EBI Consulting’s National Client Director Elizabeth Krol was recently published in the April 2022 edition of High-Profile Monthly, where she discussed the new ASTM E1527-21 Phase I Environmental Site Assessment (ESA) standard.

Her piece, “Understanding the New ASTM E 1527-21 Phase I ESA Standard,” provides an overview of the most recent changes to ASTM International standard practices for Phase I ESAs since the last update in 2013 (ASTM E1527-13). After about three years of work and collaboration with over 250 experienced industry professionals, the new ASTM E 1527-21 Phase I ESA Standard was published in December 2021. 

While there have been “no significant additions or deletions from 1527-13,” Krol told High-Profile, the main changes in 1527-21 “improve the readability to streamline and illuminate guidance, primarily by clarifying language.”

Krol leads the historical research focus group within the ASTM E1527 task group and authored an overview of the proposed changes in December 2021. 

Read Krol’s article directly published on High-Profile's website here, or view the entire April 2022 edition here.  


Elizabeth Krol joined EBI Consulting in 2020 as National Client Director. With more than 25 years’ experience as a professional geologist and environmental professional, Elizabeth specializes in providing environmental and physical due diligence of commercial, industrial, retail, and multifamily real estate properties. She is widely recognized as a thought leader and leading provider of due diligence services to the commercial real estate and financial services sectors, and has been honored with numerous industry awards.

Read Elizabeth Krol's full bio here.