Brownfield Environmental Performance – National

brownfields

Description

Criterion assisted U.S. EPA’s national brownfield program in documenting the environmental benefits of brownfield redevelopment compared to greenfield development. In selected metropolitan areas, the firm is measuring successful brownfield redevelopment projects against fast-growing suburban greenfield locations where the brownfield reuse might have otherwise gone if the brownfield had not been available. Using a set of land-use, transportation, and environmental indicators, the research demonstrated significant land, air, and water benefits from brownfield locations.

Impacts of Brownfields Redevelopment