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Category Archives: Environmental Due Diligence

How is the Government Shutdown Affecting Environmental Due Diligence? (1 Comment)

Entry by JoeDerhake Entry With the House preparing for a vote tonight, I think I speak on behalf of the entire due diligence industry when I say I hope the Government reopens soon! As we all know, environmental due diligence requires review of data, historical records and other files obtained from a range of government…

A Marriage That Will Last

The excitement over the corporate marriage between Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. and the former Birdsall Services Group (BSG) seems justified as the idea of the two working in tandem has quickly become a reality. Key Birdsall competencies are intact: Mechanical/electrical/plumbing (MEP) engineering design, construction services, energy and sustainability services, civil engineering and site survey services,…

The Legacy of Birdsall Services Group

Birdsall Services Group (www.birdsall.com) was founded in 1919 and the assets of BSG were recently purchased by Partner Engineering and Science, Inc. (Partner).   Birdsall Servicse Group (BSG, Birdsall) was an award-winning full-service engineering firm headquartered in Eatontown, New Jersey.   Ralph Orlando was named President of Birdsall Services Group in November of 2012 replacing the retiring…

Solar Due Diligence

Taking a look at how a thorough transactional due diligence assessment can help you make better decisions in the solar market. Are you buying, selling or financing a solar Photovoltaic (PV) facility? The solar industry has evolved rapidly from 2006, and the bustle of activity surrounding this renewable energy source continues.  Today, the costs of…

Get prepared for AB 1103

AB 1103, California’s commercial building energy disclosure law, has been delayed again. Full compliance is now expected to be required by early next year.  AB 1103 requires commercial building owners to disclose a building’s historical energy usage prior to selling, executing a whole building lease, or financing the asset.  To do this, a building’s energy consumption and…

PESI Meets BSG

In May of 2013, I was fortunate to be part of the Partner team who met with Birdsall Services Group (BSG) as part of a corporate acquisition process.  It was not your typical visit by one company looking to acquire another, where executives meet behind closed doors and negotiate a deal.  We came in with…

Preparing for the CALGreen Updates

California’s Green Building Standards, better known as CALGreen, is currently being updated to further advance green building practices. The updated code goes into effect on January 1, 2014. This means that all project construction documents submitted to the building department for plan checks on or before December 31, 2013 will be assessed under the current…

The LA Better Buildings Challenge – doing even better than we’d hoped!

The Los Angeles Better Buildings Challenge (LABBC) has been overwhelmingly successful over its first 2 years and is set to easily surpass its original long term goal: to achieve 20% energy savings across 30 million square feet of existing commercial buildings in Los Angeles by 2020.  So now the LABBC is stepping it up a…

Environmental Bankers Association San Francisco 2013 Recap

This year’s bi-annual summer Environmental Bankers Association (EBA) meeting was held in San Francisco earlier this week. As expected, we covered many interesting topics of particular concern to the environmental professional and lending communities. Lawyer-Speak The kick off panel for the EBA San Francisco conference consisted of four lawyers covering trends in banking, business and…