Pre-Conference Workshops

Clear Filter

    Monday, December 4


  • Brownfields Basics and Hot Topics for Economic Development

    Pre-Conference Training Workshops
    Pre-Conference Workshops

     

    Build your community’s capacity to clean up and redevelop brownfield sites. Join nationally recognized speakers from the National TAB Team, EPA, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, and City ...

    Full Description
    close X

    Brownfields Basics and Hot Topics for Economic Development

    Monday, December 4, from 09:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Lecture Room 407
    Pre-Conference Training Workshops
    Pre-Conference Workshops
    Build your community’s capacity to clean up and redevelop brownfield sites. Join nationally recognized speakers from the National TAB Team, EPA, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, and City of Phoenix in an interactive opportunity for participants to learn the basics of brownfields, and gain more in depth knowledge as we take a deeper dive into four hot topics: funding, housing, healthfields, and integrating brownfields redevelopment into planning for sustainable communities. Plus, learn how to receive free brownfields technical assistance!

  • Clean Up Your Act: 3 Key Tools for Advancing Brownfields Revitalization

    Pre-Conference Training Workshops
    Pre-Conference Workshops

     

    Brownfields, abandoned properties, and blight affect communities across America. Cleanup efforts can be expensive and complicated, design and engineering can be daunting, and redevelopment costs may ...

    Full Description
    close X

    Clean Up Your Act: 3 Key Tools for Advancing Brownfields Revitalization

    Monday, December 4, from 01:00 pm to 02:30 pm
    Room 317/318
    Pre-Conference Training Workshops
    Pre-Conference Workshops
    Brownfields, abandoned properties, and blight affect communities across America. Cleanup efforts can be expensive and complicated, design and engineering can be daunting, and redevelopment costs may be prohibitive, especially in distressed or small communities facing limited reuse potential. To assist communities in meeting these challenges, the U.S. EPA recently developed and released a guide to leveraging resources for revitalization. This 90-minute session highlights some of the key strategic steps that a community can take to secure resources for brownfields and community revitalization. This highly interactive training session will focus on concrete strategies from experienced professionals addressing these challenges in communities around the country. Breakout sessions will focus on the more difficult aspects, and participants will learn how to apply specific leveraging and advocacy strategies in their communities, including developing “Resource Roadmaps”, creating effective “Briefing Sheets” for engagement and advocacy, and hosting worthwhile “Roundtables” with key stakeholders. This session will focus on “how” to effectively describe your project, frame the existing challenges, leverage funding, and make the case for additional support from your community, state, and federal partners.
    Speaker(s):
    Matt Ward

  • 09:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Room 317/318

    Attachments:
    Presentation Slides

    Developers Talk Deals

    Pre-Conference Training Workshops
    Pre-Conference Workshops

     

    A fast-paced forum geared towards helping attendees understand how developers evaluate redevelopment risk and make investment decisions. Panelists will provide actionable ideas and solutions to help ...

    Full Description
    close X

    Developers Talk Deals

    Monday, December 4, from 09:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Room 317/318
    Pre-Conference Training Workshops
    Pre-Conference Workshops
    A fast-paced forum geared towards helping attendees understand how developers evaluate redevelopment risk and make investment decisions. Panelists will provide actionable ideas and solutions to help move projects forward.

  • Healthy Food from Brownfield Sites – Learn the Necessary Steps

    Pre-Conference Training Workshops
    Pre-Conference Workshops

     

    More and more community gardens are being established on brownfield sites, especially in food deserts in urban cores. While community gardens help to beautify neighborhoods and bring blighted properties ...

    Full Description
    close X

    Healthy Food from Brownfield Sites – Learn the Necessary Steps

    Monday, December 4, from 10:45 am to 12:15 pm
    Room 319/320
    Pre-Conference Training Workshops
    Pre-Conference Workshops
    More and more community gardens are being established on brownfield sites, especially in food deserts in urban cores. While community gardens help to beautify neighborhoods and bring blighted properties back to productive use, recent surveys conducted by Kansas State University indicate that the potential of soil contamination associated with these sites, how to deal with it, and where to get assistance, is often not known. While not all brownfield sites are suitable for growing crops, the majority of sites could be used as gardens after appropriate evaluation and by applying best management practices. In this interactive workshop we will teach attendees the steps to safely garden on a brownfield site, including how to get site history information; where, how and what to sample for; resources for soil analyses; understanding soil test results; what to grow in order to avoid uptake of potential contaminants by food crops; and best management practices focusing on reduction of both direct (soil-human) and indirect (soil-plant-human) exposure.

  • 09:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Room 315/316
    Speaker(s):
    Toby Rittner

    Redevelopment Finance Toolbox

    Pre-Conference Training Workshops
    Pre-Conference Workshops

     

    This session will provide a basic introduction to building and utilizing the development finance toolbox, with a focus on adapting these tools for brownfield redevelopment projects. From bonds, tax ...

    Full Description
    close X

    Redevelopment Finance Toolbox

    Monday, December 4, from 09:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Room 315/316
    Pre-Conference Training Workshops
    Pre-Conference Workshops
    This session will provide a basic introduction to building and utilizing the development finance toolbox, with a focus on adapting these tools for brownfield redevelopment projects. From bonds, tax credits and TIF, to federal financing programs, RLFs, and access to capital lending resources, the session will discuss why these tools are essential, and how they can be used to meet the various needs of local governments, developers, and real estate investors. Case studies will be used to illustrate how these tools and strategies are used to redevelop brownfields and improve communities.
    Speaker(s):
    Toby Rittner

  • 01:00 pm - 02:30 pm

    Lecture Room 406

    Implementing Greener Cleanups Through ASTM’s Standard Guide (E2893-16) – A Workshop

    Pre-Conference Training Workshops
    Pre-Conference Workshops

     

    Through this course learn how to implement greener cleanups following the ASTM Standard Guide for Greener Cleanups. A greener cleanup is a more sustainable approach to cleaning up contaminated sites. ...

    Full Description
    close X

    Implementing Greener Cleanups Through ASTM’s Standard Guide (E2893-16) – A Workshop

    Monday, December 4, from 01:00 pm to 02:30 pm
    Lecture Room 406
    Pre-Conference Training Workshops
    Pre-Conference Workshops
    Through this course learn how to implement greener cleanups following the ASTM Standard Guide for Greener Cleanups. A greener cleanup is a more sustainable approach to cleaning up contaminated sites. EPA's “Principles for Greener Cleanups” provide a foundation for planning and implementing cleanups that protect human health and the environment while minimizing the environmental footprint of cleanup activities.

  • Innovative Brownfields Characterization and Cleanup Solutions: Training for Small Business Cleanup Contractors

    Pre-Conference Training Workshops
    Pre-Conference Workshops

     

    The session is for small businesses that provide technology consulting during the implementation of brownfields site cleanups. Contractors will learn how to better develop cleanup solutions that incorporate ...

    Full Description
    close X

    Innovative Brownfields Characterization and Cleanup Solutions: Training for Small Business Cleanup Contractors

    Monday, December 4, from 10:45 am to 12:15 pm
    Lecture Room 406
    Pre-Conference Training Workshops
    Pre-Conference Workshops
    The session is for small businesses that provide technology consulting during the implementation of brownfields site cleanups. Contractors will learn how to better develop cleanup solutions that incorporate innovative strategies and technologies to enable efficient and comprehensive characterization and cleanup of brownfields sites. Contractors with the knowledge and training of innovative methods are more likely to apply and use them at Brownfields sites. **Please see attached flyer for details.**

  • Improving Management of the Brownfields Cleanup Process: Follow the Road Map

    Pre-Conference Training Workshops
    Pre-Conference Workshops

     

    Brownfields grant recipients, who are often non-technical stakeholders, can learn more about the contracting and technical oversight considerations during Brownfields assessments and cleanups in order ...

    Full Description
    close X

    Improving Management of the Brownfields Cleanup Process: Follow the Road Map

    Monday, December 4, from 09:00 am to 10:30 am
    Lecture Room 406
    Pre-Conference Training Workshops
    Pre-Conference Workshops
    Brownfields grant recipients, who are often non-technical stakeholders, can learn more about the contracting and technical oversight considerations during Brownfields assessments and cleanups in order to achieve faster and more successful cleanups, become more involved in site decision making and keep projects moving forward. By learning more about innovative strategies and technologies, and how to promote their use through the procurement process, grantees will be able to leverage contracts for innovative methods and maximize the use of grant monies effectively and efficiently. **Please see attached flyer for details.**

  • Properties and Places – Mapping Applications and Data Sources

    Pre-Conference Training Workshops
    Pre-Conference Workshops

     

    Mapping properties and grant jurisdictions alongside surface features using publically available mapping tools or private geographic information systems (GIS) can assist in understanding site issues ...

    Full Description
    close X

    Properties and Places – Mapping Applications and Data Sources

    Monday, December 4, from 01:00 pm to 02:30 pm
    Room 315/316
    Pre-Conference Training Workshops
    Pre-Conference Workshops
    Mapping properties and grant jurisdictions alongside surface features using publically available mapping tools or private geographic information systems (GIS) can assist in understanding site issues and their context in the natural and built environments. This panel session will provide an overview of mapping tools, information sources, and data layers that are readily available on the web and popular for use in brownfield project applications and revitalization activities. We’ll then take a deep dive into EPA’s web application: Cleanups in My Community to show how layering additional information (air and water monitoring stations, Congressional Districts, flood and sea level rise zones, etc.) alongside Brownfields, Superfund, RCRA Corrective Action and other contaminated sites may be useful for communities to assess their situation on the ground in order to make decisions and plans that will factor into their community engagement, public assessment, outreach, cleanup and redevelopment planning. Finally, we’ll show how to create digitized boundaries from a variety of sources and how to prepare usable exhibits for environmental covenants by including geographic coordinates of property boundaries or other control areas.

  • 09:00 am - 10:30 am

    Room 319/320

    Powering Up Revitalization of Coal Communities

    Pre-Conference Training Workshops
    Pre-Conference Workshops

     

    Changes in energy markets have led to drastic declines in coal mine production and the closing or planned closing of hundreds of mines and coal-fired electric power plants, across the United States. ...

    Full Description
    close X

    Powering Up Revitalization of Coal Communities

    Monday, December 4, from 09:00 am to 10:30 am
    Room 319/320
    Pre-Conference Training Workshops
    Pre-Conference Workshops
    Changes in energy markets have led to drastic declines in coal mine production and the closing or planned closing of hundreds of mines and coal-fired electric power plants, across the United States. Coal communities must not only deal with these massive and complex brownfield sites, but also the challenges that come with distressed economic, employment, and socio-economic circumstances in these struggling places. This workshop will convene experts in coal-community revitalization to explain how reuse planning, partnership-building, technical know-how, and the leveraging of resources can help coal communities reinvent their economies with new uses. The workshop will focus on technical tools for complex sites, the challenge of finding appropriate and creative reuses for large scale sites and in regional economies in transition, tactics for leveraging funding, the promise of the federal POWER initiative and other valuable tools, and case study examples. The workshop will also convey tips and strategies from Power Plant Brownfields Revitalization Guidance’s issued by U.S. EPA's Brownfields & Land Revitalization office.

  • 01:00 pm - 03:30 pm

    Room 319/320
    Speaker(s):
    Mary Hashem

    Financing in Development

    Pre-Conference Training Workshops
    Pre-Conference Workshops

     

    One of the biggest challenges for most brownfield deals is putting together the project funding. Where does the money come from? How much do you need and when? The feds don’t have all the money, ...

    Full Description
    close X

    Financing in Development

    Monday, December 4, from 01:00 pm to 03:30 pm
    Room 319/320
    Pre-Conference Training Workshops
    Pre-Conference Workshops
    One of the biggest challenges for most brownfield deals is putting together the project funding. Where does the money come from? How much do you need and when? The feds don’t have all the money, strategies or tools you need for your revitalization goals. In fact, most projects require much more than an EPA grant to get from start to finish. This session will provide a basic overview of real estate financing, how traditional real estate deals are funded and what makes brownfields different; an introduction to finance terms; the role of debt and equity; private vs. public sources of funds; understanding the capital stack.
    Speaker(s):
    Mary Hashem

  • 01:00 pm - 03:30 pm

    Lecture Room 407
    Speaker(s):
    Julie Kilgore

    All Appropriate Inquiries, Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Reports – What Do They Mean? What Should I Do?

    Pre-Conference Training Workshops
    Pre-Conference Workshops

     

    This training will assist community officials and interested brownfields stakeholders in understanding what “all appropriate inquiries” and Phase I environmental site assessments are and why they ...

    Full Description
    close X

    All Appropriate Inquiries, Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Reports – What Do They Mean? What Should I Do?

    Monday, December 4, from 01:00 pm to 03:30 pm
    Lecture Room 407
    Pre-Conference Training Workshops
    Pre-Conference Workshops
    This training will assist community officials and interested brownfields stakeholders in understanding what “all appropriate inquiries” and Phase I environmental site assessments are and why they are important to brownfields transactions. The training also will assist community officials and stakeholders in determining how to find and hire an experienced contractor to conduct AAI and Phase I assessments. The training also will teach you how to read an interpret Phase I environment site assessment reports and how to evaluate what to do next. For additional details, please see the attached flyer.
    Speaker(s):
    Julie Kilgore

  • 09:00 am - 03:30 pm

    Speaker(s):
    Paul Zovic

    Performing Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, All Appropriate Inquiries, the ASTM E1527-13 Standard, and Environmental Due Diligence – An Official ASTM Technical Training

    Pre-Conference Training Workshops
    Pre-Conference Workshops

     

    ***Please note – this training is fee-based; registration details are below*** Please join us for this full day course available from ASTM. This Focused 1-day Course will: • ...

    Full Description
    close X

    Performing Phase I Environmental Site Assessments, All Appropriate Inquiries, the ASTM E1527-13 Standard, and Environmental Due Diligence – An Official ASTM Technical Training

    Monday, December 4, from 09:00 am to 03:30 pm

    Pre-Conference Training Workshops
    Pre-Conference Workshops
    ***Please note – this training is fee-based; registration details are below*** Please join us for this full day course available from ASTM. This Focused 1-day Course will: • Discuss the importance of environmental due diligence in the context of commercial real estate transactions • Provide an overview of the bona fide prospective purchaser defense to CERCLA liability and the importance of All Appropriate Inquiries in real estate transactions • Instruct participants on the use of the ASTM E1527-13 Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Standard Practice to comply with the All Appropriate Inquiries regulatory requirements. • Provide an overview of the changes to the E1527 standard since passage of the Small Business Liability Relief and Brownfields Revitalization Act and the promulgation of the All Appropriate Inquiries Regulation. This is an official ASTM technical training being offered at an extremely discounted rate of $495 as a special for the 2017 National Brownfields Training Conference. To take advantage of this special offer, all participants in this course must register and pay directly with ASTM. Please follow registration instructions on the attached flyer.
    Speaker(s):
    Paul Zovic

  • 09:00 am - 06:00 pm

    Room 411

    The Third Sino-America Land Engineering Cooperation Conference

    Pre-Conference Training Workshops
    Pre-Conference Workshops

     

    In recent decades, the Chinese government has launched actions to enhance ecology environment, improve soil quality as well as introduce and popularize relevant advanced technologies and equipment. ...

    Full Description
    close X

    The Third Sino-America Land Engineering Cooperation Conference

    Monday, December 4, from 09:00 am to 06:00 pm
    Room 411
    Pre-Conference Training Workshops
    Pre-Conference Workshops
    In recent decades, the Chinese government has launched actions to enhance ecology environment, improve soil quality as well as introduce and popularize relevant advanced technologies and equipment. The United States has played a key role in defining standards and successful strategies and methods for environmental remediation. ICMA and Shaanxi Land Engineering Construction Group have partnered to create a platform to advance land management and environment remediation in both China and U.S. This pre-conference session provides an opportunity to discuss latest methods and approaches, standards and testing, analysis, and processes required to support land revitalization. Experts from U.S and China will provide lesson learns, best practices and challenges in regards to the evolution of land revitalization. ***Registration for this event is separate.*** Please register here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BF2017Chinese
  • Tuesday, December 5

    Wednesday, December 6

    Thursday, December 7