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Brownfield

The designation of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for existing facilities or sites that are abandoned, idled, or otherwise underused real property where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination that needs to be cleaned up before the site can be used again. Examples are former dry-cleaning establishments and gas stations. The use of brownfields typically reduces land cost by using land that is less desirable. However, lower land costs must be balanced against the cost of any required remediation and possible health risks to residents. The EPA sponsors an initiative to help mitigate these health risks and return the facility or land to renewed use. Many green guidelines and standards provide points for building in brownfield areas.
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At the same time, we need to change perceptions to make brown field land development more attrac tive.
We are experimenting with different ways of using recycled building materials to construct green roofs that closely resemble the kind of habitats found on brown field sites," says Dr Bates, a research associate at the
You see, there are these little white mice (not your ordinary brown field mice) living on an overgrown lot with an abandoned train tunnel; a favorite area for the pre-teen crowd to hang out.
Progress on the San Diego Brown Field Airport proposal, which got the third slot in the pilot program, is not going so well.
Of the planned housing, 17,000 homes are allocated to existing brown field sites.
brown field expansion (installation of new production line) at Karachi Plant, fully integrated green field cement manufacturing plant in Punjab, investment in automobile manufacturing plant under license from KIA Motors Corporation, brown field expansion in cement grinding unit in Republic of Iraq, 1 X 660 MW, supercritical coal based power project at Port Qasim.
He then goes on to state: "For our part, we have lobbied relentlessly to ensure that brown field sites are brought forward.
Plenty of brown field sites for housing, leave the green belt.
AT first glance whilst reading the suggestion of Jonathan Arnott UKIP MEP (Journal, June 8) that a register for brown field sites should be in place I found myself actually agreeing with him.
There's plenty of brown field sites all over so they'll have to get the bus there.
The Peel Holdings development proposal is based on a successful business model which has been employed on a number of prestigious brown field development projects in the North of England.
Many of these brown field sites are being targeted for development, with the government likely to require Birmingham to respond to the country's housing shortage by building up to 60,600 homes by 2026.