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  • Lauren617
    Phase I Activity Down10
    Topic posted February 19, 2008 by Lauren617Elite Contributor  in Discussions > Business Issues public
    Title:
    Phase I Activity Down
    Content:
    I ran ScoreKeeper number for fourth quarter of 2007 and it turns out that compared to the same quarter in 2006, Phase I activity was down in every region of the U.S except the south, which was flat. Here is how the numbers shake out:

    Regional Phase I Performance 4Q07 v. 4Q06

    West: -10%
    South: 0%
    California:-6%
    North East: -14%
    Mid Atlantic: -14%
    South Atlantic: -15%
    Midwest: -7
    North Atlantic: -3%

    I'm sure lenders are seeing an even greater decrease in transactions, but our data is isn't as closely tied to those figures. I'm interested in how the EDR sales team is seeing their clients cope with the down market. Any common strategies?
  • Lauren617
    Welcome to the Commercial Real Estate Discussion
    Topic posted February 14, 2008 by Lauren617Elite Contributor  in Discussions > Environmental Due Diligence public
    Title:
    Welcome to the Commercial Real Estate Discussion
    Content:
    Have observations or questions about the commercial real estate market? Post them here! Share your regional knowledge or discuss issues specific to the retail, apartment, office or warehouse sectors. You can either reply to this post or start your own thread.
  • LSchnapf
    " We dont do Environmental Reviews on...
    Topic posted April 20, 2011 by LSchnapfElite Contributor  in Discussions > Environmental Due Diligence public
    Title:
    " We dont do Environmental Reviews on Multi-families"
    Content:
  • Stones
    "a" REC or "an" REC12
    Topic posted December 19, 2009 by StonesSuper Contributor  in Discussions > Environmental Due Diligence public
    Title:
    "a" REC or "an" REC
    Content:

    Every time I read or hear  "an" REC, it's like fingernails on a chalkboard, if anyone is old enough to remember chalkboards.  The "R" has always been a consonant as far as I can remember.  You can't buy an "R" on Wheel of Fortune.

    Here's the grammar school refresher:

    • a + singular noun beginning with a consonant: a boy; a car; a bike; a zoo; a dog; a REC; a Recognized Environmental Condition
    • an + singular noun beginning with a vowel: an elephant; an egg; an apple; an idiot; an orphan
    • a + singular noun beginning with a consonant sound: a user (sounds like 'yoo-zer,' i.e. begins with a consonant 'y' sound, so 'a' is used); a university; a unicycle
    • In some cases where "h" is pronounced, such as "historical," use an:
  • asephase1
    "Conclusions" in a Transaction Screen1
    Topic posted May 14, 2008 by asephase1Member  in Discussions > Environmental Due Diligence public
    Title:
    "Conclusions" in a Transaction Screen
    Content:

    I have been asked by a client to provide 'conclusions' relative to additional work necessary or recommended in an ASTM 1528-06 transaction screen.� I am wondering whether other consultants provide such when they do these.� To me, this amounts to an unacceptable extendion of�my liability for deciding on whether to do a phase I ESA� when that is the User's responsibility.��ASTM 1528-06 seems to clearly support this position.�

  • EdG
    "Environmentalism Under Fire:" EPA's Rulings...1
    Topic posted June 6, 2011 by EdGElite Contributor  in Discussions > Regulations public
    Title:
    "Environmentalism Under Fire:" EPA's Rulings Will They Kill Jobs...
    Content:

    The Economist, 6/3/11, "Environmentalism Under Fire Soaring Emissions".

    No doubt this topic is highly charged and one worth discussing.  There have been several EPA / legislatively charged topics lately. Not the least was a recent push back for state's rights over the federal EPA.

    Definitely a good summary to the topics at hand at the end of this article:

    "In short, both the Democrats and the Republicans think they have found a winning theme in the other party's environmental policies.  Any they may both, in fact, be right.  Most polling suggests that the environment is not a critical issue in the eyes of many voters.  But talking about it is a great way to fire up activists and donors on both sides."

  • JMagdon
    "Fancy" on Sanborn Map1
    Topic posted September 27, 2012 by JMagdonMember  in Discussions > Environmental Due Diligence public
    Title:
    "Fancy" on Sanborn Map
    Content:

    Does anyone know what the Sanborn designation "Fancy" means?  It's on a 1885 Sanborn Map.  Based on the operations currently and historically conducted in the building, it's likely a clothing store or eatery. 

  • Joanna
    "GOP—OMG!" Repubs play hookie from committee1
    Topic posted November 4, 2009 by JoannaMember  in Environment, Health & Safety Group > Forum public
    Title:
    "GOP—OMG!" Repubs play hookie from committee
    Content:

    I stole the title from "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me."

    What did you think about the republicans' boycott of the senate Environmental and Public Works Committee?

    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=120066031

     

  • EdG
    "Green Movement" Has Limitations Even in Boulder...28
    Topic posted February 16, 2010 by EdGElite Contributor  in Discussions > Green Building public
    Title:
    "Green Movement" Has Limitations Even in Boulder CO
    Content:

    WSJ (2/13/10) "Even Boulder Finds It Isn't Easy Going Green."  Boulder, CO is a "place where residents tend to be politically liberal and passionate about the great outdoors."  However, researchers and "implementers" of the 'energy efficient' measures of the city alike have "found it's exceedingly difficult to get them [City of Boulder residents] to do much of anything."

    Resident George Karakehian considers himself quite green: drives a hybrid, recycles, uses energy efficient light bulbs.  But he refuses to shut his door to his downtown art gallery when his heating and air conditioning is on. 

    "Mr. Karakehian knows he wasting energy.  He doesn't care."  ... so there is limits to being green for even the most "conscientious" green-thinkers ....

  • LSchnapf
    "Greenie Watch" Says Water Vapor Poses Greater...1
    Topic posted December 21, 2009 by LSchnapfElite Contributor  in Discussions > Climate Change public
    Title:
    "Greenie Watch" Says Water Vapor Poses Greater Warming Risk than CO2
    Content:

    Of course, the column ignores the fact that warmer temperatures allow the atmosphere to hold more water vapor.....

     

    http://antigreen.blogspot.com/2009/12/say-what-stanfords-schneider-claims.html

    Larry

    www.environmental-law.net