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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.


  • 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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