Brownfields Development


Brownfields is a general term used to describe abandoned or under-utilized industrial properties. Massachusetts is committed to the cleanup and redevelopment of Brownfields properties as a way to stimulate the economy and promote environmental protection goals. These properties are typically abandoned or for sale or lease, and have a commercial and/or industrial history. GREEN has provided a wide range of assessment and remediation services for clients redeveloping Brownfields.

Federal and State incentives can help parties identify risk, limit liability, and fund the cleanup of Brownfields sites, enabling their reuse for industry, housing and other purposes. GREEN has a working knowledge of the benefits that the Brownfields Program can offer, including identifying risks associated with potential Brownfields Properties; assisting Brownfields Developers with obtaining funding for environmental assessment and/or remediation; conducting assessment and/or remediation at Brownfield Sites for the interested party; and providing technical assistance to buyers to help to limit their liability.


GREEN has provided environmental consulting services at several Brownfields locations in Massachusetts including Pittsfield, Springfield, Somerville, Malden and Chelsea. Our services have included immediate response action activities in accordance with the Massachusetts Contingency Plan; soil, sediment and groundwater sampling and laboratory analysis; soil excavation and off-site disposal; on site soil stabilization; as well as technical support and assistance with public involvement.
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