Sustainable Solutions

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.

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Our Services

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
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Air Quality Assessment & Screening Studies
Planning
Planning applications are now scrutinised for any likely increases in air pollution. We work with you to deliver robust Air Quality Assessments. We produce several levels of reporting and management plans, ranging from basic screening studies to more detailed modelling for small projects, large new developments, change of use, and local authority reviews.
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Air Quality Neutral Assessment
Think Air’s Air Quality Neutral assessments provide you with a comparison of pollution levels that could arise in a new development – given its use and floor area – with existing or agreed benchmarks. We carry out assessments to determine whether pollution is either above or below the benchmark (Air Quality Neutral). If it is above AQN, we will work with you to devise a mitigation and improvement plan.
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Dispersion Modelling 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.

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Indoor air quality testing
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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.

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Health Impact Assessment

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.

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