Making Your Environment Safer
Making Your Environment Safer

Preserving Local History and Preventing Urban Sprawl through Brownfield Redevelopment

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Many communities throughout the U.S. have an extensive history of industrial manufacturing that shaped their early economic growth. Today, former manufacturing sites and landfills leave lingering environmental hazards throughout the region in numerous brownfield sites identified by the EPA. However, the restoration and redevelopment of these sites is possible through brownfield assessment and vapor intrusion mitigation. 

By reducing the risk of brownfield redevelopment with vapor intrusion mitigation, it is possible to restore and revitalize historically significant buildings, while reducing urban sprawl by facilitating construction within areas that have already been developed. Green Earth Remediation is proud to play a role in revitalizing communities and historic neighborhoods with brownfield redevelopment services. 

Ensuring the Safety and Longevity of Brownfield Redevelopment Projects 

Industrial runoff and chemical pollution can contaminate soil and waterways, releasing harmful gasses as volatile organic compounds are broken down in the soil. These gasses can penetrate structures in the same way that radon infiltrates homes and buildings, creating significant health risks for future occupants. With brownfield assessment to identify potential hazards and vapor intrusion mitigation solutions for commercial and residential developments, these risks can be minimized, ensuring the ongoing safety and longevity of revitalized communities. 

Understanding Vapor Intrusion 

Vapor intrusion mitigation will look different depending on whether it is occurring before a new building is constructed or during the renovation of an existing structure. In both situations, the goal is to seal the foundation from the soil and create ventilation for gas to be safely funneled away from the structure to limit harmful levels of exposure. 

As longtime experts in radon mitigation, Green Earth Remediation is a trusted partner for developers and contractors seeking vapor intrusion solutions for brownfield redevelopment projects. We are committed to making the environment of our community safer for generations to come.

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Zach Schultz

As the son of founder Bill Schultz, Zack Schultz has spent his life immersed in the pest control and radon mitigation industries. He is currently the Vice President of Green Earth Remediation and has more than 13 years of professional experience in radon reduction, pest control and vapor intrusion mitigation. Zach is committed to upholding the legacy of his family’s business while ushering the company into a new era of growth and nationwide success. Zach has a bachelor’s degree in Science from Central Michigan University and holds the following professional licenses and certifications.

  • NRPP- Certified Radon Measurement Professional
  • NRPP- Certified Radon Mitigation Specialist
  • State of Michigan Commercial Pesticide Applicator License C-001180778