Sustainable Design and Planning
Cities are places of economic activities and innovation, but also major emitters of carbon dioxide and, due to their high population and infrastructure density, sensitivity hot spots with regard to climate change impacts. We are committed to providing holistic solutions that foster a sustainable future by creating better-built environments where we work, live and play.
What is Sustainable Design?
Sustainable design seeks to reduce negative impacts on the environment, and the health and comfort of building occupants, thereby improving performance. The basic objectives of sustainability are to reduce consumption of non-renewable resources, minimize waste, and create healthy, productive environments. Sustainable design principles also include the ability to: optimise site potential; minimise non-renewable energy consumption; use environmentally preferable products; protect and conserve water; enhance indoor environmental quality; and optimise operational and maintenance practices.
Why Should You Care?
Incorporating integrated design and thinking in early stages of a project/program will save your firm/agency a lot of money. Such an integrated approach positively impacts all phases of a a project's life-cycle, including design, construction, operation and decommissioning.
What We Can Do For You
Preliminary project assessment & sustainability workshop
Envision certification for infrastructure projects
LEED certification support for buildings
GreenRoads project certification
Sustainability strategy, planning and reporting
Procurement and bid support
Data gathering & processing
Benchmarking - performance metrics and best practices
Capacity building and education in sustainable design and planning
Benefits To You