Diamonds in the Rough

Successful Redevelopment at Former Military Bases

Former United States Department of Defense (DOD) military bases represent highly desirable properties for redevelopment due to their locations—often on the waterfront—and neighborhood-sized acreage. Many former bases are in varying stages of realignment and closure, such as the Naval Surface Warfare Center White Oak in Maryland, Naval Station Treasure Island in California, and Charleston Naval Complex in South Carolina.

While these properties are valuable from a redevelopment perspective, they also present challenges caused by environmental impacts from military operations. A key to the successful redevelopment of former DOD properties is the involvement of a knowledgeable environmental team that is well-versed in the complexities of the cleanup process.


Q&A: Beyond Remediation
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TECH FOCUS: Automation – the Future of Air Permitting

Cloud computing and artificial intelligence are revolutionizing the world around us—and it’s time to embrace these cutting-edge technologies in the world of air permitting, as well. The current model for preparing air permit applications consists of numerous manual steps. This model does not take advantage of time-saving actions via applications and automated systems, it needs a high level of review prior to submitting a final product, and it leaves valuable permitting data trapped in “spreadsheet silos.”




ESG SPOTLIGHT: Moving Forward with ESG Reporting Despite Delayed SEC Climate Rule

In 2022, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed a set of sweeping climate disclosure rules to standardize how the companies traded on its platform report their environmental, social, and governance (ESG) data. The proposed disclosures include greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, energy consumption, climate risks, climate-related targets, and other climate-related metrics.