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AIR QUALITY SOLUTIONS LTD

Air Quality Consultants helping planners, developers and architects gain planning permission

FREE Baseline Air Quality Assessment
Complete within 48 Hours
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Our Services

BASELINE AIR QUALITY ASSESSMENT

Baseline Air Quality Assessments also known as Air Quality Screening Assessments are suitable for smaller developments that are likely to have minimal impact on the surrounding air quality. It contains no dispersion model so instead looks at surrounding monitoring stations and background pollutant concentrations  to assess whether a more extensive assessment is required.  Price: £0 (Free)

STANDARD AIR QUALITY DISPERSION MODELLING ASSESSMENT

Standard Air Quality Dispersion Modelling Assessments are suitable for most developments, they include a dispersion model used to predict emission concentrations on the proposed development. If emission concentrations surpass legislation limits, Emission Mitigation is required and may be required to carry out an Air Quality Impact Assessment. Price: £1200

AIR QUALITY IMPACT (SENSITIVE RECEPTOR) ASSESSMENT 

Air Quality Impact (Sensitive Receptor) Assessments are suitable for larger developments and for developments that do not pass the Standard Air Quality Dispersion Modelling Assessment requirements. They assess the impact the proposed development will have on surrounding sensitive receptors. It also contains a dispersion model and can be accompanied with Emission Mitigation. Price: £1350

EMISSION MITIGATION INCLUDING DEFRA DAMAGE COST ASSESSMENT

Emission Mitigation outlines measures and strategies specific to a development that will be implemented to mitigate emissions. Damage cost calculations accompany emission mitigation statements to indicate the level of mitigation required to offset emissions generated by a development. Price: £350

CONSTRUCTION DUST PHASE ASSESSMENT 

Dust emissions are generated by various sources and pose a potential health hazard to individuals exposed to them. Additionally, dust may accumulate on nearby surfaces, resulting in unsightly fouling. To address these concerns, Construction Dust Phase Assessments have been introduced to identify and manage the impact of these emissions on their surroundings. These proactive measures serve to minimise potential harm to public health and protect the aesthetic integrity of surrounding areas. Price: £0 (Free)

AIR QUALITY NEUTRAL ASSESSMENT

The Air Quality Neutral Assessment was introduced by the London Plan and aims to reduce emissions by requiring that development proposals must be Air Quality Neutral. Developments are assessed in relation to two benchmarks: Building Emission Benchmark (BEB) and Transport Emission Benchmark (TEB). When NOx and PM10 emissions from a proposed development fall below these benchmarks, it is considered air quality neutral. Price: £0 (Free)

AIR QUALITY DUST MANAGEMENT PLAN (AQDMP)

An Air Quality Dust Management Plan (AQDMP) is essential for managing dust and air pollutant emissions during construction, ensuring compliance with environmental regulations like The Environmental Protection Act 1990. It assesses emissions from all construction phases, evaluates area sensitivity, and establishes risk profiles to propose control measures aligned with IAQM guidelines. An AQDMP supports sustainable construction, protects public health and ecosystems, and is often required to discharge planning conditions set by local authorities. . Price: £600 

What is AQ Tool?

AQ Tool is a simple form used to collect information we require to complete your Air Quality Assessment. It is also the face of a much larger system aimed at optimising the air quality assessment process, making assessments easier to complete for us and therefore cheaper and quicker to be completed for you.
 
AQ Tool has allowed us to make Baseline Air Quality Assessments (Including Construction Dust Phase Assessments and Air Quality Neutral Assessments) completely FREE for all local authorities and companies that qualify. 

See the diagram below for a standard air quality assessment process and compare it to our far simpler AQ Tool:

Old process:

Email correspondence

Prepare / issue quote

Manually prepare model

Verification model 

 Grids

model

Manually prepare report

Figures

Review

results

 AQN

(if required)

Construction

 

New process:

AQ Tool: User Inputs

Generate

Model

AI-assisted

 Report

Review

process

Using the typical assessment process you can expect to see a completed report within 7 - 15 working days. Design changes can see consultants rerunning models and rewriting reports which can add days, if not weeks.

Using AQ Tool you can expect to see a completed report within 48 hours

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