Environmental Consulting & Engineering Services - from Concept to Reality

Environmental Compliance & Remediation

Case Study

Twin Cities CDC Redevelopment Project
Twin Cities CDC Redevelopment Project

ESS served as an environmental consultant for the renovation of the former Whitney & Co. factory in Leominster, MA into affordable housing. Now known as the Water Mill Apartments, this 58,000-square-foot redevelopment project preserved the historic structure that was in foreclosure, while also revitalizing a blighted area of Leominster.
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The transition from our Environmental Manager to ESS handling our day-to-day environmental compliance has been seamless. ESS has handled all our environmental compliance and reporting requirements and has kept us in full compliance of environmental regulations.

Alfred Canuel, Director of Engineering, Cranston Print Works Company

Due Diligence & Environmental Site Assessments

Underground Storage Tank RemovalESS is an industry leader in conducting environmental due diligence and site assessments to support real property transactions. These due diligence services have ranged from simple environmental questionnaires and environmental screens, to Phase I and II Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs). Based on the number of Phase I and II ESAs we have conducted per the ASTM Standard Practices, we have developed efficient and cost-effective reporting templates. These ESAs provided a solid foundation for ensuring liability protection under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA).

ESS has provided our environmental due diligence and site assessments services to buyers, sellers, brokers, and financial institutions for mergers and acquisitions, real property transfers, energy generation facilities, Brownfield Redevelopments, industrial properties, portfolio transactions, and tenant Baseline Conditions Assessments. These environmental due diligence and site assessments services include:

  • Historic Property Condition Inspections
  • Tenant Interviews
  • Record Review
  • Government File Reviews
  • Subsurface Investigations
  • Storage Tank Inspections

Remediation Strategies for Contaminated Sites

ESS has extensive experience in the development, design, and implementation of remedial design/remedial actions. For sites where risk considerations require remedial action, ESS is able to recommend and implement a wide range of approaches. From conventional removal and offsite disposal to innovative in-situ treatment systems, ESS is able to comprehensively address soils, water, sediments, and air remediation needs. ESS technical services that support remediation and site closure activities include:

  • Comprehensive Soil, Sediment, Water and Air Sampling
  • Contaminant Fate and Transport Modeling
  • ASTM Technical Reporting and Reporting under Other Federal, State, or Client-specific Protocols
  • Standards-based Risk Assessments
  • Planning, Design, Construction Oversight, and Monitoring of Remediation Systems
  • Development and Negotiation of Environmental Covenants