Ambtitions for the environment

Living and working in an agreeable, safe and healthy environment is what everyone wants. Unfortunately, it is not always easy to establish these ambitions in practice. As it seems, it is no simple task to hold on to the original ambitions. Planning processes and decision-making processes affect your plans, as well as cultural differences between environment and spatial planning and other interests. DGMR is happy to guide you through this maze of opportunities and obstacles.

Make room

We believe it is important to overcome the differences in culture and interests with the right mix of process-based guidance, policy development and a good technical interpretation in the planning process. This calls for multidisciplinary substance, as well as for knowledge and skills in communication, planning and decision-making processes.

In a balanced way, we help make room for people and environment.

More information about environment

  • Strategic consultancy in environmental policy

    You can approach us for the latest developments and the most recent laws and regulations. Your company specific situation is our starting point. Beginning with your business plan, through (strategic) risk analyses and environmental permits, alignment with the Authority Having Jurisdiction and other stakeholders up to realisation and implementation. We present the strategic choices to you time and again, to keep you completely involved and at the wheel.

  • Acoustic research

    Measurement is the key to knowledge. What are the sound pressure levels in your town’s residential areas? How much noise do passing cars, trains or trams produce? Do your business’ operations still meet the current noise standards? How much noise can construction activities bring about? And it is important to be aware of the effects of sound inside of buildings as well. Acoustic research can determine all this with the (long-term) collection of measurement data using our measurement systems.

  • Noise maps and noise mitigation

    What are the sound pressure levels in your area? Not only do we draw up noise maps, we also assess the additional information you need along the way. For example, to perform acoustic research in housing development, roads or reconstruction. Is there need for sound mitigation? Then we will provide noise modelling and determine the best measures. DGMR also has the expertise to design required mitigation measures for the façade.

  • Noise caused by events

    A municipality’s events policy is leading when it comes to festivals, concerts, festivities and more small-scale events. We help municipalities set up a strategy that describes which types of events can take place at which locations. And together we translate this into realistic and concrete assessment frameworks. Do they work in practice? DGMR monitors the sound pressure on the spot. With manned measurements, so organisers and the Authority Having Jurisdiction can immediately respond to nuisance complaints. But we carry out unmanned and longer measurements as well.

  • Air quality

    We need to cherish the quality of our air. DGMR has ample experience in studying the air quality in infrastructure projects, environmental permit processes for organisations, as well as in zoning plan procedures. DGMR’s consultants go beyond calculating concentrations. We deploy software to calculate and assess the effect of measures on air quality.

    Of course, we are familiar with the current situation within laws and legislation. We also coordinate and perform supplementary research on related environmental work areas, such as noise, vibrations, external safety, fire safety, smell and dust, and we can critically evaluate a drafted (design) Decision.

  • Safety

    Everyone benefits from a safe environment. DGMR’s consultants advise developers and the government in the assessment of measures that limit the chance of an accident or the size of a calamity. We also look into the business’ operations and examine the external safety aspects for the part of the environmental permit that covers the acceptance and control of risks. Activities with hazardous substances can cause risks in case of incidents, also outside the own location and outside the route of the hazardous substances. The Authority Having Jurisdiction demands the inventory and quantification of these risks.

  • Permits

    As an organisation, you sometimes have to deal with difficult questions concerning environmental permits. DGMR is happy to guide you throughout the process of your permit applications or notifications regarding the General Environmental Law Act in building a work place, the impact on an environmental area and the Activities Decree. Based on your business’ operations we will file the entire application. As an option, we can additionally coordinate and perform any required studies (noise, vibrations, external safety, fire safety, smell and dust).

    Based on your business’ operations, our consultants can determine which regulations are relevant and what poses possibilities and bottlenecks. While taking your organisation’s spatial planning and the extended scope of the environmental law into account. In line with licensing, DGMR can also consult on the possibilities in sustainable business for your organisation.

DGMR advises clients in these markets

Business advisory services

Together, we work on a responsible corporate and living climate within the boundaries of government policy.

Area development

We can assist in the development of policy, the guidance of processes and the technical interpretation in the planning stage.

Infrastructure

Whether it concerns low-noise road surfaces or complex designs, DGMR guides the implementation in the environment.