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Environment Exemplary projects: sustainable community on a brownfields site

Joshua

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Hi,

I am looking for recent U.S. examples of projects on a large scale (e.g. >10 acres) that have succesfully redeveloped a brownfield or vacant (but urbanized, not greenfield) site redeveloped into a sustainable OR resilient OR net-zero community (ideally not just a resdiential development).
 

mercdude

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Not to pop the bubble, but most brownfield developments are (still) pretty hazardous to people - I wouldn't live there. I worked on a bunch of brownfield developments in CA and they included: lotsa soil import/export, VOC collection systems, vapor barriers, etc. etc. Particularly the real estate developments that have residential with VOC collection/ventilation systems, there's no way I would live there. Much easier with commercial developments - exposure limits are higher so you don't need as many/intense protection systems... because people don't sleep there and their exposure to the constituents of concerns are of a shorter time frame. What about the employees you might ask? Yeah, they didn't really get calculated in the equation.
 
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