigabyte device to a futuristic docking station on his desk.…Read more

New ASTM Vapor Intrusion Rules

An emerging environmental issue is creating liability for property owners and driving down property values nationwide. It’s called vapor intrusion, and the concern is so serious that regulators in at least three states have reopened formerly closed properties to examine an issue that’s especially important to Brownfield developers: the potential…Read more

New York City Gets New Brownfield Boss

New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has named Dr. Daniel C. Walsh, a top state environmental official, to serve as the first director of the city’s new brownfield office. Walsh’s appointment and the simultaneous opening of the city brownfield office, known as the Office of Environmental Remedation, are key…Read more

Green & LEED
Green Remediation Technology on the Rise

There is a new awareness in the selection of remediation technologies at brownfield sites which considers the impact of remediation on the environment. This approach, which considers sustainability issues, has been dubbed "green remediation" and seems to be growing throughout the brownfield industry. Green remediation considers whether the process of…Read more

Green & LEED
Greening Brownfields: A Rooftop Perspective

Concerns over climate change and water quality are affecting how municipalities, developers and brownfield professionals approach redevelopment projects. As LEED green building and stormwater management requirements are increasingly mandated by municipalities, some see the process becoming more involved. However, meeting green building requirements, stimulating corporate interest and managing stormwater runoff…Read more

Industrial Redevelopment
State-of-the-Art Remediation for Brownfield Sites

“That land doesn’t mean anything to you?” In “Gone with the Wind,” Scarlett O’Hara learned that “land’s the only thing in the world worth working for, worth fighting for, worth dying for, because it’s the only thing that lasts.” What if a vacant, blighted swath of land, regardless of ownership,…Read more

Special Focus
Green Planning

Interest in planning for sustainable communities has dramatically increased in the past few years in New Jersey. It has been estimated that as much as 60% of the content of sustainability efforts will need to be addressed at a local level (Selman, 1996). Conversely, although different communities have different priorities…Read more

Urban Planning
Sustainable Urban Redevelopment-A Climate-Change Solution

West Coast developer Gerding Edlen Development has set an ambitious five-year corporate objective of building real estate projects that produce more energy than they consume. With the $2.2 billion mixed-use Portland South Waterfront brownfield redevelopment that they are co-developing with Williams and Dame Development, they started with the goal of…Read more

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