Built Ecology

Built Ecology is an integrated national practice within WSP that works with clients to create a sustainable built environment. Our team of professionals bring strategic thinking, industry leadership and technical depth in collaboration with WSP USA’s buildings, transportation and infrastructure, water and environment, and advisory capabilities. From microgrids to sustainability reporting to high performance design and building certification, we offer a depth and breadth of service that is unmatched in the sustainability consulting or engineering fields.

A Lifecycle Approach

We are our clients’ strategic advisors, advocating for and guiding teams towards sustainable outcomes and supporting informed, data-driven decision-making. Our comprehensive life-cycle approach to sustainability addresses planning, development, design and operation of the built environment. This approach drives connections between disciplines, enabling a full achievement of client goals. Further, we draw from our national team and international experience to continuously seek out opportunities to learn and incorporate new tools, techniques, research and technologies into our projects and to expand the window of what is possible. 

 Expanding opportunities for sustainable outcomes

We help our clients transform the built environment into a human-centric, decarbonized, healthy, equitable, resilient and vibrant place, adding measurable value to our projects. The opportunity for improved sustainability exists everywhere, from projects pursuing Net Zero Energy and Living Building Challenge goals, to building owners and operators that are exploring possibilities to incrementally improve their environmental footprint and their tenant’s health and experience.

We offer a broad range of services to help clients maximize these outcomes:

  • Design analytics
  • Design and construction strategy and certifications
  • Health and wellness
  • Building performance data analytics and commissioning
  • Supply side systems
  • Neighborhood planning and resiliency
  • Existing buildings and portfolio strategy and certifications