Sustainability, Energy and Climate Change

Our multidisciplinary team helps clients navigate a complex sustainability and energy landscape and unlock opportunities to reduce cost, create brand value and mitigate risk across the value chain, ultimately building more resilient organizations that can thrive in a changing global market.


With increasing temperatures, changing precipitation patterns, sea-level rise, and more frequent and intense severe weather events, organizations are bracing for change. Managing for these risks has become more prevalent, with increased emphasis on energy efficiency, conservation of water resources, consideration of sustainable products and disclosure of organizational sustainability performance.

Optimizing sustainable business practices

In our experience, successful sustainability programs are integrated with an organization’s key business objectives, tailored to specific operating constraints, aligned with the organizational culture, and inclusive of diverse stakeholder perspectives.

At WSP USA, we draw on the skills and experience of our team to collaborate with clients in developing a systematic approach to identify and implement viable solutions. The result is ongoing cost savings, product and service innovations, enhanced recruiting and retention, and improved relationships with customers, suppliers and other stakeholders.

Addressing sustainability challenges through business integration

Our technical knowledge, engineering heritage and multidisciplinary experience position us to partner with clients, from strategy through to solutions design and implementation. We serve as trusted advisors to unite our client’s internal efforts and business strategies and align it with sustainability goals and priorities.

Our services include:

  • Strategy, materiality and program design
  • Inventory management (energy, GHG, water, waste)
  • Assurance and verification (ISO 14064, ISO 14025, AA1000, EN 15804)
  • Goal and target setting (including science-based targets)
  • Public reporting and disclosure (CDP, Dow Jones Sustainability Index, EcoVadis, Global Reporting Initiative, GRESB)
  • Energy strategy
  • Green power procurement (on- and off-site renewable energy, PPA, green tariffs and RECs/offsets)
  • Sustainable energy system evaluation and planning
  • Water stewardship
  • Climate resiliency and adaptation planning
  • Sustainable supply chain
  • Product sustainability and life cycle assessment (LCA)
  • Sustainable real estate
  • Sustainable cities


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