Creating a sustainable built environment that responds to climate change is our priority.
A commitment to creating a sustainable built environment that responds to climate change is increasingly becoming a priority for many firms who see the importance of having a positive lasting impact but face challenges in doing so. We work with firms to first conduct rigorous internal research to define and develop their sustainability and resiliency goals and then identify changes in internal and project processes necessary to achieve them.
Understanding the impact of our clients’ contribution to the built environment is increasingly becoming a priority, linked with the urgent human health and environmental challenges, client attitudes and changing social values. Through our research, we work with firms to identify external market trends and assess internal achievements and barriers to further progress and identify opportunities for growth and achievement.
Sustainability and Resiliency Strategy
As global issues become more local and as firms transition to next-generation leadership, there is a growing recognition in our industry that a fully integrated approach to sustainability is imperative to allow firms to keep pace with their clients and communities. Fostering resilience and the ability to adapt to a changing climate is also rapidly becoming a priority throughout the U.S. We help firms identify strategic priorities based on each firm's market, values, capabilities, and practice goals. Based on those, we work with firms to develop a holistic approach to sustainable implementation that can yield tangible results and future growth.
The complex pressures that are increasing upon the built environment call for solutions that aren't just "less bad" but allow for continued improvement. We help firms understand the expertise and processes needed to create environments in which their clients' economic, natural and social systems will all thrive.
Climate Action Plans
We guide firms through an understanding of their impact on climate change, through their own work, and the projects commissioned by clients. This understanding will be informed by interactions with firm leadership, staff, and other stakeholders, as appropriate. Using that understanding, we will help craft a plan of action to reduce or eliminate environmental impact and carbon emissions.