LQM is a specialist environmental consultancy based in Nottingham (UK) with an international reputation for assessing and managing the risks posed to human health and the environment by contaminants in soil. Increasingly this is being done within a context of sustainable development and specifically sustainable brownfield regeneration.

We provide consultancy, peer review and expert witness services, contract research and training courses on all aspects of the management of land contamination to problem holders, developers and local government.

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Renewable Energy Feasibility - Data4Sustain webGIS prototype

LQM are the lead partner of Data4Sustain - a webGIS decision-support tool for evaluating potential renewable energy technologies at any specified location.  When considering whether to implement renewable energy at a site or sites, an upfront investment of time and money is needed to evaluate the renewable energy feasibility. There are multiple technologies to consider; each has different resource considerations and there may be multiple planning and other constraints to evaluate.The Data4Sustain webGIS brings together data on resources and constraints for multiple renewable energy technologies to allow quick initial evaluations of feasible technologies at a site or sites.

At present a prototype webGIS is in development which will be of interest to both those evaluating individual sites or larger land holders. In addition, for those concerned with larger areas of land, a bespoke option is available to integrate the Data4Sustain intelligence for the area(s) of interest into a format that can be accessed via Desktop GIS.  For more information, please email.

The current prototype version has been produced as part of an Innovate UK funded feasibility study. The project partners are Land Quality Management Ltd (LQM)British Geological Survey (BGS)Nottingham Energy Partnerships (NEPes)Nottingham Geospatial Institute (NGI)University of Nottingham (UNott) and Positive Homes (PH)T4 Sustainability Ltd are also contributors to the project.


A free one day EMBRACE workshop to see the prototype will be held in Nottingham on 7 June 2016.