Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Solar Consultancy

Solar power is the conversion of energy from sunlight into electricity, either directly using photovoltaics (PV), indirectly using concentrated solar power, or a combination. Concentrated solar power systems use lenses or mirrors and tracking systems to focus a large area of sunlight into a small beam. This produces a lot of renewable energy and thus brings into picture Solar Consultancy.

Solar Consultancy provides a portfolio of various services such as Owner’s Engineering, Design & Engineering, Lender’s Engineering and Project Improvement.


Owner’s Engineering: As technical advisors, consultants need to keep a vigilant eye on your solar plant development. They evaluate each aspect against stringent quality parameters and provide expert interventions to streamline execution and maximize generation. They help clients in site selection, pre-bid engineering with BoQ, equipment selection, financial analysis and real-time bidding support.

Design Engineering: Stemming from extensive experience, consultants provide you a flawless engineering solution that minimizes losses, improves performance and maximizes yield. They make sure that you realize the most out of your investment. They undertake site analysis and resource assessment, long term irradiation analysis.

Lender’s Engineering: For financial institutes and banks investing in solar projects, experts conduct a neutral audit to check the health of their target investment. They identify uncertainties and recommend corrective action to minimize the technical, financial and policy risks to the investment made by financial institutions. The role as a Lender’s Engineer is to minimize risks and protect the cash flow generation ability. They conduct third party audit to check the health of the target investment, identify uncertainties and recommend corrective action to minimize the technical, financial, contractual, execution and operational risks.

Project Improvement: As independent auditors, consultants run sophisticated tests on your plants to make sure they are operating in the most optimal way. They suggest a road map to minimize losses and augment performance in the long run. They also conduct comprehensive study highlighting inconsistencies to facilitate process and technology improvement. They use robust analytical tools to measure the actual performance of the plant against its optimum yield. They make suggestions on how to reduce operational losses and maximize power generation. This analysis helps in streamlining the operations of plant and in turn increases profitability.

We at GE3S have experience of over 2GW of solar PV deployment, globally. We assist our clients at every stage of the project, from pre-feasibility, site-selection, construction to operation and maintenance. Our goal is to help investors, developers and lenders to maximize their return on investment in solar. We have a team of 35+ solar professionals and engineers with cumulative experience of more than 400 years. We have successfully delivered 60+ solar projects in UAE, Most Indian States, Malaysia, Thailand, Fiji, Philippines, and Bangladesh.

Friday, 27 October 2017

Indoor Air Quality in Green Buildings

Indoor air quality plays an important part in the well-being of people residing in the building. A conventional home built without any green building considerations will have emissions that may affect the health and well-being of the individuals. Some of the common factors that affect the quality of indoor air are:

Ø  VOC emissions from indoor finishes such as paints/coatings, adhesives & sealants, formaldehyde emission from furnished products etc;

Ø  Contaminants in the breathable air supplied by mechanical ventilation systems;
Ø  Air pollution due to usage of tobacco products inside the building interiors in a mechanical ventilated space;

Ø  Pollutants accumulated in the mechanical ventilation systems such as ducts, FCU/BCU, VAV/CAV, AHU’s during construction due to poor practices during construction.All the above mentioned factors affect the quality of indoor air which as a result affects the health of the individuals.

Green Building Consultancy
Green Building Consultancy


How Green Buildings Provide Better Indoor Air Quality?

Green Building Standards such as LEED, Estidama, and Al Safat emphasize on the quality of air being provided to the residents through various building design considerations. Some of the design considerations in various Green Building standards to improve the quality of air are:

Ø  Emphasize on the use of paints and coatings, adhesives and sealants with less VOC contents as per SCAQMD Rule 1168. This SCAQMD rule defines the minimum acceptable VOC content for paints, coatings, adhesives and sealants which can improve the quality of indoor air;
Ø  Restrictions on smoking inside the building premises to prevent the indoor air getting polluted and setting up of dedicated smoking area in order to prevent polluted air mixing with the breathable air;

Ø  Designing the mechanical ventilation systems as per ASHRAE air quality standards to meet the minimum fresh air requirements in order to provide continuous supply of fresh air inside the buildings;

Ø  Designing the mechanical ventilation systems as per ASHRAE standards with a minimum separation distance between the air intake and exhaust to prevent the polluted air getting mixed with the fresh air intake by the HVAC systems;

Ø  Proper management and maintenance of HVAC systems during their manufacturing, transport, storage and installation during the construction stage as per SMACNA Indoor Air Quality guidelines in order to prevent dust and pollutants getting accumulated in the HVAC systems.


Green Building Consulting
Green Building Consulting


Designing the building with the aforementioned considerations has a huge positive impact on the indoor air quality of the building. Studies show that green buildings have a better indoor quality when compared to conventional buildings. We at GE3S promote indoor air quality of buildings through various green building certification such as LEED, Estidama and Al Safat certification program for the buildings. GE3S professionals have great understanding and experience of sustainable building designs. GE3S’s experienced staffs are well versed in the practical and cost effective application of green building standards such as LEED, Estidama and Al Safat considering the unique climate and context of the various part of world. The world wide experience of the GE3S professionals nurtures successful implementation of the green building certifications such as LEED, Estidama and Al Safat standard and certification in the UAE and Middle East.




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Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Get Sustainability consultancy from GE3S in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Sustainability Reporting is a report published demonstrating a company’s impact on the 3 pillars of Sustainability; Economic, Environmental, and Social. It shows an organization values and demonstrates the link between its strategy and its commitment to a sustainable global economy.   Sustainability reporting forces companies to gather information about impacts that may not have been measure before.

This reporting can serve as a differentiation in competitive industries and foster investor confidence, trust and employee loyalty. The benefits are immense as Sustainability disclosure helps organizations measure their impacts and mitigate false information being published which in turn provides a strong structure to manage efficiently and set more vigorous long-term goals. In addition, reporting builds strong trust between stakeholders and the company by giving a more transparent look into the backbone of the company.  This leads to better decision making which helps encourage and maintain trust in businesses and governments. In a recent study it was found that 88% of firms that published sustainability reports say it led to an increase in efficiency and decrease in waste.  

Sustainability consultancy Dubai Abu dhabi
 
Sustainability Consultancy Dubai Abu Dhabi



Sustainability reporting has seen a steady rise as about 50% of S&P companies now publish reports and more than 5,500 reports are published worldwide. It is important to note that this service isn’t only completed by large corporations.  Sustainability reports are published by companies of all types, sizes and sectors from all parts of the world.  These reports are published in reference to GRI’s Sustainability Reporting Guidelines, the most common used guideline globally.  The GRI Guidelines enable all organizations worldwide to assess their sustainability performance and disclose the results in a similar way to financial reporting.  

Here at GE3S we specialize in developing Sustainability Reports for organizations of any size.  Our team of 20+ employees has over 50 years of experience in the environmental and sustainability sector and takes pride in putting sustainability into practice.

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Friday, 13 October 2017

Asbestos Survey

Asbestos refers to a set of six naturally occurring fibrous minerals: chrysotile, crocidolite,amosite, anthophyllite, tremolite, and actinolite. Among these, chrysotile and amositeasbestos are most common. Asbestos was in use in residential and commercial constructiona decade ago, since then it has been controlled/abolished as it’s a hazardous substance and is detrimental to human health. 
It can be found in floor tiles, ceilingtiles, roof shingles and flashing, siding, insulation, cladding etc. It is hazardous when it isfriable i.e. when crumbled, releasing fibers into the air. Asbestos-containing ceiling tiles, floor tiles, undamaged laboratorycabinet tops, shingles, fire doors, siding shingles, etc. will not release Asbestos fibers unlessthey are disturbed or damaged in some way. If an Asbestos ceiling tile is drilled or broken itwill release fibers into the air.


The most common way for asbestos fibers to enter the body is through breathing. In fact, Asbestos containing material is not generally considered to be harmful unless it is releasing dust or fibers into the air where they can be inhaled or ingested. Many of the fibers will become trapped in the mucous membranes of the nose and throat where they can then be removed, but some may pass deep into the lungs, or, if swallowed, into the digestive tract. Once they are trapped in the body, the fibers can cause health problems.


Demolition of the asbestos containing materials will increase its friability and release thefibers into the air and thereby affect the people who inhale it. So, prior to decommissioningof any building which is suspected of having Asbestos containing material it should be surveyed to identify asbestos and then contain them during the demolition. Specialist environmental Consultants like GE3S are then hired to conduct a survey for identification of the presence of any Asbestos Containing Material (ACM) in the building.


Asbestos containing materials if found in the building during demolition,proper precautionary measures such as engaging trained workers who are familiar in handling safe removal of asbestos containing materials with proper personal protective equipment andthe ACM containing wastes have to be disposed in accordance with the Guidelines for Safetyin Handling Asbestos (DM-PH&SD-P4-TG24), Public Health & Safety Department, DubaiMunicipality or any applicable guideline provided by the environment agency or municipality of the area.

We at GE3S, specialize in conducting Asbestos Surveys and have previously done many projects in this field such as conducting the survey for a Beach Resort that was set to be demolished in the UAE.

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Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Sustainability Reporting

Sustainability Reporting is a report published demonstrating a company’s impact on the 3 pillars of Sustainability; Economic, Environmental, and Social. It shows an organizations values and demonstrates the link between its strategy and its commitment to a sustainable global economy.   Sustainability reporting forces companies to gather information about impacts that may not have been measured before.

This reporting can serve as a differentiator in competitive industries and foster investor confidence, trust and employee loyalty. The benefits are immense as Sustainability disclosure helps organizations measure their impacts and mitigate false information being published which in turn provides a strong structure to manage efficiently and set more vigorous long-term goals.In addition, reporting builds strong trust between stakeholders and the company by giving a more transparent look into the backbone of the company.  This leads to better decision making which helps encourage and maintain trust in businesses and governments. In a recent study it was found that 88% of firms that published sustainability reports say it led to an increase in efficiency and decrease in waste.

Sustainabilityreporting has seen a steady rise as about 50% of S&P companies now publish reports and more than 5,500 reports are published worldwide. It is important to note that this service isn’t only completed by large corporations.  Sustainability reports are published by companies of all types, sizes and sectors from all parts of the world.  These reports are published in reference to GRI’s SustainabilityReporting Guidelines, the most common used guideline globally.  The GRI Guidelines enable all organizations worldwide to assess their sustainability performance and disclose the results in a similar way to financial reporting.

Here at GE3S we specialize in Developing Sustainability Reports for organizations of any size.  Our team of 20+ employees has over 50 years of experience in the environmental and sustainability sector and take pride in putting sustainability into practice.