Air quality impact assessments for Vital Energi
Ricardo continues to support Vital Energi by carrying out air quality impact assessments for a range of projects. Typically, these require detailed dispersion modelling of emissions from upgrades to critical energy centres and combined heat and power (CHP) and boiler systems in large buildings such as hospitals, where the limitations included in the Medium Combustion Plant Directive (MCPD) have to be considered.
Our air quality modelling team liaises closely with engineers at Vital Energi to ensure the design of each system protects the health of those living and working in the local area. This includes making sure energy systems do not have any significant or detectable effect on any nearby habitats.
For all projects like this we consult with the local environmental health team regarding our proposed method of assessment, as we know from experience that this open communication can prevent the need for any repeat work or additional assessment. Our close links with local authorities through our work streams, including Local Air Quality Management (LAQM) and delivery of EMAQ training courses to local authority officers, means we are well placed to provide a thorough and robust assessment.
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