ESI is the UK’s leading independent scientific environmental consultancy specialising in water, land and sustainable development. Our reputation is built on a rich heritage of academic excellence, modelling and extensive experience of projects in the UK, Europe and beyond. At the forefront of applied groundwater, geotechnical and land contamination analysis and science, we offer a unique combination of technical and project management expertise.
ESI provides a broad range of land quality assessments covering geoenvironmental issues from contaminated land to geotechnical investigations.All of ESI’s land assessments have been designed to arrive at conclusions clearly presented in easy to read but factual reports prepared to answer the questions required by the local authority, regulator or architect and civil engineer.
ESI undertakes both simple assessments for small developments and complex intrusive investigations for large developments. With a team of over 35 geoenvironmental consultants ESI is the the right consultancy to support your environmental needs. Whatever your project ESI can provide solutions quickly often offering innovative solutions that might save time and money.
Environmental Due Diligence (EDD) is an increasingly important part of the corporate due diligence process. Environmental liabilities can be large and hidden, and there are many examples of purchasers and funders being hit with unforeseen costs. Unrecognised liabilities relating to land or water contamination, or impending permitting requirements, can cost purchasers and lenders dear and, in a worst-case scenario, they can result in criminal penalties for directors.
Traditionally, water resource assessments for groundwater abstraction have focused on the impacts at a relatively large or catchment scale. However, ecological concerns are often very local and site specific. Assessments therefore need to combine the broad, catchment-scale approach with a more detailed local understanding. ESI’s combination of strong technical skills with a detailed experience of local scale processes is essential to resolving these issues.
Ground source energy can be a cost effective and low carbon solution for a building’s energy requirement, providing both heating and cooling needs. It can be installed at most locations within the UK but not all. The scale of scheme that can be deployed at a given site will depend upon the site area available and the thermal and hydrogeological properties of the ground beneath the site.
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