Ecologic performs all types of Environmental Works, Projects and Licensing. Below, we list some of these services:
- Execution and Monitoring of earthworks
- Confirmatory Evaluation
- Detailed Rating
- Execution and Monitoring of Demolition Works
- Vegetation Suppression Execution and Monitoring, Vegetation Layer Detachment and Removal
- Elaboration of Fauna Report
- Elaboration of Fauna enrichment project
- Elaboration of Project and follow-up of Fauna Rescue
- Elaboration of Survey
- Elaboration of Topography and Topobatimetry
Environmental Consulting Services
Strategic Environmental Consulting
Strategic Environmental Consulting is the specialty of Ecologic, which provides the environmental manager with critical information about the object of environmental consulting, allowing decision-making more effectively.
In order for environmental consulting to be efficient, it is necessary to understand the distinctions and history of the case, taking into consideration: rigid environmental standards, strong global pressures, community complaints, divergent interpretations of the environmental law (not yet condensed) , among others.
Specific strategies are then defined for each environmental consultancy, addressing the issues raised. The execution of the environmental consulting service is always aimed at achieving compliance, reliability and environmental innovation before society / market, Environmental Agencies (government) and the internal public.
With this environmental consulting plan Ecologic serves its clients by promoting extraordinary results. And the application is always conducted by experienced, qualified, specialized and mainly differentiated professionals, generating extraordinary solutions in environmental consulting that meet the interests of all involved.
The Environmental Audit is a tool that allows companies to achieve and maintain the effectiveness of environmental management in any company through a comprehensive and comprehensive action plan. Environmental auditing can point to both existing and future deficiencies, preventing higher spending in the future.
Firstly, it is necessary to identify the object of this environmental audit, that is, to detect environmental vulnerabilities, not only in the scope of environmental compliance, but also considering risks, image and sustainability. This is done through qualitative observation in the field, collection of documents, meetings with staff and elaboration of conclusive diagnosis of the environmental audit based on this information.
According to the Standard NBR ISO 14.010 Environmental Audit is defined as:
“Systematic and documented verification process, performed to objectively obtain and evaluate audit evidence to determine whether specific activities, events, management systems and environmental conditions or related information are in compliance with the audit criteria and to communicate the results of this process to the customer. ”
Ecologic has extensive experience in environmental auditing and is prepared to conduct audits in companies and enterprises from all sectors, incorporating experts from the field to the environmental audit team, thus producing a comprehensive and complete picture of the current environmental condition. This environmental audit will serve as a foundation for corrective, strategic, preventive and generative actions.
The Environmental Viability and Locational Study
The Environmental Viability (EVA) and Locational Study is essential for the planning of the activity and its respective environmental licensing, in order to present if there is environmental feasibility for the implementation of the enterprise, as well as the identification of the most appropriate place.
It is presented in a preliminary way to the EIA / RIMA.
According to Conama Resolution 237 of December 19, 1997, it is defined in its Article 1 that:
“I – Environmental Licensing: an administrative procedure by which the competent environmental agency permits the location, installation, expansion and operation of enterprises and activities that use environmental resources, considered as effective or potentially polluting or those that in any way may cause environmental degradation , taking into account the legal and regulatory provisions and the technical standards applicable to the case. ”
EIA / RIMA, Environmental Impact Studies and Impact Report to the Environment
According to Art 1º of Conama Resolution 01 of January 23, 1986, environmental impact is considered as:
“… any change in the physical, chemical and biological properties of the environment caused by any form of matter or energy resulting from human activities that directly or indirectly affect:
I – the health, safety and well-being of the population;
II – social and economic activities;
III – the biota;
IV – the aesthetic and sanitary conditions of the environment;
V – the quality of environmental resources. ”
The EIA / RIMA is an instrument of the National Environmental Policy and should be presented for analysis of the competent environmental agencies in cases of activities using environmental resources considered of significant potential for degradation or pollution to their environmental licensing.
“Art. 2º It will depend on the elaboration of an environmental impact study and its environmental impact report – RIMA, to be submitted to the approval of the competent state body, and the Special Secretariat for the Environment – SEMA157 in a supplementary character, the licensing of activities modifying the environment, such as:
I – Roadways with two or more rolling lanes;
II – Railways;
III – Ores and terminals of ore, petroleum and chemical products;
IV – Airports, as defined by item 1, article 48, of Decree-Law no. 32, of September 18, 1966158;
V – Pipelines, pipelines, pipelines, collection trunks and emitters of sanitary sewers; VI – Transmission lines of electric power, above 230KV;
VII – Hydraulic works for the exploitation of water resources, such as: dam 159 for hydroelectric purposes, above 10MW, sanitation or irrigation, opening of channels for navigation, drainage and irrigation, rectification of water courses, embouchures, transposition of basins, dikes;
VIII – Extraction of fossil fuel (oil, shale, coal);
IX – Extraction of ore, including those of class II, defined in the Mining Code;
X – Sanitary landfills, processing and final destination of toxic or hazardous waste;
Xl – Power generation plants, whatever the primary energy source, above 10MW;
XII – Complex and industrial and agroindustrial units (petrochemicals, iron and steel, chlorochemicals, alcohol distilleries, coal, extraction and cultivation of hydric water resources?);
XIII – Industrial districts and strictly industrial zones – ZEI;
XIV – Economic exploitation of wood or firewood, in areas over 100 hectares or smaller, when it reaches significant areas in terms of percentage or of importance from the environmental point of view;
XV – urban projects, over 100 ha or in areas considered of relevant environmental interest at the discretion of SEMA and the competent municipal and state or state or municipal bodies;
XVI – Any activity that uses charcoal, derivatives or similar products, in quantities exceeding ten tons per day;
XVII – Agricultural Projects covering areas over 1,000 ha. or smaller, in this case, when dealing with significant areas in terms of percentage or of importance from the environmental point of view, including in the areas of environmental protection;
XVIII – Entrepreneurship potentially harmful to national speleological heritage. ”
Preliminary Environmental Report (RAP)
The Preliminary Environmental Report is a technical study developed by a multidisciplinary team, whose objective is to analyze the environmental feasibility of an enterprise or activity that is potentially or effectively causing environmental degradation to obtain a Previous License (LP).
Pollution Control Projects
Pollution can be classified as any form of alteration of the environment (soil, water, air), implying damage to all forms of life that shelter that environment.
Brazilian legislation defines pollution as the degradation of environmental quality resulting from activities that directly or indirectly:
• damage the health, safety and well-being of the population;
• create adverse conditions for social and economic activities;
• adversely affect the biota;
• Affect the aesthetic or sanitary conditions of the environment;
• Throw materials or energy in disagreement with established environmental standards.
Any type of pollution must be analyzed and controlled, from Environmental Control Projects and Plans, developed by a trained team in order to promote an ecologically balanced environment, guaranteeing a healthy quality of life.
Environmental Risk Studies
Segundo a Resolução Conama n° 420/2009, define-se risco como:
“XX – Risco: é a probabilidade de ocorrência de efeito(s) adverso(s) em receptores expostos a contaminantes;”
Estudo de Risco Ambiental é a avaliação sistemática de riscos associados com as ameaças à saúde humana e a segurança ambiental, decorrentes das atividades capazes de causar impactos, contínuos ou acidentais, no meio ambiente.
Consiste na identificação dos riscos, avaliação do grau de impacto, frequência de ocorrência e avaliação das medidas de prevenção e precaução.
Studies and Remediation of Contaminated Sites
According to the Ministry of the Environment (MMA), Contaminated Area:
“Area, land, site, installation, building or improvement containing quantities or concentrations of any substance or waste under conditions which cause or are likely to cause harm to human health, the environment or other property to be protected, accumulated, stored, buried or infiltrated in a planned, accidental or even natural way. ”
Conama Resolution No. 420/2009 defines the term Remediation as:
“XVII – Remediation: one of the intervention actions for the rehabilitation of contaminated area, which consists of applying techniques, aiming at the removal, containment or reduction of contaminant concentrations;”
New activities or projects that intend to be installed in urban space and which may have positive (or negative) socio-cultural, economic and political impacts in their surroundings, in cases defined by the municipal public, should have the Neighborhood Impact Study and its respective Impact Neighborhood.
According to the City Statute, Law No. 257/2001, it is defined that:
“Art. 36. The municipal law will define the private and public enterprises and activities in urban areas that will depend on the elaboration of a preliminary study of neighborhood impact (EIV) in order to obtain permits or authorizations for construction, expansion or operation by the Municipal Public Power.
Art. 37. The EIV shall be executed in order to contemplate the positive and negative effects of the enterprise or activity regarding the quality of life of the resident population in the area and its vicinity, including the analysis of at least the following questions:
I – population density;
II – urban and community facilities;
III – land use and occupation;
IV – real estate valuation;
V – generation of traffic and demand for public transportation;
VI – ventilation and lighting;
VII – urban landscape and natural and cultural heritage. ”
The Civil Construction Waste Management Plan is a technical document that quantitatively indicates the waste generated in the construction sector from construction, demolition, repairs and renovations, etc.
Road or Traffic Impact Study
The purpose of the Road or Traffic Impact Study is to assess and determine the extent of impacts on the road system of a region that would originate or originate with the implementation of a particular enterprise.
This is a specific study and may be requested together with the EIV / RIV
Environmental Sustainability Services
Management Plans for the Environment
Environmental Management Plans are the basic technical and legal tools for the management of Conservation Units, Permanent Preservation Areas (APP), Legal Reserves (National Patrimony – RPPN), Parks, etc.
They are based on the current reality to choose among the available options, the decisions that better enable the fulfillment of the objectives that the legislation foresees for each category.
They prioritize the preservation of fauna and flora, concluding the best or most feasible alternatives to avoid irreparable errors. Management plans should also address the whole question of the sustainability of the nature reserve, that is, measures to ensure that the ecosystem is preserved in a sustainable way.
That is, management plans are the basis for the implementation, use and maintenance of a conservation unit.
Ecologic is prepared to elaborate comprehensive and responsible Environmental Management Plans that allow not only the preservation but the conscious exploration of these reserves.
Environmental Sustainability Projects
Environmental sustainability projects aim at meeting the needs of the present generation without compromising the capacity of the future, while preserving the cost-benefit characteristics of companies and enterprises.
Sustainability is in fact a systemic concept, related to the continuity of economic, social, cultural and environmental aspects of human society that, preserving biodiversity and natural ecosystems, planning and acting in their maintenance. These environmental sustainability projects are a means of shaping human activities so that society and its economies can meet their needs and express their greatest potential in the present.
A sustainable enterprise must comply with four basic requirements of environmental sustainability projects:
• Be ecologically correct;
• Economically viable;
• Socially just;
• Culturally accepted.
Ecologic is prepared to elaborate Environmental Sustainability Projects, aiming to make companies and society aware that preserving the environment and contributing socially guarantees profitability, waste reduction and good image.
Clean Development Mechanism
The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) is still an incentive for companies from more industrialized countries to invest in emission reduction projects in developing countries, such as Brazil.
Among the many types of CDM projects that can be developed, we can mention:
• Gas capture in sanitary landfill; • Treatment of swine manure and reuse of biogas; • Fuel change; • Generation of energy from renewable sources (biomass, wind energy, small and medium-sized hydroelectric), solar energy; • Composting of urban solid waste; • Methane generation from organic waste (biogasification); • Pyrolysis of waste.
These CDM projects allow, through the verification of emission reductions or carbon sequestration, to obtain the “Carbon Credits”.
In order to apply for carbon credits, it is necessary to elaborate a CDM project, in accordance with international methodologies, and submit it to accredited auditing bodies to endorse the projected improvements, and thus request carbon credits.
This CDM project does not only address carbon sequestration but also considers them different weights attributed to other greenhouse gases such as Methane (CH4), Nitrous Oxide (N2O), Perfluorocarbons (PFCs), Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs ) and Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6). For example, CH4 is considered up to 23 times more impacting than CO2.
These are securities of international value, function as an environmental “currency” that can be traded on official stock exchanges or in voluntary markets, making the entrepreneur an income.
Ecologic is prepared to develop CDM projects with quality and solidity, helping to achieve Environmental Sustainability around the world.
Environmental Education for Business
The Environmental Education for companies aims to bring to the employees of the organization, knowledge and important reflections on the main environmental issues that integrate the search for sustainability. It works with the qualification of the workers to carry out good practices in the professional and personal scope.
Ecologic is prepared to elaborate Educational Projects for companies, in order to educate employees to practice good environmental actions daily.
The Plan for the Recovery of Degraded Areas
The Plan for the Recovery of Degraded Areas (PRAD) is a study that must gather information, diagnoses and surveys in order to evaluate the degradation of the studied area, aiming to define measures of recovery of the same, being in conformity with the current legislation.
Ecologic is able to elaborate PRAD for several deteriorated environments, either by the anthropic action or natural, aiming the recovery of them.
It is a project developed to create various environments (internal and external), emphasizing beauty, modernity and wellbeing, but mainly promoting the balance of the ecosystem.
Ecologic is qualified to elaborate Landscape Projects, internal and external, always generating the integration between the diverse elements that compose the environment.
Forest Restoration Project
Forest Restoration Project (PRF) is an instrument for planning, systematization, planning, execution and monitoring of forest restoration, with objectives, methodologies, deadlines and defined goals for the establishment of a new forest ecosystem;
Forest restoration competes in the restoration of an ecosystem that has been degraded, damaged or destroyed, consisting of intentional activity that triggers or accelerates the recovery of the ecological integrity of an ecosystem, in a natural or assisted manner, including a minimum level of biodiversity and variability in the ecosystem. structure and functioning of ecological processes, taking into account their ecological, environmental and social values;
Ecologic is qualified to elaborate PRF for several deteriorated environments, either by anthropic or natural action, aiming at restoring them.
Arboreal Curtain Design
Green curtains are designed to mitigate environmental impacts as well as prevent the propagation of noise and particulate matter into the atmosphere. To do this, the curtains should break the visual continuity between the degraded areas and the possible artificial elements implanted (piles of residues, buildings, streets, courtyards, etc.) through dense tree barriers.
To promote the stabilization of the areas and improve their landscape aspect, besides delimiting and providing the physical protection of the perimeter, with its focus on the restoration of the ecological functions of the environment that underwent exploratory processes for the anthropic intervention over time.
Ecologic is qualified to elaborate Arboreal Curtain Projects for several types of projects.
These are just a few examples of the Services we offer, if you are in need of any service in the segment of Environmental Works, Projects and Licensing, do not hesitate to contact us, we will do our best to solve your needs the best way.