Charlie Bartsch, senior program adviser for economic development in the Environmental Protection Agencyʼs Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, told the conference on sustainable properties for distressed assets May 1 that developers wishing to put energy projects on contaminated properties should use a creative combination of environmental and financial programs to meet the full range of site redevelopment. He also said that renewable energy tax credits, new markets tax credits, rehabilitation tax credits, low-income housing tax credits, and brownfield cleanup expensing can be linked to cleaning up distressed properties at little or no cost to the project.