WSP is committed to being a positive influence on the quality of life in the communities we serve around the world. Every day, we seek new ways to develop infrastructure that is not only safe and reliable, but also preserves resources, protects and enhances natural environments and promotes social and economic vitality.
Sustainability is one of our priorities when we start working on a project. We integrate land use and public transport to create vibrant, livable communities. We incorporate energy-saving features in transit systems, develop context-sensitive designs in highway projects and apply construction techniques to salvage and reuse existing materials. We focus on the life-cycle of materials and Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) to achieve values important to our clients and our communities.
FOCUS ON ENVIRONMENT
We are a member of the US Green Building Council and the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. We sponsor the widely-used Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) sustainability rating system, and the emerging Envision rating system, focused on infrastructure sustainability framing and assessment. In fact, we have LEED accredited professionals around the world who successfully apply LEED to rail facilities. But critically for rail and transit infrastructure projects, we have over 230 Envision-accredited professionals, as well as professionals accredited in other rating systems, such as BREEAM, who have successfully implemented infrastructure sustainability on some of the most critical rail projects in the world.