With an increase in awareness in the society about the environment and the different pollutants that pose a threat to it, public opinion and federal departments have realized the importance of preserving and protecting the natural habitat and resources.

The responsibilities on organizations and industries are more concentrated in this regard which is why compliance with environmental regulations and strategic environmental planning are now a must-have for any responsible organization and its management.

Green Crescent Environmental Engineering Consultants provides environmental, health and safety management services that meet all phases of our clients business needs from environmental monitoring and reporting to EHS Impact Studies and Risk Assessment to Sustainability solutions.

Our team of qualified environmental professionals can help you meet your strategic and regulatory requirements and to grow your business through environmentally responsible solutions. It is proven that maintaining health and safety standards and good practice leads to organization excellence and business efficiency. Our team works with you to put in place custom-made, comprehensive, and above all practical and robust solutions that meet your regulatory needs and safeguard your most valuable asset, people. Our strategic alliances with regional and international consultancy offices allow us to be able to offer services across a diverse portfolio of services. We offer services across our client’s life cycle in the following six broad areas related to Environmental and Health & Safety:

  1. Environmental Studies & Assessments
  2. Sustainability / Green Building Consultancy
  3. Environmental Monitoring & Testing Services
  4. Health & Safety Consultancy
  5. Waste Management Consultancy
  6. Trainings.

1. Environmental Studies & Assessment

i.  Environment Permit Application (EPA)

Green Crescent Environmental Consultants offers its consultancy services in putting forward the Environmental Permit Application. This involves preparing the project description, schedule of construction and operations, possible environmental impacts and plans for further environmental studies involved. The Environment Permit application involves the scope of Environmental Impact Assessment or related studies. The permit application is evaluated by the relevant authority, which may issue further study requirements or NOC / Environmental Permit for the project.

ii.  Preliminary Environment Report (PER)

The Preliminary Environmental Report (PER) provides the initial environmental evaluation of a project and alternatives before it is programmed. It anticipates the environmental constraints that may affect project design, alternatives, cost, schedule, and delivery. It estimated the scope, schedule, and costs associated with the subsequent environmental compliance process and its documents the assumptions and risks used to develop those estimates. Moreover, we can say that PER is a short form of EIA and this preliminary analysis is undertaken to identify the impacts associated with the proposed development and the means of mitigation. PER is also a tool to ascertain whether the project can go ahead as proposed or whether there are sufficient likely significant adverse environmental impacts to warrant a full EIA.

iii. Construction Environment Management Report (CEMP)

The Construction Environmental Management Plan, or CEMP, is a comprehensive document that is ready to be customized to a specific project; it is reviewed and amended regularly to reflect the current requirements in the building and construction industry.

This Construction Environmental Management Plan (CEMP) demonstrates systems and procedures to ensure that controls are established and maintained to manage potential environmental impacts during the construction of a project. The aim is to minimize pollution, waste generation and other potential environmental impacts of the project. The purpose of this document is for developers, contractors and subcontractors involved with commissioning or constructing freeways, major roads or major development projects.

iv. Operational Environment Management Plan (OEMP)

The OEMP is a site-, project- or industry-specific plan developed to ensure that appropriate environmental management practices are followed during the commissioning and operation phases of a project.

  • Documents procedures to monitor and control environmental impacts 
  • Provides a mechanism to response to change in project implementation and to obtain feedback for continual improvement in environmental performance
As a general guideline, an OEMP is usually required for:
  • Industrial facilities that contain manufacturing processes
  • Development and infrastructure projects (e.g. railways, ports, airports, waste management facilities, water and sanitation facilities, etc)
  • Power projects (e.g. power and desalination plants, geothermal plants, renewable energy facilities)
  • Any project required by EAD to obtain a license to operate
The OEMP must be submitted to EAD for approval no later than one month prior to the commencement of operation (unless otherwise agreed)

v. Decommissioning Environment Management Plan (DEMP)

The DEMP is a site-specific plan developed to ensure that appropriate environmental management practices are followed during the decommissioning phases of a project. It details all remediation, restoration, site control and monitoring activities that will continue once the immediate decommissioning activities are completed. It is designed to eliminate long-term liability issues related to the project site for the proponent.

As a general guideline, a DEMP is usually required during the decommissioning phase of:
  • Projects originally required submitting an EIA
  • Projects involving buildings contaminated with asbestos materials and/or lead-based paint
  • Projects involving the removal of organic liquids, hazardous materials or hazardous wastes
  • Projects generating in excess of 100 m3 in volume of waste 
  • Projects in which more than 50% of exterior walls are demolished
  • Projects in which the land areas is greater than 2,000 m2
  • Project sites in which residual impacts may pose a threat to the environment or in which contamination levels exceed regulatory limits. 
However, applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis. The DEMP must be submitted to EAD for approval prior to the scheduled commencement of decommissioning.

vi. Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA), SEIA , HSEIA

EIA is the appraisal process used to identify, predict, evaluate and justify the ecological, social, and related biophysical effects of a proposed policy, program or project on the environment. It enables an organization to identify: 
  • The most environmentally suitable option for their project at an early stage 
  • The best possible environmental option 
  • Alternative processes or options
In accordance with Federal Law No. (24) of 1999 and various Technical Guideline issued by Environment Agency- Abu Dhabi (EAD), all new Development, Infrastructure, commercial and Industrial  projects are required NOC from EAD. Both national and international law require environmental impact assessments (EIA) prior to the commencement of a building or restructuring project. GCEEC has extensive expertise in carrying out environmental studies for public and private customers in UAE and abroad. We use our broad expertise within the environmental and engineering sciences to assist customers achieve the most accurate environmental assessments. Our services cover the entire EIA process, including preparation of the EIA report and contact with authorities. We have wide range of environmental monitoring instrument to carry out baseline environmental monitoring, modeling software to assess the impacts, and technical expertise for Best Available Technology (BAT) selection.

Systematic process of identifying HSE impacts of existing, new or substantially altered projects, and establishing mitigation requirements. This document provides a guide to what constitutes an HSE Impact Assessment (HSEIA) report. Its purpose is to define the roles and responsibilities for HSEIA matters, the common framework and control procedures through which preparation and approval are managed in the Companies.

vii.  Environmental Action Plan (EAP)

Environmental Action Plan (EAP) is a site-specific plan developed in response to an issue being identified at a facility or project during an inspection.

The EAP documents corrective and preventive measures that will be taken to resolve the identified issues and prevent reoccurrence. A written EAP, with a description of the corrective actions is developed to assist in site or project management implementation of the corrective actions. The extent of detail for the EAP is to be determined based on the significance, impact, number and complexity of the problems and corrective actions necessary to resolve the findings.

viii.  Environmental Audit Plan

An EAR (Environmental Audit Report) document is an independent and detailed assessment of environmental performance for a development project. An EAR describes the project being audited, lists the environmental audit findings associated with that project, details the audit procedures that were followed, and identifies the relevant environmental requirements that were used during the assessment. 

2. Sustainability / Green Building Consultancy

i.  Estidama

ESTIDAMA means “sustainability” in Arabic and is the sustainability initiative of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. The foundation for ESTIDAMA was created in 2007 in the form of Plan Abu Dhabi 2030 which aimed to define how a contemporary, sustainable Arab Capital should look and how it could live. Since then two other significant areas have been applied in the form of Plan Al-Ain 2030 and Plan Al-Gharbia 2030.
GCEEC’s team provide a range of support services and studies to help developers, architects, planner and designers to achieve a targeted Pearl Rating under the ESTIDAMA sustainable building system (Governed by the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council).

ii.  LEED

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a Green Building Rating System developed by the U.S Green Building Council (USGBC) and introduced to the market in a large number of countries. LEED is a voluntary, consensus-based, market-driven program that provides third-party verification of green buildings. From individual buildings and homes, to entire neighborhoods and communities, LEED is transforming the way built environments are designed, constructed, and operated.

iii.  Carbon Foot Printing

GCEEC is proud to offer its services in Carbon Reporting, Greenhouse Gas (GHG) protocol product standard verification, consultancy and spreadsheets generation to utilize ISO 14064-I standard. Allowing for accurate carbon footprint calculation and reporting Carbon foot printing measures the greenhouse gas emissions caused by an organization, event or product. Measuring your carbon footprints is the first step towards reducing your carbon footprint helping the environment and letting your customers know you are making a difference. 

GCEEC offers a set of carbon foot printing products and services to address corporate needs cost-effectively, including:

a)Event Footprints:

GCEEC provide its consultancy services to calculate event footprints. Event emission calculations often need to include not only direct emissions, but also Scope 3 emissions (e.g., supply-chain related emissions, event-related travel emissions, event-related lodging, and emissions from waste disposal). A credible event footprint is a prerequisite to any effort to brand an event as carbon neutral.

b)Voluntary Corporate Footprints:

We provide services for organizations looking for voluntary carbon foot printing reporting.  These organizations benefit their businesses by building their image, and thus sales, by showcasing their environmental commitment and social responsibility.

c)Product Foot printing or Life Cycle Assessment (LCA):

This service is increasingly becoming required by major retailers as a measure of the GHG-intensity of a product or service. LCA information is being provided to consumers in order to influence their purchasing patterns, making it crucial that companies understand and adhere to the details of such newly developed standards as PAS 2050.

3. Environmental Monitoring & Testing Services

i. Indoor / Occupational Air Quality

Air pollution is the introduction of air pollutants, chemicals, particulate matter, or biological matters into the environment that pollutes the environment by causing dangerous diseases, discomfort or death to humans and damages other living organisms such as crops or the natural environment. GCEEC is monitoring ambient air quality at different locations of the said project premises, for different outdoor and indoor pollutant gases. This will be carried out by taking static gas samples at different locations for air quality monitoring using Air Quality Analyzer (IQM 60). Depending upon nature of environment and client requirements the equipment is employed over different time periods (e.g. 01 Hrs. 08 Hrs. and 24 Hrs.).

ii.  Ambient / Outdoor Air Quality

Ambient Air Quality monitoring is carried out to assess the extent of pollution, ensure compliance with national legislation, evaluate, control options, and provide data for air quality modeling. There are a number of different methods to measure any given pollutant, varying in complexity, reliability, and detail of data. These range from simple passive sampling techniques to highly sophisticated remote sensing devices.

Ambient air quality refers to the quality of outdoor air in our surrounding environment. It is typically measured near ground level, away from direct sources of pollution.

We have dedicated field staff and latest Monitoring equipment’s based on International methods for the following Parameters.
Monitoring Parameters TSPM, RSPM/PM10, SO2, NOx, CO, O3, TVOC, PID, Amb Temp, RH %.

iv.  Noise Level Monitoring

Noise is defined as the presence of unwanted sound. Environmental noise is a major issue in most countries, especially in areas of high population, and the sources of noise and their adverse effects on our wellbeing are varied. In terms of assessing the impact of these issues, we need to be able to make suitable noise measurements, or in some cases, monitor the noise levels for longer periods.

Industrial noise, for example, is a much more exact science, as you are interested in assessing specific noise levels and relating these to legislative or action levels.

Environmental noise is very different because the level of annoyance or nuisance can be very subjective and will elicit diverse reactions from different people. The noise is generated from various activities in the industries and workplaces (e.g. Power plants, Manufacturing Industries, Transportation, Construction sites, Entertainment Venues etc.).

Noise Level is measured by Digital Sound Level Meter such as EXTECH Sound Level Meter or SOLO Sound Level Meter (Black Edition). The unit of Sound Pressure Level (SPL) is dB. GCEEC Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) is in accordance to (European Class 1 Standard) complying with standards EU 93/68/EEC and IEC651 TYPE 2 ANSI S1.4 Type 2. Noise monitoring performed using a SOLO Sound Level Meter (Black Edition) conform to IEC 61672-1 (2002) and ANSI 1.11/ANSI 1.4 standards. The noise level monitoring can be conducted for different time periods (e.g. 01 h, 08 hrs. and 24 hrs.).

v. Gaseous Emission Testing / Vehicular Emission Monitoring

Gas emissions are any gaseous material released, either naturally or artificially, into the atmosphere. The standard Gas emissions monitoring system consists of a sample probe, filter, sample line (umbilical), gas conditioning system, calibration gas system, and a gas analyzers which reflect the parameters being monitored. Typical monitored emissions include: sulfur dioxide, nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen chloride, airborne particulate matter, mercury, volatile organic compounds, and oxygen. Gaseous Emissions Monitoring systems can also measure air flow, flue gas opacity and moisture.

LANCOM series IV portable flue gas analyzer would be utilizes to carry out emissions analysis from the advised stacks on the below set of parameters. The three readings would be taken at 5 minutes interval, out of which maximum, minimum and average would be recorded for reporting purpose. And results will be provided with the graphical representation. This Monitoring is conducted according to the USEPA CTM-34 Method.

Emissions measurement is the process of monitoring gaseous emissions from a specific source.

Emissions Measurement is the science of characterizing and measuring air pollutants emissions. The measurement of both type and quantity of these contaminants is an important part of obtaining the data needed to implement a meaningful control program. The process of monitoring particulate and gaseous emissions from a stationary source is often referred to as source sampling or source testing.

We are equipped for conducting the flue gas emission monitoring from Boilers, Diesel Generators & from any other source emission. Emissions parameters are O2, CO2, SO2, NO2, NO, THC, Flue Gas Temp, Amb Temp etc.

vi.  Vibration Monitoring

A body is said to vibrate when it describes an oscillating motion about a reference position. The number of times a complete motion cycle takes place during the period of one second is called the Frequency and is measured in hertz (Hz).

Mostly vibration monitoring (due construction activity0 is usually performed to comply with local, state or federal regulations and often requires the monitoring of three ground and one air-overpressure channel. These regulations require vibration monitoring in order to reduce or eliminate the potential impact to surrounding structures and services (i.e. mass transit) and people working around construction, manufacturing and fabrication activities. Extech (407860) Vibration Meter measure vibration levels for all industrial and construction activities.

vii.  Metrological Data Monitoring

The objective of any meteorological monitoring at any site is to understand the prevailing weather pattern and the possible influences on the observed air quality data. The meteorological data is recorded for predetermined time period. GCEEC has Davis Weather station (Vantage Pro), total weather station to monitoring the meteorological monitoring. Typical Meteorological monitoring includes measurement of following parameters but not limited to:

a) Ambient Temperature, 
b) Dew Point Temperature 
c) Relative Humidity,
d) Wind Speed, 
e) Wind Direction, 
f) Barometric Pressure 
g) Precipitation 
h) Solar Radiation
i) Heat Index 

All the above parameters are monitored on continuous basis to generate hourly average values during the daily 24 hour monitoring events.

ix.  Stack Monitoring

Green Crescent Environmental Consultants is capable of monitoring the stacks emissions, flare gases and hydrocarbon emissions from the stationary sources. Monitoring of mobile emission sources which include ships exhaust monitoring, vehicular monitoring, compressor & generator are conducted according to USEPA, ASTM, EURO standards.

GCEEC is equipped with emission monitoring equipment and standard SOP’s for USEPA, ASTM methods, ISO Standards & OHSAS Guidelines. We can provide our services for monitoring of heavy metals, VOC plus GCEC is committed to provide our service as per client’s requirement.

Normally a test is comprised of three (3) sampling runs for a specified sampling time span. Additional conditions may be required by applicable rules, permit, or enforcement order. The testing is performed using sampling and analytical procedures approved by the regulatory body for the specific pollutant or parameter and facility, unit, pollution control equipment, process, or operation

x.  Formaldehyde Monitoring

Formaldehyde is an organic compound with the formula CH2O or HCHO. It is the simplest aldehyde and is also known by its systematic name methanol. Commercial solutions of formaldehyde in water, commonly called formal, were formerly used as disinfectants and for preservation of biological specimens. It is commonly used in nail hardeners and/or nail varnish. In view of its widespread use, toxicity and volatility, exposure to formaldehyde is a significant consideration for human health. GCEEC will conduct Formaldehyde Testing by using FM-801 formaldehyde meter.

xiii.  Soil Testing

Soil monitoring is carried out to gather information about the UAE soil quality. Repeated sampling of the same sites is required to detect changes occurring within soils as a result of changing land use, management effects and environmental changes (e.g. climate change).

Soils are sampled by staff using our soil sampling method and are then analyzed for a number of soil quality indicators, these being:

a)  Soil Acidity (Ph);
b)  Carbon (C);
c)  Total Nitrogen (N) and Carbon to Nitrogen Ratio;
d)  Extractable Phosphorous (P);
e)  Extractable Potassium (K) and Magnesium (Mg);
f)  Potentially Toxic Elements;
g)  Microbial Biomass Carbon;
h)  Earthworms.

xiv.  Water Analysis

Water quality monitoring can be conducted for many purposes. Five major purposes are to:

  • Characterize waters and identify changes or trends in water quality over time;
  • Identify specific existing or emerging water quality problems;
  • Gather information to design specific pollution prevention or remediation programs;
  • Determine whether program goals -- such as compliance with pollution regulations or implementation of effective pollution control actions -- are being met; and
  • Respond to emergencies, such as spills and floods.

Some types of monitoring activities meet several of these purposes at once; others are specifically designed for one reason. 
GCEEC with subcontract support services carry out water quality monitoring corresponding to client requirement.

xv. Naturally Occurring Radio Active Material (NORM) Testing

NORMs are found naturally almost everywhere but in low concentrations. Their potential sources are metal industries, hazardous waste and sludge, extraction wells or natural sites having high concentration of radioactive nucleoids. NORMs are potential hazard for the human being as these materials constantly emit Alpha, Beta and Gama radiations. These radiations cause cancer and other related diseases. With passage of time these materials decay into other radioactive materials which are also potential danger to the life on this earth.  As such, NORMs cause concerns in transportation, handling and disposal.

GCEEC provided full scan for all such nucleoids.  Some of them are listed in the below list: 
  • Uranium238 series
  • Thorium230
  • Radium226
  • Lead210
  • Thorium232
  • Radium228
  • Thorium228
  • Potassium40

4. Health & Safety Consultancy


The purpose of this environment, health and safety management system (EHSMS) is to provide an overarching framework for managing environmental, health and safety hazards and risks. The EHSMS provides a common approach and system for identifying and managing environmental, health and safety risks across regulated entities. EHSMS’s are used to proactively manage an organization’s environmental, health and safety risks in line with best practice EHS standards and binding EHS laws. In Abu Dhabi, EHSMS has now been legislated and is a mandatory requirement for all organizations within the Abu Dhabi Emirate. Green Crescent is a registered environmental consultancy that is approved by the Abu Dhabi Environment, Health and Safety (AD EHS) Centre to undertake EHS Consultancy and EHSMS development/ implementation works. Our specialist EHS consultants can assist you with developing EHSMS in line with regulatory requirements where EHSMS is required.

ii.  EHS Audit

A key component to continuous improvement in HSE is an effective audit and inspection program. A vital element of an HSE management system is the systematic and structured verification of system performance and the regular feedback allowing organizations to manage and continually improve performance. An effective HSE auditing program is one that objectively obtains and evaluates performance evidence in order to:

  1. Determine if the management system is effectively implemented and delivering expected performance,
  2. Assess whether the organization complies with the policy and standards established by applicable regulatory authorities, and
  3. Communicate valuable information so organizations are able to proactively manage HSE risks and performance.

iii.  HSE Plan

An HSE Plan is an HSE management programme aimed to achieve any specific HSE objective and target/goal and should essentially define the objective (what you wish to achieve), programme (what you plan to do), Action Plan (how it will be accomplished), responsibilities of persons at different levels and the time frame within which the goal is to be achieved.

An HSE plan is a living document, developed before the project work begins using the scope of work as a starting point. As the project evolves, the plan is revised as the scope changes.

iv.  HAZID

HAZID study is a tool for hazard identification, used early in a project as soon as process flow diagrams, draft heat and mass balances, and plot layouts are available. The method is a design enabling tool, acting to help organize the HSE deliverables in a project. The structured brainstorming technique typically involves designer and client personnel engineering disciples, project management, commissioning and operations. Major findings and hazard ratings help to deliver HSE compliance, and form part of the project risk register required by many licensing authorities.

vi.  Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA), QERA

Quantitative Risk Assessment (QRA) software and methodologies give quantitative estimates of risks, given the parameters defining them. They are used in the high risk projects like chemical manufacturing and storage, hydrocarbons handling,  the chemical process industry, and other areas.

In the chemical process and petrochemical industries a QRA is primarily concerned with determining the potential loss of life (PLL) caused by undesired events. Specialist software can be used to model the effects of such an event, and to help calculate the potential loss of life. Some organizations use the risk outputs to assess the implied cost to avert a fatality (ICAF) which can be used to set quantified criteria for what is an unacceptable risk and what is tolerable. Green Crescent Environmental Consultants provides its technical and professional services for the risk assessments both quantitative and qualitative.

vii. Project Specific Construction Management Plan (Cop 53.1)

The EHS – CMP is a site specific plan developed to ensure that appropriate EHS management practices are developed, implemented and monitored during construction phase of a project. Submission and approval for project specific as follows:

a) The client will be informed, at the time of applying for a building permit with the relevant municipality,        the level of EHS-CMP that is required for the project.

b) The level of the plan required will be based upon the risk and complexity of the project.

c) The client will be informed at the time of application, the submission requirement and relevant timescales      for review and approval.

5. Waste Management Consultancy

i.  Waste Management Planing

Waste management plans have a key role to play in achieving sustainable waste management. Their main purpose is to give an outline of waste streams and treatment options. More specifically they aim to provide a planning framework for the following:

Compliance with waste policy and target achievement: Waste management plans, national as well as local/ regional are important instruments contributing to implementation and achievement of policies and targets set up in the field of waste management at the national level.

Outline of waste characteristics and sufficient capacity for managing waste: Waste management plans give an outline of waste streams and qualities to be managed. Furthermore, they contribute to ensuring that the capacity and the nature of collection and treatment systems are in line with the waste to be managed.

Control of technological measures: An outline of waste ensures identification of areas in which technological measures should be taken to eliminate or minimize certain types of waste.
Outline of investment requirements: Waste management plans make way for a statement of financial requirements for the operation of collection schemes, treatment of waste etc. On this basis, the needs for future investments in waste treatment plans may be determined.

Under waste management services, GCEEC offers following plan and report to comply with various regulatory requirements:

ii.    Waste Reduction Action Plan

iii.   Waste Reduction Report

iv.   Waste Audit

vii.  Operational Waste Management Plan (OWMP)

 v.  Construction & Demolition Waste Management Plan (CDWMP)

6. Trainings

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