EPA Releases Report Showing Benefits of Brownfield Redevelopment

The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Brownfields and Land Revitalization recently released a report with findings on the environmental benefits of brownfield redevelopment. The study compared environmental impacts of development at brownfield sites to those at sites that had previously been undeveloped or located in non-urban areas. The key finding is that brownfield redevelopments are more efficient when it comes to paved surfaces and resulting miles traveled per person or job compared to non-brownfield developments.