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Summertime HVAC in Healthcare Facilities

Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are typically designed to control odors, remove contaminated air and...

Dam Removal: A Multidisciplinary Approach

For centuries, dams have been built to harness the power of rivers and streams across the world. Dams built during the 19th...

Migratory Bird Evaluations
With bird nesting season in full swing, our Mid-Atlantic Environmental team has been providing dozens of migratory bird...
Why Phase I ESA?
The Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is the industry standard for conducting environmental due diligence on a property...
Celebrating World Wetlands Day
With a focus on wetlands for a sustainable urban future, we celebrate World Wetlands Day on February 2, 2018.
Are You Testing for Radon?
This month has been designated as National Radon Action Month by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The agency...
Asbestos Misconceptions Unveiled
As published in the May 2018 Issue of PMA Bulletin ECS personnel often run across common misconceptions or distortions of the...
A Day in the Life of an Environmental Consultant
We are a part of something bigger than ourselves. Find out how we preserve natural resources and provide revitalization.
Bye Bye VIC, Vapor Intrusion Part V

Over the last couple of blogs we discussed what a VOC is, where VOCs can come from, how VOCs enter buildings, and why VOCs are a...

Where is Vic? Vapor Intrusion, Part IV

Over the last several months, we’ve talked about volatile organic compounds (VOCs), how they move through soil and enter buildings...

Vapor Intrusion Part III

Last month in Vapor Intrusion Part II, we discussed how the volatile organic compounds (VOCs) get from the soil and groundwater...

Who Is Intruding My Space? Vapor Intrusion, Part II

In Part I of vapor intrusion, we discussed the vapor of vapor intrusion. In this part, we will discuss the intrusion part of the...

What is Vapor Intrusion?

The “Vapor” in vapor intrusion is not caused by some medical malady or bodily function as thought in Victorian times, nor was it...

Celebrating Earth Day

I grew up in a small town called Hohhot in Inner Mongolia, China. Hohhot is a Mongolian name meaning “the green city.” Indeed, in...

Wetlands: Why the Regulations?

Wetlands – Nature’s Sponges Wetlands are protected by the Clean Water Act and regulated by the Environmental Protection Agency...

Radon Gas - And Why You Should Test

Radon is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas that comes from the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water. Radon typically...

ECS Environmental Team Has Solid Roots…And Is Reaching For The Sky

Exciting news! ECS is ranked 177 in ENR’s 2016 Top Environmental Firms. This ranking is determined by the 2015 gross revenue for...

Wetland Permit Awareness: Threatened And Endangered Species

When planning development on a property that may have wetlands, most people understand that an environmental specialist will be...

What Is A Forest Stand Delineation?

“Forest Stand Delineations” differ among various states. While requirements and processes vary, the general goals are consistent...

Federal Agency Clarifies Bat Rule

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) recently issued their Final 4(d) rule concerning the Northern Long Eared Bat. In April...

Hydrogeology - Part II

As a recap, the hydrogeologist utilizes a variety of tools to select the best available well drilling location(s). The hydrologist...

So…What Exactly Is Hydrogeology?

Say that you’re a growing municipality. It’s a great place to live, and people are flocking to your county because of the...

Mold Primer

The mere mention of the word ‘mold’ tends to cause anxiety about the quality of the air we breathe in our homes and workplaces...

Environmental Due Diligence – Part III
If the Phase I ESA discussed in the previous segment of this blog identified potential Recognized Environmental Conditions (RECs)...
Environmental Due Diligence – Part II
Last time, we described how environmental due diligence is often viewed as an ‘unnecessary’ lender requirement. However, well...
Basics of Environmental Due Diligence – Part I
When a buyer considers purchasing a property, lenders often require that the property’s condition be evaluated using a process...
EPA Clean Water Act Rule
After more than a million public comments, the EPA released a final rule on May 27 addressing the definition of what constitutes...
Changes to Virginia’s Asbestos Regulations
Regulations involving asbestos have been around since the 1970s. In general, there have been relatively few significant regulatory...
Don’t Let Brownfields Scare You Away from Developing a Promising Site
Developers and financial institutions can be leery of projects that require redevelopment of contaminated properties because they...
EPA Lead Based Paint Regulations - Renovation, Repair, Painting (RRP) Rule
Lead is highly toxic and affects virtually every system of the human body. Children are especially vulnerable to lead poisoning...
Chesapeake Bay TMDL
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) website(http://www.epa.gov/reg3wapd/tmdl/), “A Total Maximum Daily Load...
New Phase I ESA Standard to be Issued by ASTM
The Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) has long been the industry standard to evaluate potential environmental concerns...
Vapor Migration and Due Diligence
The migration, accumulation, and intrusion of harmful vapors into buildings from contaminated soil and/or groundwater has been a...
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