Sustainability

Helping communities thrive is at the heart of our approach to sustainability. We facilitate long-term business success by enabling economic, environmental and social benefits that have a positive impact on current and future generations.


Buildings

 

WSP is creating high performance spaces, prototyping innovative technology and championing passive design.

 

Working extensively in both new and existing building markets, our team creates and transforms client spaces to achieve world-standard sustainable outcomes whilst simultaneously delivering considerable economic benefit by lowering operational costs and increasing tenant retention.

 

As sustainability consultants, we adopt a holistic design approach to optimise energy, water and waste reduction while creating spaces that are comfortable and enjoyable to occupy.

 


Statutory and Regulatory

  • Section J
  • NatHERS
  • BASIX

 


Best Practice Certification

  • Green Star Design and As-built and Interiors
  • NABERS
  • LEED
  • Living Building Challenge & WELL

 


Technical Analysis

  • Climate change risk and adaptation
  • High performance building design for passive buildings
  • Thermal and energy modelling
  • Natural light and visual comfort modelling
  • Computational Fluid Dynamic modelling (indoor environment and wind assessments)
  • Life cycle analysis
  • Façade and building systems optimisation
  • Renewable and building systems optimisation
  • Renewable and onsite generation feasibility
  • Water balances and water reuse system design and glare analysis

 


Advisory Services

  • Existing building upgrade programs
  • Town planning sustainability reporting and masterplanning

 


Related Projects

 

Infrastructure

 

WSP provides sustainability services to a broad range of infrastructure projects, such as utilities (water, electrical power and thermal energy), rail, light rail, roads and bridges, airports, ports and harbours, and active transport projects.

 

Resolving a project’s design response to climate change, resource efficiency, whole of life impacts, certification and compliance, and governance and procurement is our priority.

 

Our teams coordinate the multi-faceted and complex sustainability requirements in infrastructure projects, with the aim to knit together disparate discipline teams with varying design objectives.

 

Delivering holistic sustainability outcomes through all phases of the infrastructure life cycle, from planning and business case development, through to concept design, delivery, handover, and operation.

 


Statutory and Regulatory

  • EIS/EES sustainability impact assessment and technical reports

 


Best Practice Certification

  • Infrastructure Sustainability (IS) Rating management
  • Data collection, reporting and assurance

 


Technical Analysis

  • Climate Change Resilience
  • Whole of Life Cost (WoLC) analysis
  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)
  • Resource efficiency and modelling; energy, Greenhouse Gas (GHG), water and waste assessment
  • Renewable energy and battery storage feasibility
  • Green Infrastructure and Water Sensitive Urban Design (WSUD)
  • Computational Fluid Dynamic modelling (passenger comfort and wind assessment)

 


Advisory Services

  • Tender phase sustainability support
  • Business case sustainability assessment
  • Sustainable procurement
  • Sustainable mobility strategy
  • Sustainable infrastructure masterplanning

 


Related Projects

 

Places

 

We collaborate and advise on urban renewal, masterplanning, rezoning and planning applications to embed principles of sustainability and resilience in buildings, infrastructure and the public domain.

 

We integrate engineering services between vertical and horizontal infrastructure where property development and transport infrastructure intersect.

 

We provide detailed design and advisory services for resource efficiency in the urban environment; amenity and liveability; biodiversity and habitat connectivity; materials and waste; non-vehicular transport; climate resilience and green buildings.

 

Leveraging our WSP Reconciliation Action Plan, we work with clients to embed meaningful participatory engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians in the placemaking of urban projects that enable more liveable, resource-efficient and competitive cities.

 


Statutory and Regulatory

  • Planning and rezoning sustainability strategy

 


Best Practice Certification

  • Climate change risk and adaptation
  • Precinct analysis of energy, GHG emissions, water, waste materials and sustainable transport
  • Life cycle analysis
  • Renewable and onsite generation feasibility and feasibility analysis

 


Technical Analysis

  • Green star communities
  • Enviro-Development
  • WELL precincts and living community challenge

 


Advisory Services

  • Precinct planning sustainability policy
  • Smart cities and digital strategy
  • Sustainable mobility strategy
  • Precinct utilities strategy (generation, transmission, water, water recycling, smart grids, district thermal)
  • Feasibility and procurement
  • Place-based reconciliation and urban biodiversity planning

 


Related Projects

 

Organisations

 

We support our clients’ sustainability goals from development through to reporting, prioritising and proactively addressing sustainability issues that impact their business.

 

Our multidisciplinary expertise covers all aspects of organisational sustainability performance - from development strategy to identifying opportunities, providing best practice tools, supporting implementation and communicating outcomes.

 

Organisations we have worked with include:

  • QIC National Portfolio NABERS, GRESB Reporting and ARENA funding
  • ISPT National Portfolio NABERS
  • Vicinity Centres National Portfolio Sustainability Framework
  • University of Newcastle Sustainability Guidelines
  • City of Sydney Sustainability Guidelines

 


Statutory and Regulatory

  • Energy and carbon disclosure (BEEC)
  • National Greenhouse and Energy Reporting

 


Best Practice Certification

  • GRESB
  • Carbon Disclosure Project
  • Global Reporting Initiatives (GRI4)
  • Green Star Operations
  • NABERS (portfolio)

 


Technical Analysis

  • Energy efficiency and investment analysis
  • Carbon accounting
  • Climate change strategy for portfolios and assets
  • Climate change risk assessment for portfolios and assets
  • Renewable energy feasibility and procurement

 


Advisory Services

  • Corporate strategy
  • Planning and target setting
  • Climate change strategy

Urbanisation. Population growth. Climate change. Technological advancements. Energy challenges.

These global megatrends are some of the most salient issues impacting governments and businesses today.
Tim Parker Director, Sustainability Manager