Brownfield properties are sites that were previously used for commercial or industrial purposes where the lingering presence of hazardous substances may limit or complicate the sale, redevelopment, or reuse of the property. Often located in metropolitan and urban in-fill areas with high real estate values, remediating these sites can be an attractive business opportunity for owners and redevelopers alike. Developers bank on cleanups yielding significant positive effects on local community growth to driving new business opportunities while community stakeholders are eager to revitalize brownfield properties by remediating impaired sites using funding from federal and state grants. In addition, funding is also available for brownfield projects through the Federal Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL). 

For more than 38 years, GES has provided integrated environmental services, services that complement every phase of a Brownfield revitalization project. GES knows the key to a successful brownfield project is to ensure that the remediation costs result in a meaningful revitalization of a site and repositioning the property for a sale that adds value to the entire community. GES assists regional and local economic development agencies, developers and property owners in protecting their investments and works with all stakeholders by bringing leading-edge field methods, rapid characterization techniques, and aggressive remediation technologies to assess and cleanup  brownfield properties with anticipated future land uses in mind. The results are restored assets suitable for planned land uses, with reduced liabilities and greater returns for the community.