Environmental Standards, Inc. (Environmental Standards) is excited to participate in the 2017 National Brownfields Training Conference, which is being held in its home state of Pennsylvania. Co-sponsored by the US EPA and the International City/County Management Association (ICMA), the National Brownfields Training Conference will take place December 5-7, 2017, at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. Pre-conference workshops will be held on December 4th. The conference, which is held every 2 years in various cities across the U.S., is the largest gathering of stakeholders with a vested interest in remediating and redeveloping vacant or underutilized commercial and industrial sites. Redevelopment of these sites is often complicated by environmental or potential environmental impacts.
The first National Brownfields Training Conference was held in Pittsburgh in 1996 shortly after the inception of US EPA’s Brownfields Program and is often thought of as the city where the cleanup and redevelopment movement began. A number of “mobile workshops” will allow conference attendees the opportunity to visit and learn about brownfields sites in and around Pittsburgh that have either undergone successful redevelopment or are currently being redeveloped. In addition, a wide variety of presentations, workshops, films, and networking events will be offered to help attendees learn how to overcome the challenges associated with brownfields sites. The exhibit hall will feature over 150 booths hosted by federal agencies, engineering and environmental consulting firms, developers, remediation companies, law firms, financial experts, laboratories, and nonprofit organizations, among others.
Representatives from Environmental Standards’ Valley Forge, Pennsylvania and Charlottesville, Virginia offices will be attending this year’s event. In addition, Gerry Kirkpatrick, Managing Partner and Charlottesville Office Manager, will be participating in the roundtable session, “The Impact of Emerging Contaminants on Brownfields Projects.”
Environmental Standards has a long and successful history of helping our clients cost-effectively address challenges associated with brownfields sites and makes it a point to attend the National Brownfields Training Conference. It has been our experience that the conference provides both an excellent learning and networking environment for individuals and organizations involved with brownfields redevelopment. We are honored to have been recognized with two Phoenix Awards during previous conferences. We hope to see you at this year’s conference!
Additional program and registration information is available at: https://www.brownfields2017.org/