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November 22nd, 2017

Gabriel is closed for Thanksgiving

Gabriel is closed Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th for the Thanksgiving holiday.

We wish you all happy Thanksgiving!

November 10th, 2017

Snow comes early to Chicago this year

A bit too early in the season for some of us at Gabriel’s headquarters, but it’s definitely snowing in Chicago today:

September 13th, 2017

Astronomers Without Borders – Donation Site

Gabriel is pleased to be an official ‘Astronomers Without Borders‘ (AWB) donation site for used solar glasses.

The donated glasses will be sent to schools and other institutions in South America and southeastern Asia for the next eclipse in 2019.

AWB will examine all of the donated glasses to make sure they are ISO-certified and aren’t damaged.

Donations can be dropped off at our reception desk from 8:00am – 5:30pm.  After-hours and weekend donations can be dropped off in the collection box by our side door in our parking lot.

Gabriel is located just north of downtown Chicago between North Avenue and Division Street, off the Kennedy Expressway (I-90/94).

1421 N. Elston Ave.

Chicago, IL 60642

 

August 21st, 2017

Solar eclipse

Gabriel’s staff put on their ISO-certified solar eclipse glasses and enjoyed our viewing today (despite the clouds at peak eclipse time).

 

 

March 22nd, 2017

Visit the Chicago Flower & Garden Show

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There’s still a few days to enjoy the Chicago Flower & Garden Show at Navy Pier. From March 18th – 26th, enjoy life-sized gardens, how-to workshops, and instructional seminars at this annual event.

This year’s show features:
  • 20 Feature Gardens
  • Garden Gourmet Cooking and Gardening Live Presentations
  • Potting Parties and Planting Fun
  • Kids Activity Garden
  • CARBA Cake Decorating Competition
  • Home & Garden Marketplace
The 2017 theme “Chicago’s Blooming” will spotlight all that is wonderful about Chicago’s unique neighborhoods and urban green spaces.
Visit chicagoflower.com to learn more about the seminar schedule, garden sponsors, and vendors.  Tickets can be purchased in advance online or at the door.
February 2nd, 2017

RD-925s Due on February 21st, 2017

MWRD colorAll large-commercial industrial and tax-exempt users must submit their RD-925 User Charge Annual Certified Statement by February 2st, 2017. Fines and penalties are assessed for late filings.

This year’s submission includes updated forms and worksheets.  Additionally, MWRD will be emailing all facility contacts with sampling data if MWRD sampled your facility during 2016.

If you have any questions about the RD-925 statement or need Gabriel to complete your forms, contact Antonio Tabacchi or Tim Mazurek at 773-486-2123 or waterdept[at]gabenv.com.

December 21st, 2016

Gabriel’s holiday hours

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Gabriel will be closed at noon on Friday, December 23rd and all day Monday, December 26th.

Gabriel will also be closed at noon on Friday, December 30th and all day Monday, January 2nd.

Happy holidays from Gabriel!

September 1st, 2016

Gabriel will be closed for Labor Day

In honor of Labor Day, Gabriel will be closed on Monday, September 5th, 2016.

August 18th, 2016

Join Gabriel for our annual Open House

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You are cordially invited to the annual Gabriel Open House, this year celebrating Chicago.

 Open House highlights include:

  • Chicago craft beer, plus delicious Chicago-themed food and drinks
  • Live music
  • Tours of our two geothermal systems, solar power array, award-winning gardens & rain collection system
  • Geoprobe® soil boring demos
  • Laboratory tours
  • Networking with other professionals in your field
  • Raffles, prizes, and giveaways
  • And much, much more!

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

3:30 pm  –  8:30 pm

Gabriel’s Chicago Headquarters – 1421 N. Elston Ave.

Guests are welcome!

RSVP online at gabrielenviro.wpengine.com/calendar/

Questions?  Contact Brynne at 773-486-2123.

July 6th, 2016

Phase I Environmental Site Assessment Spotlight: HREC

One of the major changes to the Phase I Environmental Site Assessment ASTM standard (E1527-13) is the enhanced definition of a REC (Recognized Environmental Condition).  ASTM added the term CREC (Controlled REC), in addition to the previously defined REC and HREC (Historical REC).

An HREC property is one that was previously deemed to have potential or actual contamination, but has since undergone remediation that meets current standards of cleanup.  An HREC site is not subject to any land use restrictions.

Case Study

Gabriel was conducting a Phase I in Chicago of a former machine IEPA-logoshop. The site was identified on the regulatory database search as an SRP (Site Remediation Program) site.  SRP is a voluntary cleanup program run by the Illinois EPA.  The IEPA is authorized to issue No Further Remediation (NFR) letters to the Remedial Applicants who have successfully demonstrated, through proper investigation and possible remedial action, that environmental conditions at their remediation site do not present a significant risk to human health or the environment.

This site received an NFR letter with no use restrictions or engineered barriers required.  Since the site clean-up, the property has been unoccupied and no longer has any hazardous substances on the premises.  Therefore, the previous contamination caused by past operations of the occupant represent an HREC for the site.

If you have questions about how Gabriel determines if an environmental condition is an HREC, contact Natalie Neuman, Group Leader Assessment Services, at 773-486-2123 or nneuman{at}gabenv.com.