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Main focus of our services

Thanks to our interdisciplinary teams of experts we have been successfully assisting our customers with immission control approval procedures for more than 30 years now and can provide a wide range of environmental expert reports. Above and beyond this, integrated environmental consultation is one of our central areas of expertise. Particular features of this include the selection and optimisation of exhaust gas reduction systems, primary abatement measures and the assessment of process steps, constituents and products. In addition to performing qualified environmental measurements and function tests for the purposes of plant monitoring, we can also offer a wide range of environmental analysis services to assure the legally sound implementation of your environmental standards. To round off our comprehensive range of services, we also produce life cycle assessments and environmental product declarations (EPD) for the cement and concrete sectors. We can work out reliable and practical solutions for you, encompassing all ecological, economic and social aspects.

 

 

Your benefits

  • Complete package of integrated services to suit your requirements
  • Interdisciplinary teams of highly experienced and knowledgeable experts
  • In-depth knowledge gained from many years of practical experience
  • State-of-the-art expertise obtained from extensive research work
  • International networking with science and industry
  • Efficient problem solutions thanks to substantial synergy effects
  • Reliable support with regard to the fulfilment of official
  • Individual comparison with "State-of-the Art Technology" and VDZ benchmark values

Environmental expert reports and licensing procedures

As independent and experienced specialist experts we can provide you with knowledgeable, reliable and comprehensive support throughout all the stages of environmental licensing procedures in the cement and lime industry. We can produce a wide range of environmental expert reports for you and provide assistance with even the most complex environmental compatibility investigations. Our specialists have many years of experience in the field of approval management and base their work on the latest findings from science, research and consultations.

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Environmental consultation

We can offer integrated consultation and support for all environmental aspects associated with the production and processing of cement, lime, concrete and other construction products. Our many years of expertise obtained from research and practical work enable us to provide you with an all-round comprehensive range of services, starting with selecting procedures, assessment and extending right through to the optimisation of your individual process steps and products.

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Climate protection

We advise you from a single source on the key topics of CO₂ reduction, CO₂ capture, transport, utilisation and storage.

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Environmental measurements

We conduct qualified and dependable environmental measurements. As an officially approved independent measuring department we are a notified body in accordance with §§ 29b of the BlmSchG (Federal Pollution Control Act), the 13th and 17th BlmSchV (Ordinances on the implementation of the Federal Immission Control Act) and the TA Luft (Technical Instructions on Air Quality Control). Our environmental measuring department is also accredited in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025. Our emission measurements cover the required scope of exhaust gas parameters to be measured in accordance with the 17th and 13th BImSchV (Ordinances on the implementation of the Federal Immission Control Act) and the TA Luft (Technical Instructions on Air Quality Control). In addition, our specialists are in a position to determine a broad range of special parameters. We provide you with comprehensive consultation and incorporate the officially required environmental measurements into a valid and efficient emission measurement programme.

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Environmental analysis

The manufacture and use of construction products should have as little impact as possible on the environment. The wide range of analytical services we offer can help to reliably ensure that this is the case: For example, we regularly perform emission measurements and have the samples taken examined with regard to all the relevant parameters at our high-performance accredited laboratories and associated laboratories. We can also offer you comprehensive consultation on full-scale operational trials for the purpose of optimising plants or emission reduction systems.

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Life cycle assessment and sustainability assessment

Certification systems such as DGNB, LEED or BREEAM are increasingly being used to assess the sustainability of new buildings. The sustainability concept commonly employed is based on a three-pillar model, made up of economy, ecology and social aspects. Life cycle assessment of building materials provides important input data for such sustainability assessments. We develop life cycle assessments for cement and cement-bound building materials as a basis for environmental product declarations (EPD).

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Our Service Offer

You can download our Service Offer as a PDF file here

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Other services in which we operate

Process technology

Our broad range of services encompasses all types of testing in the field of thermal and mechanical process technology, as well as technical reviews and benchmarking, digital process support and comprehensive maintenance work. We optimise your processes, enhance the energy efficiency of your installations, perform maintenance work and offer support for your digitisation projects.

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Education and Training

VDZ has been offering its training and education programme for more than 60 years. Our education and training programmes ranges from one-day workshops to two-year courses for foremen and cover a broad scope of topics on the production of cement and its application in mortar and concrete.

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Laboratory services

Our interdisciplinary team can provide answers to virtually all questions relating to cementitious building materials in line with the latest state-of-the-art. At the same time we can offer our customers a range of services encompassing all important testing activities and consultation work, right through to complex expert reports. Up-to-the-minute research and a professional attitude towards service combine to produce synergies which are reflected by the high quality and practical relevance of our work.

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Person to contact

Do you have questions regarding this service?

Dr Stefan Schäfer
Environment and Plant technology

+49-211-45 78-252
ubt@vdz-online.de

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