What is a Desktop Report?

Desktop Risk Assessments are valuable, inexpensive reports and due-diligence tools when identifying and evaluating environmental risks to a property or site. These reports are commonly utilized by lenders, real estate investors, and brokers to bring clarity to environmental risk management. Because desktop evaluations do not include a physical site visit by an environmental professional, they are often used to pre-screen potential investment properties for liability risk.

EnviroScreen Desktop Reports

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Why Get a Desktop Report?

Lenders, investors, and brokers often use Desktop Risk Assessments as part of a “tiered” approach to environmental due diligence. A simple, quick desktop assessment often meets the requirements of environmental risk management without adding the time and expense of further investigation. This streamlines the investment or loan process and reduces costs.

EnviroScreen Gives You A Complete View

When risk is identified upfront, we calibrate next steps in due diligence by considering actual risks warranting further scrutiny. The net impact of our approach is that we streamline the environmental review process and ensure our clients avoid conducting both too much and too little due diligence on each transaction.

EnviroScreen LTE

EnviroScreen LTE Specifications:

  • The fastest preliminary environmental screening tool in the business that incorporates a senior environmental professional’s risk assessment
  • Designed to identify low-risk and no-risk loans up front
  • Reviews regulatory agency databases, eScreenLogic’s proprietary database, and historical data in accordance with ASTM E1527-13 standards
  • Reviewed by an Environmental Professional (EP)
  • Results within 1 business day from site image confirmation
  • Extensive search radius
  • Properties with identified risks can be seamlessly bumped up to the next tier in our product suite.

EnviroScreen SBA Specifications:

  • The fastest and most comprehensive RSRA in the business
  • Results within 3 business days from site confirmation
  • Includes a review of regulatory agency databases, eScreenLogic’s proprietary database, and comprehensive historical data review in accordance with ASTM 1527-13 standards
  • Includes a review of client-provided documentation when provided.
  • Reviewed by an Environmental Professional (EP)
  • Accurate risk rating based on the presence or likely presence of any hazardous substances, under conditions indicating an existing release, a past release, or a material threat of a release of any hazardous substances in the structures on the subject site or into the ground, ground water, or surface water of the subject site
  • Extensive search radius
  • Meets and exceeds SBA Requirements
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EnviroScreen SBA Specifications:

  • The fastest and most comprehensive RSRA in the business
  • Results within 3 business days from site confirmation
  • Includes a review of regulatory agency databases, eScreenLogic’s proprietary database, and comprehensive historical data review in accordance with ASTM 1527-13 standards
  • Includes a review of client-provided documentation when provided.
  • Reviewed by an Environmental Professional (EP)
  • Accurate risk rating based on the presence or likely presence of any hazardous substances, under conditions indicating an existing release, a past release, or a material threat of a release of any hazardous substances in the structures on the subject site or into the ground, ground water, or surface water of the subject site
  • Extensive search radius
  • Meets and exceeds SBA Requirements
EnviroScreen Conventional Loan

EnviroScreen Conventional Loan Specifications:

  • 4-tier risk rating intended for conventional loans
  • Results within 3 business days from site confirmation
  • Includes a review of regulatory agency databases, eScreenLogic’s proprietary database, and comprehensive historical data review in accordance with ASTM 1527-13 standards
  • Extensive search radius
  • Includes a review of client-provided documentation
  • Reviewed by an Environmental Professional (EP)
  • Accurate risk rating based on the presence or likely presence of any hazardous substances on subject site

The eScreenLogic Tiered Approach

In addition to the examination of historical data and database records we perform for our EnviroScreen LTE service—referred to as a records risk assessment (RSRA) or desktop screen—in a full EnviroScreen review, an environmental professional inspects the property for evidence of chemical contamination.

Evidence derived from the inspection and/or records assessment may indicate that a property is ‘high-risk,’ which means that hazardous materials are currently being released into the environment, that there are hazardous materials present from a past release, or there is a material threat of a future release. Generally, such releases result in the contamination of soil, groundwater, surface water air, or builds and other man-made structures.

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Additional Information

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