Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Understanding Brownfields

A brownfield site is land previously used for commercial or industrial purposes, the reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of low-level hazardous waste or pollutants. Once cleaned up, brownfields have the potential for reuse, usually with restrictions to minimize exposure from possible leftover contaminants.  Cleanup of brownfield properties protects the environment, reduces blight, provides job opportunities, and reduces development pressures on green space in other areas.  R. Baker & Son All Industrial Services are expert providers of decommissioning, demolition, hazardous material abatement, asset recovery, and environmental remediation services that can aid in brownfield recovery and redevelopment.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that there are more than 450,000 brownfields in the U.S. Investigation and cleanup of brownfield sites is regulated by state environmental agencies in cooperation with the EPA.  Many state and federal programs provide funding, technical and assessment help, and tax incentives.

Brownfield sites can be redeveloped in numerous ways.  They can be reused for housing, or for new commercial or industrial development, or green spaces for recreational use.  Many brownfields are used for the development of renewable energy sources such as wind farms, solar arrays, and geothermal plants.  Most already have existing electrical and transmission capacity and are zoned for industrial use, making them ideal for energy generation.

For more information on brownfields and land revitalization, please contact R. Baker & Son at 732-222-3553.

R. Baker & Son
1 Globe Court
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Web: http://www.rbaker.com

Friday, May 2, 2014

Reduce Emissions on Diesel Rigging and Demolition Machinery

On January 1, 2014, the Tier 4 Final emissions standard set forth by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for off-road diesel engines went into effect.  Manufacturers are now required to produce diesel engines with advanced emissions control technologies, and heavy construction, demolition, and rigging equipment such as cranes and excavators must now meet standards that reduce particulate matter (PM) and nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions to near-zero levels. 

The new Tier 4 standard only applies to the manufacture of equipment, but state and local emissions regulations are rapidly changing, and many environmentally-conscious clients demand greener equipment on construction, rigging and demolition projects as well.  R. Baker & Son is in the process of updating our fleet of rigging and demolition equipment through retrofit technology and new purchases.  We fully comply with all rigging and demolition emissions regulations and can meet even the most stringent of our clients’ environmental needs.  At R. Baker & Son, we care about the environment and are firmly committed to reducing our carbon footprint to ensure a better future. 

Contact Information:

R. Baker & Son - All Industrial Services
1 Globe Court
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Phone: 732-222-3553
Web: http://rbaker.com/news.php