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KC Environmental Consulting, LLC is a woman-owned, small business that has over 17 years of experience in due diligence and has performed over 500 Phase I Environmental Site Assessments (ESAs) throughout the United States, including Puerto Rico. Based in Cleveland, Ohio, KC Environmental Consulting, LLC can assist you with the following due diligence needs:

  • Phase I ESAs
  • Transaction Screen Assessments (TSAs)
  • Desktop Environmental Reports

Additionally, KC Environmental Consulting, LLC also provides ghost writing services and drafting, editing, and peer review of environmental reports, data summary tables, and figures.

What is a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA)?

A Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) is considered to be the gold standard for evaluating the environmental liability associated with a commercial real estate asset of any type. Whether the property is industrial, commercial, mixed-use, or multifamily, KC Environmental Consulting, LLC is able to fully assess the historical and current uses of the property. KC Environmental Consulting, LLC is an expert at the implementation of the ASTM E1527 Standard, current with both the 2013 and 2021 requirements. Our Phase I Environmental Site Assessments are done by an Environmental Professional who meets the requirements of the EPA’s All Appropriate Inquiries (AAI) Standard.

What is the Scope of a Phase I ESA?


When is a Phase I ESA needed?

A Phase I ESA is needed as part of the due diligence process during a real estate transaction, such as a property purchase, sale, refinancing, or land lease. A due diligence inquiry can determine if any contamination or hazardous conditions may exist before the transaction. This is important because you may be paying the cost of the clean up. Therefore, a Phase I ESA is crucial in protecting the buyer or lender from future liability.


A Phase I ESA is conducted for commercial and industrial properties, rural land, open undeveloped land, and residential multi-family properties. As such, nearly all real estate transactions involve a Phase I.


Contact KC Environmental Consulting, LLC to see if a cost-effective environmental due diligence tool such as a Desktop Environmental Report or a Transaction Screen Assessment (TSA) can fulfill your environmental risk needs.

Why Choose KC Environmental Consulting, LLC?

KC Environmental Consulting, LLC employs an extensive research process to ensure our reports are detailed and accurate. Our meticulous and detailed reports provide distinct, firm conclusions, including our assessment of actual risk, and common-sense recommendations on which our customers can rely.


KC Environmental Consulting, LLC delivers high quality ESAs that exceed ASTM standards in order to deliver reports to our clients with the greatest level of protection. The most significant areas of research are identified for every project early in the process for on-time delivery, even for rush deadlines. Every report is meticulously managed from start to finish ensuring consistent quality from one project to the next.

Contact Us For More Information

If you would like to inquire more information about our services, or you would like to reach out to schedule a consultation or request a quote, please fill out our short form or give us a call at 609-902-2028. You can also email us at k.crow@kcenviroconsulting.com.