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Environmental Contractors Association

5 Penn Plaza, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10001

Phone: View Phone Number212-682-0062
Fax: View Fax Number212-849-6948
Website: ecanyc.org
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Meet the Environmental Contractors Association

The Environmental Contractors Association of New York City (ECA) advances the needs of professional environmental contractors by adhering to high professional, safety and integrity standards. Founded in 1996 by a small group of contractors, the Association has grown to include over 50 members that are committed to raising industry standards. The contractors specialize in hazardous materials removal, emergency response, asbestos removal, infectious clean up, oil, sewage and chemical spills, brownfields, and contaminated water and reinsulation work.

Green building has a significant impact on the environment, economy and the overall health of communities, but sustainable building practices don’t just include new construction. The ECA’s environmental remediation services are geared specifically toward increasing the efficiency and sustainability of all new construction and retrofitting projects. Environmental remediation carries with it many benefits, including improved air and water quality, conserved natural resources, reduced operating costs, enhanced occupant comfort and health, as well as a minimized strain on local infrastructure.

Industry Participation and Collective Bargaining

Membership in the ECA provides contractors with networking opportunities, legislative support and professional development programs, in addition to mediation and arbitration of jurisdictional disputes. ECA members participate in the larger unionized construction industry and have strong relationships with numerous city, state and federal agencies. We also work with our members as a collective bargaining representative in the negotiation of labor agreements with our affiliated trade unions, and help these unions to achieve efficiency, safety and professionalism on all ECA member projects.

Landmark Safety Program

Clients know that when they choose ECA members, they are selecting from the very best companies in the environmental remediation industry. Providing unprecedented value for real estate owners, the ECA launched a Management-Labor Safety Initiative designed to raise standards throughout the environmental construction industry. The ECA is committed to top compliance with new regulations, ensuring that member firms are up-to-date on the latest environmental policies with access to state-of-the-art training that develops the most qualified labor force.

Many of our contractors have LEED certified professionals on staff. In addition, we work closely with our clients to achieve LEED ratings on sustainable construction projects. Our wide range of environmental services include erosion control, green waste management, green materials and resources, indoor air quality, and blower door and air quality testing.

The Charitable Fund for Disaster Relief and Recovery

The Environmental Contractors Association’s Charitable Fund for Disaster Relief and Recovery was established by environmental remediation experts to marshal the resources of local firms and mitigate the environmental impact of natural disasters and emergencies. Serving as a unifying force, the foundation organizes the financial resources, manpower and equipment in the community to coordinate post-disaster assessment and clean up. The Charitable Fund for Disaster Relief and Recovery is committed to developing and educating communities regarding best practices for clean-up and recovery of the urban and green environment.

Management-Labor Safety Initiative

The environmental industry has launched a Management-Labor Safety Initiative designed to raise standards throughout the environmental construction industry. The program was implemented to protect the public and ensure worker safety and regulation compliance during the abatement of toxic materials and to raise standards throughout the environmental construction industry. Following the announcement of the industry's new Safety & Compliance Program (Program), the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) have both offered their assistance and participation.

Responsible Contractors Partnering with Labor

The Program details responsibilities of both management and labor professionals, and is designed to provide improved training and education for all levels of the environmental industry and, ultimately, to provide new jobs for ECA contractors. Management and labor continue to jointly train the environmental contracting workforce—both shop stewards and superintendents and the result has been new industry-wide standards and increased worker awareness. The training aims to raise the bar on safety standards and regulation compliance and to develop the most qualified labor workforce through safety innovation and superior training. Courses are offered in English with translation to Spanish, Polish and Russian.

Our Services Include

  • Emergency assessment
  • Moisture-map monitoring
  • Temporary power
  • Drying
  • Asbestos removal
  • Lead removal
  • Analysis for possible contaminants
  • Water extraction
  • Dehumidification/drying
  • Mold remediation
  • Selective demolition
  • Debris removal
  • Odor elimination
  • Emergency cleaning/repairs

Meet New York's Leading Environmental Contractors

Please visit www.ecanyc.org to meet our members.

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