Our consultants and engineers offer a host of services to help our customers avoid, eliminate, and reduce risk of environmental impact of their commercial operations. They analyze manufacturing processes and materials to provide practical recommendations for reducing waste, improving efficiency, and avoiding risks to human safety and the environment.
Applying “Green Chemistry”
Hughes has been in the forefront of integrating "Green Chemistry" principles by developing policies, standards, and handbooks enabling researchers to identify the best possible alternatives for environmentally harmful compounds and materials. With our green or sustainable building consulting, our staff integrates green construction methods into any stage of your building project from design and construction, to renovation and deconstruction.
We also perform detailed lifecycle economic analyses of process changes; and recommend strategies to achieve maximum cost savings. Our services include evaluation of design, construction, operation, maintenance, and removal of buildings.
Regulatory forecasting and analysis services
The Hughes environmental staff has built a reputation on its ability to not only review and analyze current Federal, state and local environmental statutes and regulations affecting existing business operations, but also on their ability to forecast and analyze potential upcoming regulations. The focus of this analysis, whether on current or future mandates, is defining the environmental impact on the customer's facilities and operations, and providing solutions to mitigate these impacts.