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Got Dirty Dirt? BC Expands Requirements for Potentially Contaminated Soils

Most of the time, property (re)development includes at least some excavation and soil removal. The vexing problem of “Dirty dirt” — soils and related materials contaminated by past activities at properties — may require extensive remediation or excavation and re-disposal before...

Bill S-5 Amends the Canadian Environmental Protection Act

With the recent passing of Bill S-5, CEPA (Canadian Environmental Protection Act) underwent its first significant changes in over 20 years — sweeping changes that give the government more power, and a stated obligation to ensure a clean environment for its citizens.

Canada’s Road to Resilience: A Look at Evolving Climate Risk Policies & Practices

Increasingly, climate risk considerations play a crucial role in commercial real estate transactions. As new policies emerge, owners, developers, lenders, and other stakeholders are being asked to evaluate and disclose physical climate risks for specific properties.

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Tools and Resources for Climate Risk Preparedness in Commercial Real Estate

In commercial real estate, the increasing prevalence of climate-related hazards and extreme weather events puts millions of U.S. and Canadian properties at risk, emphasizing the importance of climate risk assessment...


Containing Risk: Climate Data and Phase I ESAs – A Case Study of ASTs in High Flood Risk Regions

As industry leaders and environmental stewards, we understand the growing importance of integrating climate data into our risk assessment protocols. That’s why we’re excited to share the latest case study that underscores the necessity of such data...


Innovating due diligence: How environmental data provider ERIS uses ClimateCheck

“We anticipate that climate risk assessments could become a standard environmental due diligence step for commercial property transactions in the United States,” says Jeff Doerner, Senior Vice President of North American Sales at ERIS.


B.C.’s Environmental Milestones of 2023

British Columbia (BC) is experiencing a wave of positive developments in the environmental sector. Recent initiatives are paving the way for a more sustainable future, with a focus on Indigenous-led conservation and protecting natural resources