ENVID

CEMP

PER

EAP

WRAP

MONITORING

SUSTAINABILITY

ENVID Environmental Aspects Identification

 

Definition

 

The ENVID review enables to identify environmental aspects that come about due to an interaction between the facility and its surroundings in order to plan for, avoid, or mitigate their potential impacts. Hazard and environmental aspects identification is an important step in the design of the facility.

 

The ENVID method is suitable for all types of industries and can be applied to almost any system. Various methods have also been developed to enable ENVID to cover every phases of a project, including early conceptual phase, options selection, FEED, etc.

 

Objectives

 

An ENVID review will identify hazards, environmental aspects and safeguards at an early stage in the design of a facility. This ensures that the design complies with the building regulations, and that the environmental aspects are controlled and kept as low as reasonably practicable.

 

The ENVID report is the documented demonstration of environmental impact acceptability. The report shall include the list of actions recommended or mandatory to achieve this acceptable impact level, Include a clear and exact recording of discussions raised during the review, as well as actions list and dedicated action sheets for easier response and Follow-up

 

ENVID Methodology

 

  • In few words, the ENVID methodology is the following one:
  • The installations are reviewed by areas, based on Process Flow Diagrams,
  • Each area is studied to identify all the environmental aspects,
  • Each environmental aspect is challenged in comparison with regulation target, best available technology and Company objectives.

Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP)

 

The CEMP is a site-specific plan developed to ensure that appropriate environmental management practices are followed during the construction phase of a project. The preparation and implementation of a CEMP helps to ensure that construction development considers aspects of environmental protection and pollution control, in accordance with the requirements outlined in Federal Law No. 24 of 1999 for the Protection and Development of the Environment and the Abu Dhabi Emirate Environment, Health and Safety Management System (EHSMS) Regulatory Framework (Decree 42 of 2009).

 

Objective of the CEMP

 

The intent of the CEMP is as follows:

 

Provide effective, site-specific, and implementable procedures and mitigation measures to monitor and control environmental impacts throughout the construction phase of the project Ensure that construction activities do not adversely impact amenity, traffic, or the environment in the surrounding area.

 

Specifically, the CEMP ensures that the environmental impacts identified during previously performed environmental studies (i.e., the Environment Impact Assessment [EIA] or the Preliminary Environmental Review [PER]) will be properly managed and that activities will comply with all applicable environmental rules and regulations. If no EIA or PER was completed for the project, then the CEMP should describe in further detail the extent to which environmental effects, impacts, and risks exist. Based on the aspects of the project, EAD will decide whether a CEMP is required to be submitted.

 

The main goals of the CEMP are to specify the roles and responsibilities of personnel involved with all aspects of the construction activities; identify potential environmental impacts and the mitigation measures that will be used to address them; establish procedures for audits, monitoring, and inspections; and specify training, recordkeeping, and documentation requirements.

Preliminary Environmental Review (PER)

 

What is a PER?

 

The Preliminary Environmental Review (PER) is a document that describes the current environmental conditions of the project site, provides details of the proposed project, assesses the potential environmental impacts associated with the project, and recommends mitigation measures and monitoring programs. The PER report differs from the more detailed Environmental Impact Assessment, which is generally required for large‐scale development and industrial projects with the potential for significant environmental impact.

 

When is it required?

 

Upon review of an environmental permit application, the Environment Agency—Abu Dhabi (EAD) may require preparation and submission of a PER report for an industrial or development project. As a general guideline, a PER is usually required for industrial facilities located in areas zoned for industrial use, when existing baseline studies are available for the project site, for projects likely to have a low environmental or cumulative environmental impact, or when the proposed facility is only small to medium in size. However, permit applications are reviewed on a case‐by‐case basis.

 

Why is it required?

 

Federal Law No. 24 of 1999 for the Protection and Development of the Environment requires that the operation of various establishments does not directly or indirectly cause pollution of the land, water, or air. As the competent authority for implementation of Federal Law No. 24 within the Abu Dhabi Emirate, EAD may require a PER as a mechanism for predicting and evaluating potential environmental impacts resulting from industrial and development projects, and for proposing suitable mitigation measures and monitoring controls.

 

What happens next?

 

Upon submission of the PER, EAD will review the document to verify that the report meets the stipulated requirements. EAD will provide a written response to the proponent, which may range from formal approval of the PER to rejection of the PER with a request for resubmission.

Upon receiving written EAD approval of the PER, the proponent may proceed with the next steps towards issuance of a construction environmental permit or No Objection Certificate for construction.

Environmental Action Plan (EAP)

 

The EAP is a site-specific plan developed to ensure that appropriate corrective and preventive action measures are taken to resolve problems identified during internal and/or external inspections and audits. A written EAP, with a description of the corrective actions, is developed to assist in site or project management implementation of the corrective actions. In addition, a review of the EAP allows EAD the opportunity to determine if the remedy or corrective actions appear to be appropriate to the problem or issue and sufficient to resolve the current issue and prevent reoccurrence. The extent of detail for the EAP should be determined based on the significance, impact, number, and complexity of the problems and corrective actions necessary to resolve the findings.

 

Objective of the EAP

 

The EAP is a site-specific plan developed to ensure that appropriate corrective and preventive action measures are taken to resolve problems identified during internal and/or external inspections and audits. A written EAP, with a description of the corrective actions, is developed to assist in site or project management implementation of the corrective actions. In addition, a review of the EAP allows EAD the opportunity to determine if the remedy or corrective actions appear to be appropriate to the problem or issue and sufficient to resolve the current issue and prevent reoccurrence. The extent of detail for the EAP should be determined based on the significance, impact, number, and complexity of the problems and corrective actions necessary to resolve the findings.

 

Applicability and Approach

 

An EAP will be required as directed by EAD for the successful resolution of problem findings from an inspection or audit. The facility or project should prepare the EAP according to accepted best practices in corrective action planning and implementation as is described in the following sections:

 

The Corrective Action Process and the EAP

Preparation and Submission of the EAP

EAP Follow-Up and Closure.

Waste management planning is the cornerstone of national, regional or local policy on waste management. Waste management plans are guides for reducing, handling, and disposing of waste during Manufacturing, construction, renovation, or land-clearing projects. Detailing all types of waste and their origins, the steps taken to lower the level of waste, and plans for removing and eliminating waste, these plans are often given to contractors or subcontractors and provide guidelines for keeping waste at a minimum. Because they are often required for larger projects, it is important to know how to write a waste management plan to account for all aspects of waste reduction and removal.

 

To prevent the generation of waste we can Reduce, Recycle and Reuse (3Rs):

REDUCE

Reduction of waste is the most effective waste management option and forms the first aspect of the Waste Hierarchy. Reduction of waste is, for example, buying goods with less packaging, avoiding disposable items such as plastic and paper cups and plates, repairing items where possible, etc.

REUSE

Reuse forms the second aspect of the Waste Hierarchy and requires an item that is to be disposed of being used again either for the same or new purpose. Waste can be reuse by, for example, donating our unwanted goods to charity shops and organizations, reusing shopping bags and cardboard boxes, using empty glass jars as storage containers.

RECYCLE

Recycling form the third aspect of the Waste Hierarchy. Waste can be recycle such as glass, paper, metal and plastics so that it can be reprocessed and made into new products.

Environmental Monitoring

The testing of air and flue gas is very important to maintain our quality of living. Green International provides a broad range of air testing services: emission tests, ambient air testing, indoor air in buildings and workplaces. Green International uses a very large selection of methods, under international approved quality systems and the relevant accreditation and approvals. Our highly trained employees have built fair experience and knowledge over the years.

Workplace Air Monitoring

Identification and measurement of airborne contaminant concentrations

Measurement of personal exposures

Recommendations on exposure reduction and control measures

Indoor Air Quality Monitoring

Measurement of background indoor micro-pollutants

Measurement of airborne bio-aerosols

Ultra-fine particulate measurement

Stack Emission Monitoring

Routine monitoring for compliance purpose

Monitoring of substitute fuel trials and co-incineration plant

Plant commissioning and abatement efficiency monitoring projects

Ambient Air Quality Monitoring

Ambient Air Quality monitoring is carried out to assess the extent of pollution, ensure compliance with national legislation, evaluate, control options, and provide data for air quality modeling. There are a number of different methods to measure any given pollutant, varying in complexity, reliability, and detail of data. These range from simple passive sampling techniques to highly sophisticated remote sensing devices.

Ambient air quality refers to the quality of outdoor air in our surrounding environment. It is typically measured near ground level, away from direct sources of pollution.

Noise Level Monitoring

Identification and measurement of workplace noise levels

Identification and measurement of workplace high range peak noise levels (>140dBC)

Assessment of daily/weekly personal noise exposure levels and hearing protection

Provision of advice on noise reduction measures

Green Building/ Sustainability

At RED SEA, we have a strong sustainable program in place creating green design solutions thus entailing benefits on various fronts, including:

Environmental: Structures built on the sustainable design model place minimal impact on the environment. This is accomplished through the prudent use of resources and by deploying systems for recycling and renewable energy sources such as solar power and wind energy

Economic: Sustainability principles integrated early within the design, offer improved life cycle costs as compared to conventional buildings due to reduced maintenance and replacement. Additional cost savings are obtained through the use of recycling systems and renewable energy sources.

Social: The availability of improved air quality and natural light helps boost employee morale and productivity. Reduced strain on resources increases the availability of those resources within the

 

•  Feasibility Studies for “Green” certifications

•  Gap Analysis

•  Sustainable strategies

•  Energy Simulations

•  Energy efficiency

•  Water efficiency

•  Indoor Environmental Quality

•  Design Innovation

•  Registration of projects for LEED accreditation

•  Facilitating LEED accreditation

 

ESTIDAMA

Estidama means 'sustainability' in Arabic and is the sustainability initiative of the emirate of Abu Dhabi. The foundation for Estidama was created in 2007 in the form of Plan Abu Dhabi 2030 which aimed to define how a contemporary, sustainable Arab Capital should look and how it could live. Since then two other significant areas have been applied in the form of Plan Al Ain 2030 and Plan Al Gharbia 2030.

ESTIDAMA establishes a clear vision for sustainability as the foundation of any new development. This commitment is a reflection of the values and ideals of an ever developing nation.

Estidama Mandatory Requirements

In May 2010, announcement was made of the Executive Council's approval of the Pearl Rating System for Estidama.

RED SEA experience team provides a range of support services and studies to help developers, architects, planner and designers to achieve a targeted Pearl Rating under the Estidama Sustainable Buildings system (Governed by the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council). Estidama promotes a new mindset for the construction industry with a view to establish a distinctive framework for measuring sustainability performance beyond the usual planning and construction phases. Estidama is a holistic framework to assure that sustainability is continually addressed through four key pillars: environmental, economic, social and cultural.

 

 

INTERNATIONAL Estidama support services include but not limited to:

 

 

•  Natural Systems Assessments,

•  Developing Construction Environment Management Plan (CEMP)

•  Preparing Construction and Demolition Waste Management Plan ( CDWMP)

•  Providing UPC certified Pearl Qualified Professional

•  Estidama training on site to achieve desired Pear Rating System

•  Sustainable material Procurements

•  Design & Construction stage document submission

•  Assisting clients during constructing stage audits

 

ENERGY AUDITS

An energy audit is an inspection, survey and analysis of energy flows, for energy conservation in a building, process or system to reduce the amount of energy input into the system without negatively affecting the output(s). In commercial and industrial real estate, an energy audit is the first step in identifying opportunities to reduce energy expense and carbon footprints.

 

Industrial energy audits

Increasingly in the last several decades, industrial energy audits have exploded as the demand to lower increasingly expensive energy costs and move towards a sustainable future have made energy audits greatly important. Their importance is magnified since energy spending is a major expense to industrial companies (energy spending accounts for ~ 10% of the average manufacturer's expenses). This growing trend should only continue as energy costs continue to rise.

While the overall concept is similar to a home or residential energy audit, industrial energy audits require a different skillset. Weatherproofing and insulating a house are the main focus of residential energy audits. For industrial applications, it is the HVAC, lighting, and production equipment that use the most energy, and hence are the primary focus of energy audits.

CONTACTS

PO Box. 109053,

Abu Dhabi - UAE

Phone: (971) 2 634 0029

Fax: (971) 2 634 0033

    +971 55 638 2555

    +971 50 321 8552

www.redseaconsultancy.org

info@redseaconsultancy.org

RED SEA CONSULTANCY

If you are looking at making major improvements to your health and safety management and also reduce incidents! So you are in the Right Place.

RED SEA is regarded as world leading health and safety consultancy. We are able to deal with all of your health and safety management requirements, and assist in bringing your company in line with relevant regulations, including international practices.

RED SEA offers practicable and achievable solutions to suit your organization.  We will work in partnership with you at all times, ensuring that you fully benefit from our team of highly qualified and skilled health, safety, quality and environmental sustainability consultants.

VISION STATEMENT

RED SEA Consultancy aims to be a global consultancy, working for clients to manage their most challenging environmental, health and safety issues and attain their sustainability goals. We anticipate and keep pace with our clients’ evolving needs by continually enhancing our global geographic presence and broad spectrum of complementary technical and strategic skills

Copyright ©2015, Red Sea Consultancy All Rights Reserved