With estimates suggesting that 20 percent of global carbon emissions relate to the construction of the built environment, and a further 30 percent relating to the operation of buildings and infrastructure, our commitment underscores the essential role that organisations in the sector have in helping to address climate change and contributing to the transition to a low-carbon economy.
WSP in New Zealand Managing Director Ian Blair says providing low-carbon advice and options at the earliest stages of infrastructure planning and design will help reduce emissions associated with the materials, construction process, and ongoing operations and maintenance - reducing the overall carbon footprint and, more often than not, whole of life costs.
As New Zealand’s leading infrastructure professional services firm, with a research and innovation arm boasting a decades-long history in the examination of alternative infrastructure materials, we have the opportunity to make a significant impact on carbon emissions working with public and private sector clients on building, transport, water and power projects.
"We are committed to acting with urgency and providing leadership to help achieve the country's emissions reduction targets by promoting world-class low carbon solutions for Aotearoa New Zealand's infrastructure," says Ian.
Find our more about our commitment to reducing the carbon footprint of infrastructure designs and advice by 2030 in this media release.