Pinaaz is a Chemical Engineering graduate who has years of experience conducting Environmental Site Assessments. She studied at University of Alberta and brings a fresh perspective on projects. Pinaaz has an impressive background in process analysis/design and is our lead Environmentalist.

How To Know If Your Project Needs A Phase I Environmental Site Assessment

Posted on: 16 Aug 2021

Suppose you are a commercial property owner looking to buy or sell your property. Before finalizing your contract, a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment is strongly recommended if it wasn’t already made a requirement from the bank handling your primary financial transactions. A Phase I ESA is likely the cheapest form of due diligence and […]

What is Soil Remediation?

Posted on: 14 Jun 2021

Generally speaking, contamination occurs when years of improper industrial activities have taken place on-site. This could be from unsuitable waste disposal methods or even pollution from agricultural activities. Soil contamination can also occur with the presence of underground storage tanks that leak. If the subject site had a landfill in the past, it also concerns […]

What Do You Understand by Preliminary Site Investigation?

Posted on: 11 May 2021

Environmental assessments are usually conducted to obtain information about the subject property and analyze its historical uses. These steps are taken to ensure that there is no potential for contamination. The assessments are also conducted to minimize any risks to human health or the environment. This article focuses on on-site inspection, precisely what a Preliminary […]

Phase 1 Or 2 Environmental Site Assessment: How to Plan It?

Posted on: 31 Mar 2021

Environmental assessments are an essential step during any financial transaction of a property. Phase I ESA reports are usually required to determine the preliminary environmental liabilities associated with the subject property. The assessment is carried out to find if there is potential contamination. If contamination is suspected, then a Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment will […]

Strategies to Select the Best Environmental Consultant

Posted on: 17 Mar 2021

When facing issues with environmental contamination and liabilities, the process of hiring the best environmental consultant is critical to your success. Firstly, it is essential to understand the roles of an environmental consulting company. To generalize, most of them revolve around performing due diligence projects for banks during property financing or are capable of carrying out remediation […]

Phase 1 Environmental Assessment: Validity, Expiration and More

Posted on: 14 Jan 2021

This blog assumes that the reader is aware of what a phase 1 site assessment is. If not, visit our website for more details. In summary, while purchasing any sort of property or land, environmental due diligence in the form of phase one environmental is usually required by the lender for mortgage approval. A purchaser […]

Phase II ESA Sampling Methods

Posted on: 06 Jan 2021

Phase II ESA’s are usually required after a Phase I ESA predicts REC. The purpose of a Phase II investigation is to analyze through testing and sampling if the predicted contaminants exist. Phase II ESA’s are relatively more expensive than Phase I and take a longer time to complete. So, if you’re the buyer of […]

Tips for a Successful Phase II Environmental Site Assessment

Posted on: 21 Dec 2020

This blog assumes that the reader is aware of what a Phase I ESA is. If not, visit Phase I ESA on our website for more details. Most banks or lenders require a Phase I ESA before the buyer purchases any commercial or industrial properties. This helps them verify that there are no potential environmental […]

What Are Environmental Site Assessments and How Are They Prepared?

Posted on: 14 Oct 2020

Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment: It is comprised of a historical review, site reconnaissance, and interviews with relevant personnel before reporting. It is an evaluation of historical and current property use in order to find any potential contaminations that have or can occur. Phase 2 Environmental Site Assessment: If Phase I environmental assessment has a […]

Top 5 Impactful Points of Environmental Site Assessment

Posted on: 22 Jul 2020

A Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment is recommended anytime a commercial or industrial property needs to be developed, bought, or sold. This assessment is mainly conducted to examine the potential contaminations and its effects on the subject property. If the contamination exists, the process of reduction and elimination is carried out by gathering any and […]