Asbestos 101

Throughout the 20th century, a building material- called asbestos- was frequently used in flooring, insulation, drywall/walls, drywall mud and more. However, asbestos was identified as a health hazard in the 1970’s, and the use of asbestos as a building material is now illegal in the United States.

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What is a brownfield?

drawing of abandoned gas station

Across the state of Colorado, many places have old, abandoned, or unsafe buildings and properties in their communities. These properties can take the shape of former industrial sites, gas stations, dry cleaners, junkyards, and many more.

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