Ekoconception featuring Envigo
As a regular and active partner in common international projects and because it shares the same vision, Cycleco is glad to play host to Envigo, Eon+’s EIA software, on its web information platform Ekoconception.
Environmental Impact Assessment is an important procedure which, in many countries, is required by the law. It can also be perceived by environmentalists as a long and often challenging process, instead of efficient and systematic. For this reason, Cycleco is honoured to present Envigo, Eon+’s practical and valuable EIA-dedicated tool.
No way to escape from Environmental Impact Assessment today
EIA is essential for successful environmental protection. It aims to holistically assess any possible impacts, both positive and negative, that a project may have on the environment. As such, it is today one of the most significant prevention mechanisms of environmental preservation, as well as sustainable development. EIA is nowadays mandatory as far as most industrial projects and developments are concerned, and this, in almost all countries in the world. In Europe, EIA is regulated through national acts which, in turn, lean on the European 2014/52/EU Directive through which emerging challenges such as climate change, biodiversity, disaster prevention and resource efficiency have to be addressed.
All set to embrace the challenge?
Investors often find themselves overtaken by the scope of the EIA procedure, since it is definitely not a simple one. EIA requires the comprehensive assessment of a wide variety of factors and elements, and experts working on it come from very different professional backgrounds. Succeeding in reaching an adequate evaluation and definition of mitigation measures is usually particularly time-consuming. Experts are often time constrained to extensively obtain measurements and rigorous model simulations. Furthermore, the results are often biased, as the experts tend to be subjective and descriptive in their evaluations. The numerous approaches and methods applied are frequently quite diverse and may hinder the reproducibility of the results by the authorities and the public.
In order to make EIA more systematized, more objective, time efficient and reliable, Eon+ has developed a unique solution called Envigo which bears in mind all the challenges and purposes mentioned above.
Wish to take a few minutes of your time to examine Envigo?
Envigo is a web-based software that encompasses all the vital parts of an EIA process: screening, scoping and study. It is intended to be used for assessment in wide areas, from construction and manufacturing to agriculture, energy and even commerce. The software uses a rich database of potential impacts and a novel scoring matrix method of evaluation, making it an easy-to-use tool for the analysis, visualization and reporting of the results.
Software screenshot 1: impact assessment
Wish to take part in a guided tour of the software?
To start with, environmental experts conducting an EIA for a given investment are asked to input project and location features. Envigo guides users throughout the whole procedure, offering professional textual help to increase beginners’ efficiency and conversely save senior experts’ time.
Next, is a checklist that experts can use to identify environmental impacts. In return, Envigo provides a quantitative evaluation of the impacts based on users’ feedback. The database of potential effects is extensive and collected from versatile and relevant scientific literature and environmental best-practices. The results, supported by graphs and charts, can be used as they are for final reports and mitigation measures proposals; they are assembled and presented in a high-quality report form ready for submission to the competent authorities.
Software screenshot 2: results in graphical form
Software screenshot 3: results in graphical form
In addition to the features listed above, Envigo:
- Contains management features for efficient communication purposes and a good team coordination
- Is open and flexible enough for interaction and insertion of results from other systems
- Provides an intuitive interface and workflow
- Tracks record of the projects
Is Envigo adapted to me?
Legal requirements regarding EIA being similar throughout the European Union, the product can be easily translated and custom-made to fit any country specificities.