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Aether also provides other services related to local air quality management:
Where air quality modelling is inappropriate or inconclusive, Aether can conduct diffusion tube surveys.
Diffusion tubes are a simple way of monitoring nitrogen dioxide concentrations that allow a number of sites to be monitored over 6 months or a longer time period.
This is beneficial compared to automatic monitors, which are expensive to set up and run. The results can then be used to evaluate exposure to air pollution at relevant locations and appropriate mitigation put in place if required.
New major developments within Greater London are required to be at least ‘air quality neutral’ and not lead to further deterioration of existing poor air quality. Building and transport emission benchmarks have been developed and developments must meet these benchmarks or implement mitigation measures to reduce emissions either on or off site.
Aether can undertake air quality neutral assessments either as stand-alone reports or as part of an air quality assessment.
LES assessments are an alternative or addition to conducting a traditional air quality assessment and they assess the air quality pollutant and greenhouse gas emissions arising from buildings and vehicles both pre and post development.
Aether has undertaken LES assessments for a wide variety of customers and clients.
Emissions and dust from the construction phase of a development can have a significant impact on local air quality. Guidance has been developed to determine the significance of the impact. In addition, the Mayor of London has introduced standards to reduce emissions of pollutants from construction and demolition activity and associated equipment. Aether can provide construction dust impact advice as part of an air quality assessment report.
Category: Construction and property developers
Aether was commissioned by Berkeley Homes to undertake an air quality assessment for the proposed installation of gas fired boilers at 250 City Road.
“If we have a need for any more reports in the future Aether will be first on my list.”
Alan Hardy, Kyson Design
“Aether's approach to couple innovative visualisation with high expertise manpower delivered valuable insights for our inventory work.”
“Everything went well, and the Centre on Emissions Inventories and Projections especially thank the reviewers for their excellent job.”
National Inventory Review (2009) under the LRTAP Conventionent
“An extremely useful and informative piece of work.”
Samantha Baker, DECC
“Aether's experience working with emissions data and local government proved invaluable in developing TrACE, and we are very pleased with the final tool. It was delivered on time, to budget and to specification, and Aether's consultants have been very forthcoming with ideas for developing it further.”
Andy Deacon, Energy Saving Trust
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