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Environment expertise in Tayside

The environmental credentials of an SME are becoming a crucial key to winning new business, winning tender awards and acquiring funding awards. The financial savings that can arise from innovating with environmental issues are substantial in the long term.

Expertise

  • Environmental Management – Techniques, policy advice and laboratory facilities to analyse and reduce carbon footprint, turn waste into money and improve competitive position.
  • Eco-engineering & Soil Stabilisation – Using plant roots as a 'green' engineering solution to increase stability of engineered slopes and to reduce noise levels. These methods provide potential cost, sustainability and environmental benefits over traditional methods.
  • Thermal imaging and remote sensing of vegetation – Can be used to assess water loss from plant canopies and to monitor responses to environmental stress e.g. drought or flooding.
  • Water and Hydrology
    • Water sampling and analysis facilities
    • Water treatment solutions
    • Wastewater treatment systems
  • Composting & Biowaste – Advice and techniques on composting waste materials and how recycling can turn nominal waste into valuable supplements or replacements for traditional materials.
  • Soil testing – Soil testing facilities to measure soil properties from Atterberg limits, through oedometer and low stress level testing to thermal conductivity.
  • 3d Analysis of interior structures – 3d image captures of materials, pores, defects, metallic foams, wood/timber, teeth and bone architectures. Can be used for analysis of carbon deposits, fungi, material strength and tension or to predict lifespan, permeability and fluid intrusion.
  • Recycled Materials – Using recycled materials as a substitute for traditional materials contributes to sustainability and a reduced carbon footprint. Particularly useful for targeting eco-markets.
  • Land Reclamation techniques – Restoring land damaged by pollution or salination to a natural state or creating new land from sea or riverbeds.
  • Renewable energy – Using sustainable and renewable energy such as wind, water and solar power to reduce carbon footprint and energy costs. In some cases, a renewable energy supply can generate a regular income stream from new sources.
  • Drainage systems – Design and best practice management of drainage systems in urban and rural environments.

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