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Sustainable Buildings Increasingly Reliant on Good Acoustic Design

The new Building Regulations requirement for sound insulation performance in dwellings will be introduced this year. In addition to a minimum performance level, it will be necessary to undertake compulsory pre-completion testing. Early attention to acoustic design considerations will lead to cost-effective solutions and the optimum targeting of investments. A failure to meet the requirements could lead to onerous ongoing liability. » read more

 

4 Steps to Being a Climate Change Leader - And Still Save Money

'4 Steps to Being a Climate Change Leader - And Still Save Money' image The dramatic drop in oil and gas prices is good news for business. But does this mean that energy efficiency is no longer a top priority? » read more

 

High Speed Travel to a Low Carbon Future

AWN Consulting commissioned by┬áSouth Eastern Railways (SER) to further develop their energy and environmental management systems. » read more

 

AWN Submission on Regulatory Impact Assessment of Seveso III Directive

The Health and Safety Authority recently undertook public consultation on the Regulatory Impact Assessment of the transposition of the Seveso III Directive (2012/18/EC) into Irish legislation. AWN Consulting made a comprehensive submission under various headings. » read more

 

Aarhus Convention - National Implementation Report

Public consultation is currently being sought by the DoECLG for Ireland's first National Implementation Report under the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) Convention on Access to Information, Public Participation in Decision-making and Access to Justice in Environmental Matters, better known as the Aarhus Convention. » read more

 

Upcoming Seminar: Managing Industrial Risk and the new Seveso III Directive

Dr. Fergal Callaghan of AWN Consulting has been invited to give the opening address at the upcoming Engineers Ireland CPD Seminar in June. The Seminar is titled 'Managing Industrial Risk and the new Seveso III Directive'. » read more

 

Review of EPA 2011 National Waste Report

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the latest National Waste Report on the 25th March 2013. Environmental Consultants within AWN Consulting reviewed the report. The key findings were that 17 per cent less household waste is being generated since the 2007 peak and 40 per cent of that is being recycled. » read more

 

Cost Effective & Innovative Wastewater Treatment Solution

AWN Consulting were recently asked to review the operation of a large EPA IPPC licenced facility which was discharging wastewater via an onsite treatment plant to a receiving watercourse. This cost effective and innovative wastewater solution developed by AWN enabled significant plant expansion and inward investment. » read more

 

Strengthening the AWN Team

As part of AWN Consulting's continuing drive for technical excellence we have recently appointed Teri Hayes as a Director to our team. Teri has over 20 years of environmental consulting experience specialising in water resources, contaminated land and impact assessment. » read more

 

AWN Staff on the IGI Environmental Risk Register

AWN has recently had four of its hydrogeologists and environmental scientists formally entered on the Institute of Geologists of Ireland (IGI) register of Qualified Persons (in respect of Environmental Risk Assessment of Unregistered Waste Disposal Sites). » read more

 
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