ROTH Environmental Consultants, Inc. employs a staff of environmental professionals who provide turn-key services to our clients and their environmental needs. ROTH provides individualized attention focusing on each client’s unique needs, goals and requirements, with the ability to assess, design and implement virtually any environmental service or assignment. We provide full service environmental engineering, management and contracting, with a focus on the Midwest, while providing services throughout the United States.

ASTM/AAI Phase I Environmental Site Assessments and Transactions Screens/Risk Assessments

We conduct ASTM E1527-13 Standard – Phase I Environmental Site Assessments.

We also conduct Transaction Screens which conform with the guidelines published by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), Designation: E 1528-06, Standard Practice for Limited Environmental Due Diligence: Transaction Screen Process to preliminarily identify conditions and potential adverse impacts within a site to determine if a Phase I Environmental Site Assessment is warranted.

Our qualified environmental professionals with more than 16 years experience, managing more than 2,500 assessments, will conduct and complete each report.

As a recognized leader in our industry, we are known for the ability to provide high quality and quick response. We archive all reports to provide information on properties that may have received previous investigation.

Reports produced by our environmental professionals are an industry model as we provide a high level of quality control and review procedures to assure that each assessment is examined for thoroughness, and accuracy.

Lead in Water Testing

Do you need to get the lead out?

Here are some frequently asked questions about testing your facility’s drinking water for lead:

  • Who collects the samples? It’s not specified who should collect the sample(s). Samples may be collected by the school/daycare staff or a third-party contractor and submitted to the lab for analysis. Your choice may be based on your budget.
  • Where should I collect the drinking water samples? All sources of (non-bottled) potable water that may be ingested by children and/or used in food preparation should be tested. This includes locations such as water fountains, kitchen taps/faucets, and classroom sinks. Restroom sinks and janitorial sinks are not required sampling points.
  • How many samples should I collect? Two samples per location should be collected – 1st draw after water is standing in the plumbing for 8-18 hours and 2nd draw after a 30-second flush following the 1st draw sample collection.
  • What type of container is required? Plastic 250mL sample containers will be provided by the lab for sample collection.
  • How do I identify my samples?All samples must be properly labeled such that the locations are easy to identify; the date and time of collection must also be included. A master sampling plan will help you easily label the samples (Sample 001 corresponds to Kitchen Sink-First Draw).
  • How do I submit samples for analysis? Upon collection, samples and accompanying documentation (chain of custody) may be submitted to the lab in person or via common carrier/shipping services. Shipping may be the most economical choice.
  • What do I do once I get my report? Contact the provider with questions. Results should be compared to drinking water standards. See 3Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools (USEPA).
  • Do I need to provide the report to parents? In short, yes, notification is required. Review the state or federal guidance for how/when to report to parents.
  • What do I do if my sample results are over the limit in the law? The state regulatory agency may provide guidance on mitigation requirements. See 3Ts for Reducing Lead in Drinking Water in Schools (USEPA).
  • Why is lead in drinking water a priority? Potential health affects in children of school-age range from reduced IQ to hyperactivity and impaired growth.

Review Teklab’s step by step guide to getting started and working through the process of having your facility’s drinking water tested for lead.

When you are ready to get started, please fill out our Lead Kit Request document.

Phase II Environmental Site Assessments (click to expand)

ROTH conducts Phase II Environmental Site Assessments consisting of soil and water sampling and analysis when required as a follow-up to Phase I Assessments or as an independent activity to determine the scope and extent of potential or known contaminants.

LEED®-Sustainable Design Services

The US Green Building Council ® (USGBC) has established a program that encourages environmentally responsible building design, construction and operation to aid in reducing the negative impact of these activities on the environment. The LEED ® green building certification program is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of green buildings. While the goals of improving environmental conditions and reducing environmental pollution are very important, the primary goal is to improve the safety and quality of life for the people who live, work and recreate in the indoor and outdoor environment.

The LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) program is a system which establishes objective methods by which the impact of environmentally responsible decisions can be measured. These decisions must be considered from the beginning of the building exterior and interior planning and design process, through to the construction and project close-out phases, for both new and remodeled construction. The lifelong operations of facilities are taken into account through decisions that encourage energy savings, reduction and elimination of pollution, and conservation of natural resources. Another major result of the implementation of a sustainable approach to design and operation of facilities is the measurable improvements in employee productivity, quality of work and reduced workplace illness and accidents.

John Kyger, is Roth’s LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional), a registered architect and professional, having LEED accreditation (LEED AP), who heads our sustainability design services. It is Roth Environmental Consultants, Inc. goal to provide consulting that aids facility developers, owners, and operators in recognizing opportunities to make environmentally responsible choices and decisions. These choices will aid in them achieving their goals to provide safe, healthy work environments for employees and their neighboring communities in a sustainable manner for years to come. We will assist clients in identifying the opportunities in existing facilities that are being remodeled or updated as well as assisting in the planning and design process of new facilities. We will also work with clients to develop long-term programs to achieve their desired sustainable goals over an established period of time, complete with prioritized, detailed lists of action items, projected costs and implementation schedules.

Whether it is for a single space being remodeled within an existing facility, a group of facilities being updated or repurposed, the planning of a new facility, or the sale or acquisition of a facility, Roth Environmental Consultants is committed and capable of assisting you in reaching your environmentally responsible sustainability goals.

Waste Removal and Disposal

We provide sampling, analysis, and disposal assistance including waste and bird dropping removal services with characterization of hazardous waste and will make recommendations for materials disposal or abatement based on assessments, and/or provide project management services. We will supervise and coordinate all aspects of the hazardous waste disposal process to assure that you are in compliance with the latest regulatory requirements in the most cost effective manner.

Survey and Identification

Perform AHERA (asbestos), lead and mold inspections. Conduct physical inspection of buildings, identifying hazardous materials. Collect samples for laboratory analysis and identify materials by type and quantity(s). We can also provide Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plans (SPCC) and Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plans (SWPPP).

Industrial Hygiene

ROTH provides air monitoring/testing for asbestos, mold, chemicals, dust and other workplace health concerns.

Remediation Construction Documents

Develop architectural plans, drawings and specifications for a variety of abatement projects. Provide cost estimates for recommended remediation procedures; to include taking bids for the client, project monitoring, closure documentation and regulatory reporting procedures.

Maintenance & Recordkeeping

We handle all project recordkeeping procedures required by the US EPA as well as State and Local Agencies for you.

EPA Compliance/Training

We advise businesses, building owners, fuel station owners, managers as well as lenders and developers through the steps of compliance with local, State and Federal Regulations, including providing training programs for your personnel.

Our Clients

Over the years, ROTH Environmental Consultants, Inc. has assisted a varied clientele base with their environmental needs including:

  • Financial Institutions/Banking
  • Property Management Firms
  • Property Developers
  • Law Firms
  • Food Production Companies
  • Automotive Industry Companies
  • Hospitals
  • Oil and Waste Collection Companies
  • Local Municipalities
  • Architectural Firms
  • School Districts
  • Individual Property Owners
  • Energy Companies
  • Construction Companies
Property Condition Reports

The Property Condition Report is a due diligence tool that helps buyers and lenders of real estate to understand the condition of the asset they are buying. Below is a list of some of our common reports and specialists.

  • Property Condition Reports for CMBS Lenders
  • Physical Needs Assessments for Fannie Mae DUS Lenders
  • Property Condition Reports for Freddie Mac Lenders
  • Green Property Condition Reports
  • Equity Property Condition Reports
  • Specialists Commonly Include:
  • HVAC Specialists / MEP Engineer
  • Elevator Inspector
  • ADA Surveyor
  • Roof Specialist
  • Building Envelope Specialist
  • Pavement Specialist