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COMPREHENSIVE ENVIRONMENTAL DATA AND HISTORICAL PRODUCTS FOR ANY PROPERTY IN CANADA AND THE US

Environmental Risk Information Services (ERIS) has been providing critical risk and historical information on properties in Canada since 1999. Historic and proprietary data are included in our standard database reports. ERIS is the most comprehensive environmental data repository in Canada. In late 2013, ERIS launched in the US, as the first and only company to provide environmental risk information for both countries. ERIS reports meet criteria set by the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), delivering accurate, affordable, comprehensive on-demand database research services quickly and with a service-first attitude.

The Most Up-To-Date Technology
No one offers products and services that are more cutting edge than ERIS — from data search and compliance reports to layered, geo-referenced historical products, ERIS takes pride in developing intuitive, responsive products and services that customers need.

The Company That’s Easy to Work With
Outstanding service is our number one priority. Our friendly attitude, product knowledge, and understanding of the industry ensure you get the answers you want, when you want them, with ease.

The Most Accurate Environmental Information
All addresses within a radius Database Report are scrubbed to reduce the number of “unplottable” records using multiple address standardization software and geo-referencing before the data is loaded into our system. For assistance in pinpointing your target property, ERIS’ qualified team of Report Analysts can verify exact locales.

All the Information You Need — Current and Past
In addition to providing Database Reports that include maps showing the subject property and surrounding areas in a defined radius or to your exact specification, ERIS offers historical products, including fire insurance maps, inspection reports, aerial photos, topographic maps, city directory searches, chains of title, and lien searches.

Fast Turnaround
Receive the information you need, when you need it. ERIS saves you hours of research time with a turnkey solution for accessing environmental records. Reports delivered in hours, Historicals within a few days.

Fairly Priced and Cost-Effective
ERIS operates as a central hub for both Canada and the US, with products and services that are competitively priced and easy to access. Comprehensive and easy to order, our reports offer you great value and time savings.

Who Uses ERIS

Engineers, Consultants and Environmental Service Companies
Save time, energy and money! What used to take weeks, even months, takes only days with ERIS! We deliver all the historical documentation you need for Phase 1 and 2 environmental site assessments within 2 to 7 business days.

Real Estate Appraisers and Assessors
Be evermore professional and proficient — with ERIS! Establish “reasonable care” when conducting property appraisals and assessments — quickly and easily. ERIS provides you with all the detailed environmental information you need in one concise, easy-to-read report.

Financial Institutions, Lenders and Underwriters
Invest and/or insure on solid grounds! Environmental assessment should be a routine part of any property evaluation. Poor conditions can adversely affect property values and owner liability. Let ERIS do the groundwork — before you make the financial commitment.

Legal Firms
Lighten your caseload! An ERIS Report can provide you with historic and current background information that pertains to environmental due diligence for property transfers and foreclosures. We do the legwork so that you have a leg up on what is or was on or around the site in question.

Developers and Architects
Call before you dig! Environmental hazards and risks have serious legal implications for builders. An ERIS report quickly points out areas of past and potential concern so you can be safe before you’re sorry.

Municipalities and City Administrations
Cut through the red tape! Investigate zoning concerns and building permit issues in your jurisdiction quickly and confidently with ERIS. Get straight answers and end the bureaucratic nightmare of interdepartmental, multi-level government information requests.

What People Are Saying

For over 7 years now, ERIS has been an invaluable asset to our due diligence team. Their prompt and reliable service continues to help us meet the demands of today’s new economy.

Wendy Bezak Watters Environmental Group Inc.
Ramboll Environ has worked with ERIS staff for many years and relies on their fast turnaround on database searches for our due diligence assignments. ERIS staff are always professional and willing to assist us at a moment’s notice. We sincerely appreciate their excellent customer service!

Carol Aziz, PhD, PEng, QP Ramboll Environ
The information provided by ERIS has transformed the way we complete environmental assessments.

Toby Glanville Stantec Inc.
We continually work with environmental consultants for all our Phase I ESA projects and, without exception; they all rely on ERIS for accurate and timely information.

Stephan Moushian Public Works & Government Services Canada
GHD has used ERIS for many years for our environmental database needs. They are always responsive and provide quality service and professionalism that we bank on.

Fred Taylor GHD
ERIS’ database services are an invaluable source of information. They provide the easiest means of identifying critical records in a cost-effective manner. Efficient and effective is how we describe this business solution.

Clifford Eng AMEC Foster Wheeler
In our experience the ERIS Report is usually an essential component to a cost effective and complete Phase I Environmental Site Assessment. It provides a critical range of information that is necessary to conduct a proper historical review of the risks associated with a site in a way that is more cost effective than searching each data set independently. The order of an ERIS Report is a simple process that provides a quality product in a timely manner. Further, the ERIS Staff are very helpful and responsive when specialty products are required to meet unique site and project needs.

Tadd Berger, M.Sc., EP, P.Ag., CSAP Pinchin West Ltd.
Our firm has been conducting Phase I ESAs for many years and our clients continue to demand a quality product at competitive pricing. We have been able to meet our client’s requirements by relying on the services of ERIS to supply us with reasonably priced comprehensive reports in a timely manner. We are able to order reports online 24/7 which makes it very easy for us to obtain important background documentation in compliance with regulatory requirements. ERIS has always been very accommodating when we request custom reports for non-conforming properties.

Lou Locatelli Trinity Consultants
ARCADIS has been acquiring search reports from ERIS for several of their Phase I ESA projects throughout Canada especially in Québec, Ontario and Alberta. ERIS reports are designed for each province as they respond to local standards for such project. ERIS provides flexibility as they offer a wide range of search information that can be purchase on an “À la carte basis”. Hence, it is possible to purchase a search report that will contain all mandatory search documentation for a particular province and complete it with supplemental documentation for more complex sites as necessary. ARCADIS appreciates the services provided by ERIS as they deliver on time and take the time to understand your needs in order to assist you and guide you to select the most suitable documentation for your project.

Martin Beaudoin ARCADIS Canada
With Pinchin conducting thousands of Phase I ESAs per year, we rely on the information provided in ERIS reports on a daily basis. The team at ERIS provides us with critical data and great customer service, allowing us to satisfy our clients due diligence needs with quick, reliable, high quality reports.

Vico Paloschi, M.Sc., P.Geo. Pinchin Ltd.
We have had the opportunity to use ERIS’s services on current and historic files and have found them to be efficient and cost effective in producing data needed by us to complete Phase I Environmental Site Assessment projects. In many cases, this has shortened the delivery timeline of our reports to our clients as ERIS was able to deliver their products to us in a timely manner. I am pleased with the service ERIS provides us and will continue to use them.

Tony Missiuna P. Eng. QPesa Hemmera Envirochem Inc.
AECOM has utilized ERIS’ one-stop shop of resources for more than a decade. We have come to rely on their responsiveness and quality of resources.

Beth Myers-Graham AECOM
ERIS is a great place to start when gathering facts on a site.

Debbie Elmhirst Davies, Ward, Phillips, & Vineberg