Environmental Efficiency Consultants Ltd, Lisburn

Environmental Efficiency Consultants Ltd Contact Details

Bob Sutcliffe
028 9262 6733
4 Enterprise House,
Enterprise Crescent
County Antrim
BT28 2BP

About Environmental Efficiency Consultants Ltd

Environmental Efficiency Consultants

Environmental Efficiency are environmental consultants, with the core mission of helping improve clients’ environmental performance in cost effective and practical ways and as a result; build a long term relationship.

Environmental Efficiency was founded in 1996 by two experienced consulting engineers, both with extensive backgrounds in manufacturing, quarrying, IT and construction in the UK, Ireland and further abroad.

Engineers are natural problem solvers and this, coupled with the expertise of our staff of environmental experts, enables us to offer solutions to environmental problems that are cost-effective and practical.

Environmental Efficiency is engaged in energy and environmental consultancy across the entire range of manufacturing and commercial activity. Our clients range from US and European based multinationals to indigenous start-ups. What these clients have in common is a requirement for cost-effective consultancy and pragmatic solutions to their issues.

Building Performance
Building performance testing is a comprehensive evaluation process to assess and optimize buildings’ operational efficiency, functionality, and environmental sustainability. It involves measuring and analyzing various aspects of a building’s performance, such as energy consumption, thermal comfort, indoor air quality, acoustics, and overall occupant satisfaction.

Building performance testing aims to identify areas where a building’s performance falls short of desired standards or benchmarks and implement corrective measures to enhance its performance. This testing can be conducted during the design, construction, and occupancy stages of a building’s lifecycle.

Energy and Carbon
Energy and carbon assessment services are designed to evaluate the energy usage and carbon emissions of buildings, infrastructure, or industrial processes. These assessments aim to identify opportunities for energy efficiency improvements, renewable energy integration, and carbon reduction strategies.

The primary goal of energy and carbon assessment services is to help organizations and individuals understand their energy consumption patterns and carbon footprint, and develop strategies to reduce both. This involves conducting a thorough analysis of energy consumption data, operational practices, and systems within a given facility or process.

Bunding and Containment
A bunding wall is an enclosure around oil and chemical tanks or drums that provide emergency containment in the event of failure of the tank or drum. A well designed oil and chemical bund will stop hazardous materials leaking to ground or surface water. A bunding wall is therefore a requirement of most site permits such as IPPC, IPC, IED and Waste Licences. Bunding may also be specified as part of the planning permission granted to a site.
For large oil and chemical tanks, bunding is usually provided by a concrete bund composed of walls surrounding the tank. For small tanks and for drums, plastic portable bunding is common as well as bunded steel storage cabinets.

Workplace Compliance
Environmental Efficiency has significant experience in a variety of workplace compliance and monitoring assessments throughout the UK and Ireland.
Many industrial activities may result in harmful ambient air emissions, high noise levels and excessive vibrations impacting human health. It is the responsibility of employers to ensure they protect the health & safety of their workers and comply with the relevant legislation.

Environmental Compliance
Environmental compliance services play a vital role in assisting organizations in Ireland and the United Kingdom (UK) to meet their legal obligations and adhere to environmental regulations. These services encompass a range of activities aimed at ensuring that businesses operate in an environmentally responsible manner.

Environmental compliance services typically include conducting environmental audits and assessments, developing and implementing environmental management systems, and providing guidance on compliance with relevant legislation and regulations. These services help organizations identify potential environmental risks, evaluate their current practices, and implement measures to achieve and maintain compliance.

Environmental Monitoring
Environmental monitoring services involve the systematic collection, analysis, and interpretation of data related to the environmental conditions and quality of air, water, soil, and other natural resources. These services are essential for assessing and managing the impacts of human activities on the environment and ensuring compliance with environmental regulations.

Environmental monitoring services cover a wide range of parameters, including air quality, water quality, noise levels, soil contamination, biodiversity, and climate conditions. Monitoring activities may involve the use of specialized equipment, such as sensors, sampling devices, and data loggers, to collect accurate and reliable data.

Environmental Efficiency Consultants Ltd Products & Services

Occupational Monitoring
Air Monitoring
Stack Monitoring
Indoor Air Quality
Legionella Testing
Noise Monitoring
Dust Monitoring
Bund Testing
Energy Audit
Water Monitoring
Water Conservation
Pipeline Testing
Environmental Audits
Bacteria Testing
Asbestos Assessments
Odour Assessments

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Mar 7, 2018
Bund testing

Bund Integrity Inspections. Last year Environmental Efficiency carried out over 400 bund integrity assessments throughout the UK and Ireland, that’s nearly 2 bunds every working day. The bunds inspected ranged from IBC sump pallets up to Upper Tier Seveso fuel storage bunds. In Ireland, most integrity assessments were by hydrostatic testing in accordance with the EPA Guidance Document on Storage and Transfer of Materials for Scheduled Activities and BS8007. In cases were hydrostatic testing was not safe or practical, a visual inspection is carried out by a Chartered Engineer. In the UK, all assessments were by visual inspection to CIRIA 736. This assessment procedure is significantly more rigorous than used in Ireland. In the UK, the old 25%/110% bund capacity rules has been replaced by a risk assessment procedure that takes into account a determination of the realistic loss of containment (it may be 100% of the largest tank) plus an allowance for rainfall for 24 hours before failure, during failure and 8 days after failure plus a free board of 250 mm for wave effects. In addition, where the tank contents are flammable, all joints and pipe penetrations require assessment for fire resistance. The most common integrity failure types are poor sealing of wall and floor joints in mass concrete bunds. These sealants have a life of around 10 years (considerably less if used on floors with vehicular traffic). The second most common reason is unsealed or poorly sealed pipe penetrations through the bund wall. Some failures would be comical if they weren’t so serious. One bunded chemical warehouse had a ground water monitoring point in the middle of the floor. This was only spotted after asking for an IBC to be moved. Fortunately, no bunds were found with holes in them to let the rain water out as in previous years. Environmental Efficiency is an Irish based full service environmental and H&S consultancy helping companies achieve and maintain compliance with best practice. Our clients range from start-ups to global multinationals in the commercial and manufacturing sectors. The author, Bob Sutcliffe, can be contacted at the Lisburn office, 028 9262 6733 or bobsut@enviro-consult.com
Oct 10, 2017
Welding fumes

Welding is a common industrial activity and there are a number of health hazards associated with welding. These hazards include • Welding Fumes. These are very fine solid particles (mainly metal oxides) temporarily suspended in the air. These can be breathed in by welders without adequate RPE (Respiratory Protective Equipment), or by staff passing by. Some of these fumes are highly toxic. Due to the small size of welding fume particles compared to normal dust, these penetrate further into the lungs and hence can cause more damage. • Gases. These may include ozone, and for MIG and TIG welding, inert gases. Inert gases can present a problem in confined spaces as they may displace oxygen. • UV radiation from the welding arc. A common manifestation of UV radiation is so called ‘arc eye’ or ‘welders’ eye’. This is a painful condition. The UV radiation will also generate ozone. There are estimated to be 190,000 workers engaged in welding in the UK and 12,200 in Ireland. This is a significant number of workers and it is absolutely essential that effects of welding fumes are understood so they can be managed. There are prescribed Occupational Exposure Limit Values for metal fumes, ozone and other substances. In order to ensure welders and others are adequately protected it is essential to carry out workplace air monitoring (aka occupational air monitoring). In addition to monitoring, Environmental Efficiency can evaluate the existing control measures, such as RPE, and propose any necessary improvements. One particular control measure is LEV (Local Exhaust Ventilation) and Environmental Efficiency has many years of inspecting these systems to determine their effectiveness. For full article please see https://www.enviro-consult.com/2017/10/10/welding-fumes-health-hazard/
May 27, 2016
Only 45 of top 100 NI Companies ESOS Compliant

To date only 45 of the Belfast Telegraph top 100 companies are ESOS compliant. ESOS is the UK implementation of the EU Energy Efficiency Directive and required all non SMEs to have an energy audit by December 2015 but was extended to 29 April 2016. Complying with ESOS is not painful. Whilst the audit will involve a small outlay, many of the saving identified will have little implementation cost. In addition, there are substantial financial incentives for lighting, compressed air and heating projects. We have carried out ESOS audits for Belfast Telegraph, Kilroot and Ballylumford power stations, Interface Carpets, Glasson Recycling, RH Hall and many more. Contact either Bob Sutcliffe or Conor O'Callaghan for further information.
May 13, 2016
Grants for Energy Efficiency

In Northern Ireland, grants of up to 50% are available for a variety of energy efficiency projects including lighting, compressed air and heating projects. Environmental Efficiency can help you apply for this funding, can help you select the correct equipment and contractors and verify the savings. Lighting projects are especially attractive and can have paybacks as little as one year depending on the age and type of existing lighting. Further significant savings are available as the latest lighting technology have much longer lamp lifes meaning less replacement costs. Grants are for around 20% of the cost. Huge improvements in the efficiency of heating systems can be obtained with improved controls with paybacks of well under one year. Grants are for around 20% of the cost. Many of have surveys have found that compressed air use is inefficient at most sites. The main causes of inefficiency are leaks and poor control. Grant aid at around 50% is available for replacement modular aluminium pipework, 20% for variable speed compressors including leak surveys and 50% for heat recovery. This financial assistance will be particular interesting if you have completed your EU Energy Efficiency Directive audit and are looking to implement some of the more interesting projects. Feedback from the UK Environmental Agency is that savings identified through these audits (termed ESOS in the UK) are around 20%. For further information please contact either Bob Sutcliffe or Conor O’Callaghan on 028 9262 6733.
May 1, 2016
Indoor Air Quality Service launched

There is a growing awareness of the importance of indoor air quality (IAQ) for the well-being of staff and people at home. However, managers are often unsure how to respond to concerns from staff or from whom to seek advice. Sometimes equipment is installed in an attempt to deal with the problem, usually with little success as the source of the problem is not understood. In order to address these concerns Environmental Efficiency has recently developed a service to address Indoor Air Quality Concerns. This service will measure a range of the commonly encountered contaminants and allow comparison with regulatory and other limits. Solving IAQ problems is important as there are a number of pollutants found inside homes and workplaces that can cause dryness of the eyes, headache, dizziness, vomiting, and nausea. Older people and young children can be more susceptible as well as those with existing respiratory problems. These pollutants arise from household chemicals, cooking, furniture, adhesives, paints, oil spills and badly maintained sewers. Monitoring by Environmental Efficiency will determine whether these pollutants are present and at what concentration. These concentrations can then be compared to accepted limits. Most limits are for occupational exposure of workers on 8 hour shifts. However, for housebound people such as nursing home residents, a lower limit will be appropriate. Two recent monitoring situations demonstrate the value of this service. In the first instance staff were feeling extreme drowsiness in a particular room. Monitoring established that carbon dioxide levels were nearly three times the recommended levels. It the second instance, staff were suffering from dry eyes and eye irritation. Monitoring established that the humidity levels were far too low thus causing excessive evaporation of moisture from the eyes. In both cases, the problems were simply solved and repeat monitoring identified that all IAQ parameters were within correct limits. For further information please contact us at our Lisburn office.
Mar 10, 2015
Field notebooks phased out by iPhone App

Environmental Efficiency has recently implemented a LEAN project to improve the efficiency of recording environmental monitoring data, such as noise monitoring, whilst in the field. Most consultancies and regulators, including us in the past, would use notebooks or paper forms to record (or supplement) the monitoring data. The old approach has a number of inefficiencies. To address these inefficiencies and reduce the time from on-site to issue of reports, Environmental Efficiency has written a suite of apps for the iPhone. Roll out of the new system was in February 2015 and early results show a significance reduction in time on site and time from being on-site to issue of reports. Additional benefits are annotated photos, where appropriate, GPS locations of monitoring points and reduction in errors.

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Environmental Efficiency Consultants Ltd Branches
91 Fazeley Street, Birmingham
0121 673 1804