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Cleaning up our city with brownfield grants

Cleaning up our city with brownfield grants

From The Bakersfield Californian. A report titled “Unlocking Brownfields,” by the National Association of Local Government Environmental Professionals, noted: “Virtually every community in America is plagued by idle properties that lay abandoned for years due to fear of environmental contamination, unknown cleanup costs and potential legal liability issues. It is estimated that there could be as many as 1 million of these so-called ‘brownfield’ properties nationwide. 

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The cost benefits of green construction

The cost benefits of green construction

From PBCToday.co.uk. According to a growing body of research, ‘green construction’ can transform the way we live, work, play and learn. But what does it mean? The World Green Building Council says a green building is one that, in its design, construction or operation, reduces or eliminates negative impacts, and can create positive impacts, on our climate and natural environment.

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Much of White House Infrastructure Request Centers on Environmental Changes

Much of White House Infrastructure Request Centers on Environmental Changes

From EHS Daily Advisor. Reforming environmental laws, rules, and policies occupies about a half of President Donald Trump’s Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America. Since moving into the White House, the administration has taken up the call to simplify and speed up the process of conducting environmental reviews of federal actions, including major infrastructure projects, as required under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

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Salvage incentive helps school system get lower demolition bids for flood-damaged campuses

Salvage incentive helps school system get lower demolition bids for flood-damaged campuses

Building demolition brings to mind knocking things down and creating big pile of debris. But there are dollars in that potential debris, and the Livingston Parish school system is using that to get lower bids for the work and save itself some money.

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NDA's Bejac Corporation Aides in California Fire Cleanup

NDA's Bejac Corporation Aides in California Fire Cleanup

Disaster struck California this year as devastating wild fires swept through towns and cities, leaving historic destruction in their wake. But the building began as soon as the fires were out. Bejac Corporation was on hand to help, working with trusted contractors and deploying Link-Belt machines to help hard hit areas move forward.

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