INSIGHTS

Houston Market Mobilizes: Boots on the Ground, Drones in the Sky
Nearly ten years ago, I published a piece on the environmental impacts of Huricane Katrina at a time when the media used terms like “toxic gumbo” and “nasty bouillabaisse of chemicals” to describe contaminated floodwaters in New Orleans. As I sit here writing this, Hurricane Irma, likely the strongest-ever recorded hurricane in the Atlantic, just pummeled islands in the Caribbean including St. John—one of the most pristine and a personal fave of this author. Our clients in Florida and the… READ MORE >
NEWS FLASH: EPA RECOGNIZES ASTM FORESTLAND STANDARD AS AAI-COMPLIANT
EPA Replaces Reference to Old E 2247 Standard to Reflect 2016 Revisions At our May PRISM conference, Patricia Overmeyer, the Land Revitalization Coordinator at the U.S. EPA’s Office of Brownfields Cleanup and Redevelopment,… READ MORE >
  |   07.17.2017
Exciting Improvements to VEC App & Lightbox
Lightbox and VEC App are now integrated! Starting today, you can review government records and historical content, and  access the vapor screen tools in a single browser window. The integration will create a… READ MORE >
  |   07.10.2017
EDR Insight Q&A: Why Asbestos Is Affecting More Deals Today
Across the United States, old buildings are getting new attention, particularly in downtown areas that are undergoing a resurgence. Along this trend comes heightened attention on asbestos-containing building materials, a non-scope issue under READ MORE >
  |   10.05.2016
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY DUE DILIGENCE BENCHMARK SURVEY: TOP INDUSTRY CHALLENGES
What are the biggest challenges you face as an environmental professional today? How about the biggest challenges your clients face? How do you feel about the current state of our market? In this… READ MORE >
  |   05.27.2016
COMMERCIAL PROPERTY DUE DILIGENCE BENCHMARK SURVEY: PRICING
What is the average fee your firm charges for a basic Phase I ESA (AAI-compliant scope with no non-scope issues)? What is the average fee your firm charges for a basic Phase I… READ MORE >
  |   05.19.2016
NJ Case Addresses State's Innocent Landowner Defense
Recent Decision Emphasizes Importance of Environmental Due Diligence General partners held individually liable due to failure to perform proper environmental due diligence prior to acquisition of property in New Jersey. by Douglas Eilender,… READ MORE >
  |   04.20.2016
Guidance on ASTM's REC-HREC-CREC Definitions
ASTM last updated the Phase I ESA E 1527-13 in 2013, yet questions remain about how environmental professionals should be applying the new suite of REC definitions in practice. In response to client… READ MORE >
  |   04.18.2016
Why is Vapor Such a Hot Topic?
EDR Insight hosted a webinar this week titled Seven Things Informed Lenders Should Know About Environmental Due Diligence. Grady Shields, an attorney with Wyrick Robbins Yates and Ponton delivered a comprehensive look at… READ MORE >
  |   04.14.2016