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Green Buildings - also known as green construction or sustainable building, is referred to as a structure and using processes that is environmentally responsible and resource-efficient throughout a building's life-cycle i.e. from sitting to design, construction, operation, maintenance, renovation and demolition. This practice expands and complements the classical building design concerns of economy, utility, durability and comfort. GRC provides consultation services for this also.

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There are various activities mentioned under the Schedule of EIA Notification which are grouped under the category ‘A’ or ‘B’ as per their threshold limit. These sectors are Mining of Minerals, River Valley Projects, Thermal Power, Nuclear Power, Coal Washeries, Metallurgical Industries, Cement Plant, Petroleum Refining, Airport, Highways, Common Effluent Treatment Plant, Building Construction and Area Development Plant etc. which requires prior environment clearance.

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GRC has following ISO certificates - both for the organisation and laboratory

  1. ISO 9001:2008 (Quality Management System) Certified by KVQA, Noida
  2. ISO 14001:2004 (Environment Management System) Certified by KVQA, Noida
  3. OHSAS 18001:2007 (Occupational Health & Safety Management Standard) Certified by KVQA, Noida

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GRC India is an ISO certified and QCI/NABET accredited consultant organisation with many QCI/NABET accredited in-house and empanelled coordinators in various sectors and functional area experts in all the 12 functional areas. It has a professional team capable of accomplishing any task as a challenge. GRC India also owns a sophisticated Training & Analytical Laboratory recognised by the Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Govt. of India as per Environmental (Protection) Act, 1986. This Lab is engaged in critical examination of the air quality, water pollution and soil testing of the project area. In this way, GRC India is equipped with all necessary requirements from collecting baseline data to report writing and providing critical suggestions on vital issues of environment in house. GRC India is among the largest EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) service providers throughout the India.

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For completing EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) report, recognised Environmental Laboratory is required for conducting Environmental Testing & Monitoring of the study area of the project. Analysis of Soil, Ground Water, Surface Water, Air Quality, Analysis of micro-organism etc. are mandatory for undertaking the pre and post project scenario of any area. Lab analysts undertake the survey tours for monitoring and results are analysed by the experts to prepare per-project baseline data for the EIA report and for obtaining Consent to Operate, and post project environmental data on a regular basis.

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Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) is a multidisciplinary activity which involves the study of many aspects of the environment. The consultant organisation must have a Quality Council of India (QCI) / National Accreditation Board for Education and Training (NABET) accredited experts of 11 selected fields of the environmental air pollution, water pollution, ecology & biodiversity, land use, socio-economics, etc. The QCI/NABET is providing certificate to EIA consultants having adequate infrastructure, EIA Coordinators either in-house or empanelled in different sectors and Functional Area Experts (FAEs) in all the 11 fields. Only QCI/NABET accredited consultant can undertake any EIA study.

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Yes, as per the MoEF&CC (Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change) guidelines, the EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) study can be conducted by the QCI accredited consultant organisations for the sectors they are accredited for.

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Yes, as per EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) Notification, all expansion projects need EC for conducting the EIA study.

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EIA stands for Environmental Impact Assessment. It is a study to predict the effect of a proposed activity/project on the environment. EIA compares various alternatives for a project and seeks to identify the one which represents the best combination of economic and environmental costs and benefits. EIA helps in assessing whether the project has any adverse environmental impact and what Environmental Management Plan (EMP) should be followed to address it.

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It depends upon the category of the project as given in the Schedule of the EIA Notification 2006 and its amendment 2009/2011. MoEF&CC is granting the EC for category ‘A’ projects while State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority (SEIAA) is granting EC for the ‘B’ projects or for projects in those states where SEIAA in not formed. In some cases, category ‘B’ projects become category ‘A’ projects due to the general/specific conditions given in the EIA Notification.

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As per the EIA notification of MoEF&CC, there are few defined steps for getting EC like submission of Form 1/Form 1A/Conceptual Plan & Pre-feasibility report as the case may be. In all cases expect projects falling under Item 8 (a) of Schedule of EIA Notification, where projects are appraisal as per Form 1 /1A & Conceptual Plan, presentation for ToR before an appraisal committee, conducting EIA studies and public hearing in most of the cases is also necessary. GRC India is providing full consultancy services to its clients for getting EC at every step in different sectors.

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Yes, As per Environment (Protection) Act, 1986, it is mandatory to get EC prior to starting any industrial project, as covered in the schedule of EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) Notification 2006, amended in 2009 and 2011.