Environmental Due Diligence

We wrote the book on environmental due diligence.

Environmental due diligence (EDD) refers to the evaluation of potential environmental concerns typically performed prior to a real estate transaction. This can include Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs), Phase II Site Investigations, or a wide range of other efforts to allow our clients to fully understand issues connected to a Site. We have experience working with a diverse set of discerning clients. This includes custom formats for some of the largest retailers in the world as well as individualized and site-specific approaches for our municipal clients. We are proud to be their trusted partners as they evaluate short-term cost implications, long-term liability, and innovative regulatory strategies to help them address these redevelopment barriers.

EDD will always be a core expertise for Modern Geosciences as our founding Principal, Kenneth Tramm, PhD, PG, CHMM, is a leading authority and the author of the environmental services industry’s go-to reference and college textbook: Environmental Due Diligence: A Professional Handbook.

Featured Environmental Due Diligence Services

  • Impacted Soil and Groundwater Management

    Without proper planning you can often find yourself inadvertently exposing construction staff to situations they are not trained for or worse, spreading contamination to other properties where you now become an additional responsible party. Working with properties requiring impacted soil and groundwater management requires thinking beyond the closure process to ensure long term liability is minimized. […]

  • Geodatabase Development

    As we encounter more and more data, it is important we develop the tools to effective use and share this information. Geodatabases serve as the basic collection tools to build GIS-referenced datasets. With this, you can generate relevant maps and databases for your project. […]

  • Expedited Lead Assessment

    Lead is a common contaminant found in everything from paint to large-scale soil impacts resulting from historic smelter operations that can affect hundreds of acres. […]

  • Cultural Resource Evaluations

    Cultural resource management involves inventorying sites, evaluating them, and sometimes mitigating the adverse effects of development projects and construction. […]

  • Business Environmental Risk Assessment

    Business environmental risk assessments characterize the nature and magnitude of risk to humans and ecology from chemical contaminants and other stressors, that may be present in the environment, so that the information can be used to determine how best to enact protections from those contaminants. […]