The Science of Real Estate:

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About This Thought Leadership Blog

Thought leadership on a variety of CRE related issues including phase 1 and phase 2 environmental site assessments by expert environmental consultants and building engineers.
  • Why It Pays to Add An Environmental Compliance Audit

    Environmental compliance audits are detailed audits of an operation or manufacturer to determine if the operator is in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations. Compliance audits differ from Phase I and II environmental site assessments (ESAs) in a fundamental way: Phase I and II ESAs focus on releases of hazardous substances to real estate, whereas compliance audits focus on whether or not operations comply with environmental laws with the objective of reducing regulatory risk,…

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  • Tackling the NY Legionella Outbreak

    The recent cases of Legionnaire's Disease within New York City brings up the need for a new solution for an old problem. Brian Nemetz tells you what you can do to manage and prevent these deadly outbreaks.

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  • 25 Years of ADA – How Well Do We Know Our Accessibility Obligations?

    On the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, accessibility specialist Christy Kim reviews some common questions surrounding the law's applicability, requirements and options for ensuring compliance.

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  • EPA’s New UST Regulation – What Does This Mean To You?

    EPA has published new guidelines that significantly increase requirements for the proper operation and maintenance of Underground Storage Tank equipment. Lyly Churchill discusses how the key revisions will impact property owners and lenders.

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  • Does Your Environmental Due Diligence Pass the EPA Test?

    Sometimes, a Phase I ESA alone just isn't good enough.

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  • E-Designation - What You Need to Know

    The New York State Office of Environmental Remediation is placing Restrictive Environmental Reviews, also referred to as E-designation, on properties being built or re-zoned throughout the state. Find out what this means for your property and how you can comply with this program.

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  • Don't Let PCB Be a Roadblock to Redevelopment!

    The presence of PCBs is often seen as a deal-breaker for redevelopment projects, but it doesn't need to be. John Insall discusses some of the solutions to manage PCB concerns and take advantage of these potentially profitable development opportunities.

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  • Investing in Canada? What You Need To Know About Environmental Risk.

    Canada's regulatory and liability landscape is less black and white than the Innocent Landowner requirements in the US, and thorough due diligence is arguably even more critical to adequately protect against losses and liabilities when investing in Canada. Nicole Shelton discusses the local nuances those investing across the border should be aware of.

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  • How Can I Be GRESB Ready?

    With the launch of the 2015 GRESB Survey, many portfolio owners are looking for ways to improve the energy and sustainability performance of their buildings. John Rockwell summarizes what you can do to achieve a more favorable GRESB rating as well as ways boost your existing GRESB score.

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  • Top 10 Silly Assumption CRE Investors Make

    In honor of the final Late Show with David Letterman this week, here’s a commercial real estate version of his regular Top Ten List segment: ten common due diligence assumptions investors make that put them on thin ice!

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About Partner Engineering and Science, Inc.

Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. (Partner) is a full-service environmental and engineering consulting firm completing projects nationwide. We specialize in evaluating properties in connection with real estate transactions, development or management.