Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs)
We Understand Property Value and Liability.
With over two and a half decades of experience in property transactions, our site assessment teams are highly skilled professionals with a proven track record of exceptional client service. After years of conducting ESAs throughout the Northeast region, we have a firm understanding of how the fast-track works, to fully assess environmental risk associated with real properties, and still meet your deadlines. Our teams stay ahead of the curve through awareness of changing industry protocols, regulatory requirements, and emerging technologies that streamline performance of ESAs. Welcome to peace of mind.
Banks, attorneys, insurance companies, real estate investment firms, and construction managers involved with the purchase, sale or management of real properties routinely turn to us to conduct on-time expert Environmental Site Assessments. Where issues present themselves, we put our creative expertise to work in order to present strategies that offer the most practical solutions.
Our Priorities Are Your Priorities.
We use proprietary database systems and software to manage personnel, multiple complex transactions, requisite deadlines and shifting schedules. This allows us to move a project forward through a series of predetermined steps sequenced for your target deadline. We provide our clients with professionally crafted, detailed reports that include accurate mapping and graphics to clearly support our recommendations with straight talk. We don’t stop there – we continue to partner with our clients all the way through the decision-making process.
Phase I Environmental Site Assessments
Defining true environmental liability starts here. Our clients rely upon our Phase I ESAs to avoid buying unknown problems or long-term environmental liabilities, and to provide third-party entities with an accurate idea of the property’s value as collateral. By following American Standard for Testing and Materials standards (ASTM E1527-13), our Phase I ESAs serve as due diligence to establish a proper “innocent landowner” defense by meeting “All Appropriate Inquiries (AAI)” requirements. When a full Phase I ESA is not warranted, we offer alternatives such as Transaction Screens (ASTM 1528-06), Vapor Encroachment Screening (ASTM E2600-10), or Building Materials Surveys (asbestos containing materials, lead based paint, mold, PCBs, mercury, and more).
Phase II Environmental Site Assessments
Comprehensive client liability protection is our deliverable, with an exceptional standard of care that is applied to every project. Where recognized environmental conditions (RECs) are identified, we design and execute an appropriate Phase II ESA to protect our clients from unnecessary risk. Our state-of-the-art equipment allows for quick response time and efficient data collection, while offering more flexibility and cost reduction to our clients. For instance, Impact Environmental owns and operates a fleet of Geoprobe® vehicle-mounted hydraulic probing systems that can be quickly mobilized to collect soil, groundwater, or vapor samples. This enables us to deliver a highly accurate professionally crafted report that precisely defines environmental issues. Findings reports are confidentially retained in our electronic archive library for future client support.