Projects and approval procedures

Technical expert reports



Environmental Impact Statement / Environmental Submissions

The Environmental Impact Statement (UVE) is an essential part of the submission documents for projects that require approval under the UVP-G. This includes the presentation of the current situation, the impacts on the environment that (can) result from the project in all phases, as well as the measures to avoid and reduce possible negative impacts. Comparable requirements also apply to other permitting regimes that involve comprehensive environmental assessments, such as:


  • Plan approval procedure
  • Spatial planning procedure
  • Nature conservation, forestry and water law procedures
  • Special species protection assesments
  • Compatibility studies in accordance with the Flora-Fauna-Habitat Directive (FFH) and the Bird Protection Directive

Our services

  • Development of the structure of the submission documents and the environmental impact statement including definition of the scope of services for the processing of individual specialist fields
  • • Defining the scope of the investigation (screening) in cooperation with experts from different disciplines
  • Defining the scope of the investigation with the authority (scoping)
  • Defining the necessary investigations
  • Development of measures to avoid and reduce impacts
  • Interface management (project applicants, experts, authorities, law, technical planning)
  • Quality assurance (completeness, consistency) and deadline tracking

Waste management submission documents

The “Waste management” expert report describes and assesses the waste management aspects of a project as part of the UVE. In particular, we examine the possible project effects on the environment with regard to the type, quantity and treatment of waste and we illustrates its legal compliance. Our waste management experts take all project phases into account (construction, operation, incidents and aftercare).

Our services

  • Description of the current state of waste management
  • Description of the main waste-related effects
  • Development of measures to avoid and reduce impacts

Climate and energy concept

A climate and energy concept is a mandatory part of the submission documents for environmental impact assessments.

Our services

  • Calculation of the energy requirement broken down by facilities, equipment and energy sources
  • Presentation of the energetic key figures and energy flows
  • Development of proposals for measures to increase energy efficiency
  • Calculation of the emissions of greenhouse gases from the project, including the development of measures to reduce emissions
  • Examination and confirmation of the state of the art

Generally understandable summary

Part of an environmental impact statement is a generally understandable summary, which we create in accordance with the legal requirements.