People, governments, and planners are increasingly demanding healthy and sustainable environmental solutions.
Whether you’re a company about to engage in a planning application, a local or regional council wanting to mitigate industrial or traffic-related air pollution problems, or a water and waste management business with “Net Zero” mandates to meet, Think Air can help.
We offer a range of services and solutions to the commercial, industrial, retail, local government and property sectors that help our clients deliver planning, mitigation, and compliance for air quality.
The impacts of air pollution – such as including fine particles, nitrous oxides, and volatile organic compounds – on health has never been so important. Incoming legislation across the UK will lead to stricter thresholds to better protect both people’s health and the environment – which means minimising the impacts of air pollution.
At Think Air, our air quality consulting services include:
- Air Quality Assessment & Screening Studies
- Indoor air quality testing
- Health Impact Assessment
Emissions from industry, transport, agriculture, and residential roads can all contribute to increases in air pollution at sensitive ‘receptors’ – either close to the site or further away.
Dispersion modelling is used to qualify and quantify where, and how much, pollution levels might be increased due to a development. Factors considered include local terrain, meteorological conditions, and surrounding buildings. Think Air’s model outputs help companies predict the impacts of their development prior to planning. We can also help to develop mitigation plans to reduce air pollutant concentrations – and the subsequent effects on both health and the environment.
We are aware that air pollution is also a major indoor problem. Industrial installations can emit a range of chemicals that can be irritants and harmful to the workforce. Impacts on human health include irritation of the respiratory tract, cardiovascular disease, asthma, cancer, eye and nose irritation, headaches, dizziness, nausea, and drowsiness.
Sources of indoor air pollutants can be much greater than outdoor air pollutants, and include building materials, fixtures, fittings, various aerosols, and combustion products. A critical aspect of maintaining low levels of internal air pollution is adequate ventilation within the building and prevention of pollutants entering from outside.
We provide clients with the full knowledge of the potential impacts of a project or development on the health of their workforce or the public. By carrying out Health Impact Assessments (HIA), we determine and identify not only potential negative impacts but also what positive impacts might occur if a mitigation plan is implemented.
Think Air’s team has extensive experience working in the healthcare and academic sectors and advises clients on the impacts of air pollutants on different socio-economic and at-risk populations.
Our data scientists work with the latest population, socio-economic, cultural, environmental, and geographic data, allowing our team to carry out pre-screening, screening, scoping, appraisal, and reporting for bespoke HIAs depending on project needs.