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  • Sustainability and Commercial Buildings 10/06/2021

    Sustainability has become such a large part of residential dwellings over the last decade and our environmental consultants have spoken about some great materials that can be used in such properties — but what about the commercial sector? Commercial buildings have definitely become more eco-friendly overall in many ways but there’s still a long way …

  • Maintaining Your Soil: 4 Pesticide Alternatives for Inviting Office Landscaping 31/05/2021

    Overuse of pesticides can have detrimental environmental impacts, but there are easy ways to stop your workplace alfresco or office outdoor view from being destroyed by hungry insects and aphids. At Alpha Environmental, we offer a range of environmental services to promote healthy soil for commercial sites. We are experts in suppressing pests without damaging …

  • Prevent 5 Areas In Your Bathroom From Becoming Mould Hiding Spots 12/05/2021

    Mould thrives in moist locations with stagnant air, so there’s a reason it commonly occurs in the room with multiple water sources and running taps, your bathroom. Unfortunately, significant mould problems are not always visible and can risk serious structural damage and health concerns. Our environmental consultants are experts at identifying and removing mould from …

  • PSI Vs. DSI – Site Investigations Broken Down 03/03/2021

    When conducting an environmental site assessment, there are various phases our specialists go through to reach conclusions. The first phase of an ESA itself requires a deep research investigation. Today’s article is going to shed some light on some industry terminology – PSI and DSI. Otherwise known as Preliminary Site Investigations and Detailed Site Investigations. …

  • Environmental Disasters: 4 of the Worst in History 18/01/2021

    Whilst the modern world is trying to be more environmentally conscious and be greener with shifts to renewable energies – it wasn’t always like that. And, sometimes, accidents happened that shook the world. Our environmental site assessment experts are here to list four of the world’s worst environmental disasters. Let’s start with the most well-known – Chernobyl. …

  • The Future of Housing 10/12/2020

    As Melbourne-based environmental consultants, we’re always looking out for more sustainable practises. Housing materials have become more sustainable in recent years but there’s still so much room for improvement. Furthermore – the traditional notion and process of building a home may be coming to a close with alternative methods such as prefabricated homes gaining traction. …

  • The Sustainable Workplace: Coffee and Reusable Cups 12/11/2020

    Whether you’re working from home, the office or are preparing to return to the office – making an effort to support a sustainable future is something that is achievable and reliant on everyone pitching in to make a difference. Our environmental consultants thought they’d concentrate on an area that most Melbournians take pride in – coffee. …

  • 2020 – 21 Federal Budget: The Future of Australian Energy 13/10/2020

    With the release of the latest federal budget, our environmental consultants thought they’d take the time to break down some of the key takeaways regarding the environmental and energy portions. Key allocations $52 million gas industry expansion. $50 million towards carbon capture and storage. $70.4 million for a regional hydrogen export hub to be allocated …

  • Face Masks: What You Need To Know For COVID-19 02/09/2020

    Facemasks have been compulsory to wear for all Victorians for over a month now. So, our Melbourne-based environmental consultants thought they’d go in-depth into the science and logic behind them – how they work to fight the spread of COVID-19 (and viruses in general) and, their effectiveness. How they work Put simply, face masks protect …

  • 5 Of The Best Indoor Plants To Grow At Home 07/08/2020

    Whether you’re working from home or not – now is the perfect time to look at some indoor plants to nurture and grow. Our environmental consultants believe that the right indoor plants can not only add a great aesthetic quality to your room but also improve the vibe and give you something to do. So, let’s …

  • Mitigating Groundwater Pollution At Home 14/07/2020

    Groundwater is a fundamental part of our ecosystem and we must do all we can to conserve it and mitigate pollutants from contaminating it. We’ve looked at 8 things your business can do to protect groundwater – but with the majority of Melbourne working at home, we need to start looking at what you can …

  • Sustainable Building Materials (And Processes) 03/07/2020

    People and businesses alike are always looking for more ways they can be more sustainable – trading in old processes for greener ones. Building materials and construction processes are two categories that have excelled in recent years when it comes to sustainable alternatives. In today’s blog, our environmental consultants in Melbourne are going to go …

  • Let’s Talk About Biodiversity 18/06/2020

    Biodiversity is something that affects us all whether we realise it or not. Yet, as our society develops, we inadvertently destroy the biological links to our planet’s past. So, what exactly is biodiversity and why is it so important? What is biodiversity? Put simply, biodiversity is every single iteration of life on our planet – …

  • So, You’ve Purchased Some New Land. What Next? 29/05/2020

    When you buy new land that you’re planning to build on, there are certain procedures that you should look at exploring before proceeding with any development. One of the first thing’s you should do is commission an environmental site assessment (ESA). Why? Because it’s beneficial from both an economical and health standpoint. Today’s blog is …

  • 5 Ways To Ensure Your Plants Grow Healthier 08/05/2020

    Picking up gardening as a hobby is a fantastic way to spend your time during the quarantine – but it’s not as simple as just placing your plants into the hole you’ve dug and leaving them be. There are a few tricks that our environmental consultants in Melbourne think you should all know about when …