BAY OF ISLANDS HARBOUR WATER QUALITY
Back in the day we were part of both local authority and major corporate projects to measure, protect and enjoy the water quality of Bay of Islands Harbour. Now we have the privilege of showing our children the beauty and tranquility of a harbour that hosts significant residential, commercial and recreational development sustainably all in one place.
CARBON CREDIT COUNTING
With our combination of environmental and forestry science, our knowledge of the workings of government, and our purpose-written software, we are maximising carbon credit portfolios for our clients, helping them reap the sustainability, reputational, and financial benefits of carbon farming. Why not get paid to save the world?
Being in the game for over 30 years has given us something of a "long view" on the challenges of climate change. So we have kept a 'watch and warn' brief on what is to come on behalf of our clients, and our children, and our children's children. Due to our predictions coming true, sustainability professionals have become more influential as we help human society understand and adapt to climate change. More and more clients are taking the position that they will "Be Prepared".
We were involved in the first stages of the development of an agreed protocol for contaminated site assessments in New Zealand. The National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health is a nationally consistent set of planning controls and soil contaminant values. It is used for a HAIL (Hazardous Activities and Industries List) report when developing land with a possible history of contamination. Our experience with numerous HAIL projects throughout the country means that we can deliver high quality specialist reports in soil assessments for clients. We can also complete the resource consent applications that go with HAIL reports - two services in one.
Sustainable development is for the small projects as well as the large. We have been involved in harbour works for public and private clients checking harbour facilities and reviewing environmental assessments regarding the short and long term effects of marine servicing - such as boat ramps. One good example of a development that meets local needs in a sustainable way is the new boat ramp at Pataua North, Whangarei. The seagull roost to the right of the ramp is undisturbed. Our independent Green Rating of this development was GGG™.
Triple G = Excellent.