May 24, 2011 | Engineering News-Record's (ENR) List of the Top 200 Environmental Firms in 2010 (by Revenue) | About the list: ENR's ranking aims to provide an annual review of a market that now exceeds $30 billion in annual revenue. Note: numbers 24, 32, 68, 71, 73, 125, 128, 146, 148, 157, 171, 181, 184 and 200 are Pennsylvania-based companies.
April 28, 2011 | The Coming Housing Calamity | About this article: "The great senior sell-off, rising household sizes, dropping homeownership, tighter lending standards, and other reasons why the next decade will be a disaster for homebuilders." Article author, Robert Steuteville, of the New Urban Network, details the predicted changes that our nation's housing stock will experience over the next decade.
Title: Open for Questions: Sustainable Communities
Featured guests: Representatives from the U.S. HUD, EPA and DOT agencies.
Title: Silk Factory Renovations
Description: Detailed tour of the Silk Factory brownfield remediation project in Lansdale, PA.
"Cleaning up and recycling land back into productive use while saving pristine greenfields must be seen as a priority for the nation. A good portion of our most valuable farmland is located in or around cities. Unfortunately, much of that farmland and other wilderness areas have been lost to development. Redeveloping brownfields can play a key role in easing development pressures, promoting sustainability, and preserving our ability to feed our nation and the world" - The Honorable Ashley Swearengin, Mayor, Fresno, CA and Chair, USCM Environmental Committee.
The above quote is an excerpt from "Recycling America's Land: A National Report on Brownfield Redevelopment, Volume II." To read the report in its entirety, click here.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
A good website to get a broad understanding of Brownfield's from a national perspective. There is a substantial law section as well as grant and funding opportunities.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Region 3
Pennsylvania falls into the EPA Region 3. Contact information and regional updates are available
Lancaster County Planning Commission - key word Brownfield
Langan Engineering & Environmental Services
Regional offices: Philadelphia, Bethlehem, Doylestown
Provides site development engineering and environmental consulting for private developers, public agencies, property owners, and institutional clients around the world.
KU Resources, Inc
Regional offices: Duquesne
Develops cost-effective environmental and engineering solutions for a wide-array of clients. Consult with one of their knowledgeable geologists, engineers, or environmental professionals to find the most practical solution to your problem.
RT Environmental Services, Inc.
Regional office: King of Prussia
RT Environmental Services Inc. is a solution-oriented Professional Environmental Engineering and Remediation Firm. RT is PA's leading land recycling consulting firm and offers a staff of highly skilled professionals whose expertise is applied to help assure timely closing of Real Estate Transactions.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Regional office: Bucks County, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia
Joel Bolstein has been a practicing environmental attorney since 1987. Joel's practice consists of environmental law and governmental affairs. His environmental practice focuses on Brownfield redevelopment and the reuse of industrial sites.
Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney
Regional offices: Pittsburgh
Robert L. Burns, Jr. counsels clients with regard to the purchase, sale and remediation of Brownfields and other environmentally-impacted and environmentally-sensitive properties.
Regional offices: Lancaster
Providing Development, Pre-construction and Construction Services Including Design/Build, General Construction and Construction Management
Regional offices: West Chester
Hilltop Enterprises is a full-service soil remediation and removal service company. They combine expertise in contaminated soil remediation solutions with removal experience and resources to handle every need and every phase of the process.
P&L Investments LLC
Regional offices: Washington, DC
P&L Investments work on the asbestos brake plant in Manheim, PA, and the O'Brian Machinery Plant in Downingtown PA.