SAW Environmental

Environmental Assessments and Laboratory Consulting Services

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Environmental Assessments

Phase I Environmental Site Assessments

The purpose of a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment is to gather sufficient

information to develop an independent professional opinion about the environmental

condition of the property and to identify actual or potential environmental contamination,

which may impact the property value or affect claim to an “innocent land owner”

exemption following acquisition. This service is provided for real estate transactions,

property development, bank financing, foreclosures, and other in-house proactive audit


Services include:

  • Completed to ASTM 1527-2005/2013 standard satisfying All Appropriate Inquiry
  • Executive Summary, Scope of Work, Site Conditions, Records Reviewed, and Findings
  • and Opinions are included in the Phase I ESA
  • In-house research department with extensive archive of historical information
  • On-Site reconnaissance for a standard Phase I ESA with in-depth interviews of
  • knowledgeable site contacts
  • Interviews with appropriate Government and Private Sector Sources of Information
  • Review of standard environmental record sources from local, state, and federal agencies
  • within ASTM approximate minimum search distances
  • Strict client confidentiality
  • Clear summary of Recognized Environmental Conditions (RECs)
  • If conditions warrant additional investigation, a written Phase II Environmental Site
  • Assessment proposal describing means for identifying and characterizing environmental
  • contamination revealed during a Phase I ESA will be prepared upon request
  • HUD, Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac compliant
  • Mold, Asbestos, and Lead Paint inspections available upon request.

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Property Condition Assessments

The staff of SAW Environmental has performed property condition assessments for

commercial and residential real estate properties of all types and sizes throughout the

United States and Canada. SAW continually embraces technologies that increase levels

of efficiency and allow more in-depth analysis of critical issues.

Our commitment to provide accurate and comprehensive information concerning a

property or a portfolio of properties is of the utmost value to our clients. Our reports

furnish the information needed by our clients to make prudent business decisions. SAW

Environmental’s report formats are designed to meet the specialized needs of our various

clients. Regardless of the report format, the critical factors are the experience and the

thoroughness of the professionals who perform evaluations within the imposed time

parameters. It is this level of experience that results in high quality data and support

services that our clients have come to expect and rely upon for their real estate


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