Environmental protection

Institut IGH actively develops services within the scope of environmental protection since the end of the last century, through founding of a special division, which has been working on complex interdisciplinary projects characterized by the principles of sustainable development in a scientific and expert manner ever since.

Head of Water Engineering, Geotechnical and Environmental Protection Department
Miroslav Blanda

MSc.CE

01Waste and waste management

Design and study documentation are the result of synergistic action of a designer and an expert in the field of environmental and nature protection. Environment and nature protection experts are involved in the development of all levels of design documentation from feasibility studies, conceptual designs to detailed and working designs. By their work and consulting services at the level of Institut IGH they contribute to high quality preparation of documents for the purposes of co-financing from EU Structural Funds, as well as documentation required for the issuance of location and building permits.

Among recent design documents developed by Institut IGH, the following waste management projects stand out: the Environmental Impact Study – modification of the project of Bikarac Waste Management Centre of Šibenik-Knin County – installation of mechanical biological plant for waste treatment, Environmental Impact Study for Jakuševec Landfill, Expert database for obtaining the environmental permit and environmental protection report for Tarno Landfill in Ivanić-Grad or the Waste Management Plan of the Town of Samobor.

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02Landscape architecture

Authorized landscape architects and designers of Institut IGH participate in development of all levels of design and study documentation in the field of waste management, park landscaping and infrastructure projects. They develop study documentation such as landscape valorization in environmental protection and physical planning documents, design documentation such as landscaping report or preliminary, detailed and working designs. These projects improve transport infrastructure, parks, children’s playgrounds or rehabilitate degraded areas in general.

At the time of climate changes and green infrastructure, the role of the landscape architect is indispensable. Within IGH, landscape architects have been recognized as an indispensable part of each design team, who contribute to more sustainable and high quality solutions by an interdisciplinary approach to design and planning. Among recent ones, the reference for the following works stand out:
park landscaping (Preliminary and Detailed Designs of Landscaping for Institut Ruđer Bošković, Detailed Landscaping Design Križni put, Monastery of Sv.Josip and Mihael, Hrvatski Leskovac and Preliminary and Detailed Landscaping Design for the Park Dr. Franje Tuđmana – Garden Town, Duga Resa),
waste management (Detailed Landscaping Design of Jakuševec Landfill, Final Landscaping Design of the Recycling Yard in Sveta Nedelja )
transport infrastructure (Final Landscaping Design of Reconstruction of the intersection of Jadranska and Dubrovačka Avenues and pertaining utility infrastructure, Detailed Landscaping Design, Bosnia and Herzegovina – Project of Motorway in Corridor Vc, Preliminary, Detailed and Final Landscaping Designs of A5 Motorway Beli Manastir-Osijek-Svilaj), Final Landscaping Design of the Ferry Terminal Zadar- Port of Gaženica (associate) and many others.

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03Environmental engineering

In the segment of development of environmental and nature protection documents, IGH works on projects that encompass water engineering and power engineering structures, facilities for tourism and waste management purposes etc. As an entity authorized by the Ministry of Environment and Energy, it participates in Administrative Proceedings of the Environmental Impact Assessment, Environmental Impact Assessment Screening and the Main Assessment of the Project for the Ecological Network.

IGH is authorized to perform professional activities of environmental and nature protection, which comprise preparation of Studies on Significant Environmental Impact of Plans and Programs – Strategic Studies, Environmental Impact Studies, Environmental Protection Programmes, Environmental Status Reports, Rehabilitation Studies, Programmes and Rehabilitation Reports, environmental damage assessments, including threatening hazards, environmental condition monitoring, Environmental Pollution Registers, Documentation for Environmental Permit Issuance, Acceptability Assessment of the impact of plans, programmes or projects on the ecological network and many others.

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