Environmental Impact Assessment and Audits, Social Impact Assessment, and Strategic Environmental Assessment
Our Consultants have extensive experience in EIA/EA and SIA, for a wide range of sectors: Infrastructural development, Real Estates, Oil and gas facilities, waste, and Energy projects. We are registered by the National Environment Management Authority as a firm of experts.
Our EIA/SIA is not only designed for fulfilment of the legal requirements, but to enhance the projectâ€™s environmental credentials, and enhance cost competitiveness.
We also undertake Strategic Environmental Assessment to evaluate the environmental consequences of a proposed policy, plan or programme initiatives in order to ensure they are fully included and appropriately addressed at the earliest appropriate stage of decision-making on par with economic and social considerations.
Liquid Waste Management, Constructed Wetlands for Waste Water Management
Safe handling of waste water is an integral part in development and is essential to public health. At emerald, we have been involved in the design and construction supervision, and management of constructed wetlands for liquid waste management. Constructed wetlands are efficient, natural, cost effective and aesthetically pleasing mode of liquid waste management. They also act as carbon sinks and therefore greenhouse gas emission thus climate change mitigation.
Our multi-disciplined team of experienced water and wastewater engineers and educators allows us to draw upon a wide range of expertise. Our team offer services in Water and Wastewater Planning, Site Selection Studies, Process Design; Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant, Design and Documentation; and Operation Maintenance Manuals. We deliver tailor made solutions for the water and wastewater treatment. We believe that safe handling of waste water is an integral part in development and is essential to public health.
Our design team will carefully evaluate your waste water characteristic and volume and design for a constructed wetland ideal to handle your liquid waste. We also offer expertise within organic waste and sludge treatment, and how to use organic matter to produce manure and biogas and thus reduce climate gas emissions.
Our design team will carefully evaluate your waste water characteristic and volume and design for a constructed wetland ideal to handle your liquid waste.
At Emerald, we also offer expertise within organic waste and sludge treatment, and how to use organic matter to produce manure and biogas and thus reduce climate gas emissions. We have been contracted to help manage waste water treatment systems to ensure they function efficiently, control and reduce odour and pollution, and also undertake compliance monitoring of the facilities, to ensure compliance with various public health and environmental legislations. Our technologies involve the use of Effective micro-organism technologies (EM) so as to ensure environmentally sound practices.
Geographic Information Services
We have a full spectrum of geographic information services that include:
Data management and integration
GIS database development
GPS field data collection and post-processing
Remote sensing and image processing
Real-time, web-based map, 3D virtual globe, and database delivery
Our GIS team have been involved in geospatial data creation, integration, analysis, visual simulation, and application development. The GIS team is well equipped to handle a wide range of GIS related task to different client. The team is trained in, and is well conversant with the use of industry-standard GIS, computer-aided design (CAD), GPS, and remote sensing applications to support seamless integration of geospatial-based technology with planning, management, and decision needs.
The team is abreast with the latest technologies in GIS and have embraced web-based virtual mapping tools such as Google Earthâ„¢ to provide real-time data that can be viewed in a dynamic, 3-D environment
Among the major projects that we have been involved, the major services have mostly been geared towards:
Visual resource management,
Land use planning,
Site suitability analysis,
Land cover and vegetation data collection and classification,
Habitat mapping and suitability modelling,
Renewable Energy and Energy efficiency Program
At emerald, we acknowledge the fact that access to affordable energy has the potential to boost the achievement of all the millennium development Goals. We also acknowledge that by improving energy efficiency of existing systems, we can greatly reduce energy losses, and cut on production costs thus ensuring cost competitiveness of businesses.
Our energy management team help our clients improve the energy efficiency and sustainability of their operations through energy audits, and recommendation of energy efficiency measures.
We also advise on the use of alternative fuels generated as a by-product of processes â€“ or the waste materials arising from activities of certain institutions/industries.
Our consultants have been involved in the feasibility study, Environmental Impact Assessment, design, and construction supervision of biogas plants facilities and micro-hydro power projects in various parts of the country.
As a company, we are actively involved in renewable energy projects, and have interests in off-Grid Solar powered systems, wind energy, and Micro-hydro power projects.
Environmental Due Diligence
In the current world, it is essential that investors protect their investments during the due diligence phase by identifying potential environmental liabilities that may affect their investments, especially during mergers and acquisitions. Many a times have people lost their investments because of undisclosed matters such as sensitive ecosystems (wetlands, migratory corridors, etc), or even health and safety issues.
Our experienced consultants provide advice throughout the transaction process by evaluating potential liabilities associated with land quality, other environmental and Health & Safety issues, so as to reduce the environmental risks that can be associated with the investment.
Integrated Solid Waste Management
At emerald, we offer a full array of solid waste management plans to estate developers, municipalities, counties and private entities involved in solid waste management. We design intergrated solid waste management plans that incorporate concepts such as energy production (biogas), recycling and re-use, composting for manure, and final disposal of residual waste. We have the expertise required to design municipal landfills and dumpsites.
With our existing partnerships with international firms, we source for our clients waste management equipments such as incinerators, waste compactors, and bio-reactors. Our local expertise, paired with our national network of offices, can provide you with innovative and cost-effective solutions to meet all of your waste management needs.
We also work closely and have partnered with international companies that manufacture and sell garbage handling product such as garbage handling and compaction trucks and incinerators.
Water and Sanitation
The Firm has been involved in the design and construction supervision of water and sanitation projects in various parts of Kenya.
Our sanitation engineers have developed a sanitation menu for sanitation technologies ideal for different types of environments.
We have been involved in various WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) initiatives through various institutions, and have designed, and supervised the installation and commissioning of various water treatment technologies for portable water incorporating technologies such as Ultra-violet disinfection, Micro-filtration systems, Reverse Osmosis, and Carbon filtration systems.