|Our environmental consulting is service of compliance consulting, in which the we ensure that
the client maintains an appropriate measure of compliance with environmental regulations.
There are many types of environmental consultants, but the two main groups are those who
enter the field from the industry side, and those who enter the field from the environmentalist
Environmental consultants work in a very wide variety of fields. Whether it be providing
construction services such as Asbestos Hazard Assessments or Lead Hazard Assessments
or conducting due diligence reports for customers to rid them of possible sanctions.
Consultancies may generalise across a wide range of disciplines or specialise in certain
areas of environmental consultancy such as waste management.
Environmental consultants usually have an undergraduate degree and sometimes even
master's degree in Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Environmental
Studies, Geology, or some other science discipline. They should have deep knowledge on
environmental regulations, which they can advise particular clients in the private industry or
public government institutions to help them steer clear of possible fines, legal action or
Environmental consulting spans a wide spectrum of industry. The most basic industry that
environmental consulting remains prominent in is the commercial estate market. Many
commercial lenders rely on both small and large environmental firms. Many commercial
lenders will not lend monies to borrowers if the property or personal capital does not exceed
the worth of the land. If an environmental problem is discovered property owners that deem
themselves a responsible party will most likely reserve monies in escrow in order to resolve
the environmental impact.
With increasing numbers of construction, agriculture, and scientific companies employing
environmental consultancies, the industry can expect growth in the vicinity of 9.7 percent in
2008, amidst mounting public concern over environmental degradation and climate change.
And while some companies are genuinely motivated by concern for the environment, for others,
hiring consultants to appear to be "going green" has proven to be a useful marketing tool.
Growing government funding into renewable energy and technologies producing low
emissions is also helping growth, as organizations investing in research and development in
these areas are often major employers of environmental consultants.