Environmental Efficiency Consultants Ltd, Co.Wicklow

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01 276 1428
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Parnell House,
19 Quinsboro Road
Co.Wicklow
County Wicklow

About Environmental Efficiency Consultants Ltd

Environmental Consulting

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Environmental Efficiency Consultants
Environmental Efficiency is a team of Environmental Consultants and our mission is to help improve our clients’ performance and compliance in cost effective and practical ways, and as a result build a long-term relationship. We offer a wide range of energy, environmental and workplace monitoring services to the industrial and commercial sectors throughout Ireland and the UK.

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.

Two examples of this approach are given below. In both cases, we believe that our engineering background led to a better outcome for the client.

What We Do


Example 1
A manufacturer of agricultural equipment was washing metal parts with detergent prior to spray painting. The wash water was being discharged to surface water in breach of legislation. The company were considering putting in a Waste Water Treatment System at considerable cost.

Environmental Efficiency suggested redirecting the waste water to the wet back spray booths as these needed a constant supply of water (but not necessarily clean water). The suggestion was trialled at minimal cost and worked.

Example 2
A distiller was getting complaints about noise from neighbours and had spent a considerable sum of money on piecemeal solutions. The modifications were not effective and complaints were still being received.

We created a noise prediction model. This model included all noisy equipment and the neighbour’s house. The effect of reducing the noise level of each piece was determined along with the cost. A minimum cost solution was found that merely involved turning a condenser around by 180 degrees. This was a fraction of the cost of the previous modifications.

These are just two examples from a long list of cost effective solutions to a wide range of environmental problems.

If you are searching for environmental or safety consultants in the UK or Ireland, feel free to get in touch.

Our team of Environmental Consultants have qualifications in Planning, Green Technologies, Mechanical Engineering, Environmental Science, Pollution Control, Environmental Engineering and much more. Our staff members have specific qualifications in WELL Building Certification, Hazardous Substances, Energy Management, Workplace Monitoring, Planning, Dispersion Modelling and Environmental Management.

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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John Foley
fantastic service. Highly recommend Bob & the team.
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Environmental Efficiency Consultants Ltd Branches
91 Fazeley Street, Birmingham
0121 673 1804
4 Enterprise House, Lisburn
028 9262 6733